I hate cleaning the tub. It could be partially because of the way the bathroom in my rental apartment is set up—very narrow and with shower doors on three sides, but I think it’s also just that I hate cleaning the tub. In order to make it easier, I’m going to try this tip from Joyful Homemaking. They recommend using a […]
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A particularly messy knife task (like peeling and slicing beets) can permanently mar a beautiful wooden cutting board. How to eliminate that possibility? Do a deep cleaning. When you’re done cutting, sprinkle the board with coarse salt (such as kosher), and massage the salt into the board with the cut side of half a lemon. The acid in the juice […]
When you’re using your computer day in and day out (in fact, you’re probably using it to read this right now!), it’s no surprise that your keyboard and mouse can be a hot spot for food residue, dirt, and germs. With all the tiny crevices, your keyboard is particularly susceptible to trapping unwanted grime. Here’s how to give it a quick clean:
I’ve had the same pair of scissors in my sewing kit since 1997. In those 16 years, they have never (to my knowledge) been used to cut anything other than fabric or thread. Why? Because cutting paper would actually dull them. And I want to be sure when cutting fabric for a sewing project that my scissors don’t cause snags. […]
Thanks to the frigid cold weather, your kids have been cooped up indoors day and night, and their toys are getting more use than usual. If your son or daughter has been toting around a teddy bear or stuffed elephant that was once white and fluffy, and is now brown, matted, and torn, here’s how to bring it back to […]
It’s safe to say cleaning anything in the bathroom is a universally dreaded task (I know I can’t stand it!), but everything from the toilet and the shower to the floors and counters should be scrubbed weekly. I recently learned this clever and extremely simple trick for making the task a bit easier.
Did you know running your dishwasher at night could cut down on your utility bills? Because many electric companies charge lower rates for off-peak usage (generally between 7 P.M. and noon) you can save some green by running large appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, etc.) during those hours. Try to avoid peak energy times as well—2 P.M. is generally when […]