Clean House

Get the house clean--and keep it that way!

Learn the secrets of an always-clean house, make your own pantry cleaners, and learn the cleaning secrets of professional cleaners.

Try these ideas to clean up life at home.  

Fall Cleaning Chore Checklist
Fall Cleaning Checklist
Cynthia Ewer September 7, 2021

It's Autumn. Pumpkins glow in golden fields. Shorter days, crisp mornings signal winter's approach.

Can the holidays be far behind?

Use Autumn's brisk and breezy days to conquer deep-cleaning chores for a clean and comfortable winter home, and to wrap up summer's outdoor lifestyle.

Our Fall Cleaning Chore Checklist will help you prepare home and hearth for the coming of winter:

Clean Green: Recipes for Homemade Cleaning Products
Recipes for Homemade Cleaners
Cynthia Ewer July 20, 2020

Taken a trip down the cleaning aisle at the supermarket lately? If you believe the ad hype, you can't keep a clean house without loading your shopping cart with a different cleaner for each surface, floor and sink in the house.

Hogwash! Simple recipes using products from your pantry make effective household cleaning solutions. An added plus: these natural products are more environmentally friendly than commercial alternatives.

Kids and Chores: Chilling The Chore Wars
Kids and Chores
Cynthia Ewer July 18, 2020

When it comes to kids and housework, the blasted terrain is familiar: a dirty house, balky children, and frazzled, frustrated parents--and a new school year throws the issue into high relief.

Clean House! Speed Cleaning Tips from Pro Cleaners
Cleaning tips from professional cleaners
Cynthia Ewer July 1, 2020

Paid cleaning help can be a wonderful short-cut to a clean and organized home--if the household budget can stand the cost. But what do you do if the Prize Patrol bypassed your door this year?

Clean Sweep? The Case Against Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning
Cynthia Ewer March 25, 2020

Spring blows in with warm wind and the promise of ... spring cleaning?

Certainly, there's a lot to be said for the notion of spring cleaning. It's a good time of year to rout out the dirt, dust and disorder that's crept into the home since the holiday season. By doing a thorough clean once a year, no area of the home gets too far removed from the results earned by energetic mops, vacuums and cleaning cloths.