If your favorite part of cleaning is when it's over, then listen up, lazybones. You can do less work and still have a clean and tidy house if you set up these strategies ahead of time to diminish dirt, wrangle clutter and keep yourself on track.
This little guy may look cute — but that doesn't mean you want him (or his little mouse buddies) in your house. If you happen to have a little furry visitor, you might be interested in this series of three videos from Apartment Therapy's archives. In it, Maxwell chronicles his attempts to rid his home of an especially devious mouse, and consults with plenty of other folks about the best ways to rid your home of these little pests.
It may very well be that the secret to keeping your house perpetually clean is simply giving yourself constant access to the tools that will help you keep your home clean. But that doesn't always have to mean a bottle of bleach or some other cleaning chemical. There are five items — common, but not-always-considered-for-cleaning — that you can turn to in a pinch (or even on the regular!) when you've got cleaning tasks to tackle.
If you share a space, then you've no doubt faced the battle of the chores! Keeping up a home is hard and when multiple people are involved, and figuring out who is responsible for what can get confusing. If you've outgrown the camp-style chore chart, consider these three strategies for divvying up the duties fairly.
Homes are our personal havens. But when we have things in our homes that can make us sick, we're definitely not as happy there as we could be. Here are some common ways your home might be making you less than comfortable —and what you can do to change that.
If you're going to devote a bunch of time to Cures, cleaning, clearing clutter, and reorganizing, you might as well be entertained, right? Here are a dozen ways to make time fly, whether you're scrubbing, sorting, or elliptical-ing...