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.

Unclog An Iron With White Vinegar

Has your steam iron turned cranky, dripping and spitting? Clean deposits and clogs with white vinegar to restore steaming power. Fill iron with vinegar, and heat to the steam setting. "Steam" a thick wad of paper towels to clear steaming channels, then allow the iron to cool. Empty vinegar and rinse several times before use.

Caddy To The Rescue: Cut Bathroom Clutter

Multi-user bathrooms can become cluttered and cramped. Assign each family member a flat-bottomed plastic caddy from the dollar store to hold personal care items. Toss brushes, shampoo and body care bottles and makeup into the caddy to keep bathroom surfaces neat ... and organized!

Simplify Errand Day With An Errand Notebook

The planner principle works for errands, too! In a small, purse-sized notebook, jot down errands as they occur to you. Tuck any needed items--coupons, gift certificates, paint chips, DVD returns--to the notebook with a binder clip. Check the notebook as you go to knock off errands in record time.