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Dirty Cleaning Job Solutions

The more you put off cleaning an appliance -- like the dreaded oven, the more the grime -- and dread -- builds up. But keeping it clean is critical from an aesthetic and a practical standpoint. Without proper maintenance, fuel ports and hood vents can clog and ovens can smoke.<p>Here, then, is …

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

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 …

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10 Kitchen Storage Hacks We Love

To whomever thought of these brilliant kitchen-organizing hacks: You're hired<p>To whomever thought of these brilliant kitchen-organizing hacks: You're hired

Setting Up and Maintaining a Paperless Home and Office — Tools and Toys

Going “paperless” has a virtual cornucopia of advantages. For one, it’s a marvelous way to remove physical clutter. But more than that, once your …

The Ultimate Organization Guide: 60 Hacks to Ban Clutter and Chaos

With the new year comes new resolutions for our health, our jobs and perhaps most difficult of all, staying organized. The daunting task of cleaning, giving away and storing is sometimes too big a project to tackle, which means another year of living in clutter and chaos.<p>We say, no more! So we’ve …

10 Genius Ways to Decorate With Wrapping Paper

Even the tiniest leftover scraps are enough to finish one of these DIY projects.<p>Even the tiniest leftover scraps are enough to finish one of these DIY projects. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com

Vertical Bamboo Village: An Eco-Friendly Skyscraper Made From Quick-Growing Bamboo

Alexander Golinski designed Vertical Bamboo Village, an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional skyscrapers. Bamboo is …

Phoenix Towers: World's Tallest Pair of Skyscrapers Unveiled for Wuhan, China

UK-based Chetwood Architects just unveiled plans for the Phoenix Towers in Wuhan, China, which will be the world’s tallest pair of skyscrapers upon …

28 dizzying photos from the top of the world’s tallest skyscrapers

In the 20th century, engineering and architectural techniques and resources became stronger and more sophisticated, and skyscrapers took off. For a …

3 ways to make skyscrapers safer

For 40 years, Los Angeles’ building code has required all buildings 75 feet and taller to have a rooftop emergency helicopter landing facility in a …

Could the skyscrapers of the future be built from wood?

Politics, income and age distribution are some of the measures that show a gulf separating Londoners from people living in the rest of the country. …

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Before & After: Garage Door Updates That Instantly Make Your House Look More Expensive

Fresh doors can completely transform the look of your home, and for a lot less than you'd think.<p><i>This piece is excerpted from Staci Giordullo's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair to health care.</i><p><b>Garage Before</b><p><i>Clopay Garage Doors</i><p><b>Garage</b> …

How to Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Task List to Get More Done

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to make a to do list, but how much harder it is to actually finish it? Prioritization makes a huge difference …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

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 …

8 Smart Cleaning Techniques

When it comes to cleaning, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of scrubbing. Real Simple grilled industry pros Margaret Dasso, a co-owner of the …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

7 Cleaning Myths--BUSTED!

Don't believe any of these 7 cleaning myths--they'll only slow down your routine.<p><i>Steven Lam / Getty Images</i><p><b>Myth #1: "Don't make your bed in the morning—let it air out!"</b><p>No-clean activists use this to shame bed-makers into giving up their tidy ways. And they have a point, even if they're not actually …

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17 Packing Hacks That Will Transform Your Next Move

Save time, save effort, and save your sanity with these genius tips from all over the web<p><b>IN THE BATHROOM</b><p><b>1.</b> Unscrew all bottle caps on lotions, sprays, and gels and place a layer of plastic wrap over the opening before putting the cap back on.<p><b>2.</b> Place binders clip on your razors to save yourself …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Paperless for Windows [Download]

• Once you store your receipts in Paperless, you can select the receipts to email, print, or export to PDF.<br>• In most cases, the IRS (or other tax …

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Handouts — the paperless education

Teachers: tired of making copies?<p>Go paperless for free.<p>Create, distribute, collect, grade & track classroom assignments & homework.<p><i>Handouts</i> is the …

Benefits Of Paperless Office-Document Scanning

By Loris F. Anders<p>Computers offer the necessary technology to make company processes more efficient and effective for improvements in performance and …

Ultimate guide to the paperless office

You have no excuse for being buried under paper these days. The tools to digitize most or all of your pile are readily at hand and very affordable. We’re not exactly a paperless society yet, but this guide will help you get to <i>less</i> paper, and that’s a step in several right directions: increased …