4 Surprising Things to Put in the Dishwasher

4 Surprising Things to Put in the Dishwasher

If you own a dishwasher, you probably fill it with your dirty dishes and run it once a day—rarely giving it a second thought. However, this handy machine can do so much more for you than simply clean your dinner plates and silverware. There’s a whole host of other...
Don’t Let Mildew Take Root in Your Home

Don’t Let Mildew Take Root in Your Home

If you’re like most people, you know that mildew loves damp areas. That’s why it’s most often seen in bathrooms and around leaky windows. So it’s no surprise that preventing mildew and mold growth begins by correcting the moisture problem. Preventing Mildew in...
The Front Porch Spruce-Up

The Front Porch Spruce-Up

Spring is upon us, and while the Portland area will still see its share of rainy days, the sun will be making more and more frequent appearances. That makes this a good time to get your porch ready for warm spring days. Rid Your Porch of Cobwebs and Bugs A broom or a...
The Top 3 Things Many People Forget to Clean

The Top 3 Things Many People Forget to Clean

If you’re like many people, it’s easy to forget about things you can’t see. Oddly enough, it can be equally easy to forget—or more accurately, to tune out—things you see all the time. It’s not a personal failing; it’s simply the way our minds work. With spring...
The Weekly Fridge Clean-Out

The Weekly Fridge Clean-Out

Attending to your refrigerator is a task that’s easy to put off and forget about. After all, it’s literally out of your sight unless you’re preparing food or putting groceries away. For that reason, it can be helpful to make it a habit to give your fridge a weekly...