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  • Cleaning Microfiber Furniture Myself

    Love "home CEO's" advice (and pro's!) on this. Have an expensive set of furniture we covered with microfiber because we have pets. But one sofa keeps getting dirty from daily use, especially along the edges of the two main, attached cushions. Suggestions on how to clean it myself and...
    Posted to Forum by lifeinbalance on Sun, Mar 23 2014
  • Getting the dirt out of carpets that collects around the edges of the room

    After getting our carpets cleaned for years by commercial companies, somehow they are not able to get the "dirt ring" that collects around the very edges of the room out. It's only about an inch by it's noticeably dirtier/darker than the rest of the carpet. I'm not sure what to...
    Posted to Forum by lifeinbalance on Sun, Mar 23 2014
  • Getting Organised for the New Year

    It's not January 1st anymore but if you are still trying to get a good start for the new year; don't despair, it's not too late to get it together. Jumpstart January with Organised Home . There are some motivational things here and good tips to start with doable projects. A sense of accomplishment...
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on Tue, Jan 15 2013
  • Reader's Question: Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets

    A reader has written in about cleaning her cabinets. Can you help with tips on what you use to get yours clean? What are your cabinet doors made of? what can i use to clean greasy kitchen cupboards?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on Thu, Sep 6 2012
  • Refrigerator Cleaning

    It's time to clean the fridge! Especially if there are green things...and those things can't be called vegetables or fruits. Where do you begin with this project?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on Wed, May 30 2012
  • Save on Cleaning

    You can spend less on spring cleaning this year... Buy cleaners on sale Use coupons Make your own cleaners Let the stores keep the paper towel and disposable wipes; use cloth that you can wash and reuse How many other ways can we save on cleaning?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on Wed, Mar 28 2012
  • Cleaning; Naturally and Frugally

    What are your favorite solutions for homemade cleaners?
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on Wed, Dec 7 2011
  • Removing Mold from the Toilet

    A reader has a problem with mold. Can you help with solutions to remove the build up, the stains and to prevent farther growth? What to use to remove mold from underneath the rim of the toilet bowl. I have tried several things to no avail. Thank you.
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on Mon, Oct 31 2011
  • A Neater House in Just 10 Minutes

    The Dollar Stretcher has an article on cleaning tasks that take 10 minutes. If you haven't read it, check it out! 10 Minute Tasks We can often overlook things that need to be done when we are busy but taking a few minutes isn't impossible and small steps can lead to successful efforts. What other...
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on Sat, Oct 29 2011
  • Easiest Room First

    I am starting a deep clean run of my house. I have tried different approaches to cleaning over the years to find better ways to help me to get it all done. I find it easier to start with an area that is least in need of work. That may not sound efficient to some. Why bother with the cleanest room when...
    Posted to Forum by Brandy on Sun, Aug 7 2011
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