Cleaning & Organizing

  1. How to Remove Mold from Walls

    Spraying mold behind wallpaper

    Mold on your interior walls doesn’t just look unpleasant; it can be a health hazard for your family. Depending on the amount and location, its presence also suggests a larger problem in your house—water infiltration.

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  2. How to Install a Clothesline

    Umbrella clothesline in yard

    Since the invention of the electric clothes dryer, the number of households that rely on clotheslines to dry clothes has steadily decreased over the years. Hanging your clothes up to dry is easier on the environment and your wallet because it saves you

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  3. How to Clean Leather Furniture

    Clean leather chair

    Leather furniture gives your space a luxurious and elegant feel, and the best part is that it only gets better-looking and more comfortable with age. To ensure the longevity of your leather furniture though, you need to take care of it by periodically

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  4. How to Safely Clean Painted Walls

    Cleaning kid drawing from wall using sponge

    Even the most beautifully painted walls get grungy over time. Life is messy and walls eventually collect fingerprints, smudges, splashes and spills. Maybe your children decided to make a mural with crayons or you’ve simply let dust build up and need t

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  5. How to Build a Wall-Mounted Coat Rack

    DIY coat rack

    Add more hooks to quickly and easily hang outerwear and free up some closet space by making a simple and functional wall-mounted coat rack this weekend. All you need to make your next creation is the right tools and know-how. Follow this DIY guide to

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  6. How to Clean Windows, Inside & Out

    Cleaning window with microfiber cloth and spray

    When windows are extra dirty, they make better doors. Keep sightlines clear and your home looking sparkling clean by washing your windows at least twice per year. Keep reading to learn how make your windows look like they were cleaned by professionals.

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  7. 5 Garage Storage & Organization Tips

    Bright clean garage with organized shelves

    Garages often seem to be the catchall location for stuff that needs to be stored. If your car stays outside because you have too many belongings hoarded in the garage, get it organized now by following a few simple steps.

    Step 1: Purge Your Garage

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  8. 3 Steps to Declutter & Organize Your Closet

    Clothes organized in closet shelves, drawers, and baskets

    Closets often end up as catch-alls for things you want out of the way — or they become cluttered when you add new wardrobe items and neglect to clear out the old. Organize your closet now to get control of your belongings and achieve some peace of mind, a

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  9. Laundry Room Organization Ideas

    Little kid opening cabinet in laundry room

    When storage space in your home is minimal, your belongings often end up stacked and stowed in places like the laundry room. Because of its utilitarian nature, this room often becomes a prime place for storage when space has been maximized in other areas.

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  10. How to Clean Tile Grout

    Cleaning bathroom tile grout with toothbrush

    Nothing makes a tile floor or wall look grungy like dirty tile grout. Although tile surfaces may be cleaned often, buildup of dirt, debris and mildew can collect in the porous surface of tile grout over time and cause discoloration. Take time to periodically

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  11. How to Clean & Season Your Cast Iron Skillet

    Roasted marshmellows in clean cast iron pan

    A seasoned cast iron skillet means more than the number of years you’ve put it to good use cooking delicious dinners for your friends and family. A seasoned skillet has a layer of cooking oil or grease that has been baked into its cooking surface, providing a

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  12. How to Organize Your Pantry

    Dried food jars in clean organized pantry

    The kitchen pantry is where you store food and other cooking essentials, so if it’s not organized properly, it isn’t being as useful as it could be. An organized pantry makes finding what you need to cook and eat much easier, and creates additional nee

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  13. Storage Ideas for Small Spaces & Homes

    Small kitchen organized with wall-mounted shelves, drawers, and pegs

    Small homes or apartments can make storing all of your belongings a difficult task. Sometimes you have to think unconventionally and make use of the unused space in your home to come up with storage solutions. Here are some tips on how to find more storage

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  14. 6 Green Laundry Tips (Without Giving Up Your Washer & Dryer)

    Happy baby in laundry basket with clean sheets

    Laundry is inevitable, but practicing green laundry tips can help you complete this necessary task while staying conscious about the effect it has on the environment and your budget. Here are some eco-friendly laundry cleaning and drying tips to get you

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  15. 9 Spring Cleaning Tips

    Woman spring cleaning organizing linens in wire baskets

    Ready to start your annual spring-cleaning project? We’ve got tips to clear the clutter in your laundry room, closets and basement. Be sure to click on the Project Shopping List to stock up on everything you need to freshen your home for spring.

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  16. Holiday Decoration Storage Ideas

    Christmas ornaments stored in sturdy container

    Decorating is one of the most enjoyable things about the holidays. Having your decorations organized at the beginning of the season and at the end when putting everything away makes you more likely to remain in good cheer. Here are some great tips and

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  17. 4 Organization Tips for Your Desk & Home Office

    Clean organized desk and bookshelf in bright room

    They say that disorganization is a sign of a muddled mind. If you feel your home office desk reflects this, maybe it’s time to get your desk organized and make it easier to get things done. Even if your desk isn’t full of clutter, the tips below can hel

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  18. How to Groom Your Dog

    Trimming hair of Yorkshire Terrier

    Your dog is another member of your family. You wouldn’t let your children go around unkempt and unhealthy — the same should go for your four-legged friend. Making sure he is clean, well-groomed and in fine fettle is better for him and everyone that liv

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  19. How to Build DIY Utility Shelves

    Man building plywood shelves from scratch

    Looking for a simple and inexpensive way to neatly store all that extra "stuff" in your house?

    Building a basic utility shelf unit is a small project you can do yourself to get your home organized. These shelves will put an end to haphazardly

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  20. 6 Storage Ideas When You Have No Closet Space

    Hallway organized with clothes rack, shoe organizer, and shelf
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  21. Moving 101: Follow a Packing Checklist

    Taping moving box shut

    It’s said that moving is one of the most stressful events in our lives. It’s an exciting but daunting task with one eye on the future and one set on getting there. It doesn’t have to be intimidating though. As long as you prepare in advance and take

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  22. Get Organized for Back to School

    Dad and son playing before going back to school

    Summer’s almost over and it’s time for you and the kids to start switching into school mode. Start the year off right by getting your home organized before classes resume. It’ll help you remain ordered throughout the year to stay on top of things and a

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  23. Organize Your Dorm Room

    Teenager relaxing in clean organized dorm room

    It’s time to get back to campus for some higher learning. Dorm living can be an adjustment so it helps to think ahead and plan how you'll store and organize all the stuff you're taking to college. And don't forget about your roommate (or two) with loads o

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  24. My Cluttered Garage Clean Up: Before & After

    Fall cleanup of cluttered garage

    Fall is my favorite time of the year – I love every season, but it is all about fall in my house. Living is good, newness is in the air – fresh starts, cooler air, the nesting feeling that makes you love your house more and want everything in ship sha

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