The Deep Clean Challenge: Small Project Week

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Welcome to Week 11 of The Deep Clean Challenge. Last week’s project was a two-parter. Which, by the way, that smudge hunt was pretty satisfying, wasn’t it? Especially if you have kids of any age living at home. It’s kind of impressive how much just getting rid of that stuff we don’t typically notice can …

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Deep Clean Week 8: The Refrigerator, Freezer, and Beyond?

Welcome to week eight of The Deep Clean Challenge, Congratulations, we’re done with the more public areas and are going to get down to the nitty-gritty. This series is a way to refresh your home in manageable steps without any daylong cleaning marathons that ruin your day off. This week we are tackling your refrigerator(s) …

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How to Clean and Care for a Cutting Board

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Dear Home-Ec 101, I’m interested in learning the proper care of a wooden cutting board. I use one for veggies and meats (I use bleach on it after it has been used for meats) and a separate board for fruits. If I cut fruits on the cleaned veggie board, the flavors of onion, garlic, and …

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