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Kick the (Cleaner) Bucket: Clean Your Entire Home with Just Two Homemade Cleansers

by Rebekah Greiman

created at: 03/14/2013

I used to lug around a huge bucket full of cleaning products. And rubber gloves. And a bunch of plastic brushes, scrubbers, and a roll of paper towels. All over my house.

Then, I realized I was spending an arm and a leg on store bought cleaning products, and filling my house with chemicals neither my family nor the environment needed. And that bucket was hea - vy.    

created at: 03/08/2013

So, I came up with these two easy-to-remember recipes, using just...

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Free Download: How to Keep Your Home Organized and Clutter-Free Cheat Sheet

by Chris Gardner

created at: 03/20/2013
Spring cleaning is all about airing scrubbing away the sediment of the winter, airing out your home, and getting things all nice and tidy for a whole spring and summer's worth of welcoming guests and entertaining, staying efficient, and just enjoying a wonderful, clean home.

Of course, once you've gotten everything all tidy and fresh, you've got to keep it that way. So, we're offering a free, downloadable cheat sheet to help you keep your home...

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How to: Clean Under Your Kitchen Sink in 10 Minutes

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, and consolidate cleaning products...

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Mega Roundup: 25 Easy DIY Jewelry Organizer Projects

by 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)

by 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

by 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 last year on a give...

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Cleaning with Kids: Tips for Cleaning by Age

by 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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Alternative Uses for Vinegar: Free Cheat Sheet Download

by Bruno Bornsztein

Alternative Uses for Vinegar

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 have one on "Alternative Uses for Vinegar". Read on to find out how to download it!

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Music to Clean By!

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

by 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

by 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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