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Spring (Cleaning) Is In the Air

10 Spring Cleaning Tips + Tricks via The Apron Blog by The Home Depot

Call me crazy, but spring cleaning is one of my favorite things to do. Is the actual cleaning the most enjoyable thing to do in the world? No. (I’m not that crazy.) It’s the feeling after all the work is done that’s out of this world kinds of awesome. For us spring cleaning consists of not only giving the entire house a good deep clean, but also purging our belongings (donating/throwing away things we don’t want/need anymore) and organizing the…

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Cleaning Tips + Tricks

THE EASY WAY TO CLEAN A MICROWAVE

How to Clean a Microwave, the Easy Way!  /  7th House on the Left

This week, Greg is ultra busy at work so I’m focusing my energy on organizing and deep-cleaning every room in the house before the 3-day weekend coming up. I’m tackling one or two areas of the house per day, and today I’m busy at work in the laundry room and half bathroom. So, while I haven’t had time this week for a DIY/decorating project of any sort, I’m getting stuff done. Fo sho. That being the case, I don’t have…

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Cleaning Tips + Tricks

DIY NON-TOXIC GOO REMOVER

DIY Non-Toxic Goo Remover / 7th House on the Left

I have to admit, I’ve never been one to be big on making my own dish detergent, laundry soap, toothpaste, etc. Even though we usually buy natural cleaning supplies (like Method and Seventh Generation), I’m one of those people who thinks it’s easier to just go to the store and buy it. I know, total slacker. However, little by little I’m exploring and experimenting with homemade alternatives like using a Dawn and vinegar mixture as a shower glass cleaner, dry…

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Cleaning Tips + Tricks

QUICK TIP: KETCHUP?

ketchup silver

A few years ago, I heard someone mention that ketchup can restore tarnished silver. Apparently, the acidity of the tomatoes reacts with the oxidizing of the tarnished silver making it come back to life, all sparkly and new. Now, I have to admit, I was really skeptical. I researched the theory online and found mixed results, so I decided to give it a try myself. Here’s what I did: I squeezed ketchup on a soft cloth (I used a flour…

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Ashley's Office Cleaning Tips + Tricks

QUICK TIP: ATTACK OF THE BUBBLES

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A few weeks ago, I got a sample of a new (and very yummy smelling) dish soap in the mail. It was called “dish soap” so that means it can go in the little soap compartment in the dishwasher, right? Wrong. About 45 minutes into the cycle, I walked in the kitchen only to find the floor covered in growing soap suds extending all the way to the refrigerator. Cleaning it up seemed to take forever because the clouds of…

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