How to clean curtains and window treatments

Some of the places we never think of cleaning are those that we can’t see. Like window treatments – when was the last time you looked at your window treatments? I mean really took a close look at the fabric on those curtains and draperies. If I’m right, there’s probably a film of dust and dirt that hasn’t been [...]

How to clean window blinds and shutters

Blinds and shutters are the perfect accents for your windows.  To keep them looking as nice as the day they were installed, clean them on a regular basis. The secret is all in the frequency.   A light dusting once a week will keep shutters looking brand new. But skip a few weeks, and the dust will build up and [...]

How to Clean Summer Stains

Along with the sunshine, warm temperatures and (slightly) relaxed pace we also greet a set of summer stains along with the summer solstice. Not all stains can be treated the same way so don’t reach for the stain stick unless you know what’s in your stain.  Here’s a rundown on how to handle the TOP 10 summer stains PLUS [...]

How to clean the gas grill

The first warm evening of spring makes me want to crack open the grill and put on some steaks.  But you don’t want to use the grill unless you’ve taken the time to clean it first – squirrels and mice often use grills as a place to hibernate in the winter. And then there’s all that burnt-on yuck that [...]

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 [...]