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  • Deborah Johnson
    Tackling the rooms we ignore...spring cleaning style
    Tackling the Rooms We Ignore…Spring Cleaning Style! Guest post by Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert for Merry MaidsSpring is here and warmer weather is hopefully here to stay, but with that comes time for spring cleaning. Merry Maids set...
  • Maintaing a Sense of Humor, Maintaining your Life
    Maintaining a Sense of Humor, Maintaining your Life
    Maintaining our sense of humor is paramount for keeping us healthy and happy. If you are reading this series because you are hoping that by maintaining an organized home or office you will avoid all problems on your journey between life and death,...
  • Vacuuming is one of the most common and important chores.
    3 ways that technology can aid housework
    Doing chores is an everyday part of life that has existed for centuries. Cooking and cleaning are things that must be done to keep oneself well sustained and their home livable. Most people do not like doing chores and many wish that they could...
  • Senior health: Study links housework to lowered cancer deaths for men
    Senior health: Study links housework to lowered cancer deaths for men
    Results publishedMay 7, on PLOS ONE show performing heavy housework to be associated with reduced mortality and cancer deaths for Chinese men over 65. While previous studieshave focused on the senior health benefits of leisure physical activities...
  • A couple of 14-carat gold wedding rings. Picture taken in Brazil, where 14-carat is the most common kind of gold used in jewelry.
    Doing housework is not a bargaining chip for sex research shows (Video)
    New research published in the February issue of the journal American Sociological Review and reviewed at the Eureka Alert website on Jan. 30, 2013, contradicts former research and shows that married men and women who divide household chores in...
  • Fresh Infusions dish washing liquid smells great
    Fresh Infusions Dishwashing Liquid smells great
    Who looks forward to doing dishes? No one! And that's why anything to make it more pleasant is a great idea.Palmolive has introduced Fresh Infusions Dish Liquid with great fragrances - Lime Basil, Lemon Thyme, and Ginger White Tea. With...
  • Rubbermaid Clean & Dry Plunger
    Wash, dust and plunge: three new “best little home product” helpers
    Home and Living recently received three products that are familiar--yet, with these new updates, profess to be something new again. So we washed, dusted and plunged our way through testing so we could tell you what we think.New Palmolive Dish &...
  • The Maids at work
    Lazy summer you, clean faster, better, with these tips
    Cleaning makes us cranky, especially in summer. We want to kick back, take a hammock ride, grill up some meat, or get tired out swimming. What we don't want to do is push a vacuum instead of a swing, but if you gotta. So low and behold, my...
  • Taking the Work Out of Housework
    Taking the Work Out of Housework
    In a perfect world we would all have housekeepers who showed up on Friday mornings, cleaned our homes from top to bottom leaving mints on the pillows. Unfortuantely, that isn't the reality for most of us and instead of coming home to a mint on...
  • The weather outside is frightful
    Stress-free simplifying for snow days
    Just as I was getting used to the spring-like temperatures, the skies over Pittsburgh began sprinkling snowflakes all over my hopes that the shoveling, salt, and wind chill were packed away for the season. While I’m not a “milk and...
  • Burn 100 calories now
    Burn 100 calories now
    O.K, so you are watching your portions and calories and got it down pat, now what do you do to burn calories in short bursts. Burn 100 calories:Jogging in place for ten minutes.Running up and down two steps, for ten minutes.Volleyball for 12...
  • Larger Homes
    Making your family help with housework
    There is nothing like announcing that its time to clean and watching your family scatter to do other things. While some families don't have this dilemna, there are others who can go on and on about how frustrating it is to get loved ones to...
  • Homemade cleaners save money
    Save money by making your own cleaning supplies
    As the price of groceries rises, so does the cost of cleanning supplies. With the wide array of antibacterial,non-toxicand specialty cleaning solutions available, walking down the store aisle can be intimidating as well as expensive.Marla Cilley,...
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    Making housework easier for any busy parent
    For any busy family keeping up on the housework can be overwhelming and difficult at the best of times. No matter if you have 1 child or several, many areas of the home can become quickly neglected if left unattended for a long period of time,...
  • Gary Goldberg, Founder & CEO CleanBrands LLC
    Best little home product for allergen and dust mite free drapes and bedding
    Home and Living respects: products that respect the environment, are made with sustainable elements, or help to solve other problems such as green technology or utilize protection to ward off allergies or other health-related issues. Gary Goldberg...