Stick a screwdriver into your lawn. If the screwdriver slides into the lawn with ease, then you do not need to aerate your lawn. However, if the screwdriver seems to resist your efforts, lawn aeration is most likely necessary. Here’s what you need to know about yard aeration
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.
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!
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.
If you are like me then you have probably tried several different types of silver polish. Most of these types of products do work but they also can smell bad and be harmful to your hands. If you don’t have anything to clean your silver with, or you are just looking for a simple cheap way to polish your silver. Try chalk!
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.