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The Toothbrush Mistake You’re Probably Making

For most of us, our toothbrushes are generic, brightly colored wands (sometimes covered in toothpaste residue…) that we yank out of the medicine cabinet each morning and night just long enough to do the job intended before quickly tossing them back in again. They’re kind of ugly and not really deserving of any prime space on the vanity. And with all the gross particles flying around the bathroom, it only makes sense that we stow them away behind a closed door — right?

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Start Breathing Better: How To Get Cleaner Air at Home

You don’t have to be an allergy sufferer to reap the benefits of clean air at home. According to the EPA (United States Environmental Agency), indoor air pollution — think mold, dirt, pet hair, fine particles, and carbon monoxide — can have serious immediate and long-term effects on your health. Everyday annoyances such as dry eyes, headaches, and fatigue could actually be a result of your home’s poor air quality — and chances are you don’t even know it.

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Posted on Apr 9, 2018

I Tried Feng Shui: Did the Mystical Principles Deliver on Their Promises?

I work from home as a freelance writer/editor in a room that once was my formal dining room, which I transitioned into an office, as I wasn’t content with sitting at my kitchen island on my laptop for hours on end every day. The room is jam-packed with furniture that didn’t quite work anywhere else in my home. That printed floral chair I bought for a corner of my bedroom that didn’t really fit? It’s in my office. Those marble side tables from West Elm that were too small for my living room sofa? Also in my office. Oh, and that sofa I picked up as a steal of a deal from HomeGoods that used to be in my formal living room but no longer fits because my dining table is there now…yup…office.

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Posted on Apr 9, 2018

Do Household Cleaning Products Actually Expire?

Do you know how old your furniture polish is? If you have to think back to a specific purchase and then do math, chances are it’s expired. And what about those other products you have to reach way back in the cupboard for — those products you only use a few times a year?

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018

Beyond the Mop: How To Infuse Spring Cleaning With Feng Shui

As we approach a brand new season, you may find yourself with an extra spring (pun intended) in your step. Instead of lounging on the couch watching football or recovering from heavy holiday food comas, spring’s warmer weather and abundance of green causes us to shed our down coats for short sleeves, head outdoors, and crave light, fresh foods.

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Posted on Mar 18, 2018

​Is it Okay to Use the Same Rags to Clean the Whole House?

When it comes to keeping cleaning cloths straight, you already know some of what not to do. Any of us would be aghast at the thought of taking a rag straight from cleaning the toilet to the kitchen counter. But what about something like cleaning the kitchen counter and the kitchen table with the same cloth? And what about the rags after they’ve been washed?

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Posted on Mar 15, 2018

Do You Have More Bad Days Than the Average American?

Did you have a bad day recently (have you heard Bad Day recently)? How many would you say are bad out of 365? A new study says that this is how many the average American has each year.

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Posted on Feb 28, 2018

The Surprising Health Benefits of a Clean Closet

Have you ever noticed that stepping into your cluttered, messy closet makes you stressed? Understatement of the day? Well, you’re not alone. It turns out that exposure to a greater density of “stuff” – like a jam-packed closet – can lead to higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2018

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