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How to Make Cleanup Time Fun for Kids

It’s every parent’s dream to have children who are willing to do chores. After all, it makes sense to enlist help from those who made the mess in the first place. Unfortunately, even at this young age, your kids recognize that chores aren’t fun. Don’t get stuck doing all the work yourself – learn some effective ways to make cleanup fun, so your children are more willing to lend a hand. Plan an Age-Appropriate Chore Chart Before you attempt any cleaning with kids, make sure you’re asking them to do age-appropriate tasks. Take each child’s capabilities into account when making

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How to Remove Sticker Residue

Children love stickers, and sometimes they end up on windows, walls, furniture, clothing, and places you would never expect.  Some adults like stickers as well, and you may find yourself regretting you stuck one on a closet door or car bumper a few months or years down the road.  Can the residue from stickers be removed?  You’ll be relieved to know in most cases, the answer is yes. Enjoy the tips below! Whether on wood, plastic, glass, rubber or other materials, the first thing you should do after removing the sticker is to remove as much residue as possible with

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Keeping Floors Clean With Pets

Pets make great companions, but they’re notorious for getting dirty. From piles of fur to muddy paw prints to spilled water dishes, it seems your four-legged friend is always making a mess somewhere. Fortunately, it’s possible to maintain a clean house, even if you have a dog or cat running around. Just follow these tips for keeping floors clean with pets. Brush, Brush, Brush Most dogs and cats shed, so fur-related messes are the number one issue pet owners face. Keep hair buildup at bay with daily brushing sessions. If possible, brush your pet outside to keep fur from flying

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Best Way to Mop Tile Floors

If you have ceramic tile floors in the kitchen, entryway, and elsewhere throughout your home, you enjoy the minimal upkeep that this material offers. It doesn’t scratch or warp like wood floors or pick up stains like carpet. Still, you should take care of your tile to help ensure you have the cleanest floors on the block! Here are some tips on how to mop tile.  Best Way to Mop Tile Floors Clean often: Frequent cleaning makes the job easier. Don’t let your floors turn into a “project” –mop them regularly so they always look good. In fact, you should sweep

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How to Clean a Vacuum Cleaner

The vacuum cleaner is just one of many small appliances you count on to keep your home running smoothly. It’s a tool you use to clean the house, but what about cleaning the vacuum itself? Regular vacuum cleaner maintenance will help the machine maintain its suction and last for years longer before needing to be replaced. Molly Maid can help with these tips on how to clean a vacuum cleaner.  Gather Your Supplies Replacement vacuum bag (optional) Soap and hot water Can of compressed air Wire hanger Dryer sheet Broom or mop Duct tape Screwdriver Replacement vacuum belt (optional) Tweezers Scissors or

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Mustard Stain: Doggone It!

If you’ve ever gotten mustard on your fingers while making potato salad, deviled eggs or anything containing mustard, you know how it can stain your skin.  Imagine what it can do to your clothes!  We all try to be careful when eating, but accidents do happen.  You’re enjoying an outdoor barbecue with friends or taking in a ball game with your family when the unthinkable happens – a blob of mustard drips off your hot dog and on to your shirt.  Is your only option to trash the shirt or use it for cleaning rags?  Absolutely not.  We’ll tell you

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How to Clean Quartz Countertops

Homeowners choose quartz countertops for many reasons; their beauty, the fact that they harbor less bacteria because they’re nearly non-porous, and ease of cleaning.  You may have these gorgeous countertops in your kitchen, bathroom, or both, and you want to keep them sparkling like new.  From streaks and fingerprints to stains, we’ll show you how to clean quartz countertops so that you can enjoy their beauty for years to come! First, always be sure to wipe up any spills right away. Juice, jelly, mustard, ketchup – anything that spills and sits for a while will be harder to remove and may

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How to Remove Chlorine from Bathing Suits, Hair & Skin

Chlorine is a vital chemical for making public water safe, both for swimming and drinking. Unfortunately, it has some undesired consequences. Chlorine has a distinct odor that follows you home. It causes dry, itchy skin for sensitive individuals. It even has a bleaching effect that turns light-colored hair green and fades bathing suits over time. To prevent these problems and still enjoy hours in the pool every week this summer, you need to learn how to remove chlorine from your bathing suit, hair, and skin. Just follow these tips before getting in the water and washing up after the pool.

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How to Clean the American Flag

You may love hanging the American flag in your yard as part of your patriotic garden, especially if you’re a retired veteran or have family members serving in the Armed Forces. Unfortunately, flags get dirty, just like any fabric left outside for extended periods. Have you ever wondered, “Can you clean the American flag?” If so, the answer is simple – flying a dirty flag is poor etiquette, and dirt also wears out the flag faster, so cleaning it is not only possible but highly recommended. The problem is that American flags can be tricky to wash. The bright red and

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How to Pack (and Stay Organized) for a Road Trip

Road trips make traveling with your family affordable. You can bring whatever you want without worrying about baggage restrictions at the airport. Plus, you can pace yourself and make stops along the way to your destination. Soak up all the sights our great nation has to offer with a family road trip this summer! The trick is to keep your car clean and make finding certain items easier as you travel. With this guide on how to pack for a road trip, never again will you misplace or accidentally ruin belongings while on the road. Know What to Pack for

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How to Pack for the Beach

Nothing says summer vacation like a day at the beach! All you can think about is what fun you’ll have with your family, but it’s also important to slow down and take time to pack carefully for your trip. Make sure you don’t forget anything essential by following these beach packing tips. Pick the Right Bags Pack most of your beach essentials in a large canvas or woven PVC bag with zippered compartments to keep sand off delicate items, such as your phone or camera. For added protection, consider placing these items in disposable zip-top sandwich bags. No one likes to bring the beach

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How to Clean A Tent

If you just returned from a camping trip, make sure you clean and dry your tent thoroughly before storing it, especially if it has a moldy smell to it. With these tips, you’ll learn the best way to clean a tent so it will be ready to go the next time adventure calls. Tips for Cleaning a Tent Your first thought might be to throw the tent into the washing machine, but this is not the best way to clean a tent. In fact, laundering a tent could stretch or tear the fabric, mesh, and seams, so never do this! Instead,

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