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5 Ways to Get Rid of Pet Hair in Your Home

Our dogs and cats can bring smiles to our faces and joy to our hearts, but those little fur balls also leave hair all over our households. Pet hair is a real nuisance. It’s big enough so that your neighbors can see it on your couch, yet too small to pick up with just your hands. It collects not only on our fabric furniture and carpets, but our clothing as well. In addition, pet hair can often cause allergic reactions not only in humans but surprisingly in pets as well. Let’s face it, pet hair is not an easy thing […]

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Cleanliness in the Kitchen

A clean kitchen is mandatory for a healthy environment. The kitchen is where people prepare their food and as such high standards for personal and environmental hygiene must be followed. Whether at a home or in a restaurant, it is always important to keep high levels of cleanliness in the kitchen. The kitchen, more than any other location, is the room most prone to the growth and development of disease-causing bacteria and pests. A clean kitchen begins with high levels of personal hygiene. Whether you are a homemaker, domestic help or a restaurant employee, be aware of the fact that […]

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How To Effectively Remove Mold For Good

Mold is a fungus that takes root in nature and your surroundings. It enters your home as tiny spores. The spores need moisture to start growing. They are known to destroying your health as well as household articles. It is easy to locate these spores as they originate in humid or soggy areas. Mold is known to grow fast and it can cause severe damage to your homes. It can affect your documents, textiles, floor coverings, rugs, and even the walls and ceilings of your house. The mold grows best where there is dampness or humidity from a leaky roof […]

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How to Remove Corrosion From Stained Glass

Corrosion on stained glass is commonly referred to as white mold. It appears on the lead or solder lines, leaving the stained glass piece spotted and unattractive. The corrosion or white mold is frequently the result of flux residue that was not thoroughly removed. One method used to remove the corrosion is to scrub the art glass piece with cleanser. This will remove the corrosion, but it may also cause scratches on the glass. The best way I have found for removing the corrosion is to use baking soda. Baking soda is not as abrasive as a cleanser and will […]

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How to Clean Your Flooring the Right Way!

Learn how to maintain your flooring and keep it looking like new with some of our tried-and-true tricks! Knowing how to maintain your home and clean your floors the right way is a key skill to know if you want to keep your flooring looking new. There definitely are some tips and tricks we’ve learned […]

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Things to Consider when Custom Building your New Home

Thinking of building a new home from scratch? Check out these tips first! Photo: Stanley Homes A good thing about custom building is that you will be able to have more input into not only the floorplan, but materials and finishes which you’ll probably adjust to suit your budget. If you are considering a building […]

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Top Interior Painting Tips & Techniques for Fantastic Results

If you fancy trying your hand at painting, there are various tips and techniques you can follow to achieve great results. Completing a paint job professionally will create a vibrant environment in your home which is visually stunning, and will create a luxe look for less without having to break the bank. It will also […]

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How to Make Your Backyard Ready for Next Summer

Did you miss out on all kinds of fun summer activities because your backyard is one big mess? Don’t let next summer catch you off guard as well, it’s high time you started planning your backyard remodel. Photo: Home BNC There are a lot of ways to make your patio or deck a perfect place […]

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Handling Your Woodworking Router – Safety Tips

Working with wood? Here’s how to safely handle a woodworking router during your next DIY project! Photo: Bosch Power Tools Reading this, I will assume you already have your wood router picked out for that next wooden palette DIY project you’re dying to start!. But just in case you haven’t yet, I will insist on […]

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Know About these Popular Kitchen Benchtop Surfaces

There are a lot of trusted companies that can provide you with excellent quality stone kitchen benchtops in Melbourne and several other cities around the world. Following are some of our top tips for renovating your kitchen with a new benchtop surface! Photo: Home Bunch Natural Stone Granite and marble are the two most sought after […]

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4 Tips On Creating Your Healthy Eating Plan

To be healthy, the first and most important steps are to accept that you need to make changes to your present lifestyle and eating habits. Once you understand that, the next step is to come out with an action plan to follow. This action plan should be based upon your personal fitness goals. Implementing this plan is an important step in your journey towards fitness and health. By making your goals concrete will help you to be more motivated and sticking to your plan. Create your personal healthy eating plan by following the 4 tips given below; 1. Be realistic […]

