Throwing a BIG summer bash? Take these tips from the experts!

With graduation, summer cookout, and pool-party season upon us, we asked a few people well accustomed to entertaining dozens of guests at a time to reveal their best secrets for pulling off big summer bashes with aplomb. Plan a menu that can be prepared at least 90% ahead of time and eaten with fingers or […]

Don’t have time to meditate? Try mindful tidying instead!

It has been a long, exhausting day of work and errands. Supper is done, but the sink is full of dirty dishes and pans. Every surface in your home, it seems, is strewn with the detritus of family life, and no one is exactly jumping for joy at the prospect of helping you to tidy […]

Six Habits of People with Perpetually Tidy Homes

You know who we are talking about! Those people whose homes you can visit at virtually any time of day or night to find them perfectly tidy, with a distinct feeling of peace and calm flowing throughout. Here are a few things we have observed about the way these homes are typically organized and the […]

55 Special Uses For Baking Soda You Never Knew Existed

Baking soda can be used for more things than you think aside from baking. This natural product, also known as sodium bicarbonate, doesn’t only make your cakes taste better, but it also improves your life in the most toxic-free and eco-friendly way (other friendly multi-purpose products include lemons and olive oil). This super-cheap wonder product […]

Six Strategies for an Allergen-Free Home

Typical homes are havens for allergens, including waste from dust-mites, insects and pests, pollen, molds and pet dander. Cleaning is one of your best defenses against allergens, but you also need to make good decorating and storage choices and cultivate other allergen-busting behaviors. Here are six strategies for minimizing the presence of allergens in your […]

Get Off to the Right Start in 2015 by Tidying Up Your Email Inbox

Your home might be clean and tidy, but — if you’re like most people — there’s a very good chance your email inbox is just the opposite! To help start the New Year right, we offer the following tips and strategies for cleaning your inbox, keeping it tidy going forward and, most important, stopping the […]

Home Cleaning Resolutions for 2015

Do you ever wonder why some people’s homes seem constantly – and effortlessly – spotless? It doesn’t necessarily mean they clean all the time. More likely, it means they hold to a set of attitudes and simple behaviors that, with a little resolve, you too can acquire. Here are 12 easy New Year’s Cleaning Resolutions […]

Tips for Keeping Your Holidays Most Joyful

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration with family and friends. But they can also be a great source of stress and especially effective at reactivating old patterns – such as sibling rivalries, grudges and petty jealousies – both within and among families. Here are seven tips for keeping the […]