Jamie Bartsch

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How to Radically Improve Your Writing in Under 2 Minutes

Super quick changes, outsize impact.<p>We're already more than a week into January, but I'm still slowly working my way through all the "best of" year-end lists out there (there are so many of them!). Combing through these recommendations may be time-consuming, but it's worth the commitment, I've …

Creative Writing

30 Things You Finally Need to Get Done in Your Home This Month

Once you finish, you'll be over-the-moon happy.<p>Most people set resolutions in January. But instead of making goals for the entire year, we want to challenge you to do these 30 tasks before the end of the month to set your home up for success. Trust us, it'll make 2017 your cleanest, most organized …

7 Tidy Habits that Keep Your Carpets Clean Forever

If you live with wall-to-wall carpeting, or have a home full of rugs, you know how quickly your soft, beautiful floors can get dingy and dirty. How …

An organizer’s strategies for 5 problem areas of the home

Organizing is always a popular topic around the new year, as people resolve to de-clutter, de-stress and generally start over with a clean slate. We asked Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton, owner and founder of Organizing Maniacs in Tysons Corner, to join the first Home Front online chat of 2017. Here is her …

Minimalism

13 steps to a spotless home - using only household products!

One of the most difficult rooms to clean in our home is our kitchen. From greasy kitchenware, to stainless steel that lacks in shine, to kitchen mats …

Learn how to be successful with these ’23 Keys to Success in Life’

If success would be something that you can buy, would you do it? If you would, let me tell you: you can! Even if you don’t have a lot of money, you …

These 11 Daily Habits of Respect Are Surprisingly Energizing to Others

Showing respect is an energizing form of recognition given dismal levels of civility in the workplace. Here are easy ways to show it each day.<p>Odds are, you'll never hear someone complain that they're getting too much recognition.<p>Good news is there's a wealth of opportunity to reward and recognize …

Employee Engagement

12 cleaning tricks you'll wish you known about ages ago

Having a clean and well-maintained home is quite vital – not only to impress guests, but also for your own health and safety. After all, who really …

Cleaning

Mindful New Year’s Resolutions

As 2016 quickly comes to an end, our minds reflect upon the year. If we are truly mindful in our reflections, we will accept the problems of the year …

The Ultimate Guide To Maintaining A Clean Home

<i>Screenshot: House cleaning</i><p>We can all agree that it is easier -- and often times even more fun -- to litter stuff about but to clean up afterwards, almost everyone dreads.<p>This is why most of us tend to feel a sense of achievement and fulfillment whenever we get around to cleaning up our house. We …

9 Habits for a Home That Always Feels Neat and Fresh

Cubbies, squeegees, and other easy ways to keep your house clean.

Neat

Top 10 Ways to Finally Conquer Your Housecleaning

Everyone loves a clean, tidy home, but cleaning sucks. Big cleans are a pain, and smaller cleaning sessions make sense, but who has time? Here are …

Cleaning

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Cleaning

7 Secret House Cleaning Tips From the Pros

<i>Contribution by Andrea Davis</i><p>Cleaning your house is a chore that takes you hours to complete. So you call a cleaning professional to do the task for you and BAM! They zoom right through the task. Ever wonder how? Us too. So we got the inside scoop -- and some top-secret tricks -- on their process.<p>If …

7 Ways You're Ruining Your Bath Towels

You might be the reason your set is worn, dingy, and germy.<p>Bath towels are easy to toss to the side and forget. By the time you're using one out of the shower, you're probably already in a rush, so caution goes by the wayside. But double-checking your routine can help your towels last longer and …

Cleaning

A Cleaning Schedule You Can Stick To

Some folks make their bed as soon as they get up in the morning, one small part of a routine to maintain a neat, orderly home. You know these people: …

Cleaning

12 Things I Never Thought I'd Have to Clean — Until I Had Kids

And the list only grows as they get older.<p>Once upon a time, I had no children. When I cleaned, I just cleaned up after myself. The vast majority of my efforts were super basic with no bizarre explanations involved — and then I became a mom. Over the past 14 years, I've grown accustomed to tilting …

Cleaning

9 Ways You're Making Cleaning Harder Than it Needs to Be

Apparently, where you spray your product does make a difference.<p>Raise your hand if the thought of pulling out your vacuum gives you hives. We get it: It's daunting to think about all of the chores required to maintain a home. One way to make those tasks feel less intimidating? Make sure you're not …

Cleaning