How to Turn Cleaning into a Workout

If you’re one of the lucky people who enjoy cleaning then great, but for many, it is one of life’s necessary evils. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at cleaning from the point of view that it’s a workout. Hopefully, it will be the encouragement you need to tidy up around the house a bit more often. Some people might not realize that they are burning calories as they work their way through a variety of household tasks. For example, dusting burns around 174 calories in an hour so if you spent an afternoon dusting you would likely burn over 500 calories. If you want to work on toning your arms, you can strap on light weights to your arms as you dust.
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8 Quick & Easy Cleaning Tips for Busy & Working Moms

All busy and working moms want to live in a clean house, but not all of them have the time it takes to keep the house tidy. Living in a clean house among other things entails spending quality time scrubbing and making it shine at all times. These 8 cleaning tips will help you make your home shine:

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Blocked Drain Cleaning Services that help you clear your Drains

Contributed by Jack Louis

Sinks and basins can easily get blocked and clogged because the waste poured into them all the time, be it knowingly or unknowingly. Drain cleaning is essential to prevent the water from backing up in sewage pipes. Right from straws to hair strands, to papers and napkins, there are many things which the homeowners throw into the sewage pipes, as a result of which the pipes get blocked.

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New Keurig? 4 Tips for Maintaining Your Beloved Coffee Maker

A Keurig can make a great cup of coffee in under a minute, and you don’t have to worry about grinding beans or measuring water every time you want a refreshing beverage. While these devices should last for quite some time, there are few steps that you will need to take to avoid common issues such as clogged hoses and sediment in the water reservoir. Here is a quick look at four maintenance tips that will keep your Keurig working flawlessly in the coming years.
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How to Clean Your Home with Family-Friendly Cleaning Supplies

Keeping your home nice and clean is probably very important to you, particularly if you have a family. However, you could be worried about how safe the cleaning supplies that you use are. As you might already know, some cleaning supplies can be quite dangerous for the people and animals in your household. If you follow these tips, however, you can help ensure that you are able to keep your home nice and clean without putting your kids and other loved ones at risk.

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6 Most Effective Ways to Clean Venetian Blinds

Contributed by David Koller

They keep the sun out of our eyes and give us so much needed privacy, and though they are super handy, Venetian blinds are tricky when it comes to cleaning. Though they seem too complicated to maintain at times, all you really need is a useful way to make them shine. No matter how often you tend to clean them and what material your Venetian blinds are made from, we have listed effective ways for cleaning each and every one of them.
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Home Hot Tub: 3 Useful Cleaning Techniques To Consider

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There are few things more relaxing that a nice quiet soak in a warm hot tub. Hot tubs can provide both private time and social activity, depending on one’s preference. However, the high temperature of the water in tubs and the amount of people using them quickly builds up a layer of grime and encourages the growth of bacteria and algae. To maintain a healthy and sparkling hot tub, certain steps need to be taken. Balancing the pH of the water, clearing the tub of debris and halting the growth of biological contaminants all help keep hot tubs hygienic and enjoyable.
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Ditch Or Move? What You Should Keep Or Rebuy After Relocating

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Relocating is difficult. Not only are you moving to a new place where you may not know many people, but there is so much to do in such a short amount of time that it can be really stressful. One big cause of stress is deciding what to do with all of your stuff. Should you take that ironing board with you? How about the leather couch? Below we present some helpful tips to make the relocation process just a little easier. Continue reading “Ditch Or Move? What You Should Keep Or Rebuy After Relocating”

Buried in Trash: 5 Tips for Cleaning a Hoarder’s House

Maybe you’ve noticed that a friend or family member has accumulated an unhealthy amount of possessions, belongings, and garbage and volunteered to help clean out the hoard. Or perhaps you’ve purchased a home at a great bargain because the previous owners were hoarders. Whatever the reason, cleaning out a hoarder’s house must be done correctly to avoid illness and truly cut out the clutter.

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Cleaning as an Educational Activity

Guest post contributed by Josie Pimm

Cleaning is an activity which should not be undermined. It has been incorporated in our lives since the dawn of human civilization. It’s every man’s obligation in present day’s society because now we consume more than ever and without cleaning not only we as a species but also the whole planet will perish. For us, adults, cleaning comes as a natural instinct but it’s actually an artificial one, i.e. it’s the result of a series of educational activities our parents and teachers have introduced in order to create that instinct in us. It’s our responsibility to create the same instinct in our children as well.

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