How To Clean Your Coffee Pot

How To Clean Your Coffee Pot

Coffee taste gross? Buying it away from home instead of making it yourself like you know you should? Time to clean the coffee pot.

How To Remove Watermarks From Wood

How To Remove Watermarks From Wood

Place a cotton cloth directly over the stain and with a dry iron (NO STEAM!) press down for several seconds on the cloth. Remove and check the stain. Keep doing until the watermarks are completely gone. It could take a minute or two to get the stain out completely.

Yes! We are going to try this. Wish us luck.—MEGHANN MARCO

Liberate Your Security Deposit By Acing Your Move-Out Inspection

Restoring an apartment can be easy, if done methodically. Thankfully, wikiHow has a useful room-by-room guide to help get your apartment spick-and-span.

Wash And Reuse Swiffer Duster Cloths

Wash And Reuse Swiffer Duster Cloths

Swiffer duster refills are expensive, but reader Jen says you can get more uses out of your Swiffer duster cloths by handwashing them with laundry detergent.

Deodorize Your Clothes With Vodka!

Deodorize Your Clothes With Vodka!

Solution: Spritz garments with a small amount of vodka; hang them to dry in a well-ventilated area (spot-test first). Straight vodka kills bacteria, but it doesn’t leave a scent.

Great tip, because if we know you there was likely going to be some vodka on those clothes anyway. —MEGHANN MARCO

Spring Cleaning Time!

Spring Cleaning Time!

DECLUTTER!!! As my Auntie always used to say, “Look one way and pitch the other”. Look, I know it’s hard to get rid of your beloved stuff, but trust me, it’s better this way. If it’s really nice stuff that someone might use, give it away on Freecycle. Do NOT save stuff for a yard sale, unless you’re having that yard sale immediately.

True words, people. True words. —MEGHANN MARCO

Clean Your House Like A Professional

Clean Your House Like A Professional

It’s a really great post for people who feel overwhelmed when its time to start cleaning. We sometimes end up standing in the middle of the room wondering what the heck to do next. —MEGHANN MARCO

Easy Cheap DIY Home Cleaning Formulas

Another alternative is microfiber cloths which lift off dirt, grease and dust without the need for cleaning chemicals, because they are formulated to penetrate and trap dirt. There are a number of different brands. A good quality cloth can last for several years.

And there are tons more like this. We really had no idea you could use mayonnaise to remove a water ring on wood. Share your tricks with us in the comments.—MEGHANN MARCO

10 Things You Can Do With Your Microwave Other Than Cook

10 Things You Can Do With Your Microwave Other Than Cook

In response to the University of Florida study that showed that microwaving sponges kills 99.9% of bacteria (p.s. they’re supposed to be wet) the Guardian has compiled a list of 10 things one can do with a microwave other than cook. Our favorites:

Microwaving Sponges Kills 99% Of Pathogens

Microwaving Sponges Kills 99% Of Pathogens

Popping a dirty sponge in the microwave for two minutes will kill 99% of its pathogens, says a new study in the Journal of Environmental Health. [More]

Hack Your Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner

Hack Your Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner

Everyone loves the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner, except of course, for the people who don’t. The main reason not to love the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner is the fact that the refill costs $5.99.

Cleaning To-Do Lists

We’re in a cleaning/organizing mood today, so we thought we’d link this story from Real Simple. It has lists of household chores broken down by when you should do them, day, week, season. Their lists are ok, we guess. (Launder the dust ruffle? Do we have one of those?) Anyway, it’s a helpful reference to maybe print out and give to the lazier members of the household. You know who you are. —MEGHANN MARCO

Lazy Silver Polishing

Lazy Silver Polishing

Relatives coming over and no time to polish the silver? Instructables has a cheap, easy way to polish silver without buying silver polish. Simply add baking soda and a bit of aluminum foil to a pot of water, add the silver you want to polish and boil away. —MEGHANN MARCO

Scooba Isn’t Worth It

Scooba Isn’t Worth It

So much for the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, Consumer Reports says Scooba performs exactly how you think it would. Badly.

The Squish In The Skies

The Squish In The Skies

Hardee’s Unfazed By Water Cut-Off

Bunnyspatial wrote to us about a local Hardee’s that was conducting business with its water turned off, and the fascinating implications that raises: