more about: cleaning

How to keep your washing machine clean

Just because you fill your washing machine with laundry detergent doesn’t mean you don’t need to clean the machine itself. It sounds counterintuitive, but while your machine is ridding your clothes of dirt, it doesn’t always rid itself of that same dirt or a buildup of detergent residue.

Sunset’s Great Clutter Challenge

No matter how you slice it, moving ain’t easy. The last time I moved, I distinctly remember a moment—4 a.m. the day I was scheduled to move—when I sat down on my bedroom floor, surrounded by boxes, and wept.

Links We Love: Just Crazy Enough to Work

This week we’re doing a hat-tip to ideas that make us shake our heads in disbelief. Impossible? Perhaps at first glance. Yet these surprising hacks demonstrate the power of ingenuity. Upcycling ideas that will blow your mind. (Like a votive made out of an orange peel—what?!) 10 happiness-inducing paint colors. Hint: It’s all about the pastels. 9 unusual cleaning tricks […]