my family of four is in the process of moving out of our junior 4 in manhattan to our very own house in the suburbs. what are your best house and home life tips? [more inside]
Just uncovered some old wood parquet flooring. What should I use to clean the floors and make them look nice?
Between bad timing and desperation I hired a professional housekeeper to clean before family arrived for the holidays last year. She left the place looking better than when I first moved in. How can I do this on my own? [more inside]
I have, on the second floor of my home in Texas, a screened-in porch with chairs, a massage table, and a sauna. Every few months, everything is coated in a fine yellow mist, and (ignoring what havoc it wrecks with my sinuses) the whole place is a two-hour pain to clean. Hive Mind: Suggestions for keeping the pollen out? Alternatively, suggestions for cleaning that are more effective (I always end up with some on the roof of the sauna, some in the structural whatsits in the roof, all over the floor, chairs, table, etc) than going through with a 36 pack of bar rags and crazily-diluted bleach?
What tasks should I accomplish during a week off in between jobs to improve the state of my soul? [more inside]
Looking for a good cleaning service in Ballard, WA. [more inside]
Help me set some reasonable rules/guidelines for being at our vacation house with guests or our adult children so that I do not do all the cooking. meal planning, laundry and tidying during vacation. [more inside]
I have a need for a one time deep-cleaning service in the Minneapolis area. Does anybody have any recommendations? Further, does anybody have tips for getting family members to try and be less cluttered? [more inside]
Help with Home Organization! My boyfriend and I have been living in our three bedroom, two bath house for over a year, and have still not managed to unpack everything. We're looking for books that discuss cleaning and organization plans to help us manage our clutter and start a basic maintenance schedule. [more inside]
What is the best way to clean my window with a hose? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good one-time maid/cleaning service in Manhattan? [more inside]
I want to improve my house cleaning skills... improve my speed, efficiency, thoroughness, etc. And use the best cleaning products for the task. [more inside]
I need recommendations for a good central vacuum system to install in my house. [more inside]
How do I find a gutter cleaner? [more inside]
Tipping our house cleaner? [more inside]
After living together for four years, my sig other and I are ready to take the plunge - and buy a good vacuum cleaner. We have a dog, she has allergies, I googled and quickly came up with the Dyson DC07 'Animal', which has 5 stars on Amazon but which costs $500. Simple? Well, other reviews, including some other Amazon reviews, say it's a bit of a dog, and one accuses Dyson of padding the reviews with their PR material. Has anyone used a Dyson, or the DC07? [More inside]