Household Hints and Tips

Bring order to your household with handy hints and timely tips to do everything faster and better.

Whether you need to clean house, cut clutter or get organized, these daily tips will help clean up life on the home front.

Sweet Solution: Ditch the Sugar Bowl

The traditional sugar bowl is an accident waiting to happen, prone to spills, wet spoons, and misplaced lids. Spare yourself a sweet mess: store sugar in a spare salt shaker, labeled to prevent surprises. A healthy bonus: when you shake, not spoon, you'll use less!

Ceiling Fan Solution For A Warmer Winter

In summer, a ceiling fan adds a welcome, cooling breeze--but did you know your fan can help you stay warm in winter, too? Most modern fans include a reverse setting to draw cold air upward and redistribute warmer air downward around the edges of the room in cold weather. How to tell the difference? Look up! In summer, you'll want the fan's blades to run counter-clockwise for cooling; in winter, blades move clockwise to draw cold air upward.

What's In A Name?

Considering an organizer? Ignore the name! Kitchen flatware organizers work just as well in bedroom and bathroom to organize cosmetics, accessories or socks.

Best Day to Grocery Shop? Hump Day!

While many of us hit the supermarket on the weekend--or when we've run out of milk--the National Supermarket Association recommends Wednesday as the best day to shop. Fewer shoppers and stocked shelves speed you out the door on Hump Day.