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How to Remove Chocolate Stains

Chocolate is a wonderful part of life. Chocolate stains? Not so much. It’s wonderful that it comes in so many forms – chocolate ice cream, chocolate cookies, chocolate candy bars, chocolate syrup … you get the idea. Unfortunately, this means there are great odds of eventually getting chocolate stains on clothes and upholstery. The good news is that if you follow a few careful steps, chocolate stains are simple to remove! We’ve outlined how to remove chocolate stains for you below: How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Clothing How to go from, “Oh, no!” to “Oh, no problem!” Use a

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How to Pack a Neat & Tidy Suitcase

Are you cramming every last bit of clothing into your bag, only to arrive at your destination with wrinkled clothes and an unorganized mess? Packing a suitcase so it’s neat and tidy is easy with a few simple steps. Here are some valuable tips on how to pack a suitcase efficiently and neatly. How to Pack a Suitcase Eliminate Excess Do you unpack from a vacation and realize how much of the stuff you lugged around you didn’t even end up using? Overpacking is a tidy suitcase’s biggest enemy. Identify and eliminate excess items and clothing before you even begin

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How to Clean Granite Countertops Like a Rock Star

Granite kitchen countertops have remained very popular since the early 2000s. This natural stone is beautiful, resists bacteria and staining, and gives off a lustrous shine. Just remember, granite has unique cleaning requirements, including the need to reseal it occasionally. Keep your natural stone counters looking great for years to come with this guide on how to clean granite countertops. Seal the Granite If the countertop is not sealed, you’ll want to take care of that first. Most granite countertop installations come with a layer of sealant. This protects the natural stone for a while, but the sealant wears away

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How to Clean Your Bedroom Lightning Fast

Bedrooms are one of those sacred, special places. It’s where we cheerfully – or not – greet each new day, and it’s a place of respite from our hectic days. Unfortunately, our bedrooms may often be somewhat neglected. While some may think a messy bedroom doesn’t matter, clutter is known to increase stress and anxiety. For a quick fix to an eternal problem, wouldn’t it be great to know how to clean your bedroom fast? If your bedroom is crowded with clutter and “mystery laundry” (as in, “I wonder if this is clean or dirty …”), it’s time for a

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How to Remove Mold from Shower Caulk or Tile Grout

Bright, clean shower caulk and grout can make your bathroom look spotless, but getting rid of mold takes a special action plan. The challenge: mold and mildew thrive in a warm, moist environment – like your shower! With mold, it’s not enough to scrub it away; you must kill it.  Follow our expert tips on how to clean the grout in your shower: Assemble your tools. Gather a broom or hand vacuum and dustpan, scrubbing sponge and old toothbrush or soft cleaning brush. Remove dust. Vacuum or sweep away any loose dust or debris from the tiled shower floor. This

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Crystal Clear Mirror Cleaning Tips

If you’re too distracted by streaks and lint during your morning mirror, mirror on the wall routine, we have some easy mirror cleaning tips for you! Keeping the bathroom clean can be a chore, but taking the time to keep this room sparkling is worth the oohs and ahhs of guests who can appreciate its challenge. If you’re wondering how to clean a mirror, use our simple tips and create a DIY glass cleaning solution for an impressive shine every time:   Mirror Cleaning Tips Mirrors, and bathroom mirrors in particular, may accumulate sticky types of buildup. Your powder room

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Mother’s Day Clean Home Giveaway

Molly Maid, a Neighborly company, knows what moms really want this Mother’s Day – a break from house cleaning and chance to do more of what she loves. To help families give mom the gift she truly deserves, Molly Maid launched “Molly Loves Moms – Mother’s Day Clean Home Giveaway” on May 1. The contest entry period continues through May 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To enter for a chance to win one of 10 $250 Molly Maid gift certificates, enter on the Molly Maid Facebook page at: https://goo.gl/wnFWlU. Winners could choose to use their Molly Maid gift certificate

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How to Erase Cup Rings

Coasters are often neglected. When someone rests a cool beverage on your favorite wooden table, don’t panic. Run for the hair dryer instead! This trick also works on well-set cup rings, although it take a little longer before you start to see results. Watch the video below to see how it works. The trick is to hold the hair dryer close enough to the cup ring so that the heat evaporates the moisture that permeated the wood. Once the ring has disappeared – or mostly disappeared – condition the wood with olive oil, mineral oil or mayonnaise. Yes, mayonnaise works

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How to Clean a Propane Grill

Everyone loves tasty barbecue! Now that the weather is warming up, you’re ready to start grilling up burgers, chicken, and corn on the cob. But before you toss any food on the grill, make sure it’s clean after a winter of non-use. With these tips on how to clean a propane grill, you’ll be all set for another fantastic grilling season! Supplies Work gloves Bucket of warm, soapy water Aluminum foil Grill brush Damp paper towels Trash can Garden hose Paper clip or another small piece of wire Stainless steel wipes (for stainless steel grills) or a soapy cotton cloth

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Introducing Molly Maid’s Messy Roommate Boot Camp

Drop and give me 100 mop lunges! (Mop-ups?) Molly Maid is excited to announce our new roommate training boot camp. A program tailored to suit your individual needs to address messy roommates and the frequent tension that can arise from a pile of dirty dishes; long gone are full trash bins, bathroom sink scum, and dust bunny communities. Our curriculum is focused to deliver insightful routines and tactics to deal with messy people. Our maid sergeants will deploy to your home in the wee hours of the morning to begin recruit training. We’ll warm up with vigorous calisthenics using mops,

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Redefine the Meaning of Spring Cleaning

It’s time to redefine the meaning of spring cleaning. Trade your dirty floors for some time outdoors! Of course, some cleaning may be required, but it’s definitely not considered “housework.” In fact, it’s far from work at all. Here are some of our favorite “spring cleaning” tasks – the ones we look forward to all winter long: Spring “Cleaning” Tasks: › Washing freshly picked strawberries › Pumping up the tires on your bikes › Cleaning the catch of the day › Getting out your car or motorcycle › Washing your deck and patio furniture › Shining your sunglasses for sunny

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How to Clean Dirty Window Tracks

When completing your weekly chores, it’s easy to forget about the window tracks. Months go by before you even give them a second thought. By the time you do, you notice the window tracks are rusty, dusty, and buggy. What an eyesore! Fortunately, you can clean them without too much trouble. A sprinkle of baking soda and vinegar is the key to restoring beautiful window tracks with minimal scrubbing required. How to Clean Window Tracks First, gather all your supplies. Here’s what you need: Vacuum with a brush attachment Baking soda White vinegar Old toothbrush Paper towels Wet rag Butter

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