• How Often Should I Wash?

    How Often Should I Wash?

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    Many common items in your home can harbor—even actively grow—bacteria, mold, mildew, dust mites, odors, and other yucky stuff. Routine washing is your best defense. But, how frequently you should wash often depends on a combination of things: On a scale of damp to sopping, how wet does it typically get? Does it come into routine contact Read more

  • Tips for Storage Spaces

    Tips for Storage Spaces

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    Entropy—the inevitable, gradual descent from order into chaos—is a simple fact of life for most home storage spaces. Of course, the best way to avoid storage chaos is to simply own less stuff (you can check out past posts on how to go about purging, donating, and discarding unwanted stuff). But if you want to just Read more

  • Wood Floors: Cleaning Myths

    Wood Floors: Cleaning Myths

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    Myth #1 If a wood floor is shiny, it’s clean. FALSE Shine means a surface is smooth, not clean. Shine happens when light bounces off a flat surface straight back into your eyes. Dullness happens when light bounces in all different directions (much of it missing your eyes) because the surface is uneven due to scratches. While dirt Read more

  • How to: Dishwasher

    How to: Dishwasher

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    Because their function is to clean things, dishwashers (and washing machines) tend to suffer from cleaning neglect. If you’re not in a habit of cleaning your dishwasher at least once a month, go take a look inside right now! A close inspection might find: Greasy gunk buildup around dishwasher door edges and inside where the door Read more

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