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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Chip Gaines Wishes Everyone Would Ask These Three Questions Before Buying a Home

Bella Breakdown Buying a new home can be such an exciting experience, but also as stressful one. It’s often a lengthy process and it does cost a lot of money. That’s why it pays to be as prepared as possible. Who would you trust more than Chip Gaines to give you advice on buying a home? The Fixer Upper star alongside his wife and costar Joanna, knows what to look for in a new home. After all, he’s spent nearly ten years doing it on live TV for a living! These are the top three things, according to Chip,...

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Amazon Will Soon Release Kid-Friendly Echo

Bella Breakdown Parents of small children, your prayers have been answered. A kid-friendly version of the Amazon Echo called “Free Time” will launch May 9th for $80. Coming in a variety of playful colors, the Amazon Free Time will have several parental controls put into place such as restrictions on purchases, filtered music streaming and a bedtime feature that suspends use. The Free Time will also solicit a “please” and “thank you” from its users, reinforcing politeness. But will this kid-friendly device ultimately serve as a tool or a distraction? It can be both depending on when you allow...

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How Working From Home Could Save You So Much Money

Bella Breakdown Working from home is probably one of our favorite luxuries. But have you considered how much money you would actually save if you never had to go into the office? According to Moneyish, a person who works from home 100% of the time saves an estimated $444 each year in gas. That total is cut in half for people who only work from home 50% of the time. Data from SMS & Text Marketing Services showed that Atlanta residents who worked from home saved the most. Meanwhile, San Antonio residents saved the least. Remote employees are less...

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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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