Tips for choosing the best rake for the job at hand. Hopefully, the following information about leaf rakes, garden rakes, and everything in between will open your eyes to a whole new and wonderful world of yard rakes. Indeed, the common rake has been redesigned many times over!
Want the best household cleaning tips and cleaning products? You've come to the right place! Here, homeowners are sharing their personal reviews of popular cleaning products -- including the good & the bad, the pros & the cons, the ones you should try & the ones you should skip. Plus, all our favorite cleaning tips to get the job done right the first time... while saving time and money in the long run.
There are so many things that need to get done around the house before the snow starts falling. This list of reminders will help you get a head start on your fall chores…
Rob Cockerham at Cockeyed.com put a roll of Bounty paper towels to the test — like no one else can. Rob’s little household experiment with a roll of paper towels reveals just how many spills one roll of Bounty paper towels can really absorb!
See how I found the best dusters for cleaning ceiling fans and mini-blinds, and why I think these are 2 of the best dusting tools around. Especially the ceiling fan duster!…
Wouldn’t it be great to have your lawn mowed with no time or effort on your part? The Husqvarna Automower might be just the lawn mower you’re looking for! The Automower is an autonomous robot that mows your yard for you, on a pre-determined schedule. Here are reviews.
Following are some tips to guide you through your spring gardening chores and save yourself a lot of work later in the season.
Following are some of the more unusual things that you can indeed recycle that you may not have thought of, plus some tips for where to recycle such items.
One way that you can quickly damage a cultured marble countertop is by not cleaning it properly.
Here is the proper way to clean a cultured marble countertop.
If you’ve ever had a marble countertop — either cultured marble or solid marble — then you know how easily they can be damaged. Normal wear and tear alone can leave your countertop or vanity looking less than stellar, mostly due to minor scratches. Here’s how to restore the color and shine to your marble countertop or vanity sink.
I’m not sure why, but for all of my 43 years I have resisted the urge to try Jet-Dry in the dishwasher. I think because I believed it was just a lot of hype, and it seemed wasteful to spend money on something that got your dishes looking ‘extra clean’. (Isn’t ‘clean’ enough?) Well, I’m here to tell you, I tried Jet-Dry for the very first time this week. And now I’m hooked.
Clothes taking a long time to dry in your clothes dryer? There may be a buildup of lint that you cannot reach. Here’s what you need to do today to make your clothes dryer run more efficiently AND prevent a fire in your clothes dryer at the same time!
Great tips to make raking leaves and other yard debris even easier. These are things I bet most people wouldn’t even think of…
Here are a few tips from a professional housecleaner to help you deep clean your home. Doing all of these things will give your home a thorough deep cleaning and get it in the proper condition for selling, moving in, or moving out.
I am a professional house cleaner and I have come up with a 2-step method for cleaning hardwood floors that is the fastest for me and gives the best results without all of the excess work. Here are my best tips for cleaning hardwood floors.
As a professional house cleaner, I’ve whittled my best speed cleaning tips down to 7. Hopefully, these tips will help you get your cleaning chores done quickly, while still doing a good job.
Here’s some inside scoop about the ThermoSpa hot tub delivery process. It wasn’t exactly as we thought it would be. That doesn’t mean it was a ‘bad’ experience — just different than we initially thought.
I’m here to tell you that sometimes doing it yourself does not pay off. In addition to paying to rent the carpet cleaner machine, and the carpet cleaning solution, three of us spent 2 days moving furniture, setting up fans, and maneuvering this HUGE machine to get our carpets clean. We lost a lot of valuable time. And we’re all sore!
Throughout my cleaning career, I have cleaned a lot of showers and tubs — many times without great success. But over time, I’ve found what I consider to be the best products and methods for soap scum removal.
We had a big problem with black ants in the kitchen. To get rid of them I didn’t use any chemicals. Nor did I purchase any ‘safe’ ant repellents or anything. Instead, I searched for a natural home remedy that would work. I found it… Bay leaves!
The Miele is probably the best vacuum cleaner that I have ever used. In my business of cleaning homes for a living, I’ve used many different types of vacuums. But the Miele stands above the rest. See why I choose the Miele vacuum cleaner over the Dyson, the Rainbow, the Oreck, and other vacuum cleaners…
In my experience of cleaning and being self-employed, there are some ups and downs to this business. In case anyone’s interested in starting a cleaning business, I thought I’d share some tips, plus some of the differences between working for a cleaning company vs being self-employed with your own cleaning service.
Here are some GREAT tips for making your dishwasher work better — overnight! They’re quick and easy too.
I seem to be on a mission to document every possible way that Magic Erasers can be used to solve unique problems around the house. So I thought I’d share this latest helpful idea: Use Magic Erasers to remove a bad stain from a bathroom tub surround.
If you have any questions about salt water pool systems, chances are they’re answered here, thanks to our resident swimming pool expert, Steve Bister from Crystal Waters Pool & Spa.
What’s the REAL difference between photoelectric and ionization smoke detectors? And how can you tell which one you have?
Don’t recycle your plastic bottles with the lids on them! Here’s why…
I got tired of dealing with all of the stains and build-up on our toilet seats. Now, I’ve found the best toilet cleaning products around. Don Aslett’s toilet cleaning system is the best!
Want to see some more examples regarding the ‘magic’ of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?… Here are a few more ways that I’ve used Magic Erasers in our home and how I continue to be amazed by these low-tech gadgets.
Ever wonder what those black lines are along the edges of your carpet — at the baseboards and under doorways? The black stuff that looks like soot is called ‘filtration soil’. Filtration Soiling comes from dirty air ducts — among other things. Here’s what to do about it.
Ever wonder exactly how many drops of Essential Oil you should use? Here are some of the best (and most popular) ways to enjoy the benefits of Aromatherapy — from basic inhalation methods and vapor mists to personal ointments and air fresheners.
Instead of using those wire brushes which wear down so quickly after scrubbing the grates of your grill just a few times, try the Grillstone Grill Cleaning Kit! Here’s why this grill cleaner works so well…
Raking leaves is a pain alright, but I have to admit, I’ve never considered mowing the sidewalks!
With two dogs in the house, we NEED a powerful carpet cleaner! I can’t tell you just how many times I’ve used our Bissell Pro Heat steam cleaner to clean up even the toughest of pet stains. If you’re wondering how it works, and whether or not it’s worth the money, consider this…
Do you find yourself ironing shirts a lot? Here’s how you REALLY iron a shirt!…
Here are a couple of tried & true remedies for a yucky, mildewy shower curtain that’s in serious need of a good cleaning…
Some of the reasons you might want to consider a saltwater sanitizing system for your swimming pool — instead of using chlorine in your pool.
All about my favorite house cleaning products: the Bissell Pro-heat steam cleaner, the Oreck vacuum cleaner, Tech stain remover, and Air Delights air deoderizers.
These spiders are a common sight around our Tennessee home. We find them both indoors and outside. This one was photographed in the corner of our dining room. At first, I was scared it might be a poisonous Brown Recluse spider! Turns out it’s a Wolf spider, which is a rather common household spider. See a […]