DIY Secrets To A Cleaner Home

Bella Breakdown We’re about halfway through the spring season, so if yo haven’t begun cleaning, now’s the time. No need to run out and buy fancy supplies or pay for any services, as these four DIY hacks are all you need to know. Iron out stains That red wine stain on the carpet is a daily reminder that the floors aren’t going to clean themselves, but this ironing hack should do the trick. Mix together one part vinegar and three parts water. Dampen a towel with the solution, place your towel on top of the stain and then iron...

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Hacks For Keeping Your Kitchen Clean

Bella Breakdown There’s nothing quite like a spotless kitchen, especially when it’s your kitchen. Think about it, this is where you prepare and cook all of your meals. So ideally, it should be one of the cleanest areas of the home! Keeping a spick and span kitchen doesn’t need to be terribly time consuming or expensive; it’s all about knowing how to efficiently and purposefully clean. Here are some of the best hacks for keeping your kitchen clean, and clean longer! 1. Keep the counters clear: Even if it’s just putting the coffee maker away each night, a counter...

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The Best Way To Clean Your Grimey Sponge 

Bella Breakdown If you don’t toss yours weekly like Rach says she does, you have a couple of other options. You can have two sponges on rotation in your kitchen. After you have used one sponge, put it in the top rack of your dishwasher when you are going to run it. Another way to get your sponge really clean is to soak it in vinegar and put the sponge into the microwave for two minutes. In addition to cleaning the sponge, the steam from the sponge will help release the gunk from the inside of the microwave and...

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Places You’re Forgetting To Clean

Bella Breakdown These nine household spots are hidden sources of dust, grime, and – worse – harmful germs. Here’s where you need to roll up your sleeves and get to work. 1. Your Toothbrush Holder: wash it at least once a month. 2. The Utensil Drawer: Remove the utensil organizer and wipe out the drawer. 3. Stove Grates: Soak them in warm soapy water. 4. Trash Cans: Sanitize and let sit to dry. 5. Reusable Grocery Bags: Wash them a few times a year. 6. Icemaker Bucket: Dump out the ice and wash it well with soap. 7. The...

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Crafty Clean: How to Remove a Red Wine Stain

Bella Breakdown No need to panic—just follow this easy 5-step process to remove red wine from a white tablecloth (or other washable fabric). Wine Stains Begone! Before starting, gather these items: white cloth table salt rubber band boiling water large bowl Step 1: Dab at the stain with a damp white cotton cloth. Step 2: Slide a bowl under the fabric, centering the stain. Step 3: Secure the stained item to the bowl with the large rubber band. Step 4: Sprinkle the table salt onto the stain. Step 5: Pour boiling water over the salted stain. Then machine wash...

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