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Weekend Projects: Declutter an Area You Think Will Fill Up
It's all about being proactive and setting yourself up for success.
Dec 3, 2021
Now That Thanksgiving’s Behind Us, You Should Declutter One Kitchen Collection
Decluttering after something would have been used — but wasn't — is the best way to answer the question of whether you'll need something one day.
Nov 26, 2021
One Spot in Every Kitchen That Doesn’t Get Thoroughly Cleaned Enough
With guests possibly coming over soon for holiday gatherings, now is a good time to address what might be a less-than-ideal situation.
Nov 19, 2021
There’s a Surprisingly Helpful Cleaning Tool You Might Not Have in Your Arsenal — Yet
Approaching cleaning by the tool you're going to use gives you a different perspective and aids in thoroughly addressing spots that might be overlooked in your typical cleaning routine.
Nov 12, 2021
One Thing You Have to Clean Now that Halloween is Behind Us
This mess can usually pass for a Halloween decoration, but it's November now.
Nov 5, 2021
It’s Tough to Function if Your “Turtle Shell” is Messy — Here’s What to Do
Even though the mess is contained, it has the potential effect that any mess can have on your psyche.
Oct 29, 2021
One Small Spot You Probably Skip Over in Your Everyday Cleaning
This weekend we're going to turn our gaze and direct our cleaning energy into one type of spot that tends to harbor dirt we overlook.
Oct 22, 2021
This Weekend is Your Chance to Catch Up on One Important Bit of Housekeeping
Believe me, I've tried the tricks to get it done in a regular routine. But it's still too overwhelming.
Oct 15, 2021
You Can Potentially Save $50 This Weekend... Just By Decluttering
This weekend's project is not only going to leave you with potentially $50 more than you would have had, it will also help you make your kitchen more organized.
Oct 8, 2021
It's October, and It's Time to Make a Gift-Shipping Game Plan
I remember the good old days when two-day shipping really meant two-day shipping. Not anymore.
Oct 1, 2021
One Thing You Need to Clean Before You Host Anyone This Season
You know what'll make your heart stop when you have guests over? Realizing you need to move your couch or the heavy armchair.
Sep 24, 2021
One Thing You Might be Forgetting to Dust
As the seasons begin to change, it's time to make some special rounds of your verdant buddies and teachers.
Sep 17, 2021
How to Clean the One Part of Your Kitchen That Hasn't Been Cleaned in a While
I always find it funny that that many of the household items that deal with my dirtiest messes don't have a place on my cleaning schedule to get cleaned themselves.
Sep 10, 2021
The Only Thing Your Home Needs from You This Weekend
This year, Labor Day falls on another lesser known holiday: National Read a Book Day. So this weekend, you can celebrate both!
Sep 3, 2021
There's Only One Way to Celebrate a Fun Holiday Like Today
Yes, today is a holiday. Come join the fun side of life.
Aug 27, 2021
This Weekend, Address the Invisible Mess All Over Your Home
It doesn't matter where you fall on the shoes-on or shoes-off debate — it's time for a deep clean.
Aug 20, 2021
The "Dog Days of Summer" Are a Real Thing, and They're Officially Behind Us
Here's one thing you should clean before fall weather sets in.
Aug 13, 2021
A Good Day Starts With a Good Morning — And Maybe at Least One Practice Run
This weekend, you're going to take some time to think about your morning routine and make it a purposeful part of a well-planned start to the day.
Aug 6, 2021
This Quick Sit-Down Weekend Project Could Save You Money All Year Round
I just checked on my phone and saved $76 worth.
Jul 30, 2021
One Thing You Have to Tackle Today to Enjoy "Doing Nothing" at Home This Weekend
A weekend spent relaxing at home might not only sound unreachable, but sometimes seems more stressful than one in which you try, once again, to do all the things before a new week starts.
Jul 23, 2021
The Best Time to Unclog a Drain is Before it Happens
Here are 3 drain-cleaning tips to try this weekend, to put that age old ounce-of-prevention advice to good use.
Jul 16, 2021
Here's How You Trick Yourself Into Spotless Windows This Weekend
Sometimes the mental toughness of a task is what keeps you from starting on it.
Jul 9, 2021
Here's the Only Chore You Need to Check Off Your List This Weekend
I'm giving you a super low-lift, completely easy-effort home task that you can do from the hammock at your cousin's house, one-handed with an icy beverage in the other.
Jul 2, 2021
Even if You Live Alone, There's A Roommate You Need to Clean Up After
I certainly don't appreciate the messes they leave behind.
Jun 25, 2021
This Small Effort is the First Step to Having a Great Summer at Home
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Grab a pen and paper and get ready to mark the start of a new season — and make your summer dreams come true.
