As someone who works from home and spends a lot of time in my house — I LOVE receiving clever (and useful) home gifts. If you know someone who recently moved into a new house or someone who appreciates owning one-of-a-kind items… then you’ve come to the right place to find something special for them this year! I own most of these items myself and I know that your friends and family members are going to enjoy them too!
Homeowners share their personal experiences with vacuum cleaners of all shapes, sizes, and brands -- even the Roomba robot vacuum! See the best carpet cleaners, the types of flooring that vacuum cleaners work best on, and how to determine which type of vacuum is best for you (handheld vs upright). Before you buy a vacuum cleaner, read this.
I have both, an A8 model and a V8 model of the iLife robot vacuum. (They’re about half the price of a Roomba iRobot vacuum!) I use the A8 upstairs where most of the rooms are carpeted, and I use the V8 downstairs where we do most of our living with 3 dogs in the house (and have mostly hardwood flooring and lots of throw rugs). Here’s my list of the pros & cons of a robot vacuum cleaner vs. a traditional upright vacuum cleaner, and how well the wet mopping feature works on an auto vacuum cleaner.
House Beautiful interviewed 14 top designers. In addition to their favorite design styles and products, there’s also valuable information about their favorite household cleaners. See which cleaning supplies they think are the best at getting the job done!
I’ve used an Oreck for 13 years. Researched Dyson vacuums for 3 years. Bought a Shark Navigator Lift Away vacuum for 1/4th the price & 10 times the quality!
For the past 12 years, I’ve been using an Oreck Compact Canister Handheld Vacuum. It’s kinda clunky, slightly noisy, and has bags that need to be changed all the time. So I set out to find a better hand vac. Here are the best hand vacs I found for vacuuming hardwood floors – especially pet hair and stairs.
Earlier, I wrote about the life expectancy of home components — things like appliances, doors, flooring, faucets and fixtures. Now, here’s how long household products last — including cleaners, electronics, furniture, bedding, carpet & rugs.
See how Roombas and other robotic vacuums work on stairs, hardwood floors, with carpet tassels, and around objects. These photos and videos tell the whole story about the Roomba and other popular robotic vacuums.
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.
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…
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…
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.