How To: Make a Modern Leaning Shelf!

By: Capreek Mar 20, 2012

created at: 03/20/2012

Before you spring for the (hollow laminate) version of this leaning shelf from one of those pricey catalogs, consider making a quick trip to your hardware store instead!  You'll save money AND get a better quality product: win-win!   Continue Reading

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Stain Removers Cheat Sheet (Free PDF Download)

By: Bruno Mar 20, 2012

Stain removers cheat sheets
This month we're focusing on cleaning and organization, and we're giving away a series of helpful cheat sheet PDFs from the Curbly library. Today, we're unveiling a brand new cheat sheet: a handy list of effective household stain removers.

Read on to find out how to download it today!Continue Reading

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Survey: Green Cleaning, Hype or Hallelujah?

By: Bruno Mar 19, 2012

Green Cleaning Survey
This month we're talking about cleaning and organization, so we're doing a few surveys to get an idea of how clean and organized you guys are (or aren't). Last week, we asked about your laundry habits. In today's installment, we're wondering what you think about the green cleaning craze.

Read on to cast your vote!   Continue Reading

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Music to Clean By!

By: Diy maven Mar 16, 2012

How about a mixtape to help keep you energized as you clean? Yeah, baby!

With 24 tracks in all, just push and play, grab your mop and bucket and your place will be clean in no time--and you just might enjoy yourself while doing it!Continue Reading

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The "Does It Work" Challenge: Cleaning Floors with Wax Paper

By: Mollymc Mar 15, 2012
created at: 03/12/2012
 
We're halfway through cleaning and organization month at Curbly and all week we've been putting housekeeping tips and tricks to the test. Cleaning windows with newspaper and coffee filtersPolishing silver with baking sodaUsing wax paper instead of Swiffer cloths. And today I'm subbing Swiffer cloths with wax paper. It's cheaper, for sure, but does it work? Read on to find out...   
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The Case for White Slipcovers

By: Mollymc Mar 15, 2012
white slipcovered sofa
 
The look of a white sofa is so crisp and clean. But in a home in the real world, with snacks on the sofa, sippy cups and pet paws, can a white sofa stay that way? If you don't think so, maybe this case for white slipcovers can change your mind.
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The "Does It Work?" Challenge: Prevent Wax from Sticking with Cooking Spray

By: Mollymc Mar 14, 2012
created at: 03/12/2012
 
March is cleaning and organization month on Curbly and I am testing out some housekeeping subs and shortcuts to see if they really work. Monday I tried cleaning glass with newspaper and coffee filters. Yesterday I gave polishing silver with baking soda a whirl. Today, I see if cooking spray will prevent melted wax from sticking to candleholders. Think it'll work? Read on to find out...
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The "Does It Work?" Challenge: Polishing Silver with Baking Soda

By: Mollymc Mar 13, 2012
created at: 03/12/2012
 
In observance of Cleaning and Organization month on Curbly, we're staging our own version of Mythbusters and trying out some fabled household tips and tricks to see if they really work. Yesterday, I tried cleaning windows with newspaper and coffee filters. Today I attempt polishing silver with a shortcut using baking soda, but not in the way you might think....
 
 
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Alternative Uses for Baking Soda: Free Cheat Sheet Download

By: Bruno Mar 13, 2012

Alternative uses for baking soda (PDF download)
This month we're focusing on cleaning and organization, and we're giving away a series of helpful cheat sheet PDFs from the Curbly library. So far, we've shared a kitchen cleaning cheat sheet, a bathroom cleaning cheat sheet, and a general house cleaning cheat sheet. Today, we're unveiling a brand new one: a cheat sheet with alternative and household uses for baking soda.

Read on to find out how to download it today!Continue Reading

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Save on Suds: 6 DIY Soap Recipes

By: Craftmel Mar 13, 2012

created at: 03/13/2012

It's an essential part of keeping a tidy and fresh existence: Soap.  Hands, clothes, dishes... they all need something to keep away the grime and germy germs (I have small children; I'm allowed to say germy germs).   If you are anything like me and find yourself cursing money spent on soap and detergents when it could be going toward things that are way more fun than cleaning supplies, then you might appreciate these DIY soap recipes.Continue Reading

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Survey: What Are Your Laundry Habits?

By: Chrisjob Mar 13, 2012

created at: 03/12/2012

This month we're talking about cleaning and organization, so we're doing a few surveys to get an idea of how clean and organized you guys are (or aren't). Last week, we asked about your general cleaning habits and frequency, and today's installment is about that most dreaded of household chores: the laundry.

Read on to cast your vote!   Continue Reading

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The "Does It Work?" Challenge: Cleaning Windows & Mirrors with Newspaper

By: Mollymc Mar 12, 2012

created at: 03/11/2012

It's cleaning and organization month on Curbly! This week we're taking a look at those household tips and tricks you've always heard or read about, but wondered if they really worked. I handed our Official Curbly Test Kitchen Tester (moi) a bevy of assignments, all to answer one burning question: Does it work?

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Free House Cleaning Cheat Sheet (and Check List)!

By: Bruno Mar 12, 2012

Free Home Cleaning Cheat Sheet and Check List
It's cleaning and organization month on Curbly, and we we're offering free, downloadable cheat sheets and check lists to make your spring cleaning a breeze (these are from last year, but they're still awesome). Today: a general check list and cheat sheet for home cleaning.

Read on to find out how to download the free PDF immediately! 

There are two ways to get your download:

1) Sign up for our free, weeklyContinue Reading

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7 Creative Storage Solutions to Curb the Clutter

By: Craftmel Mar 08, 2012

created at: 03/07/2012

Our family of five lives in a small condo here in Arizona, and after our latest adorable addition came 3 months ago we've had to get really creative with our space.  I have to utilize every square inch of real estate here and that means that there is no room for monsters under our beds- we've got too much crammed under there for them to move in.  The need to keep things at a controlled chaos has caused me to search for creative storage solutions like the under-the-bed rolling storage bins above by That's My Letter, and I thought I'd share a few!   Continue Reading

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Give Your Loo a Lift: Bathroom Organization Tips

By: Craftmel Mar 07, 2012

created at: 03/06/2012

We've all seen it.  Actually, I think a lot of us refuse to see it on account that we will have to do something about it if we acknowledge its existence. Regardless, there are few places more ominous than under the bathroom sink (Bruno's basement being one!).  Before panic sets in, it is useful to have an arsenal of tidying tips on hand.  

Ashley of Lil Blue Boo is on a mission to clean and organize every little space inContinue Reading

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