Jun 18, 2021
One Thing You Can Clean to Put Your Family's Tumultuous Year Behind You
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Take the opportunity to close out this school year with a particular task that's been a long time coming.
Jun 11, 2021
If You Want a REALLY Clean Bathroom, You'll Need to Grab a Common Tool
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Warning: It's going to be gross. But you'll feel proportionately glad you got to the mess.
Jun 4, 2021
One "Just in Case" Item Almost Everyone Can (And Should!) Declutter
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It's probably expired, and if you need to reference it again — someone else is keeping all the records for you.
May 24, 2021
There's One "Permanent" Kitchen Stain You Can Easily Remove with Baking Soda
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No amount of regular dish washing will make these stains vanish, but they're not as permanent as they might seem.
May 18, 2021
This 2-Minute Project Keeps Your Plants Looking and Feeling Healthier
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Plant parenting is about more than the punch of color they provide. Tending to plants can be a balm to the soul.
May 12, 2021
One Under-Appreciated Thing You Should Clean Before it Gets Really Hot
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This weekend, grab a vacuum cleaner and a screwdriver and get to work.
May 7, 2021
This Has to Be the Easiest Way to Elevate Your Home With Paint
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Painting has this transformative power, but your weekend project doesn't have to be as involved as painting an entire room or even a whole wall.
Apr 30, 2021
One Eco-Friendly Thing You Can Do This Weekend
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It actually involves doing nothing at all.
Apr 22, 2021
One Storage Space You Probably Haven't Thought to Clean in a While
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Getting it done feels so incredibly good. And who wouldn't want that kind of satisfaction right now?
Apr 16, 2021
5 Quick Ways to Show Your Candles Some Love and Help Them Last Longer
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Give your candles a little spa day of their own.
Apr 9, 2021
7 Quick Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Home for the Rainy Season
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This weekend, pick one thing you can do to make your home ready to get rained on. It might only take 15 minutes!
Apr 2, 2021
7 Simple Things You Can Do This Weekend to Ward Off Pests
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It's hard to enjoy springtime when you're swatting at mosquitoes, hopping away from spiders, or fleeing wasps.
Mar 26, 2021
9 Things You Can Clean to Celebrate the First Day of Spring
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Tackle these before that perfect weather hits so that when it does, there's nothing to do but savor it.
Mar 19, 2021
3 Semi-Annual Habits Every Home-Savvy Person Can Tackle This Weekend
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It's a good idea to get into the habit of tackling these semi-annual tasks as a trio.
Mar 12, 2021
One Thing (Right Under Your Feet!) That You’ve Probably Never Cleaned Before
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Get your cleaning supplies ready because this weekend you're turning your attention to one thing in your home that you quite possibly have never cleaned before.
Mar 5, 2021
A Curb-Appeal Refresh You Can Tackle in One Weekend for $20 or Less
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At this time of year and this time in the pandemic, you're probably craving a curbside refresh for your home.
Feb 23, 2021
Use This Weekend to Build a Habit That Sticks — Here’s the Simple Secret
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Who's already lost momentum on some of their 2021 goals? If you raised your hand (I did), don't be too discouraged.
Feb 19, 2021
6 Ways You Can Improve Your Bedroom in a Weekend
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Walking into a bedroom that's not only clean and orderly, but that makes you feel wrapped in comfort is key to a good night's sleep.
Feb 12, 2021
There’s a Hidden Mess Lurking in Your Kitchen — Here’s How to Tackle It
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Usually the most rewarding cleaning tasks are those with the biggest visible payoff (think: vacuum lines). But taking care of hidden messes can have their own kind of fulfilling satisfaction.
Feb 5, 2021
This Quick Trick Makes Your Home Feel New — Without Spending a Dime or Changing a Thing
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This weekend, you can do this one thing to make your home feel fresh and new.
Jan 29, 2021
Create Small Savings Goals to Give Your No-Spend Efforts an Immediate Reward
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The idea here is to shift a money-saving mindset from a denial to an opportunity: thew opportunity to put that saved money toward something specific you're excited about.
Jan 22, 2021
Try This One-Week Experiment to Cement Any Smart, New Habit at Home
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Want to be cleaner? Read more? Stretch often? Here's one foolproof way to make it second nature.
Jan 15, 2021
One Quick Way to Make Your Kitchen and Bathroom Look Less Visually Cluttered
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I'm extremely visual and sensitive to my surroundings and much of what I do naturally around the house has to do with maintaining aesthetic order for my peace of mind.
Jan 8, 2021
This One 5-Minute Effort Will Set Your New Year Off Right
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This weekend, you're going to act on a bit of your new perspective and put love into action.
