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Clever All Natural Spring Cleaning Tips

From our friends at DIY Inspired ... I’ve never experienced changing of the seasons because as a native California we basically have one nice season all year long. Since moving to Tennessee, we are experiencing spring as I’ve never seen it! There is a definite draw to do some all natural spring cleaning that I hadn’t experienced when living in California. Being a proponent of organic eating and...

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DIY Baking Soda Scouring Powders in 3 All-Natural Scents

Baking soda in a scouring scrub is a safe yet effective way to get stains and grease out of surfaces, but Hello Natural takes it to another level with these all-natural powders infused with luxurious ingredients like dried rose petals and herbs. Not only would we feel good about using these green cleaners, but we'd break them every chance we get just to enjoy the wonderful scents! Discover how to make your own with these three recipes from...

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A simple spring cleaning checklist

If this weekend was any indication, spring has nearly sprung and while we naturally want to spend every minute outside, one major to-do looms -- spring cleaning. From organizing your closet to cleaning your home, spring cleaning can seem a little daunting, which is why we enlisted the help of lifestyle expert and Editorial Director of Rue La La, Nancy Soriano. Before you even get started, Nancy has a few helpful tips:...

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30 DIY Green Cleaners to Try

With a New Year upon us and a few resolutions to be healthier and cleaner on my to-do list, this round-up of DIY green cleaners crafted by Hello Natural couldn't come at a better time. They're non-toxic, easy on the pocket book cleaners that you can make at home. Sold! Give that cleaning stash a healthy facelift with these 30 DIY's.

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20 Easy Ways to Clean with Vinegar

No matter how hard I try, I will never amount to Monica Gellar status. I adore a sparkling clean home as much the next guy, but actually despise the act of cleaning. Which is why I've made it my mission over the course of my adult-life to unearth a handful of painfully easy cleaning tactics. And over the years I've disovered that classic white vinegar is my very best friend!

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DIY All Purpose Citrus Cleaner

I wasn't sure it was possible, but I'm pretty sure our cleaning routine is about to get significantly cuter. Not to mention a whole lot better for our health, the environment and everything surrounding it. Enter: DIY all-purpose citrus cleaner! Made up of ingredients you can actually pronounce, this bad boy gets the job done (all while being totally adorable)! Glass spray bottle 1 ½ tbsp...

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15 Cleaning Tips You Never Knew!

For someone who's weirdly obsessed with a clean condo, the act of cleaning itself falls very low on my list of things I like to do. In order to make the process as painless as possible, over the years I've discovered a handful of super easy, mostly-natural tips and tricks for effortless cleaning. I've pretty much mastered the act of making our place sparkly with little elbow grease, and am sharing all my secrets riiiiight here:...

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12 Tricks for Easy Holiday Clean-Up

For as yummy as a classic holiday dinner is, the kitchen aftermath can be quite the cleaning nightmare. And while dishes are inevitable, there are a few simple steps that can help ease the impending mess and leave a little more time for cozy couch lounging and pie. Lots of pie. Try these twelve tricks for an easier, faster clean-up after the big feast.

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DIY Homemade Linen Spray

It happens like clockwork. Early April and I'm suddenly hit with that undeniable urge to clean-all-of-the-things. My windows beg to be flung open, my kitchen scrubbed down, my linen closet pulled apart (just to be put back in a neat and orderly fashion)... I don't think I'm alone here which is why I'm particularly excited about this fabulous DIY. Homemade linen spray is actually ridiculously easy to make yourself, and will instantly add a heavenly scent of your choosing to any spring cleaning...

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How To Get Rid of Static Electricity

Biggest wintertime pet peeve? Static electricity. It can ruin a perfect blowout, zap you at the least expected moment and there's no doubt it's an unwanted fashion accessory. Here are a few handy tips from Cheryl Thompson to battle this dry air nuisance! What Is Static Electricity? Static occurs when electric charges accumulate on an object's surface; this is commonly a result of two materials that are...

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How to Clean Baseboards

I'm here to admit that cleaning my baseboards is on my to-do list every single weekend, and every single weekend it's skipped. Cleaning up those seemingly never-ending strips of wood is a daunting task that I know will make worlds of a difference to the cleanliness feel of my home. So in honor of my baseboards, here are five "make it easy" steps to get it done from Francesca Clarke. Let's all clean them up this...

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How to Clean Grout

I've always gravitated towards white subway tiles with dark gray grout because, aside from the fact that I like the way it looks, I'm terrified of grout getting dirty and grimy and not knowing how to freshen it back up. But no more! I can proudly adore the bright white grout (and keep it that way) with these natural home remedies from Francesca Clarke. When grout is dirty and grimy (mildew and product buildup...

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How to Get Ink Out of (almost) Anything

I'm a renter, and it seems like every single house I've lived in in the last decade (a lot of houses) we've gotten ink on something. The dog chewed a pen, a kid drew on the wall. Fortunately, Lisa Hoover has shared with us the secrets to getting ink out of just about anything, and today we're sharing those secrets with you! Before trying any of these methods, be sure to test in an inconspicuous spot. It's a fact of...

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