Category: How-To

3 Ways to Stay on Top of Cleaning

Whether it’s tackling your laundry chair or cleaning the dishes in your sink, staying on top of cleaning can be a daunting task. It’s important to not let the clutter ruin your day while still enjoying life and hitting major milestones. When you’re ready to organize and clean, here are a few habits to keep your space clean and your mind clear. Start Small. Often the thought of tackling major

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How to Freeze Cake Like A Pro

There’s nothing like enjoying a slice of cake, with or without an occasion. You can prepare those recipes you love whenever you like instead of waiting around for a moment to celebrate. Simply freeze the cake in individual servings to pull out and eat anytime a craving strikes. Here’s how to do it. Keep your layer cake fresh by using a technique involving parchment paper or waxed paper. You’re going

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How to Bake the Perfect Potato

A baked potato can seem like an easy meal, but all the butter and sour cream can’t fix a dry and flat tater. There are a few tips you can utilize to perfect a tender and fluffy potato. If you want a crispy skin on the potatoes, be sure to cover them in oil for the last 10 minutes. Use russet potatoes. These potatoes are the best for baking among

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How to Remove Chocolate Stains

No matter how careful you are, chances are you’re going to end up with a chocolate stain while enjoying your favorite brownies, Bundt cake or s’mores. The good news is chocolate stains can be removed. Here’s a step-by-step guide to remove chocolate from fabric. What You’ll Need Butter knife or spoon Dish soap Sink area and washing machine Stain remover Instructions Scrape off any excess chocolate: The last thing you

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How to Clean Small Kitchen Appliances

A smaller kitchen appliance can save time and energy in a kitchen. Coffee makers for example, are essential for a caffeine-craving household. These appliances are used so often and therefore require the utmost maintenance. Nearly every appliance has a control panel that is touched every time, leaving behind soil or bacteria. Microorganisms inside where food and beverages are prepared can lead to digestive upset or worse. Here’s how to get

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How to Clean a Pan You Think Is Ruined

A burnt pot or pan is inevitable in a kitchen. There’s plenty of ways to deal with crusty and neglected pots. Here are the best ways to clean them, according to chefs. Wipe First. Remove any oil by going over it with a paper towel or scrubbie. This will improve things and keep fat and oil out of your pipes. For stuck-on bits use a spatula to scrape them off.

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Tips for Saving Money on a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel is one of the most expensive projects for your home due to the material and labor costs. However, keeping costs down is possible even while working with contractors, designers and suppliers. Here are four tips to lower the cost of your kitchen remodel. Refresh Rather Than Replace. Kitchen cabinets are generally a tear-out-and-replace project, making it one of the most expensive. Custom cabinets will only drive the

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How to Get Lingering Smells Out of Bakeware

Silicone bakeware is naturally nonstick, making it easy and versatile in the kitchen. They are made of inert material, so storing is a breeze since they can be collapsed down to save space. A silicone cookware is only as good as its cleanliness. There’s nothing worse than having custom ice cubes taste like last week’s pesto bombs. They can leave behind a somewhat plastic-like taste and smell when they’re brand

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How to Organize Your Kitchen After Moving

After a move, the kitchen should be the first priority to be unpacked so you can begin preparing meals. The space should be functional, organized and comfortable. If you’re moving into a new home, there’s a chance it hasn’t been properly cleaned. Before unpacking, take some time to clean especially where you’ll be putting dishes, cutlery, and glasses. Be sure to also clean your countertops and sinks. Next, go through

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Tips for Moving Appliances

Planning a move in the near future? Follow along this guide to ensure your kitchen appliances are properly prepared for the transition. Skip out on extra mover fees and avoid any malfunctioning appliances after the move. With all major appliances, it’s best to contact the dealer for specific move instructions or refer to the owner’s manual. What You’ll Need: Household cleaner Cleaning and/or work gloves Packing tape Screwdriver and/or wrench

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