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Maintain your home with these cleaning and organization tricks instead of wasting money on expensive repairs. Get it done quickly, efficiently, and cheaply using common items around the house.

  • How to Clean Your Refrigerator

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 10, 2014

    Cleaning your fridge might be the last thing on your mind--until you open your refrigerator door and see unrecognizable food inside of containers, mystery spills on shelves and sticky smudges on the outside. Spring cleaning is the best time to give your fridge the deep scrubbing...

  • How to Organize Your Fridge and Freezer

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 11, 2014

    Organizing your fridge might be the last thing on your mind—until you open your door and have an avalanche of food fall on top of you. Keeping your fridge and freezer organized is an important part of your cleaning routine. It helps prevent you from wasting money, eating...

  • How to Keep Pests Away from Your Home

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on May 8, 2014

    Insects, rodents, and various vermin can wreak havoc on our lives-whether it's just one or two offenders or a total infestation, no one wants to share their home with pests. Pesky, disease-spreading and downright disgusting, there are numerous factors that can make your home...

  • How to Get Your Children to Help with Household Chores

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on July 11, 2014

    Having trouble getting your kids to help out around the house? Convincing children to tear themselves away from their toys, the television, or other more stimulating activities to take out the trash or do the laundry can often be a daunting task. If you are beginning to feel...

  • How to Prepare Your Home for Humid Conditions

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 13, 2014

    Humidity is necessary for comfort in your home, but if there is too much humidity, it can cause mildew and mold. Humidity can cause condensation, wet stains on the walls and ceilings and exacerbate allergy problems -- and if you've just moved, this is the last thing you want to...

  • Tips for Hiring a Maid or Cleaning Service

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 15, 2014

    Are you thinking of hiring a maid or cleaning service to help keep things tidy around the house? Don't just hire the first company or person you find, do your research and make finding a cleaning service simple. Read on for more information and tips on how to hire a maid or...

  • Spring and Summer Cleaning Tips

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 18, 2014

    Cleaning your home will likely always trigger thoughts and feelings of laziness--and having to spend time cleaning it during the summer may trigger nothing but loathing for chores. With these tips, you'll be able to get your house clean this summer and spring in no time and keep...

  • Septic System Care

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on August 19, 2014

    One of the last things you want to happen when you move into a new home is to have problems with the septic system. With proper care and maintenance, your septic tank and septic system will work for you for at least 25 to 30 years. Learn how to properly care for your septic...

  • Replacing Parts on Household Appliances

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 9, 2013

    Maybe something fell off when you were moving. Maybe something broke while you were re-installing. Whatever the reason is, household appliances can break, and while it may be easier to purchase a new one, it will be (usually) cheaper to replace the broken parts. Read on for more...

  • Driveway Maintenance Tips

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 24, 2014

    Your driveway  is something you use everyday and it can take a beating over time. Extending the life of your concrete, asphalt or gravel driveway is easier than you think. Make sure your driveway remains in top shape with these driveway maintenance tips. Maintaining...

  • How to Avoid Kitchen Clutter

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 7, 2014

    Your kitchen is the heart of your home and can easily become a landing zone for clutter. If you need help tackling your mess, read on for tips on how to avoid kitchen clutter in the first place. Tackle the counters Countertops are the prime real estate in your kitchen, but think...

  • How to Clean Your Stove

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 8, 2014

    Your stove can become a burnt-on, caked-on mess. Do you know the best way to clean it? If you're looking for a new cleaning method for your stove, read on for tips on how to clean all types of stove tops. Gas-powered stove tops If you have a gas-powered stove, your stove grates...

  • How to Clean Your Oven

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 13, 2014

    Cleaning your oven can quickly become an arduous task no one wants to take on, but after months of baking and roasting, your oven is in need of a good cleaning . Learn how to clean different types of ovens properly to prevent your food from becoming contaminated--or even...

  • Bathroom Cleaning Tips

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 14, 2014

    It's easy to overlook few dust bunnies in your closet or "forget" to vacuum your rug for a month. A dirty bathroom on the other hand, is a bit more difficult to ignore. Your bathroom should be cleaned at minimum once a week--more if you have a large family. Bacteria are lurking...

  • Carpet Maintenance: How to Clean and Repair Carpeting

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 23, 2018

    Maintaining your carpet includes weekly vacuuming and deep cleaning once a year. There also are a variety of tips and tricks to ensure you can remove any stubborn stain quickly and effectively. In case the problem is larger or harder to clean, contact professional carpet and rug...

  • Cleaning Tips to Save Time and Money

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 15, 2014

    Who wants to spend their paychecks and weekends cleaning? No one. When it comes time to clean house you'll be happy you have these time saving tips to get it done quickly--plus, using items around the house you'll save a few bucks in the process. Time saving tips Time is money....

  • How to Clean Your Shower

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on October 17, 2014

    After a long day of work, you want to go home and take a relaxing shower -- but alas your shower is dirty! Use these tips to clean your shower and keep it that way. Clean the shower head You might think a quick wipe is all you need to get your shower head clean, but you'd be...

  • Unique Bathroom Storage Ideas

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on November 4, 2014

    Creating storage in your bathroom might seem like a tough task, but you can easily add more bathroom storage that is unique to your needs and home. Soon enough, you'll be taking these tips outside of the bathroom and utilizing them throughout your entire home! Nooks and crannies...

  • Cleaning Up After Your Holiday Party

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 4, 2013

    Hosting a holiday party is always fun--planning the menu, decorating your home, and enjoying dinner and drinks with loved ones are festive ways to enjoy the season. However, once the guests have gone home, the excitement fizzles out and nothing but the mess remains. If you're...

  • How to Clean Your Home Without Using Chemicals

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on July 19, 2013

    Take a moment to read this guide and find out some convenient chemical-free cleaning tips that will leave you and your home looking and feeling brand new.

  • How to Make Your Home Ready for Fall

    Monica DuFour  Posted by Monica DuFour on September 30, 2016

    Fall is a beautiful season. The leaves are changing and the temperatures are becoming cooler. But your home needs more preparation than it does in the summer time. With changing leaves, means that the leaves will end up in your gutter. Fall also means that winter is just around...

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