My Weirdest Laundry Tip, Straight From the Auto Repair Shop

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When I was growing up, my mom had a laundry stain treatment that I haven't seen anyone else I know use. Searching a store's laundry aisle for it a few years ago, I came up empty-handed, so I asked her where she found it. “Sometimes it's in the automotive care aisle,” she answered, and that is indeed where I spotted one of my favorite stain-treatments.     

 

Goop, which has been around since 1949, and has absolutely nothing to do with Gwyneth Paltrow, is primarily sold as a hand cleaner. Continue Reading

The Best Cleaning Tips for Every Room in Your House

Have you started your spring cleaning yet?! If you’re anything like me, you’re a “clean the whole house in a day” type. Otherwise, maybe you prefer to take it one room at a time. Either way, I’ve rounded up the best hacks and tips for cleaning every room in your house.            

Remember, it’s always best to clean a room from top (i.e. ceiling fans, light fixtures) to bottom (e.i. floors) so that you don’t make extra work for yourself. Continue Reading

Curbly Recession Busters: Cleaning Your House on the Cheap!

The wisenheimers among us might say the best way to save money on cleaning supplies is not to clean. That, however, is not an option. You can be broke and clean. (Just ask any depression-era housekeeper.) In an effort to embrace those wise and frugal practices, here’s 14 little ways to save big bucks on cleaning day.

  • First, the obvious: Make your own cleaning supplies. The internet is replete with websites featuring homemade–and very likely earth friendly–cleaning solution recipes.
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