Jan 1, 2021
The Only Weekend Project You Need to Do This Weekend Is One Heartwarming Thing
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It can make what might be a hard season less so because you're keeping comforting memories alive.
Dec 25, 2020
This 1-Minute Healthy Plant Habit is Good For Your Human Soul, Too
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I'm not sure there has ever been a more metaphorical weekend project.
Dec 18, 2020
If You Have Wood Furniture, Here’s One Annual Cleaning Task You Can’t Skip
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Here's the long and short of it: You should polish your wood furniture, it's probably not as hard as you think, and it might actually be kind of fun.
Dec 11, 2020
Take Care of This Quick Task to Calm Your Anxieties and Get Ready for 2021
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I can help you take one big thing off your plate for 2021, something you may not have even thought of yet.
Dec 4, 2020
This Weekend, Skip Your Chores and Treat Your Future Self—Here Are Some Easy Ideas
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It's easy to do right now, and it'll feel good both now and later. Here are some ideas for little gifts you can give to future you.
Nov 27, 2020
You Don’t Have to Start a Journaling Habit to Give Yourself the Gift of Memories
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Even if not for posterity, recording the details of your life in this context has value for you, right now.
Nov 20, 2020
There’s One Spot in Every Bedroom That Almost Never Gets Properly Cleaned
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I'm not talking about the pile on your clothes chair, the stack of books on your dresser, or the growing collection of socks that litter the floor on *someone's* side of the bed.
Nov 13, 2020
Take Care of This Quick Decluttering Project Before You Shop for Gifts This Year
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Putting it off strangles your budget and clutters up your space; getting it done frees up funds and gives you room to enjoy new things.
Nov 6, 2020
One Thing I’m Doing to Make My Leisurely TV Time Feel Special This Season
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This whole staying-at-home-by-public-health-order thing is important, but also exhausting, and I need a break from the monotony.
Oct 27, 2020
8 Quick Steps to a Better, Cleaner Desk (In Just 20 Minutes!)
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As your work-from-home situation evolves from a temporary setup to an area that can serve you indefinitely, it may bet getting necessary updates and upgrades—but also accumulating clutter.
Oct 23, 2020
This Is the Year to Get a Head Start on Your List-Making
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But despite the circumstances, or perhaps because of them, this might be the year to get time on your side.
Oct 16, 2020
It’s Time to Clean the Places You’ll “Get to Later”—Here Are 17 Commonly Forgotten Spots
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It's a rare person who keeps every unseen space spotless. (I'm certainly not one of them.)
Oct 9, 2020
7 Small Ways to Kick Start Your Holiday Plans This Weekend (Or at Least Start Talking About Them)
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Allow yourself to get used to the idea of how different things may look this year—it could help make the whole situation go more smoothly.
Oct 2, 2020
This One-Time-Only Step Makes Dinnertime Go More Smoothly, Forever
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Having a plan for your plan limits your options. (This is a good thing.)
Sep 25, 2020
Want Fluffier Towels? Try This Laundry Routine the Next Time You Wash
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To get the yuck out of your towels, you'll need three things (that you probably already have at home).
Sep 18, 2020
This Fall Cleaning Task Is More Fun if You Finish It Before the End of Summer
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Not-quite-fall is the best time of year for some deep cleaning tasks, no matter where you live.
Sep 11, 2020
This Decluttering Project Is Long Overdue—And You Can Tackle it From the Sofa
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Here are some ways to take care of that distracting visual clutter, from simply doing what they ask you to do to other solutions that are a bit more under the hood.
Sep 2, 2020
There’s One Back-to-School Home Project Even Adults Love to Take On
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Working from home means that you get to indulge in some of that fresh new set of markers feeling that you thought you left behind in childhood.
Aug 28, 2020
Try This Quick Weekend Project to Reset and Refresh Any Small Space
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In an attempt to channel my energy into actions that actually produce calm and order, I've found myself not only addressing clutter, but also simplifying spaces at home where I can.
Aug 21, 2020
This Not-So-Hidden Kitchen Surface Is the Last Place Anyone Thinks to Clean
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Dusting is one chore that's easy for me to let slip through the cracks. But there's another dusty spot that gets overlooked even more often than tabletops and shelves.
Aug 14, 2020
Do the “Water Test” Once a Year to Help Keep Your Kitchen Counters in Perfect Shape
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You just need a single drop of water and half an hour to wait.
Aug 7, 2020
It’s Time to Treat That Stain You’ve Been Ignoring
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This phenomenon is called habituation and it can work both for you and against you.
Jul 31, 2020
Add One of These 11 Resourceful Kitchen Habits to Your Routine This Weekend
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The goal isn't to completely streamline your kitchen into a waste-free zone. Just focus on one effort, and make it a habit you can sustain week after week.
Jul 21, 2020