Since warmer weather practically sends bugs, mold and mildew a VIP invitation to invade, summer is a prime season to deep clean your home–both indoors and out. But don't let that potentially long to-do list deter or intimidate you! We've culled some of our best, all-natural summer cleaning tips that will simplify the process and act as good reminders for sprucing up stuff you might not have thought of, like those stinky outdoor trashcans, or that other stuff you might be avoiding, like grimy grill grates.
How to Clean and Deodorize a Cooler
Between picnics, tailgating, camping, fishing and cookouts, if your cooler isn't totally gross by mid-July, are you even doing summer correctly? Here's how to remove stains and smells, plus eliminate mold and mildew in between outdoor excursions.
4 Ways to Safely Clean Grill Grates
How to Kill Mold With Vodka
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How to Disinfect Baby Toys With a Home Remedy
Okay, we admit, this is sort of a year-round, do as much as humanly possible sort of task so consider this one your friendly eHow summer reminder to disinfect your kid's toys the simplest, most natural way possible.
How to Clean Wood Floors Properly
If you've got a pool at home and some kids who love to utilize it during the summertime, chances are you've got some dripping wet feet trekking into the kitchen or bathroom from time to time. Here's how to keep wood and laminate floors clean and dry–no warping here.
How to Make a Homemade Flea and Tick Repellent
Easiest Way to Clean Wood Blinds
Open windows are essential during the summer when going without AC, but boy does that dirt and dust roll in! Even screens are no match for tiny dust particles that infiltrate and attach themselves to your wood blinds. Here's the easiest way to clean them.