The Best Ways to Clean Your Stainless Steel

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By Donna Boyle Schwartz for Stainless steel brings a bright and polished feel to any kitchen but keeping that brilliant sheen takes a little bit of work… and some very specific cleaning products. The first thing to consider when you set out to clean stainless steel appliances, sinks, and countertops... read more

The Easiest Way to Clean a Sooty Fireplace With Household Items

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It’s time to make your fireplace pretty for your fall decorations and since oily soot can build up over time, your brick will start to look dingy. We sought out the expert advice from’s editor, Anne Reagan, for her tips on how to use household items to clean up that mess—not...

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7 Small Gadgets That Won’t Take Over Your Living Space

Whether it’s your first home in the 'burbs or a shoebox-sized apartment in the city (welcome to my world), the last thing you want is for your daily devices to take over. To free up more counter space, closet space and all around living space, here are seven of the best gadgets that are a... read more

Buzz From The Boards: What Do You Wish He/She Would Throw Away?


Sick of living with (or near) a pack rat? You're not alone! Check out the things Nesties wish their family members would just throw away already--and share your thoughts in the comments section.

“Today I found a toilet training seat that my husband used as a child.  Literally it's like 35 years old. ...

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Buzz From The Boards: What Chores Do You Hate?

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Everyone has a chore that they dread--what's yours? (We hate cleaning the toilet!) Check out what other Nesties had to say--and add your two cents in the comments section:

“I've always been a little bit of a clean freak, but I really hate cleaning the kitchen! It's the one place that...

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Buzz from the Boards: Top Tips for Cutting the Clutter

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Need a weekend project? How about finally getting all that clutter under control? Check out these tricks that other Nesties have tried (and loved), and join  the conversation to share your own tips: “My husband and I start by going through everything and making 3 piles: to keep, to toss, to donate. We... read more