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Sometimes, your house just needs something new or fresh—a little change isn't a bad thing. Some days, though; you might feel like you don't have the time to do the house cleaning, much less new decorating, so you need little projects that make a big impact.

These two projects are extremely simple and can be used independently or together very effectively. Whether you want just a small touch of color or a bold statement, one of these projects is for you.

Some of the best, most clever house cleaning ideas start first in the home, and a feature at Thrifty Fun asked readers to provide their favorite cleaning tip. Whether passed down from a family member, read in a magazine, or discovered by accident, there were a variety of responses for everything from cleaning dishes to making schedules.

Everyone likes to put their best foot forward when hosting, but that can seem difficult when your budget is a little tight. Prioritizing what's most important in your budget is a big help, but how do you round out the party?

Here are some great ideas from Woman's Day for budget-friendly party materials—the best part? They all come from a dollar store!

Toys tend to get spread out across a child's room (and across the rest of the house!) quite easily. Little hands and big imaginations wander around carrying their treasures and leaving them anywhere and everywhere!

When it's time to clean up the toys, it's best to just do it all at once. Focus will help you finish the task from beginning to end—focus helps cleaning services clean efficiently!

Everyone wants a clean house, but getting it is an entirely different matter! When you're busy with work, commitments, hobbies, family, keeping up with cleaning can be overwhelming. There are a few things you can do: you can always call a maid service for a little bit of help, and you can start looking at your house the way blogger Alexis Anne does: what's the priority?

Picture the inside of your medicine cabinet—how does it look? If it's stacked with half-empty bottles and make-up containers that topple every time you open the door, it might be time to start fresh. The medicine cabinet easily becomes a catch-all for everything in the bathroom, but with a little bit of planning and by making it part of your weekly house cleaning routine, it can stay neat and orderly pretty easily.

Trash It! Chances are, there are a lot of things in your medicine cabinet you don't need anymore: expired prescriptions, make-up that's several years old (old make-up can actually carry germs to your face—eek!), or sample-size lotions you never got around to using. Take everything out of the cabinet and throw away anything you don't actually use.

It's amazing how little details can escape your notice but affect you profoundly, and colors work in the same way. Whether you love or despise a color, for many people, certain colors almost universally invoke certain moods—even when you aren't aware of it.

What's your favorite color? What do you like about it? Chances are you can conjure up a few memories related to the color and have a certain hue that stands out to you. But how does it affect the way you feel or act? Keep reading to find out!

Have you ever seen that green or brown something growing between your tiles? That's usually mildew growing on dirt and moisture on the tile. Yuck! It's such a pain to scrub grout, though; so if you're going to clean it, you want to be sure you're doing it right.

Housekeeping includes quite a few not-so-glamorous tasks, and unfortunately, this is one of them. Get it done right the first time so you don't have to do it again for a while!

If you're dining room is lacking a little style, you definitely aren't the only one. Dining rooms are easy on house cleaning but can be harder on decorating. After all, they're so straightforward: a table, a centerpiece, some pictures on the wall. With a little bit of thoughtful decorating, though; you can make your dining room into something that reflects every aspect of your style.

For a few ideas, here are some tips gleaned from the idea-inspiring dining rooms in Country Living.

When you’re house cleaning and you start washing your clothes, how much detergent do you use? Do you fill the cap on the detergent? Do you measure at all, or just guess? You might be using way too much, and that can be bad for your clothes and your washer.

Over time, residue left behind by “overpouring” detergent fades clothes, and worse, it encourages bacteria growth and leads to wear and tear on your washing machine.

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