Chemical-Free Cleaning Tips

Homemade cleaning solutions can be just as effective as products – without the toxins. Try one of these easy stain fixes.

Chemical-Free Cleaning Tips

Everyday cleaning products can be costly and full of chemicals. There are simple ways you can avoid excess exposure to these toxins, without breaking the bank on pricey products. Homemade cleaning solutions, made from ordinary household items, can be just as effective. Next time you’re faced with a stain or spill, try one of these nine easy fixes.


Stain Remover

Stain Remover


If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you probably know that grease is one of the toughest stains to remove from clothing. Before letting the stain settle, apply some baby powder on it and watch as the stain gets soaked up entirely. You’ll never have to worry about permanent stains with this simple spot-treatment.

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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