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Roundup: 7 Fun and Functional DIY Closet Projects

by Brittni Mehlhoff

Roundup: 7 Fun and Functional DIY Closet Projects

March is almost over, but spring cleaning has only just begun. I've shared DIY ways to organize your junk drawer in just five minutes and even how to organize your recycling in an attractive way. Now it's time to tackle the real mess, when it comes to organization: the closet. If you are looking for some inspiration to help you get through the re-organization of your closets and storage areas, here it is.   

1. Create your own closet...

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8 Quick Tips for Cleaning and Organizing Your Car Interior

by Capree K

8 Quick Tips for Cleaning and Organizing Your Car Interior

While you're rampaging through your spring cleaning checklist, don't forget to give your car a little TLC. Whether you're facing a mound of discarded coffee cups and drive-thru trailings or just a winter's worth of dust and dirt, here are 8 quick tips for cleaning your car's interior -- and keeping it that way!     

1. Start by emptying everything out of your car: throw away garbage, bring those gym clothes inside, file away important...

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

by Rebekah Greiman

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

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

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

by Faith Provencher

How to: Clean Under Your Kitchen Sink in 10 Minutes

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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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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Free House Cleaning Cheat Sheet (and Check List)!

by 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! 

Here's how to get your download:

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Give Your Loo a Lift: Bathroom Organization Tips

by Craftmel

Give Your Loo a Lift: Bathroom Organization Tips

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 her home, and it...

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Free Download: Bathroom Cleaning Cheat Sheet and Checklist

by Chris Gardner

Free bathroom cleaning checklist and cheat sheet

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.

Get...

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Free Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet (and Check List)!

by Bruno Bornsztein
Free Downloadable Kitchen Cleaning Cheat Sheet

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 (these are from last year, but they're still awesome). The first: a check list and cheat sheet for the heart of the home - your kitchen.

Get your free download:  Download Now


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Spring Cleaning: Eco-Chic Ideas For Your Home

by Capree K

Spring Cleaning: Eco-Chic Ideas For Your Home

We've covered our bases with green cleaning products, ideas for re-using old towels (shaggy-cool bath mats!), and tips for cleaning out and organizing those pesky junk drawers.  But what do you do with all those random items you've cleared out?  Sure, you could throw them away, but we have a better idea.  Put on your creative caps and turn them into one-of-a-kind, eco-chic items for your home!  

created at: 03/31/2011

From wine cork trivets to recycled paper...

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Garage Organization 101

by DIY Maven

Garage Organization 101

During Curbly's Spring Cleaning Month, we've been concentrating on the indoors. Today we venture out a bit and head to the often neglected garage!    

created at: 03/25/2011

With warm temperatures here (or, hopefully, just around the corner) it's a great time to reclaim your garage for its intended purpose, as, according to the US Department of Energy, only 1/4 of all homeowners with a 2-stall garage can't even park 1 car in their garage, let alone 2. I'm...

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Home Cleaning Check List and Cheat Sheet

by Chris Gardner

Home Cleaning Check List and Cheat Sheet

It's Spring Cleaning and Home Organization month on Curbly, and we're doing our best to make things manageable and easy so you can whip through the process and enjoy your clean home!

Over the last few weeks, we've been offering free, downloadble check lists and cheat sheets to make your spring cleaning efforts simple and effective. First, we shared a list of tasks and DIY, green cleaners for the kitchen, and last week, an easy way to make...

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Closet Organization: A Rainbow of Options!

by Capree K

Closet Organization: A Rainbow of Options!

We've been talking a lot about money-saving cleaning tips and projects, Spring Cleaning checklists, and other ways of organizing your home this month, but it's time to focus on that one area we see, and use, every day: clothes closets!  

Though often overlooked, this space sets the tone for the rest of your day: a messy closet adds chaos and stress, an organized closet promotes peace and calm.  We'd all prefer the latter, so let's get down...

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Bathroom Cleaning Check List and Cheat Sheet

by Chris Gardner

Bathroom Cleaning Check List and Cheat Sheet

It's Spring Cleaning and Home Organization month on Curbly, and we're doing our best to make things manageable and easy so you can whip through the process and enjoy your clean home!

Last week, we shared a quick and easy kitchen cleaning cheat sheet and checklist, and we got great responses from our readers. So, this week, we're back with that other tough to keep up space: the bathroom.  

Here's how to access the download:

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How To: Make an Inexpensive DIY Reed Diffuser

by Chris Gardner

DIY reed diffuser tutorial

Inside: how to make a DIY reed diffuser to make your house smell amazing, fresh and clean.

You can pick up all you want, but the true indicator of how clean a home really is? The way it smells. During spring cleaning season, we wait for the days where it's warm enough to open the windows and air out the house, and do some serious scrubbing to get rid of the worst odor offenders. And when all's back to neutral, it's time to fill your home...

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Kitchen Cleaning Check List & Cheat Sheet

by Chris Gardner

Kitchen Cleaning Check List & Cheat Sheet

You know when your house needs cleaning. Your spouse or partner, kids, friends, or worst, mother-in-law, may have a different opinion, but you know how much dirt and disorganization your home can handle. One day, you'll walk into a room, and say "Yep, it's time to clean." Maybe once a day, a few times a week, or twice a month, but it'll happen.


Then, a question remains: Where to start? We're here to help. Every Wednesday in March, ...

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6 Tips to Wean Yourself Off Television

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

6 Tips to Wean Yourself Off Television

We talk about cleaning up the physical clutter and dirt from our homes, but how about ditching some of the crud that takes up our time and mental space?  Face it, most television is mindless drivel and a huge waste of time. If you can resist the temptation to sit and stare (passive activity), you may be surprised at how much you can get done in a TV-less week. Tips for nudging TV out of your day include

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Spring Clean with Baking Soda

by DIY Maven

Spring Clean with Baking Soda

We've discussed the benefits of baking soda before here on Curbly, but our friends over at Arm & Hammer sent more hints our way just in time for spring cleaning.

      

Food Safe Surface Cleaning

Clean your food prep area and tools with natural, food safe ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners.  Sprinkle ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda onto a clean damp sponge or cloth and wipe clean, rinse thoroughly, and then dry.  Great for...

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