Darker and colder days in the winter make it difficult to stay on top of household chores. Sometimes, easy cleaning tips are all the motivation you need to finally kick-start fall cleaning.
Strong detergents and toxic-smelling cleaning sprays are not your only option when it comes to effectively cleaning dirty surfaces. For an inexpensive and enviro-friendly option, take a look in your pantry and make a do-it-yourself all-purpose cleaner
No one has time to read all the lifestyle tips on the Internet, so our editors have selected the best. Read on for smart advice on beagles, bruises, bleaching, Brussels sprouts, and more—our very favourite life tips and tricks.
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Marble is a relatively soft rock, susceptible to damage, so it gets a bad rap for requiring frequent maintenance. With this simple trick, however, you’ll be able to clean off even the stickiest of messes with ease.
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The web is full of brilliant cleaning tricks, so we figured we might as well collect our favourites in one easy-to-access place.
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Good in a cocktail, better as a disinfectant. Got a stubborn odor on your mattress? Vodka is an odorless antiseptic that evaporates quickly, eliminating the odor and odor-causing bacteria that go overlooked in ordinary cleaning.
[More at Real Simple]
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If you actually clean all these places in your home, you’re living proof that cleanliness is next to godliness. For the rest of us mortals, these eight locations serve as helpful reminders that out of mind doesn’t always mean out of sight.
Just like baseboards, tiny ledges around your home gather dust over time. Grab a damp rag and run it along the top of the door frame. You’ll be running around the house wiping all your doors in no time.
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The web is full of genius grooming hacks. So read these, and get pretty.
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When travelling, it can be difficult to pack jewellery. How do you keep it organized? Try threading the chain of your necklace through a drinking straw (or two!) to keep them from tangling. Then, tuck them safely in a pouch or suitcase pocket.
[More at Good Housekeeping]