more about: housekeeping

How to get rid of hard-to-donate items

By Shana Levy McCracken, Houzz Spring is here, and with it comes the start of cleaning and decluttering projects. Most items you plan to get rid of can be sold or donated, but what about those things you’re not sure what to do with? Here are eight common household items that often get discarded and suggestions for places to take […]

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.