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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
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
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
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
It's probably expired, and if you need to reference it again — someone else is keeping all the records for you.
May 28, 2021
There's One "Permanent" Kitchen Stain You Can Easily Remove with Baking Soda
No amount of regular dish washing will make these stains vanish, but they're not as permanent as they might seem.
May 21, 2021
This 2-Minute Project Keeps Your Plants Looking and Feeling Healthier
Plant parenting is about more than the punch of color they provide. Tending to plants can be a balm to the soul.
May 14, 2021
One Under-Appreciated Thing You Should Clean Before it Gets Really Hot
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
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
It actually involves doing nothing at all.
Apr 23, 2021
One Storage Space You Probably Haven't Thought to Clean in a While
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
At this time of year and this time in the pandemic, you're probably craving a curbside refresh for your home.
Feb 26, 2021
Use This Weekend to Build a Habit That Sticks — Here’s the Simple Secret
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
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
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 30, 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 4, 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 24, 2020
This 1-Minute Maintenance Tip Will Help Keep Pests and Smells Out of Your Bathroom
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It'll maintain the seal your plumbing needs to do its job, plus it helps prevent stagnant water from sitting in your faucet or showerhead and breeding bacteria.
Jul 17, 2020
There’s One Thing You’ll Always Miss if You Clean a Little Bit at a Time
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If all your weekend projects are about going deep on one tiny chore, you're going to be missing out.
Jul 10, 2020
There’s One Weekend Project You’ll Want to Finish Before it Gets Really Hot Out
Your allergies will thank you for doing it now.
Jul 3, 2020
The Year is Half Over—So Here’s One Simple Thing You Can Do This Weekend to Feel Accomplished
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One simple effort has the potential to make you feel light, calm, and even a little bit peppy.
Jun 26, 2020
10 Free or Easy Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer
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You might mark the change in season with a decluttering or organizing project that sets you up to enjoy summer to the fullest. Or, your inaugural summer activity might look less like work and more like a party.
Jun 19, 2020
This Low-Effort, High-Impact Project Will Instantly Give You a More Organized Space
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Even things that are neatly placed don't always look like they're "in their place."
Jun 12, 2020
Here’s How You Can Take Advantage of the Only Cleaning Tool With a Built-In Timer
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By going until it's "finished," you'll be motivated to keep scrubbing long past your usual stopping point, tackling some areas that rarely get cleaned.
May 29, 2020
Want Happy Houseplants? Here’s One Springtime Ritual Your Green Thumb Friends Never Skip
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It means your plants are going to stay healthy, strong, and grow more vigorously.
May 22, 2020
The Best Thing You Can Do With 20 Minutes and a Piece of Paper, Especially if You’re Feeling Anxious
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"Getting out of your head" is sometimes the best remedy for a looming anxiety spiral. But I, for one, don't want to miss what my thoughts might be trying to teach me.
May 15, 2020
The Once-in-a-While Cleaning Task You Can’t Skip if You’re a Coffee Drinker
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Machines that drip more slowly than they used to, or makers that leak, signal a build up of minerals.
May 8, 2020
Try This 10-Minute Tidy-Up to Reclaim Some of Your Mental and Physical Space
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Your space—and therefore, you—will enjoy a little perk-up.
May 1, 2020
5 Simple Steps Standing Between You and a Better Vacuum Cleaner
You can breathe new life into your vacuum cleaner in one weekend afternoon.
Apr 24, 2020
One Small Way to Regain Control of Your Life, in Just 10 Minutes
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It's easier than you think, and it's a small but impactful way to enjoy the sense of calm and control we're craving.
Apr 17, 2020
One Simple, Free, No-Contact Way to Celebrate Spring This Year
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Spring feels a little different this year. But there's something small you can to to celebrate the season no matter where you are or what you're doing.
Apr 10, 2020
The Twice-a-Year Home Safety Checkup You Might Have Skipped Recently
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This twice-a-year home maintenance task might have gotten lost in all the chaos recently.
Apr 3, 2020
3 Steps You Need to Take Before You Can Do Your Spring Cleaning
Turn spring cleaning from a nebulous idea into a concrete thing that's at first doable and then done!
Mar 27, 2020
Here’s How to Clean Your Glasses and Sunglasses, Now That You Realize How Much You Touch Them
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Here's how to do it, and make the practice a habit.
Mar 20, 2020
How to (Finally!) Wash the Filthiest Thing in Your Bathroom
No one wants to step right back into their old dirt.
Mar 13, 2020
If You Read This Sleep Tip Tomorrow, It’ll Be Too Late
Take matters into your own hands so that the inevitable lost hour doesn't catch you unawares.
Mar 6, 2020
5 Small Ways You Can Use Leap Day to Get Ahead on Spring Cleaning
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Here is a list of spring cleaning items to pick from, along with why they're good candidates for getting done early.
Feb 28, 2020