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20 Often Forgotten House Cleaning Areas (Part 1 of a 2-Part Series)

  Part 1 of a 2-Part Series With the warm weather, you might find yourself entertaining more often than you did during the cold and cozy weekends of winter. But before you start sending out barbecue invitations, make sure you take time to clean those areas of your home that are easy to overlook. You…

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10 Spring Cleaning Ideas

Martha Stewart’s book, Homekeeping Handbook, includes a free printable checklist for the annual house cleaning ritual that most Americans observe as soon as buds start to appear and birds begin to sing. Although she recognizes that pleasure typically comes only after the work is finished, she challenges readers to improve the process by making the…

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Spring Has Sprung: 5 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Spring Cleaning

As we usher in a new season, your thoughts may turn to Spring Cleaning. In past posts, we’ve discussed ways to organize your home. So, this year, to shake things up, we’d like to drill down on an important housecleaning consideration for 2013—how to organize on a budget. All of these ideas are budget friendly…

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Clean House to Clean Up Financially—How to Clean Storage Areas

A woman in Iowa recently uncovered World War II relics while cleaning her house, according to a story in the Globe Gazette. An appraisal of items uncovered, including a Japanese silk flag and a rice linen tablecloth revealed a total net worth of $1,050-$1,300. “These (items) mean a lot to me,” said Sharon Hamrick of…

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Clean House to Improve Your Health

You probably already know that a clean house makes a healthy home. But did you know that the plants you choose to purchase can also contribute to the well-being of everyone in your abode? According to a study conducted in the late 1908’s by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA), common houseplants…

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Do You Have a Latent Tendency to Hoard?

Have you ever watched the A&E television show, Hoarders? A team of professional house cleaners and psychologists work with homeowners who have amassed so much stuff, their houses team with clutter, rodents and filth to the horror and disbelief of everyone around them. What you might not realize is that many people have latent hoarding…

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How to Get Ready to Host a Holiday Party in 7 Easy Steps

If you’re going to be hosting a party over the holidays, you could probably use a few easy-cleaning hints to help you prepare. The following ideas are brought to you by My Cleaning Lady Referral Agency. We hope they’ll help you throw the best party of the year! Just take a few minutes to review…

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Fall Housework Hints: How to Clear Clutter

The kids are back in school. The weather is cooling down. The house is a wreck. What to do? Here are a few household hints from the housecleaning professionals at My Cleaning Lady. Before you do a deep clean, all hands on deck to clear the clutter. Start here: Papers Where do they all come…

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Three Steps to Clean Clutter

Do you have to dig through piles of old papers to find past due bills? Are your receipts buried under out-of-date magazines, coupons and fliers? Is your kitchen table stacked with CDs, DVDs and books? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might be a pack rat. Even if you are relatively…

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Everything you ever wanted to know about spring cleaning but were afraid to ask

Daylight saving time, warm temperatures and chirping birds are all signs that spring has sprung and it’s time to do spring cleaning. This annual ritual differs from weekly cleaning because it’s far more intense. Spring is the perfect time to thoroughly scrub every nook and cranny of your home, condo or apartment. If you choose…

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