Video: How to control allergies indoors

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. If you have someone in your household who suffers asthma or allergy attacks, these 5 key areas of your home need special attention while you are spring cleaning this year. Lifestyle Expert Michelle Yarn shares advice from Maid Brigade on how to control allergies indoors, in this new video:

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Organize the Kitchen for Food Allergy Safety

If you or someone in your household has food allergies, then organizing your kitchen is essential to keep everyone safe! Organize your kitchen cabinets, pantry and fridge to ensure that no one accidentally eats anything that they are allergic to. In this case, an organized kitchen could literally save someone’s life!

The first step in organizing your kitchen for food [...]

How to Take Care of Your Mattress

When you look at the things in your house that need attention this spring, do you see your mattress anywhere on the list? Probably not, and you’re not alone. Few people realize how important mattress care is – not only to your spine and sound sleep. Respiratory health depends on it, especially if you have asthma or allergies.
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How to Clean Stove Drip Pans and Hood

There are some cleaning tasks we just don’t want to even think about doing! One of these jobs is cleaning the drip pan liners on the stove.  These liners can become extremely dirty with built up food and can be extremely difficult to clean. Food that gets dropped or spilled down there then becomes “fused on” due to the [...]

How to clean a clogged drain, the GREEN way

Clogged drains start off slowly with water taking just a touch longer than usual to go down the drain. Then one day the water stops moving. Hair and soap scum will slow down the water flow almost without notice. It’s best to address a slow moving drain before it becomes completely clogged so you aren’t dealing with a broken [...]

How to Really Clean a Fireplace

When was the last time you cleaned your fireplace? Not just emptied the logs and shoveled (you didn’t vacuum, did you?) the ash, but really cleaned it?  To clean a fireplace is not even a “to do” on our spring cleaning list. Surprisingly, your fireplace should be cleaned at the end of every burning season.  Chimneys also need to [...]

Recycling guide – how to get rid of stuff the green way

 

Did you know that the average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash a day! Think about it – with over 318 million people in the U.S., we throw away 1.4 billion pounds of trash each day! Yes, billion!

Thankfully more and more people are looking for recycling options for things that were formerly destined for the landfill.

Had enough of your stuff? [...]

How to choose the best vacuum cleaner for YOUR home

Someone I know has another friend who recently told my friend that she purchased the perfect vacuum and that my friend should buy one too.  Maybe it’s happened to you too. Before we even think about the type of floors our friend might have, we look up that vacuum up on the internet.  But since none of us have [...]

Healthy Sleeping Habits

“Spring Forward” (daylight saving time) happened a month ago. But if your sleep patterns are still disrupted, you’re not alone. Even though we set our clocks ahead an hour, every other day gets longer just a few minutes at a time. Our bodies adjust to compensate, but the internal changes respond to the gradual changes as daylight extends.

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    Organize your pantry – simple solutions for a new beginning

Organize your pantry – simple solutions for a new beginning

Spring is for new beginnings. And after a long winter, there are probably spaces in your home that need a refresh. Like your pantry.

Pantries come in all shapes and sizes – from a single cabinet to an entire closet. I’ve even created a pantry in an unused back hall. No matter the size or space, pantries are great for [...]