Articles Tagged In Cleaning

30 Minutes to a Clean Fridge

There are plenty of reasons to clean a fridge and one big excuse not to — namely, lack of time. But you don’t need to set aside several hours to complete a basic cleanout. Get it done in 30 minutes with this guide.

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5 Hidden Spots to Clean This Spring

The condenser coils on many refrigerators are located behind a vent at the bottom-front of the unit. Because they’re so close to the ground, they can be a magnet for dust and hair.

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5 Steps to a Manageable Thanksgiving Dinner

Opening your home to friends and family for Thanksgiving dinner can be stressful for even the most seasoned host or hostess. Have no fear, a few simple steps can help break down this daunting dinner and ensure that your meal goes off without a hitch.

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6 Steps for Fixing a Squeaky Door

Don’t let a squeaky door drive you to distraction. To eliminate those annoying sounds, use these tips to fix the problem quickly and inexpensively.

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8 Laundry Hacks to Make Life Easier

If there’s one task in this world that everyone loves to hate, it’s laundry. There’s simply no escaping it. Or is there? Check out these 8 easy ways to put an end to the never-ending cycle of, well, never-ending cycles.

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9 Ways to Declutter Your Home

When your entire house needs decluttering, where do you begin? Before you panic...

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Are You Using Your Laundry Detergent Correctly?

Most people use far more detergent than they actually need to. Learn how much you should use to extend the life of your clothes and washing machine.

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Clever Uses for Common Household Items

Save money and reduce waste with these handy ideas for using (and re-using) everyday items around your home.

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Do-It-Yourself Isn't Always Best

Do-it-yourself projects are popular right now with everything from headboards to laundry detergent. But deep cleaning is one project that you might want to leave to the professionals.

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Go It Alone or Hire a Pro? Cleaning Gutters

Let’s face it: Cleaning gutters isn’t glamorous, but it’s a project you…

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Good Spring-Clean Family Fun

It's that wonderful time of year again. The sun's back, life’s returning outdoors and we can finally do things other than huddle around the heater. Unfortunately, one of those things is cleaning. Here’s how to make it more fun and family friendly.

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Helpful Tips In the Event of Flooding

When flooding strikes your local area, lives may be disrupted and many homes may experience water damage. Help minimize additional water damage and costs by following these steps:

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High-Tech Innovations to Make Your Pool Safer

Modern technology doesn't stop at fancy new smart watches or thermostats. There are lots of really cool, innovative technologies available to help keep you and your family safe in your backyard pool.

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Home Matters: Oven and Cooktop Cleaning Tips

To help avoid the costly and disruptive malfunction of kitchen appliances, follow these simple tips to keep your refrigerator and garbage disposal running smoothly.

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How to Clean Your Washer and Dryer

Taking the time to clean your washer and dryer can help make your machines more efficient and even prevent scary fires. See what you can do to keep your laundry room mildew and danger free.

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How to Maximize Your Garage Space

Your garage can do a lot more than store a car or odds-and-ends you aren’t sure where to put. Try these tips for reorganizing your space and increasing your garage storage.

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How to Remove Candle Wax From Upholstery, Wood or Carpet

To remove the wax from carpet or upholstery, you will need a plain brownpaper bag and a steam iron. Paper grocery bags work well.

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Is Your Home Pet Proof?

Even the most well-behaved pets get into things they shouldn’t: many of us have a pair of shredded shoes to prove it. To make sure your home is as pet-proof as possible, ask yourself these questions:

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Late Summer Checklist for Homeowners

Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to take care of a few things around the house before the colder weather starts kicking in. Here are some suggestions to help prepare your home for the arrival of fall.

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Look Down to Step Up Sales

Don’t overlook a property’s floor during staging. Buyers certainly won’t. Here are three tips for more attractive floors.

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Make More Room for Your Stuff

Trying to find room for everything in the house after the holidays can be frustrating. Here are some smart and simple ways to add more storage space to your home.

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Preparing Sellers for Home Inspection Success

AHS teamed up with our sister brand, AmeriSpec, to share some tips you can provide your sellers to help make their inspections go smoothly.

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Safe and Natural Ways to Clean Your Home

Looking for an alternative to costly green cleaning products? Then look no further than these four natural ingredients that you probably already have in your house.

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Simple Steps to a Comprehensive Spring Cleaning

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Spring is Blooming. Unfortunately, so are Allergies.

The harsh winter may be coming to a close, but springtime brings some of its own problems; allergies. From itchy, watery eyes to early morning sore throats, springtime allergies attack on all fronts. Here’s some advice for staying prepared.

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Spring Your Pool Into Summer Action

As a pool owner, we know you may be ready for summer, but is your pool? Now’s the time to make sure your pool is the place for family fun all season long.

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Timesaving Household Cleaning Tips

It’s amazing how easily your home can become a mess if you don’t stay on top of it. Here are a few simple tips that can help you keep your place looking good without hours of cleanup.

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Tips for Organizing After the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holidays probably took a serious toll on your home, but getting reorganized doesn’t have to be so difficult with a few helpful tips.

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