Monsurah Yusuf-Giwa

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How To Clean, Deodorize and Condition Wood Cutting Boards Naturally

A few years ago my father gifted me a really gorgeous cutting board that he had made. It was so special, I was terrified to use it. Afraid to add …

Woodworking

How To Clean a Washing Machine

When using appliances like washing machines and dishwashers — putting soap in and taking clean things out — one can sometimes forget that the …

Washing Machines

How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink & Disposal, The Natural Way

You would think your kitchen sink is relatively clean, considering the number of times per day you use it. But simply letting water run down the …

Cast Iron Skillet

Pantry Organization at Door Sixteen

One of the projects on our to-do list for fall involves cleaning and organizing our pantry. We found some extra motivation when we spotted Anna's …

Houses

Our 10 Favorite Organizing Tools In The Kitchen

No matter how much square footage you were blessed with in the kitchen, it's bound to benefit from a little organizing TLC. Having an organized …

Storage Ideas

One Mega-Organized Kitchen

We're partial to organizing (and walls painted gray) so this kitchen caught our attention immediately. At first glance, the kitchen looks larger than …

Knives

5 Steps to a Permanently Cleaner Bedroom

I have struggled with keeping my bedroom clean for my entire life. When I was younger, it just wasn't important and now it seems that it ends up …

Top Chef

The House that Cleans Itself: The Power of a Weekly Cleaning Schedule

I’ve been using a cleaning schedule for a couple of years now, and when I’m good about keeping up with it, I really feel like my house cleans itself. …

Galaxy Note

The House that Cleans Itself, Part 2: Once-a-Month Cleaning Chores

In the weekly cleaning schedule dubbed "The House That Cleans Itself" that we shared about a month ago, I specified that twice a week you should …

Vacuums

Recipe Wars - Fried Chicken

Smart Tip: Peel an Entire Head of Garlic in 10 Seconds

I know what you're thinking: I already know the trick involving smashing a garlic clove with a knife to quickly remove its skin. Well this is a new, …

Garlic

10 Surprising Things You Can Cook in the Microwave

We all know what a microwave is for, right? It's for reheating leftovers and steaming broccoli. Yawn. If you're going to give so much precious …

Food

The Naughty Way to Roast a Chicken

Last week I went to a press lunch showcasing a collection of snazzy Staub cookware that Williams-Sonoma will start carrying this summer. The chefs …

Spices

Hot Pepper Hands: An Easy Way to Stop the Burn

After chopping an unexpectedly powerful jalapeno, my hands were on fire for hours. Washing with soap and water was useless, and ice packs did nothing …

Olive Oil

How To Test If Baking Soda or Baking Powder Is Expired

Commercial baking soda and baking powder are two key ingredients that are essential to baking, but unless you're a frequent baker, a container will …

Tap Water

The Rubber Band Trick: How to Keep a Cut Apple Fresh in Your Lunchbox

Want to do the messy business of cutting up an apple <i>before</i> going off to work? Or perhaps you want to send your kid to school with a sliced apple, …

Rubber Bands

How To Clean Your Microwave Naturally with Just a Lemon

Have a messy microwave? Want to get it clean with minimal work? Not only is it possible to get a squeaky-clean microwave without using harsh …

Turntables