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This blog, and the site as a whole, is your one stop guide to just about anything you'd like to know about house cleaning tips, laundry tips, stain removal from various surfaces, and other household remedies and hints.

On the site you'll find lots of articles, tips, product reviews and more, all designed to help you figure out the simplest and most effective ways to deal with all of your cleaning tasks, both common and unusual, so you can have time for all the other parts of your life!

This page isn't the only way to get updates on the site though. You can subscribe to the free weekly newsletter here, and then you will get an email newsletter from me, with the latest articles, ideas and tips.

The Latest Articles On Stain Removal 101

Deodorant Remover Reviews & How To Make Your Own

Deodorant Remover Reviews & How To Make Your Own
Have you ever heard of a deodorant remover? Basically, these products are a way to remove the excess deodorant residue and marks that you accidentally got on some of your clothes, while applying the product.

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Don't Forget These 10 Things When You Deep Clean Your Bedroom

Don't Forget These 10 Things When You Deep Clean Your Bedroom
Here are 10 things you don't want to forget about when you deep clean your bedroom, to make it a place you'll enjoy sleeping each night.

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Baby Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softeners & Baby Stain Remover Products

Baby Laundry Detergent
Do you want to use baby laundry detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets, as well as baby stain remover products for cleaning your baby's clothes and stains?

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Tips For Washing Bras: Best Practices & How To Do It In The Real World

 Tips For Washing Bras
Here are tips for washing bras, including the best way to wash these delicate items, plus instructions for doing it in the real world where you don't have unlimited time and patience but still want your bras to last.

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Tips For Baby Formula Stain And Spit Up Removal

Tips For Baby Formula Stain And Spit Up Removal
Below I've gathered several tips from readers, as well as a video from the web, which share spit up and baby formula stain removal instructions and tricks.

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20 Mule Team Borax Review Plus Top 5 Laundry & Cleaning Uses For It

20 Mule Team Borax Review Plus Top 5 Laundry & Cleaning Uses For It
I was provided a box of 20 Mule Team Borax as part of my role as a Purex Insider (both products have the same parent company, Dial), and I've been using it for a while now.

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How To Keep Liquid Laundry Detergent Cap Clean

How To Keep Liquid Laundry Detergent Cap Clean
Here are tips and ideas for how to keep your liquid laundry detergent cap clean as a whistle, so it doesn't build up all kinds of yucky gunk.

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Jam Stain Removal Guide

Jam Stain Removal Guide
Jam stain removal is essential to learn, because as soon as even a speck of jam falls onto your clothes, upholstery or carpeting it will most likely leave a stain.

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Ice Cream Stain Removal Guide

Ice Cream Stain Removal Guide
Ice cream stains are some of the best stains you can get, at least if you are measuring the amount of enjoyment you receive while getting them.

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Easy Off Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner Caused Stainless Steel Discoloration

Easy Off Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner Caused Stainless Steel Discoloration
Below quite a few readers have shared their experiences with Easy Off heavy duty oven cleaner (the one in the yellow can).

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Does Dawn Cause Smelly Sponges And Dish Cloths?

Does Dawn Cause Smelly Sponges
I've gotten lots of reviews and experiences from readers lately, all sharing how Dawn has caused smelly sponges, dish cloths and rags.

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How To Remove Baby Food Stains

How To Remove Baby Food Stains
Baby food stains are bound to happen whenever your sweet baby starts eating solid foods.

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How To Remove Musty Odor From Smelly Towels

How To Remove Musty Odor From Smelly Towels
If you've got musty and smelly towels here's how to remove the stinky odor so you can enjoy them again.

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How To Use Vinegar As Automatic Dishwasher Rinse Aid

How To Use Vinegar As Automatic Dishwasher Rinse Aid
Did you know that you can use vinegar as automatic dishwasher rinse aid?

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How To Use Essential Oils For Cleaning Your Home

How To Use Essential Oils For Cleaning Your Home
Here is how to use essential oils for cleaning your home as part of homemade cleaners, including important safety tips.

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How To Sort Laundry: Tips To Make The Process Fast But Still Effective

How To Sort Laundry
Here are tips for how to sort laundry so that your clothes get washed in the optimum way, but without too much effort involved.

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How To Clean Fireworks Stains On Cement And Driveways

How To Clean Fireworks Stains
I got a question about how to clean fireworks stains on cement and driveways on the site's Facebook wall right after the Fourth of July.

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How To Remove Tomato Stains From Plastic

How To Remove Tomato Stains
My family loves to save our leftovers, but until recently I didn't know how to remove tomato stains from plastic containers.

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How To Remove Permanent Marker From White Board

How To Remove Permanent Marker From White Board
Below is a video showing how to remove permanent marker from a white board.

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How To Remove Sticker Residue From Clothing

How To Remove Sticker Residue From Clothing
I've gotten several questions about how to remove sticker residue from clothing.

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How To Clean & Remove Soap Scum

How To Clean & Remove Soap Scum
Here are instructions for how to clean and remove soap scum from hard surfaces around your home, especially in the bathroom.

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Toothbrush Uses For Cleaning, Laundry & Stain Removal

Toothbrush Uses For Cleaning
Everyone's got a toothbrush around somewhere, and here's a list of toothbrush uses you can employ them for around your home, for all types of cleaning tasks.

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How To Clean Toothbrush: Multiple Methods

How To Clean Toothbrush
I've collected quite a few tips for how to clean a toothbrush because -- think about it -- you're supposed to put this thing in your mouth twice daily to clean your teeth, but what is to say it's really clean itself?

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How To Remove Chapstick Stains On Clothing

Remove Chapstick Stains
Knowing how to remove chapstick stains on clothing is a must if you accidentally run your clothes through the wash without getting that chapstick out of your pocket.

