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Stick A Tennis Ball On The Top Of Your Broom Stick

Tennis balls are for tennis, to play a game of catch with your dog and even help grandma's walker slide across the floor. But tennis balls are not for cleaning around your house, right? Come to find out one cleaning hack you should employ is to stick a tennis ball at the end of your broom. We all...
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Keep These Items Out Of The Dishwasher

The dishwasher is a machine of convenience and sustainability (uses less water than hand-washing dishes) but it can't clean everything and in many cases shouldn't be used to clean items. For instance, utensils, bowls and cutting boards made of wood should be hand-washed and air dried. Hot water and...
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Ways We Use Bleach Wrong

Over the weekend there's a good chance you used bleach in cleaning around the house. While noting smells quite as clean as bleach there may be times you are using it incorrectly. In fact it shouldn’t consider it an "all-purpose" cleaner because it can damage certain clothing items, surfaces and...
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We're Ruining Our Nonstick Cookware!

When it comes to the most useful utensil in the kitchen, hands down it would be nonstick cookware. These pans are easy to use and especially easy to clean. However when used incorrectly it's also easy to damage and ruin them faster than frying an egg! According to those all-knowing in the nonstick...
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Things We Clean Too Much

Many times we focus of items that are not cleaned but there are some things you can clean too much and that can be an expensive lesson and perhaps be a hazard for good health. Did you know that spraying wood cleaner on furniture too often can make it dirtier? The wax used in many sprays can create...
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Household Items You May Be Cleaning Too Much

Believe it or not, it's actually possible to clean your home too much. Whether it means you're cleaning an item too often or cleaning it more than necessary, over-cleaning is a waste time, money and energy and sometimes, even ruin your stuff. For instance, over cleaning your wood furniture can...
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Items You Should Avoid Buying At The Supermarket

It's easy to do your weekly shopping all at once store. It saves you time but does it save you money? Of course not! Convenience aside, there are some common supermarket items you should avoid buying at all costs, simply because they cost a lot. For instance, salad dressings. Not only do pre-made...
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Socks Can Silence A Squeaky Bed

A noisy and squeaky bed can make for an angry spouse and neighbors on that shared wall. Few beds are heavy and stable enough to stay in place. Most move around every time you get on and off it, when you toss and turn and can be agony for your sleeping partner. So a simple hack to silence your bed...
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Things You Shouldn't Clean With Vinegar

While vinegar is a great cleaning solution around the house, it isn't the best on certain items. While it is a safe alternative to chemical cleaners it is still an acid which can damage certain finishes in your home. For instance, if you have granite or marble countertops or natural stone floor...
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Ways Toothpaste Can Work In the Kitchen

You'd expect to see a tube of toothpaste in the bathroom. But here are a few reasons to keep a tube in the kitchen. Gently rubbing non-gel toothpaste on water rings can remove them from a wooden table. Squirt a dab on your hands and rub it all around after cutting fish, onions, garlic and other...
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