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5 Genius Tricks That Help You Clean the Bathroom

It’s time to clean your bathroom again and the fear of hellacious dirt steps into the spotlight. Sounds familiar, right? Hair-clogged drains, mysterious grease on the floor, stains all over the place – worry no more. Here are 5 genius cleaning tips for your bathroom that will make the task a little less fearsome: Toilet cleaning fizzy bombs – start with what is probably the very worst part of cleaning your bathroom – the toilet. It is an activity that nobody fancies. Gladly there is a solution – using those easy-to-make fizzy bombs can make things way easier. It’s really […]

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Cleaning Your Laptop Bag – 6 Easy Tips

First impressions are important and our appearance is a big part of that first impression. For many of us our laptop case is part of our professional look and its care and maintenance can become a personal reflection. It only takes a few minutes to keep a leather laptop case looking like new, so try to work it into your weekly routine. Here are six quick tips for laptop bag care. 1.Use a leather conditioner when you first purchase your leather laptop bag. Apply the conditioner after each cleaning. Lexol and Mother’s are both good brands of conditioner and cleaners. […]

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Keep Animals and Insects Away From Patio Furniture

Once you have acquired the perfect set for you, the last things you want are animals and insects ruining your outdoor furniture. There are a couple solutions to keeping these annoying animals and bugs off your patio furniture. Bugs Be Gone Flies buzzing around your head can distractingly interrupt spending some relaxing time on your patio and mosquitoes biting your skin. An effective way to keep these annoying bugs away is to buy a zip up screen to place around your patio set. You can buy these at almost all stores that sell patio furniture and items for the backyard. […]

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How to Decorate Your Home without Breaking the Bank

For many of us there’s nothing better than redecorating our homes, but if you’re on a tight budget then you’ll need to find out how to decorate without breaking the bank. Follow our tips to keep your bank balance healthy! Photo: Immy and Indi Create a Budget Unless you’re Daddy Warbucks then you’ll need to start […]

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Why it’s Important to Maintain Your HVAC

Allergies, pollutants, bacteria… there are so many reasons why you should maintain your HVAC system. Here’s how! Photo: Pure Air Indoor Solutions We Spend SO Much Time Indoors Did you know that Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors? Since your family is inside so much, the air that you circulate in your home […]

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Top Interior Design Tips for a More Elegant and Effective Room design

Looking to add that designer touch to your home’s decorating? We’ve got the secret recipe, take a look! Decorating a home is pretty unique for a number of reasons. It can be one of the most challenging things you can ever do, because there are a lot of elements that have to fit just right […]

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Sew Your Way to a More Beautiful Home

Check out these sewing project ideas to give your home an easy facelift! Photo: The Jungalow Many people are intimidated by a sewing machine these days. They avoid home improvements that involve fabric opting for pre-made options that are less suited for their needs. Using fun fabric prints throughout your home is an easy way […]

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How to Become a Better Home Cook

Stuck in a cooking rut? Try these tips to amp up your cooking skills and mix it up a bit! Photo: Huffington Post If your Taco Tuesdays have morphed into Taco Thursdays, Taco Saturdays, and so on, you could be in a home cooking rut. And, hey, there’s nothing wrong with tacos (yum!), but sometimes […]

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How To Maintain Clean And Dust Your Mattress

The bed is the focal point of every room. But sadly, this is also the one most neglected. Mattresses are not regularly cleaned. As a result, dust mites and bed bugs collect in it. Minuscule creatures inside your bed can actually cause skin problems. Bed bugs, for instance, usually feed on your dead skin cells. They cause rashes and skin infection. Dust mites also have similar effects. When inhaled, they can also trigger an abnormal production of histamine in your system. This leads to unwanted physical problems such as wheezing, coughing, trouble breathing, sneezing and watery eyes. Needless to say, […]

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How to Clean Your House in Less Than an Hour

