Cleaning

Keeping spaces nice and clean.

Steal this resolution: one box in, one box out

For the new year, I’m trying this new idea. Any packaging that enters my home must now be filled up with old stuff, and given away.

Here’s how to save money by making your own vinegar cleaning spray

If you’re going greener with your home cleaning, you’ve probably wondered about using white vinegar as a replacement for commercial cleaning sprays. You’ll also save a ton of money since water + vinegar is CHEAP. Here’s how to mix up your own vinegar cleaning spray at home that actually smells nice…

reader-tested laundry tips

Reader-tested laundry tips for sparkling clean and not-stanky clothes

Back in the day we put out the call to help us with some laundry tips to make our lives and clothes better (and specifically for those discolored pit stains!). Y’all delivered as you always do. I pulled out some of the best laundry advice that you gave us to see if we could crowdsource the best methods to keep our clothing sparkling and less stanky.

I tried out a space-age automatic cleaning kitty litter box to see if it was worth the hype

Is the LITTER ROBOT worth it? I tried a space-age auto-clean kitty litter box to see if lived up to the hype

I own two kitties who love to crap. All the time. I recently got the chance to try out a product I’d been eyeballing FOREVER: a Litter-Robot! Yep, one of those fancy-pants automated litter box cleaning machines. Plus it’s the really nice kind that isn’t cheap and it shows.

I decided to give it a whirl to see if a robo-litter box from the future was the better way I was seeking.

A crusty ex-radical's guide to cleaning and minimalism

A crusty ex-radical’s guide to cleaning and minimalism

My parents were hoarders and I lived in activist and or hippie/punk collective situations for about seven years, and now I even have a kid creating extra filth to clean up after. You can recover from being a huge mess and keep your rad politics if you want. Or you can just be a bitter crusty ex-radical like I am, but you can change. If I can do it, you can do it.

Here’s my advice for other broke-ass radical types who think that maybe it might be possible not to live in filth…

Did you know that litter box services exist!?

Maybe you’re like me and you’re sick of cleaning litter boxes. Or maybe you have an illness that sucks up all of your energy. (If you have limited spoons, do you really want to use them on cleaning?) Or maybe you’re running a business and raising kids and taking care of your parents and volunteering and you literally don’t have time to clean litter boxes. I’m here to tell you that you have options…

What are your favorite eco and animal-friendly household and beauty products?

Hey Offbeat Homies! My household has recently starting to make the switch to natural and non-animal tested products. Does anyone have some suggestions on your favorite products that aren’t hurtful to the environment or our animal pals?

Use soap to save money and escape the Cleaning Industrial Complex!

You know how you go into the cleaning aisle at the supermarket and there are about a thousand different products? You have products for your dishes, products for your floors, different products for the kitchen and bathroom, because of course, there are different kinds of dirt there…

These products might be very good at getting rid of dirt, but what they are truly excellent at is cleaning out your wallet.

So how can we do clean our homes without giving huge corporations money in exchange for chemicals and brainwashing? Well I’m writing this because I think I’ve found the answer…