How To Fall Clean Your House

fall house cleaning guide

You've had a busy summer that possibly included vacations / staycations, trips, relatives, camp, etc. There's been lots of time out of the house, lots of excitement, and probably...lots of laundry. The air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, the kids are back to school, and life in general is settling back down. What do you do now? You ...

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Potential Sources for Mildew Odor in a Bedroom

mildew in bedroom

Dear Home-Ec 101, There is a musty / mildew smell in my home, but I’m having issues locating the source of the smell. As far as I can tell, it’s restricted to one bedroom. I’ve examined all of my clothing, removed the air conditioner, checked all of the furniture, and even the air ducts. I’m guessing it might be in the carpet? Any ideas? The ...

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Vacuums / Vacuuming: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

vacuum and vacuuming tips

Vacuums are good for many things - carpet, hard floors, cars, refrigerator coils, vents, and more! You'll want to have a good vacuum that doesn't cost all of your savings, but still does what you want it to do. It is one of those areas where the saying "You get what you pay for" definitely applies. Following are some tips, tricks, and reviews to ...

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How to Clean Air Vents / Registers That Cannot Easily Be Removed

How to easily keep your grilles, vents, and fans clean.

Hello - When our house was built, the builder sealed all the air vents leading from the HVAC systems out into the house with something resembling the sealer around the top of the baseboards.I have never lived in a house where I could not remove those vents, clean them and them put them back up. Removing the vents by breaking the seal is going ...

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There’s Mildew on My Seatbelts, What Do I Do?

How to Clean a Mildewed Seat Belt

Hi Home-Ec101, I have been following your site for a while and am super excited about how well the chore chart is helping around my place; it has made a huge difference! Anyway, I have an odd question, I have an older car that was in storage for about three years, and in that time the upholstery got moldy and had to be replaced. But in the mean ...

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