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5 Thing You Didn’t Know About Your Microwave

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3 Tips For An Organized Garage

Take your garage from messy to organized in these three simple steps: Designate Zones – Creating areas within the garage for lawn & garden equipment, sports equipment and tools will not only help you organize but will also help the rest of the family know...
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Crisper Drawers 101

Your crisper drawers are one of the best ways to help preserve your food and reduce food waste but do you really know how to use them? Here is a quick guide to help you organize your fresh foods. High & Low Humidity – If your drawers have an option, select...
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10 Stain Removing Must Haves

Stain removal can be a challenge! Tough, hard to remove stains need an action plan before you add them into the washing machine and once you have a plan, you’ll need the proper tools. So we asked our laundry expert Mary Zeitler for a list of items that she keeps...
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Prep Now, Eat Later: Your Work Week Cooking Solution

It’s six o’clock on a Monday, you are just getting home from work and the first thing out of everyone’s mouth is: what’s for dinner? A full day of work, kids practices, projects, and homework – who has the time to cook a full nutritious meal? Our cooking expert...
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3 Tips For Cleaner Dishes

There is nothing more frustrating than opening up your dishwasher after a cleaning cycle to find your dishes wet or dirty. Did you know, there are simple solutions to solve these frustrating dilemmas. Check Your Rinse Aid. Let’s be honest, rinse aid should...
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5 Ways to Clean Without Chemicals

Cleaning without harsh chemicals can be easy and even handy! Most of the ingredients you need to clean and deodorizer your home are already in your kitchen. Here are 5 natural ways to clean around the house: Counter tops – For non-porous surfaces combine a 50/50...
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Put Your Cleaning IQ to the Test

Cleaning tips have been passed down and past around for generations. Now with the rise of social networks, these tips are easily shareable, but are these tips myth or fact? Test your cleaning knowledge here....
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CLEANING TIPS

10 Stain Removing Must Haves

Stain removal can be a challenge! Tough, hard to remove stains need an action plan before you add them into the washing machine and once you have a plan, you’ll need the proper tools. So we asked our laundry expert Mary Zeitler for a list of items that she keeps...
Read More

3 Tips For Cleaner Dishes

There is nothing more frustrating than opening up your dishwasher after a cleaning cycle to find your dishes wet or dirty. Did you know, there are simple solutions to solve these frustrating dilemmas. Check Your Rinse Aid. Let’s be honest, rinse aid should...
Read More

5 Ways to Clean Without Chemicals

Cleaning without harsh chemicals can be easy and even handy! Most of the ingredients you need to clean and deodorizer your home are already in your kitchen. Here are 5 natural ways to clean around the house: Counter tops – For non-porous surfaces combine a 50/50...
Read More

Put Your Cleaning IQ to the Test

Cleaning tips have been passed down and past around for generations. Now with the rise of social networks, these tips are easily shareable, but are these tips myth or fact? Test your cleaning knowledge here....
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Top 10 Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Appliances in Top Shape

Your appliances are the workhorse in your home. They clean so you can spend more time on what really matters. But how often do you clean and maintain them? Here are the top 10 tips to keep your appliances in tip top shape. Refrigerator Condenser Coils – dirt,...
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DESIGN & ORGANIZATION

3 Tips For An Organized Garage

Take your garage from messy to organized in these three simple steps: Designate Zones – Creating areas within the garage for lawn & garden equipment, sports equipment and tools will not only help you organize but will also help the rest of the family know...
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3 Simple Steps to an Organized Refrigerator

The refrigerator is one of the most touched appliances in the home. Almost every member of the family comes in contact with it at least once a day. So how do you keep it organized? Here are some easy tips the whole family can follow for a more organized fridge....
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Color in the Kitchen: Black is the new Stainless

Avocado green and harvest gold will always harbor memories of a time long gone – when bell bottoms and orange shag carpet were all the rage. For many years, color was king in the kitchen but just as quickly as those trends faded, so did the trend of brightly...
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Selecting the Right Refrigerator

Buying a refrigerator can be confusing. With so many different types and styles, how do you know which one is the right one for you? We asked our design expert Julia Burke for some tips when purchasing your next refrigerator. The first thing you are going to want to...
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5 Ways Renters and Urban Dwellers Can Go Green

  One of the biggest myths about “going green” is that you have to make a major investment to make a difference. We asked our sustainability experts to dispel that myth with some easy and inexpensive ways renters and those living in an urban...
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RECIPES

5 Thing You Didn’t Know About Your Microwave

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Crisper Drawers 101

Your crisper drawers are one of the best ways to help preserve your food and reduce food waste but do you really know how to use them? Here is a quick guide to help you organize your fresh foods. High & Low Humidity – If your drawers have an option, select...
Read More

Prep Now, Eat Later: Your Work Week Cooking Solution

It’s six o’clock on a Monday, you are just getting home from work and the first thing out of everyone’s mouth is: what’s for dinner? A full day of work, kids practices, projects, and homework – who has the time to cook a full nutritious meal? Our cooking expert...
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3 Ideas to Make Your Tailgate Party Menu an MVP

The biggest game of the year also happens to be one of the biggest days for food. Traditional tailgate foods like chicken wings are a fan favorite but if you are looking to add a twist on the traditional fare, here are some fun ideas. LOCAL FLAVOR Take some culinary...
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Cinnamon Swirl Holiday Loaf

CINNAMON SWIRL HOLIDAY LOAF Anna Carl – Whirlpool Corporation Food Science Lab This dough is soft, silky and cooperates beautifully when shaped. This cinnamon and sugar swirled yeast dough makes this a delicious addition to Christmas brunch. . Makes: 1 Loaf...
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