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.

Speed Cleaning with Microfiber Magic

Microfiber cleaning cloths have specially-engineered fibers that grab dirt and pull it from surfaces in record time ... without scratching! Most surfaces in your home are microfiber-friendly, so replace cleaning rags or paper towels with a supply of washable microfiber cloths to speed cleaning and simplify your cleaning tote.

Time for a Pre-Holiday Camera Check

Ready, set, roll 'em! Christmas morning will soon be here, so take a moment to prepare to capture the memories. Haul out the cameras and videocams and make sure they're ready for the big day. Charge the batteries, check supplies of film or digital media, and be sure you have cables handy for uploading digital photos. Share the moment!

Make It Merry With A Christmas Morning Basket

On Christmas morning, happy chaos reigns--but nobody wants to delay opening gifts so the family camera operator can find fresh batteries! Ahead of the big day, assemble a Christmas morning basket, containing scissors, pliers, camera batteries and any tools you need to open clamshell packaging. Add a pad of paper and pen to record gifts for thank-you notes. You'll be ready for the fun.

Thanksgiving Ahead! Strip Down The Refrigerator

With holiday cooking just around the corner, now's the time to make space in the refrigerator. Even if you don't have time for a full fridge clean-out, hunt out last summer's barbecue sauce, outdated salad dressings, and any bottles or jars with an inch or less of food inside. Use them up, consolidate them, or just plain toss them to free up storage space. Make room for Thanksgiving!