Here is a collection of different homemaking tips to make your life easier — from paints in kitchen and pest management to carpet care guidelines.

10 Quick Homekeeping Tricks Everyone Should Know

10 Quick Homekeeping Tricks Everyone Should Know

It never fails that when you have people call to say they are stopping by it is on a night that your house is less than perfect. You run around trying to clean the house, and by the time your guests arrive you are too tired to visit. The following tricks will help you get the house in order and not wear you out in the process.

1. Go in the kitchen and put a pot of water on to boil. Add a cinnamon stick, or even some powdered cinnamon to the water. The smell will be very inviting when the guests arrive.

2. Always have an ottoman in the living room that has a storage compartment in it. Quickly pick up any papers, or out of place objects in this room and place them in the ottoman. The clutter will be out of sight but easy to get to when the company leaves.

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Homekeeping Secrets for Professionals to Share with Clients

Homekeeping Secrets for Professionals to Share with Clients

Professionals in the construction industry, and in interior design, know many secrets, tricks, and tips that would make homekeeping chores easier for the home owners. Some of these professionals do share their knowledge with their clients, and some of them forget that the “regular” people of the world do not have their knowledge, experience, or training.

The following homekeeping tips have been provided by the experts, and they all recommend that these tips be shared with all home owners.

1. Laminate flooring cannot stand to be saturated in water. Laminate flooring is beautiful, looks like real wood, and costs less than real wood. Many home owners request this type of floor covering. The problem with this floor covering is that when it gets saturated with water, it can buckle. You always clean this type of floor with a mop that is only damp, never wet. Wipe up any spills immediately so that they do not saturate the floor.

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Organization is the Key to Keeping a Home Tidy

Organization is the Key to Keeping a Home Tidy

As an interior designer, the most important thing to you is the way a space looks, and feels to the client. You want to design homes that people love to see, love to be in, and love to show off to their friends, but if you do not design a home that is easy to care for your client will not be happy with their new space for very long. There are a few things to keep in mind when designing a space that will be easy to care for.

Storage Space Makes Homekeeping Easier

You can never have too much storage space. The key rule to homekeeping is for everything to have a place, and everything be in its place. If you do not design the space to have plenty of storage, then there is no way that the home owner can keep it looking neat and tidy.

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Homekeeping Tips to help you Remove Tapes, Glue and Sticky Residues

Homekeeping Tips to help you Remove Tapes, Glue and Sticky Residues

We have all encountered the homekeeping problem of trying to remove the sticky residue left behind when we pulled the sticker from our new shower, or from one of our new windows. Sometimes this residue is left because one of our children has stuck a sticker on their window, or on an appliance and we have to fight to remove the goo. There are a few tricks to getting this stubborn substance to turn loose.

Wallpaper Glue

If you are removing wallpaper, or paper border that is glued onto your wall you might want to know that liquid fabric softener will effectively cause the glue to turn loose. Most people that have tried to remove wallpaper, or paper border has run into the problem of small pieces of paper tearing away at a time, and of a sticky film being left where the paper once was adhered to the wall. Liquid fabric softener is the solution you have been waiting for.

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Tips to using homemade homekeeping products

Tips to using homemade homekeeping products

When it comes to homekeeping, particularly the aspect of cleaning, there is a wide range of products available out there that can be used for this purpose. Most people of course opt to buy for these products from the stores as they believe that they are much more effective and are able to get the job done. However, it is also good that you don’t disregard homemade homekeeping products either as there are some incredible benefits that come with using them.


To ensure that you achieve your most desired homekeeping results, it is important that you make well informed choices and decisions on the type of products that you intend to buy and use. This will help you get the most out of your cleaning efforts. While it is always good to use official house cleaning products that have been tested and proved to be effective, it also makes a lot of sense that you also try homemade ones as well.


One of the main benefits associated with homemade cleaning products is that you can end up saving a significantly large amount of money. Also, most of these items are easily available and you will certainly have no reason whatsoever obtaining them and getting everything to work. Vinegar for example is one of the most ideal products that you can use for this purpose. So, regardless of the purpose you have in the cleaning, you can always be sure that you will find such products to be incredibly beneficial.

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