Repainting a room is one of the cheapest ways to redecorate. You just need a few cans of paint, brushes, and a lot of old newspapers to catch the splatter. But we know that it's not as easy as it sounds. How do you avoid the mess? How do you keep the old color from showing through? These tips can help. … [Read more...] about A simple guide to painting a room
Do you have a child who's prone to allergies? While we can't put him in a bubble, concerned parents can help prevent allergy episodes by cleaning out any triggers that lurk inside the home—especially his bedroom. A few simple steps can dramatically reduce his risk for allergy attacks. … [Read more...] about Allergy-proof your child’s bedroom
The kitchen is a hotbed for bacteria and germs that multiply in the damp and microscopic particles of raw meat and blood. While most professional kitchens follow strict safety standards, only we can supervise the hygiene levels in our own homes—where we prepare food for our own children. Here are some tips on making sure that your kitchen will pass even the strict inspection. … [Read more...] about How hygienic is your kitchen?
Chocolate stains on your son's carseat. Grimy basketball nets. Slimy bath toys. This is the messy reality of parenting. Toys, especially the ones that your kids use frequently, will start to get so dirty that you're half-afraid that there's an alien colony breeding in your child's room. Here are some tips on how to launder toys and gear. What can you throw in the washing … [Read more...] about Laundry guide for toys and kids’ gear
It can be hard to pull off the non-slip bathroom stickers without ruining your bathtub's finish or surface. The trick? Don't scrape them off. Instead, use your fingernail or a plastic credit card to lift the corners of the sticker. Then spray a laundry pre-treatment product all over the sticker. Leave it, drenched, for several hours. Then, peel it off. Remove any stubborn glue … [Read more...] about How do I remove bathroom stickers?