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How To Keep Your Home Stylish (and Clean) with a Fur Baby

Speaking first hand (as the mama of a one sweet pup and one very fat cat), keeping a home stylish and clean with pets can be SUCH a challenge. Because for me? The two go hand in hand. After 10 years with one fur baby and 6 with the other, I think I've finally got a good routine figured out to tackle the not-so-pretty that comes with having a pet. Get the tips below! You might also love...

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The Field Guide for the Cleanest House on the Block + Must Have Tools

If you find yourself stressing over the less than clean state of your home and have no idea where to start; we've got your field guide. It works for everything from slightly unkempt to needs a good deep scrub STAT. And who better to partner with on this 411 than our favorite makers of cleaning tool essentials...

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The Daily Checklist for Keeping Your Kitchen Eternally Spotless

Our kitchen is one of the rooms I spend the most time in our home. So making sure it stays sparkly clean is a huge priority of mine—but often easier said than done (even with no kiddos yet!). It's a constant revolving door, from crafting meals to acting as a catchall for mail, magazines and usually my husband's wallet, watch, keys, etc. To keep everything organized, shiny and in order, here are a few things we do on...

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6 Ways To Make Your Stainless Steel Appliances Shine

It never fails... the one thing I always forget to do before company comes over is clean my stainless steel. And then halfway through the party while we're indulging in wine and cheese at my kitchen island, I spot the streaks and fingerprints on my fridge and cringe. Sound familiar? I've added it to my weekly routine now so I'm always prepared—here are a few...

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How To Make Your Home Smell Divine in 5 Minutes or Less

When it comes to home style, first impressions don't always come in the form of visual aesthetics. For me, the comfort of a welcoming home equally relies on the smell-good factor. From that fresh-out-of-the-laundry clean cotton scent to lemony happiness to playing tricks on your air vents, here are 12 quick ways to make your home smell divine. More Ways To Make Your Home Shine

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Own That Pile of Clothes with this Life-Changing Laundry Routine

I'm on the team with a I'd-rather-be-doing kind of attitude when it comes to laundry, so putting this little guide together was a nice kick in the butt for me. As one who considers myself pretty organized, I've realized I still have a bit of work to do in the laundry department. Can you relate? I see a lot of virtual raised-hands out there. Don't let that overflowing hamper own you my friends...

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How to Clean Your Whole House in 30 Minutes

We all know how it feels. Company is coming over - whether it's our neighbor or our inlaws, the panic is the same - for pizza in 30 minutes and your house is an all out disaster. Now, is not the time to deep clean. Now is the time to speed clean. The kind of clean that makes your friends think that you're always this tidy. And it's easy, I promise. Just follow this nifty little guide, timed to house cleaning perfection. Now that you're charged and ready to go, here are a few other handy...

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15 Genius Cleaning Hacks That Will Cut Your Chore Time in Half

I am firm believer that weekends should be spent doing things we love—the moments that help us reset and recharge. But as they say work before play and that means getting my house chores tackled first (those floors aren't going to vacuum themselves!). So, give me a guide that will help cut that cleaning time in half? And you bet I'm...

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5 Genius Tricks for the Most Dreaded Spring Cleaning Chore

At the top of my list of chores that make me want to throw a temper tantrum? Cleaning grout. Oh, the grout. And we have a LOT of it in our home. Don't get me wrong, I love our subway tile in the shower and our hexagon Carrara marble floor tile, but I pout a bit when it comes time to shine it up. You with me? Well, it won't clean itself, so arm yourself with one of these methods to make your life a little easier! Bleach Foam Spray Give yourself a head start before you bust out the...

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5 Easy Ways To Clean Tile Grout (Really, Really Good)

At the top of my list of chores that make me want to throw a temper tantrum? Cleaning grout. Oh, the grout. And we have a LOT of it in our home. Don't get me wrong, I love our subway tile in the shower and our hexagon Carrara marble floor tile, but I pout a bit when it comes time to shine it up. You with me? Well, it won't clean itself, so arm yourself with one of these methods to make your life a little easier! Bleach Foam Spray Give yourself a head start before you bust out the...

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10 Minutes to a Clean Kitchen (Yes, Really!)

We've come to know and love Chloe of Boxwood Avenue as a Blogger Bride over on Style Me Pretty Weddings, and today, we're loving her for a completely different reason: these life-changing...

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Cleaning hacks for your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom

I have a confession to make, I kind of love cleaning. Whether it's a therapeutic vacuum session or a deep clean of the kitchen, sometimes, a girl (or guy) just likes to start fresh. While I may love a good scrub, that doesn't mean I don't like to make it easier on myself, which is why I set out to find the best cleaning hacks on the web for the three most important rooms in the house: the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom! Scroll down to see the ultimate list of cleaning hacks. The Kitchen...

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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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The Ultimate Guide To DIY Green Cleaning Products

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. More Ways To Make Your Home Shine

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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...

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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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