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Joanna Gaines’ Stovetop Potpourri Recipe to Cleanse Your House After The Holidays

It’s easy to think that, because of her success and ability to turn anything she touches into gold, Joanna Gaines isn’t just like the rest of us. But, she continues to prove that isn’t the case and she is, in fact, simply human. And just like the rest of us, Joanna Gaines gets that itch … Read more

7 Robot Vacuums People Are Obsessed With Right Now

Right now, everyone on my Instagram and Facebook feeds is sharing videos of their brand new robotic vacuums. You know, the ones that look like a Sony Discman, but actually work a lot better going over bumps and moving around. I’ve been trying to decide if I should get one for myself and so far, … Read more

6 Tips For Keeping Your Washing Machine Running Efficiently

In today’s edition of, “Things No One Tells You About Adulthood,” we’re going to talk about washing your washing machine. I know. Seems a little ridiculous, right? But as it turns out, you’re supposed to be cleaning your washing machine to make sure it’s performing at its very best– and to make sure that it’s … Read more

Here’s How Long Your Frozen Items Are Actually Good According To The Latest Guidelines

I try to be good about cleaning out my refrigerator regularly so I can get rid of any expired food or old leftovers— but my freezer? That’s an entirely different story. I don’t know why, but I always assumed that if you freeze something, it’ll basically stay good forever. Of course, I’ve pulled a few … Read more

‘Swedish Death Cleaning’ Sounds Terrifying, But It’s Something Everyone Should Consider Doing

When my grandpa passed away suddenly, we never expected to lose his wife within the following weeks. Afterwards, my parents spent several days in Texas at my grandparents house sorting through all of their belongings, trying to decide what to keep, what to donate, and what could simply be tossed. It was draining on the … Read more

How To Quickly Clean Your Mattress So You Can Sleep Like A Baby

There are some things in life that I like to ignore, because ignorance truly is bliss. But unfortunately (and fortunately), I’m no longer ignorant to the truth about my mattress. What truth, you ask? Oh, just that it’s basically a sitting cesspool for your dead skin cells and sweat, no big deal. But seriously, if … Read more

How To Fold A Fitted Sheet According To Two Dudes And Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart has the same problem as the rest of us: she cannot fold fitted sheets, at least not well. Everyone has a method that generally devolves into fits of rage and wadded sheets. If you just said “not me,” you are excused and may leave. The rest of us need to learn from two … Read more

5 Pantry Staples You Probably Didn’t Realize Can Clean With

Did you know that you probably have natural cleaning remedies already in your home sitting in your pantry? Yep! All you have to do is know how to use them. 5 Pantry Staples You Probably Didn’t Realize Can Clean With: Lemons Walnuts Vegetable Oil and Baking Soda Ketchup Vinegar and Rice Wait. Ketchup?! Yeah, we … Read more

8 Steps to Degerming a Hotel Room

There’s nothing that brings excitement and dread quite like a hotel room. More often than not, the second you step foot into your rented abode, the fear creeps in– who has been here before? Was that really washed? Should I bleach this myself? Thanks to Real Simple and Microbiologist Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., a professor … Read more

The “Today Show” Offers Up 4 Alternative Uses For Beer That Should Never Be Tried Because Beer is For Drinking

“The Today Show” is a daily, 4-hour show made up of innumerable bite-sized segments. Admittedly, finding something new or interesting to say every day outside of the news and weather is difficult. You can only come up with so many cleaning hacks and life tips before deciding “4 Surprising Uses For Beer Other Than Drinking” … Read more