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How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom

If you are dust-sensitive, especially if you have allergies and/or asthma, you can reduce some of your misery by creating a “dust-free” bedroom. Dust may contain molds, fibers, and dander from dogs, cats, and other animals, as well as tiny dust mites. These mites, which live in bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpets, thrive in the…

Carpet Cleaning Tips for Long Lasting Carpet

Strategy #1: Banish dirt Set the vacuum at the right height If your vacuum is set too low, you can damage the carpet as well as the vacuum’s roller brush and drive belt. If it’s set too high, you won’t pick up any dirt. To set the vacuum’s ideal height, raise it to its highest…

How to: Get whiter-than-white sheets

Save for a glass of wine, nothing beckons like a bed of crisp white linens at day’s end. But the invitation falters when your sheets have seen better, brighter days. Sweat, body oils and skin care products can stick to the threads of linens, lending a yellow hue as they accumulate over time. We show…