House cleaning can take up a lot of your time, especially if you have to go through piles of mess in various areas of the home. This is why some people, particularly those who have bucks to spare, sometimes decide to hire cleaning companies to do the magnanimous task. However, do you know that you can actually make your home tidy in just a few minutes and save a few bucks without the help of professional cleaners? Below are some tips on how to clean your house in less than an hour. Wash a few Dirty Clothes Each Day Doing […]

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Guide On How To Soften Scratchy Makeup Brushes

The aim of makeup brushes is to make you beautiful. The unfortunate thing is that there are some scratchy brushes that cause facial abrasions when you use them. If you have a scratchy brush, you shouldn’t dispose of it you should soften it. Here are some of the ways of softening it: How To Make Makeup Brushes Soft There are many ways of softening the brushes. The most effective ways include: Rinsing: you should rinse the brushes thoroughly with lukewarm tap water. You should run through the brush bristles with your fingers to ensure that all the bristles are exposed […]

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Top 10 Essential Features for Choosing Home Cleaning Services

Cleaning your home can be a big mess. After all, you have countless other things that need attention. Most contemporary homeowners like to rely on home cleaning services for regular requirements, and clearly, there’s no dearth of options. However, the service industry has a lot of scam services, and you need to be careful. We have ten tips listed below on finding the best home cleaning service in your city. 1. Start with referrals. You can ask for feedbacks from your friends and neighbors if they know of any good services. Recommendations are always useful, especially if you are new […]

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7 Creative Ways to Hide Your Dishwasher and Make it Match Your Decor

Hide your ugly dishwasher with these budget friendly ideas that will make your dishwasher look brand new! Photo: Live Inernet Are you thinking to remodel your house? Start off by concealing the ugly bits of your home like generator, external heating and ventilation unit, exposed pipes, cords and your dishwasher! The easiest way is to purchase […]

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Make the Most of Shared Space

Make the most of a small shared space with these practical ideas! Photo: Apartment Therapy When it comes to having room for everything and everyone in your home, space can become a premium. While it is a nicety to have a man cave or spa-like retreat for the ladies, sometimes it’s just not possible to have […]

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7 Mistakes That Slow You Down When Cleaning Your House

When cleaning a home, we all want you to get chores done as fast as possible. You probably don’t want to spend your whole weekend cleaning your home. As soon as you get it done, you will have more time for your loved ones and other activities. Yet, some cleaning mistakes could inhibit your efforts […]

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Say No to Chemicals – Here’s the Natural Way to Clean Your Home!

Find out how you can have a clean home while staying healthy and cleaning with natural products that will even save you money! Photo: Top Inspired A clean home is a healthy home, so the saying goes. But were you aware that your household cleaners and detergents contain chemicals that can harm your children? Don’t […]

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Tips for Cleaning Outside of the Gutters

We often spend a large amount of time cleaning and clearing out our gutters in the fall readying ourselves and our house for the incoming season of rain and snow. However, how often do we pay attention to cleaning the outside of gutters? A beautiful house is not just tidy inside but must look utterly clean from the outside as well. You may have a beautiful home that has beautiful landscaping, winding drive way and sprawling lush green lawns; however one unclean element will have your house standing out from the rest. Therefore, as much as cleaning the inside of […]

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Homemade Solutions To Clean Rust Off Stainless Steel Appliances

Besides providing your kitchen a smooth, contemporary look, one of the many advantages of having stainless steel sink, utensils and appliances are their power to stay ‘stainless.’ There’s just no need to panic if your expensive kitchen appliances have started to show signs of rust. There are many cleaning solutions that can help you to expel the rust and keep your kitchen looking pleasant. First of all, we have one good and one bad news for you. The bad news is that if your stainless steel appliances and utensils have rust spots, it’s because of damage of the chromium oxide […]

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Top Tips for Renovating Your Kitchen

 Remodelling a kitchen is typically one of the most expensive parts of a home to rejuvenate, but since it is such an important part of a property, it can certainly increase the value of your house and your enjoyment of it to boot. Photo: 1111 Light Lane If you want to get the most out […]

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Housekeeping

Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay. These tasks may be performed by any of the household members, or by other persons hired to perform these tasks. The term is also used to refer to the money allocated for such use. By extension, an office or organization, as well as the maintenance of computer storage systems