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Pollen problems? In many areas, allergy season can cause outdoor-going pets to develop a fine layer of green dust over an otherwise clean and healthy coat. Try wiping your pet with a dry floor-cleaning cloth, like those made by Swiffer: … Continue reading
The pillows, blankets, and curtains in your bedroom can trap all sorts of allergens and irritants that can contribute to poor sleep habits. Regular cleaning can help keep these substances at bay and help you get a better night’s rest. … Continue reading
Wear aprons… judiciously. On the one hand, smocks and coveralls protect your nicer clothes when you’re doing messy tasks, saving you time and money. On the other, wearing these comfortable-yet-shapeless garments all the time can become a trap: it’s so … Continue reading
Spring is here (at least, technically), so it’s time to schedule seasonal maintenance. HVAC inspection, chimney cleaning, duct cleaning, landscaping, carpet steaming, painting, power washing – anything you need or want to have done but can’t manage yourself. Before you … Continue reading
Most curtains, window blinds, and drapes need be taken down and cleaned occasionally to remove dust, pollen, and other allergens from your home. However, the arm work involved in this process can be daunting. Try to manage just one or … Continue reading
Many of us start thinking about spring cleaning and home repairs at this time of year, and it can be tempting to make an enormous list of things to be accomplished. But be realistic about what you really can and … Continue reading
Clotheslines should be hung at no higher than your chest height: otherwise, big loads of wet laundry can put excessive stress on your arms and shoulders. Hanging two or three parallel lines at the same height can help spread out … Continue reading
Doing dishes by hand? Adjust the temperature of your rinse water to the outside temperature. If it’s cold out, hot water may feel more soothing on your hands, while tepid water might feel nicer in warm weather.
Like it or not, sometimes floors need to be mopped. Unfortunately, using a wet mop traditionally entails lots of bending, plus lugging around a bucket of cleaning solution – and the chance of slipping on a wet floor! Try a … Continue reading
Clean out one drawer or shelf in your refrigerator or freezer today, wiping up spills and discarding expired items. It’s amazing how such a small change can really revitalize your day!