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10 Cleaning Myths - Housekeeping 101; How to Clean Your House

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By Sarah Aguirre

We trust the things that have been handed down by the generations. After all wasn't our grandmother a fabulous cleaner? Didn't our mom always seem to have everything in order? Is it really possible that some of the old tricks are myths?

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1.  Is Bleach the Ultimate Cleaner?

I remember growing up thinking that...

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The 8 Best Floor Cleaning Supplies to Buy in 2017

The 8 Best Floor Cleaning Supplies to Buy in 2017

Shop for the best mop, broom, and more to keep your floors clean

By Julie Miller

Updated December 27, 2016.

Whether you want to think about it or not, your floors are covered with dirt and debris that get tracked in from your shoes every time you enter your home. They're also the catch-all for fallen crumbs, dust, and hair--needless to say, they...

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How to Intensely Clean a Living Room - Housekeeping 101 ...

Clean Electronic Devices

Clean the carpets and rugs.

If your carpets and rugs are heavily soiled it may be time to call a professional. You can also rent cleaning machines to use. Be sure to ask for one with an upholstery attachment. If your carpets are only lightly soiled vacuuming and spot treating may be all that is necessary.

Video: Cleaning Carpets

Take the time to clean the doormats inside and outside your doorways.

Wipe them down. Dust...

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10 Ingredients For Homemade Cleaning Recipes - Home

By Sarah Aguirre

Updated January 29, 2016.

There is a huge push today to know exactly what is in our cleaners. Because of this many people turn to making their own cleaning supplies to control exactly what is used to clean surfaces in their homes.  Most homemade cleaning supplies are easy to make and effective at cleaning.  These 10 ingredients are some of the most common you will see in...

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Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist - Housekeeping 101; How ...

By Sarah Aguirre

Updated November 17, 2016.

The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and our house still feels like it's stuck with winter blues. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get a head start on the hectic...

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Creating a Cleaning Schedule - Daily, Weekly, Monthly

Creating a cleaning schedule can be a confusing job. How often do cleaning tasks need to be performed? How long does a particular job take? What chores are considered daily, weekly, monthly, or seasonal tasks? The truth is that no one schedule will work perfectly for the same two people. If your home has small children, you may find that weekly tasks need to be performed daily to prevent getting...

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Average pH Levels of Common Cleaning Supplies

Did you pay attention in your chemistry class? You probably never thought chemistry could help you choose the best cleaning supplies for the job.

The pH scale is used to determine how acidic or alkaline different solutions are. The scale goes from 0 to 14. Right in the middle is 7, considered to be neutral. Anything below 7 is acidic. But anything above 7 is considered alkaline. Dish soap comes...

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