How To Get Candle Wax Out Of Carpet

How To Get Candle Wax Out Of Carpet from HousewifeHowTos.com

I’ve been asked a number of times how to get candle wax out of carpet. As someone who adores candles, it took me a while to figure out the best ways to remove melted wax from carpeting, too. In fact, I’m fairly certain there’s a landlord from my college days who is still grumbling about […]

How To Get Rid Of Shower Mold And Mildew

How to get rid of and prevent shower mold and mildew from HousewifeHowTos.com

Fewer places in the home are as mold and mildew-friendly as the bathroom. Combine a small, usually windowless, space with moisture and warmth and you’ve got the perfect breeding ground for that nasty stuff. If you’ve got allergy sufferers or people with compromised immune systems in your home, you already know the dangers of that […]

Three Habits To Adopt Now For A Cleaner House

Three Steps To A Cleaner Home from HousewifeHowTos.com

Everyone wonders how to have a cleaner house. Lately, I don’t have the luxury of just wondering: cleanliness is critical due to my husband’s cancer treatments. Of course, these days I also have incredibly little time to clean. Between driving my son to and from school daily, driving my husband to and from his various […]

How To Clean Stinky Drains

How to clean stinky drains from HousewifeHowTos.com

Living with two males and two (male) cats, I wind up playing “What’s That Smell?” far more often than I like. Most of the time, I can trace the source of the stench back to one of the males. Most of the time… but sometimes the source is a nasty sink drain. Fortunately, smelly drains […]

How To Clean When You Don’t Have The Time

How To Clean When You Don't Have Time from HousewifeHowTos

The busier your life gets the more you look to your home to be a place of comfort and order, but wind up wondering how to clean when you don’t have the time. The good news is that it’s possible, even in the middle of great stress, to restore a sense of order. How do […]

10 Germy Places In Your Home (and how to clean them)

10 Germy Places In Your Home from HousewifeHowTos

Don’t feel bad if this list of 10 germy places in your home contains a few surprises for you. When my husband started chemotherapy, I was given a stack of pamphlets about how to clean house for someone with a compromised immune system. “Yeah, got it,” I figured, “I’m kind of a clean freak already, […]

How To Clean Grout

How To Clean Grout from HousewifeHowTos

As an allergy-sufferer, I love tiled floors but as a busy housewife? Not so much. Oh, sure, it’s easy enough to surface clean tile floors: sweep or vacuum, then mop. But the grout? Oh, how I hate cleaning the grout. Or, rather, I used to hate cleaning it until I figured out three easy ways […]

How To Repair Water and Oil Stains On Wood

How to repair water and oil stains on wood from HousewifeHowTos.com

Housewife How To™ reader Krystle wrote me recently about a problem many of us have encountered: messy family members ruining our wood. Dear Katie, I have two questions. My husband put a hot coffee cup on our wooden bedside table and it has left a white mark that I can’t get off. Any suggestions? Also […]

Cleaning Routine For The Pantry

Printable cleaning routine for the pantry from HousewifeHowTos

Establishing a cleaning routine for the pantry can be a sanity-saver. You’ll know what you have on hand, and you’ll know it hasn’t expired. Also, those of us who live in areas with severe weather know how essential a pantry is when storms knock out electricity for an entire town, closing grocery stores and restaurants. Provided […]

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