How To Clean a Kitchen Sponge (and what to do with old ones)

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Knowing how to clean a kitchen sponge can not only eliminate nasty kitchen odors but protect your family’s health. Like a smelly kitchen rag, dirty sponges breed potentially lethal bacteria which can transfer to your hand, preparation surfaces, and even your food. Here’s how to clean your kitchen sponge, and what to do with old […]

How To Clean Baked On Grease From Aluminum

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No matter how well you wash them, sooner or later you’re going to find yourself wondering how to clean baked on grease from aluminum cooking sheets. It’s not just unsightly — sooner or later that baked on grease can affect how your food cooks, and how the end-product tastes. Fortunately, you can get them shiny […]

How To Clean A Keurig (even if you think it’s broken)

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I wonder how many people have thrown away their coffee makers because they didn’t know how to clean a Keurig, particularly one that doesn’t pump water any more? I nearly did just that, having stopped using my machine for over a year because I’d decided the disposable K-Cups were too expensive. Then one day I […]

How To Get Rid Of Mice Naturally

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Considering the toxicity or nastiness of most rodent-control methods, it’s good to know you can get rid of mice naturally without exposing your family and pets to hazards. This guide explains how to prevent mice from entering your home, and how to get rid of mice naturally if they’ve already made their way indoors, even […]

How To Wash Electric Blankets

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Whether you’re doing some Spring Cleaning, or you’re just tired of that musty smell, knowing how to wash electric blankets without ruining them is a great way to freshen your bed while protecting your investment! I’m ashamed to say that I destroyed three — three! — electric blankets over the years before I finally found […]

10 Basic Cleaning Tools Everyone Should Own

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Knowing the difference between essential basic cleaning tools, and gadgets that you don’t really need, can save you both time and money. So, whether you’re just starting out on your own, or whether you’re just starting to get serious about cleaning, be sure you have the items on this list. Then, if you have the […]

How To Clean A Stove Hood Filter

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When you consider how much greasy air they take in, it’s easy to understand the importance of a clean stove hood filter. If you haven’t been able to fully kill fruit flies or get rid of cockroaches, a dirty range/stove hood filter may be to blame. Why? Because both of those nasties LOVE to eat […]

How To Clean Pet Stains

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Of all the things my husband could say to me in the morning, gently shaking my shoulder to ask “Do you know how to clean pet stains?” isn’t one I’d ever expected. Let me just tell you, even the sound of dread in his voice didn’t prepare me for the mess I found. But let’s […]

How To Kill Fruit Flies (and prevent them, too)

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It’s one thing to know how to kill fruit flies quickly, but what’s even more important is knowing how to prevent fruit flies from infesting your house in the first place. Today, I’m going to tell you how to do both…naturally. If you’ve ever had fruit flies in your kitchen, you know they breed at […]

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