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How To Remove A Banana Stain

How To Remove A Banana Stain
You may wonder how to remove banana stain from your fabric, upholstery, or carpet if you ever let a child run around the house munching on a banana.

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How To Make Foaming Soap: Simple Recipe

How To Make Foaming Soap
Several readers have provided variations of several simple recipes for how to make foaming hand soap.

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Tips For Speed Cleaning Your Bathroom

Tips For Speed Cleaning Your Bathroom
Here are tips for speed cleaning your bathroom, so that it looks great for you, your family, and guests, without taking up too much of your time and energy.

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Sweat Stain Removal Guide

Sweat Stain Removal Guide
Below you will learn tips and techniques for sweat stain removal so you can remove these stains from clothing, and also from upholstery and carpet, with step by step instructions.

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Delicate Wash Reviews For Hand Washing & Gentle Cycle

Delicate Wash Reviews
Here is a list of delicate wash products available for hand washing clothing, or for use in the gentle cycle of your washing machine, along with reviews and recommendations to decide which one you should use for yourself.

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Tips For Cleaning Bath Toys {Including Dealing With Mold & Mildew}

Tips For Cleaning Bath Toys
Here are tips for cleaning bath toys, including how to deal with mold and mildew on the toys, how to keep the mold from forming in the future, and which types of bath toys are easiest to clean.

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Woolite Delicate Fabric Wash Review

Woolite Delicate Fabric Wash Review
Here are a series of Woolite delicate fabric wash reviews from readers of this site (as well as some discussion from me) about this variety of laundry detergent.

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How To Clean Shower Head With Vinegar

How To Clean Shower Head With Vinegar
Do you know how to clean a shower head with vinegar, to remove hard water deposits that are blocking the holes and causing it to not spray as well?

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How To Wash Bedding

How To Wash Bedding
Here are instructions for how to wash bedding, including pillowcases, sheets, comforters and blankets, mattress covers, and dust ruffles and bed skirts.

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How To Clean Porcelain Sink: Simple, Easy & Frugal Trick

How To Clean Porcelain Sink
Here's such a dramatic difference between the before and after pictures from a reader, Dayna's vintage sink.

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Tree Sap Stain Removal Guide

Tree Sap Stain Removal Guide
Tree sap stain removal techniques become necessary when you accidentally bring a little bit more of the outdoors back with you into your home than you planned.

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How To Clean Makeup Brushes & Sponges

How To Clean Makeup Brushes & Sponges
Here are simple instructions for how to clean makeup brushes and sponges, so you can apply your cosmetics smoothly and without fear of bacteria and germs.

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Strawberry Stain Removal Guide

Strawberry Stain Removal Guide
Strawberry stain removal techniques are important when you love strawberries, as many people do (like me and my whole family!).

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Stone Cleaner Reviews

Stone Cleaner Reviews
Here is a round up of stone cleaner reviews to find out which products work best for cleaning stone such as marble, granite, limestone, slate and sandstone, and which should stay on the store shelf.

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How To Clean Granite Countertops {Plus Granite Care Tips}

How To Clean Granite Countertops
Here are instructions for how to clean granite countertops, as well as granite countertop care tips for daily care as well as when there are scratches, stains or etching.

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Wine Stain Remover Reviews

Wine Stain Remover Reviews
Here is a round up of wine stain remover reviews for several different brands, so you can find out which ones work best on various surfaces including clothing, upholstery, carpet and more when your wine spills.

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Wine Stain Removal Tips And Tricks You Can Use

Wine Stain Removal Tips
I've collected some of the best home remedies you can use for wine stain removal, specifically focused on what to do when you spill that wine on clothes or other fabrics.

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Over 50 Stain Remover Reviews {Products From A Through M}

Over 50 Stain Remover Reviews
Here are over 50 stain remover reviews that readers have shared with me, for products beginning with A through M of the alphabet, telling me whether they loved or hated a specific brand or type of product.

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Rubbing Alcohol Uses For Cleaning & Stain Removal

Rubbing Alcohol Uses For Cleaning & Stain Removal
Below are 35 rubbing alcohol uses for cleaning and stain removal in your home. You can also share your own uses and recipes for using this common household item to make your own cleaning products and stain removers.

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Pollen Stain Removal Guide

Pollen Stain Removal Guide
A pollen stain can happen when you are gathering those gorgeous flowers, or while walking through the woods on a windy day.

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Glass And Window Cleaner Reviews

Glass And Window Cleaner Reviews
Here is a round up of glass and window cleaner reviews, including both speciality products and general cleaners, to find out which products work best for windows, glass and mirrors, to clean without streaks.

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Dishwasher Rinse Agent Reviews

How To Create A Stain Removal Kit
Here is a round up of dishwasher rinse agent and rinse aid reviews, including several brand names, generics and eco-friendly products, to find which ones work best.

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How To Create A Stain Removal Kit & What To Put In It

How To Create A Stain Removal Kit
One of the first rules you learn about removing stains is that the quicker you do it the easier it is. To help you always be prepared when stains happen you should create a stain removal kit that you keep in your laundry room, or whatever area of your home you deal with washing clothes. Below I've listed the items you should keep in this kit, and why.

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Top 10 Tips For Removing Stains Plus Glossary Of Terms And Techniques

Top 10 Tips For Removing Stains
Removing stains does not need to be complicated, but it is always best to understand the basics. Therefore, here are the top ten tips for successfully getting rid of spots and spills from a variety of surfaces.

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How To Clean Dishwasher With Vinegar

How To Clean Dishwasher With Vinegar
Here is a video giving tips for how to clean a dishwasher with vinegar.

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