Dust Bunnies to Dust Busters: a Brief History of Vacuum Cleaners

Have you ever been pushing your vacuum cleaner around the house and stopped for a second to wonder, “Where in the heck did this thing come from?!” Well, we decided to do the research for you, and we’ve got the answers you’re looking for! It all started with carpet sweepers. Have you ever used one? They’re pretty similar to a vacuum cleaner…

“Help! I moved into a new place and it REEKS of cigarettes!”

It happens all the time — people move into a new place and only realize as they’re settling in that their new home smells very, very,  v e r y  strongly of cigarettes. What can be done to mitigate this odor? 1. Open up some windows! This won’t solve the problem on its own but it’s a heck of a good start!…

How to clean out your fridge, freezer while maximizing their efficiency

It’s that time of year when you’re reeeeally dependent upon your refrigerator and freezer to keep things ice-cold. Cold drinks, cold ice, cold leftovers (so they don’t spoil!), frozen popsicles, the whole nine yards! It’s not a bad time of year to stick your head inside and take a look around inside, see what you can clean out, and find what you…

Five Classic Quotes on Cleaning

Howdy, folks! We’ve got some great quotes and a bit of background on each of our “authors” of today’s cleaning quotables. Something fun and enlightening for this Friday morning! Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.  —Phyllis Diller Phyllis Ada Driver, better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American actress and…

“Help! It’s summertime and my kids are making everything so STICKY!”

Well, folks, it’s that time of year… It gets hot as a dickens outside, you break out the popsicles for your little one… and BAM!, just like that, everything is so STICKY! We’ve got some tips for you on a) how to prevent that stickiness and b) how to clean up after said stickiness. 1) Give your child one of these! These…