cleaning house

Once I was married with kids and we had settled into our own home, I wanted to be that person, comfortable in her own surroundings -- like Uncle Tom -- and 99 percent of the time I was. Who was I as a housekeeper? Maybe I would call her a slob. Too harsh? Okay.
Krista Carothers, Jennifer Berson, Kevin Berson, David Kay and Marissa Klein Kay join HuffPost Live to explain how parents show kids fluid gender roles by splitting household chores.
With winter hitting its peak, homes are quickly becoming tight quarters as we hole up to ride out the rest of this frosty
For all of you mamas insisting your immaculate house is messy, and all of you normal mamas therefore afraid to have anyone come into your house ever, because that level of clean is just not achievable due to kids/time/dogs/life/constant art projects, let's set some guidelines.
In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and location were awesome, but there was one problem. Half my stuff didn't fit in the place. So I got rid of it. Furniture, old clothes, books, shoes, art. And you know what? I haven't missed any of it since.
Here's a look at the 5 items in your home that you should be disinfecting once a week to help keep germs (and illness) at
By Lynn Andriani You know this household staple is a cheap, effective and natural all-purpose cleaner. But who knew that
By Lynn Andriani Surprise: Toilets and trash cans don't make the list. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook
Let's not dump too many intentions onto cleaning or onto exercise; it's just confusing. Keep them separate. Do these activities with separate intentions and let habits form. Creating good habits from things we enjoy is how we remain happy and healthy.
By Lynn Andriani You think you've scrubbed everything, but these subtle, often forgotten touches can make your home look
By Katie Arnold-Ratliff Need help organizing? Look to the fascinating science of your stuff. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost
Before you begin to argue over whose turn it is to do the dishes, take out the trash or scrub the toilets, it's a good idea to make a list and divide the chores in a way that's agreeable to both of you.
The cleaning games needn't be an at-home version of The Hunger Games (think about the fighting that ensues when kids are
Our home is our haven. In a perfect world, everything would be clean and neat with everything exactly where we want it. But
I can hear what you're thinking right now. Really, she's talking about dividing up chores? Yawn. But here is the thing. Household division of labor is one of the problems that causes the most stress in young marriages.
Put winter stuff away. It's an easy place to start and it makes room do to more. We put our coats, sweaters, and boots in