How to: Clean Under Your Kitchen Sink in 10 Minutes

Faith Towers

created at: 03/12/2013

The dark abyss below my kitchen sink is usually the last thing on my mind. But now that spring is just around the corner, I wanted to give the space a quick makeover. Read on for my step-by-step guide to cleaning this often forgotten space in under 10 minutes.   

1. The first step is to remove everything. Lay it all out in plain view on a piece of newspaper.

2. Discard any containers that are empty...

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Mega Roundup: 25 Easy DIY Jewelry Organizer Projects

Capree K

created at: 03/04/2013

I'll be the first to admit that my jewelry organization situation is pretty horrendous. The knobs on my closet doors are home to countless necklaces, half of which fall off if one happens to even glance in their general direction. Fortunately, there are DIY jewelry holders aplenty, a few of which I have my eye on for upcoming weekend projects. Check out all 25 below and let me know which one is your fave!     

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How to: Replace Your Household Cleansers and Beauty Items with Healthful, Homemade Options (with DIY Recipes)

Rebekah Greiman
created at: 08/06/2012

Hello! I'm Rebekah from Potholes and Pantyhose where I share and photograph detailed tutorials of my DIY projects, recipes, photography tips and remodeling endeavors. I am in the middle of remodeling both our living and dining rooms.

This year, I've been on a mission to replace most of household cleaners and personal care items by my own homemade versions. I am concocting these household replacements with little more than what I have on hand or what I can find at the organic market. 

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Window Cleaning Tips from the Pros

Bruno Bornsztein

Window Cleaning Tips from the Pros

With the unseasonably warm winter and spring this year, lots of people are thinking about cleaning their windows earlier than usual. Ours were looking more like walls than windows, after a couple years of neglect. Dirty windows are kind of weird; you don't really notice how bad they are until after you get them cleaned.

This spring, we got in touch with our friends at Fish Window Cleaning (remember we worked with them...

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Cleaning with Kids: Tips for Cleaning by Age

Craftmel

created at: 03/27/2012

I have three little girls, two of which are very good at distributing toys, clothes, and books all over the house.  After too many days of me chasing after them and cleaning up their messes, it was time to put them in charge of pulling some of the weight around the house.  My sanity depended on it. 

So, how do we distribute chores among children at different developmental stages?  Here are a few tips, and printable helps, to encourage you in the process.  

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Music to Clean By!

Diy Maven

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!

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

Molly Mc
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 "Does It Work?" Challenge: Prevent Wax from Sticking with Cooking Spray

Molly Mc
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

Molly Mc
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

Bruno Bornsztein

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!

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Free House Cleaning Cheat Sheet (and Check List)!

Bruno Bornsztein

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, weekly...

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Give Your Loo a Lift: Bathroom Organization Tips

Craftmel

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 in...

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Free Download: Bathroom Cleaning Cheat Sheet and Checklist

Chris Gardner

created at: 03/06/2012

Hello March! It's cleaning and organization month on Curbly, and we have lots of great stuff planned for you guys in the next few weeks. To start it off, we're offering free, downloadable cheat sheets and check lists to make your spring cleaning a breeze. Last week, we shared our cheat sheet for cleaning heart of the home - your kitchen - and today, we're showing you how to stay on top of that most dreaded of spaces: the bathroom.

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