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Home Cleaning

Whether you're getting ready to sell your old house or are moving into a new one, you'll want to make sure the space is clean. Check out these resources to learn everything you need to know about home cleaning.

How to Clean Vinyl Siding in 3 Easy Steps

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular materials used on homes in the United States, but like all outdoor surfaces, it can begin to look less-than-perfect over time. Whether you’re battling a build-up of mold and mildew, or imperfections such as dirt, dust, grease, or rust, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve researched […]

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The Best Trash Cans According to the MYMOVE Team

Like prom dresses and Myspace profiles, some things are best left in the past. Whether your old trash can doesn’t fit in your new kitchen or you just don’t want to pack up your smelly old bin, moving is the perfect time for a fresh start. Instead of making an emergency run to the store […]

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How to Maintain a Clean, Healthy Home During COVID-19

As of April 17, the novel coronavirus pandemic has reached over 2.1 million cases worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 677,000 reported cases. The epicenter of the U.S. outbreak is in the northeast, where coronavirus deaths in New York have topped 14,000. In light of these numbers, it’s understandable that you might […]

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Have You Cleaned These Household Things Lately? Or Ever?

Sometimes life-and smells-can creep up on us. You move into your new place, wipe down the inside of the cabinets, dust a fan blade or two…

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What to Do If You Find Mold

Mold: four letters, one syllable, a world of anxiety and stress. It’s such a simple word with the potential to cause so many problems. Why is mold so troubling and what should you do if you find mold in your house or discover it while you’re house hunting? 5 facts about mold According to Mark […]

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The Best Way to Clean Windows, Step By Step

A homemade water and vinegar window cleaning solution is a budget-friendly and non-toxic alternative to store-bought cleaners. Cleaning windows with vinegar gets rid of grime and streaks naturally. It’s an economical, non-toxic, and anti-bacterial cleaner that’s safe to use around pets and small children. Plus, you’ll leave your windows looking squeaky clean!

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How to Test for Mold That’s Hiding In Your House

Mold is a serious potential health hazard that is commonly lurking in all kinds of buildings, residential homes included. Mold can trigger allergic reactions in certain people, causing stuffy sinuses, itchy eyes and skin, difficulty breathing, and even fevers. Other studies have linked the presence of mold in the home with the development of childhood […]

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Scrub These Bad Bathroom Cleaning Habits Out of Your Life

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you’ve been following our bad cleaning habits series, we hope it’s motivated you to revolutionize your kitchen cleaning. But don’t stop there. Now that we’ve gotten the hang […]

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How to Get Smoke Smell Out of Your House

If you’re selling your home, you may be concerned about odors. Follow MYMOVE’s step by step guide to learn how to get rid of smoke smell in your house.

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Skunk Smell Removal: A Step-By-Step Guide

For most of us, the smell of skunks is unmistakable. You know the smell as soon as it hits your nostrils — that sharp, sulfuric scent that just won’t dissipate. If you are unlucky enough to have to deal with skunk smell removal in your home or yard, you need to act fast to eliminate […]

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How To Get Rid of Dust Mites in Your Home and Keep Allergies at Bay

Dust mites in your home are one of the most common allergy and asthma triggers. Because they’re microscopic, it can be tough to identify and figure out how to get rid of dust mites. It’s impossible to get rid of dust mites in your home completely, but there are some steps you can take to limit their numbers, which can reduce allergy symptoms and the chance of asthma attacks.

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Need a Move-In Deep Cleaning? Amazon Home Services Has You Covered

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  You’ve just moved into your new home or apartment. Looking at everything that needs to be done, you might feel like you need an army on your side. You’ve […]

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The Nasty 9: What Are the Germiest Places in Your Home?

Some germs are beneficial, but not when they put you and your loved ones at risk for viruses and diseases. Your home, with all of its nooks and crannies, is a breeding ground for mold, staph germs, yeast and coliform bacteria. Some places in your home are germier than others, so cleaning takes a little […]

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5 After-Holiday Cleaning Tips to Get a Renewed Home

It can be a relief to finally be done with the holidays. If you were particularly busy, it can feel like you finished running a marathon. Suddenly, you have more time to yourself. But now that all the presents have been unwrapped, all the guests have gone back home and the holiday food has been […]

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The Complete Guide to Window Cleaning

If your home’s windows have dirt, dust, water spots, and other debris covering them, you might not be getting as much natural light as you would like. The best way to bring in additional light (and enjoy the view) is by keeping them clean. If window cleaning isn’t at the top of your to-do list […]

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Important Tips for Safe and Effective Mold Removal

If there are sections of your home that are damp and unventilated, mold can take hold in only a day or two. It’s important to eliminate mold for the health of both your home and your family. So, following especially rainy weather or a flood, make sure to check for and remediate mold before it […]

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Mildew vs. Mold: What is the Difference?

The first step to cleaning is knowing what the problem is. Here’s how to tell the difference between mold and mildew in your home and what to do about it.

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How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell

If you smell mildew in your home, you’ll want to find the source quickly as it’s one of the first indications that mold has begun forming. Thankfully, the steps on how to get rid of mildew smell are much easier than you may realize, and the items needed to remove mildew or musty smells are […]

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How to Keep your Home Always Smelling Fresh

The atmosphere of your home is one of the ‘unsaid’ aesthetics that keeps you loving your home. When you are in it day in and day out, the way your home smells and feels will actually have a stronger impact then the décor in your space! So what factors keep your home smelling fresh and […]

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How to: Clean your Refrigerator

The new year always offers a fresh start. Why not take this opportunity to knock out a few to-dos that will help you start the new year strong? This is an ideal opportunity to take on those tasks you always say you’ll get to someday. Tasks like taking the time to clean your refrigerator. Sure, it’s […]

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15 House Cleaning Tips That Make Life Easier

Whether you constantly clean your home, or just give it a quick tidy before guests arrive, knowing a few useful cleaning tips can help make the process easier and more efficient. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most effective house cleaning tips out there.

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How To Deep Clean Your New House Before You Move In

House cleaning in a new-to-you home will seem like a breeze next to your everyday chores to keep a lived-in house clean and organized…

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3 DIY Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions for Your Spring Clean

Download it / Getty Images Spring cleaning is supposed to refresh your home. It’s a little counterintuitive, then, that traditional cleaning methods lean on harsh, often toxic chemicals to do the job. Your home may look better after using these products, but, in actuality, you’ve only swapped germs and grime for possible dangers to your family […]

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6 Closet Cleaning Tips to (Finally) Get Your Wardrobe Organized

Imagine: You open up your closet and everything looks neat and tidy. It’s filled with pieces you love, and you can see all of your options for today’s outfits. This isn’t just a scene from “Clueless.” It can be your reality if you’re ready to employ a few closet cleaning tips.We know that cleaning your […]

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