Two Weird Things You Should Start Putting in Your Dryer

by M.E. Gray

Two laundry hacks for your dryer

I'm always skeptical of "hacks" I see on the internet. Sometimes techniques touted as life hacks can be - well... hacky! On the flip side, we've tested a few hacks here on Curbly before with surprising success. I've seen these two laundry hacks pass through my media feeds a few times, and decided to finally give in and try them out myself. Both are supposed to optimize your dryer. Do they work? Let's find out!            

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Cleaning with Kids: Tips for Cleaning by Age

by Craftmel

Cleaning with Kids: Tips for Cleaning by Age

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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40 Household Tasks You Can Accomplish in 5 Minutes or Less.

by Chris Gardner

You know those chores and jobs you know have to get done, but are so overwhelming that you can't face them? Women's Day magazine has assembled a list of those chores, and divided them into 40 totally manageable tasks that you can accomplish in under five minutes.

In the Kitchen:

40 Household Tasks You Can Accomplish in 5 Minutes or Less.

 -Dust for prints

 -Toss spoiled produce

 -Clean two fridge shelves at a time


 -Dresser de-messer

 -Closet cleans


 -Shower Scrubdown


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Poll: How Often Do You Clean

by Bruno Bornsztein

Poll: How Often Do You Clean
Sore subject? Maybe. I know some people who sweep and dust their home every single weekend. Other (who shal remain unnamed) are lucky if they pick up their dirty laundry off the floor once a month.

Me? I'm somewhere in between. A clean house makes me feel calm and unburdened, but I don't let keeping it clean become an all-consuming obsession.

How about you?


Cat-cleaning photo: de.ef.ha 

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