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How to Stop Hoarding Before It Starts

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Are you hoarding something in your home? Did you know some people are born hoarders? They’re not lazy or stubbornly attached to their possessions; they may actually be genetically predisposed to live the life of a packrat. In “Field Guide to Pack Rats: Closet Cases” psychologist Randy Frost of Smith College illuminates some of the psychology behind hoarding…

10 Common Kitchen Problems to Fix ASAP

Kitchen Problems

Whether your fridge isn’t keeping things cool or your oven doesn’t heat things up, kitchen appliances can cause all kinds of problems. Find out what’s causing the issue and whether it needs to be repaired or replaced. Knowing the average life expectancy of major appliances and small kitchen appliances can help prevent surprises. But, if the problem is beyond your…

16 Refrigerator and Freezer Organization Ideas

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Clutter isn’t just for closets; fridges and freezers can get out of control too. Here are some easy ways to keep them organized. Tips to Organize Your Fridge Regularly clean out your fridge and freezer, tossing anything that’s icky. In addition to simple hygiene, this will help you to see what you have, create space for new food…

Cleaning Tips for Anyone With Allergies

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Whether you or someone in your home suffers year-round or seasonally from allergies or asthma, there are ways you can reduce the misery by cleaning correctly to remove allergens. Allergens can be any substance that causes an allergic reaction. Common household allergens are dust mites and insect droppings, pollen, pet dander, and molds. Regular weekly cleaning of your home is…