Denise Perreault

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Denise Perreault is a writer and mother, originally hailing from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Growing up as one of seven siblings, Denise was no stranger to hard work. Each family member was expected to contribute to household duties, and Denise quickly learned she excelled in many areas. Her first job was with a local cleaning company, which serviced homes and small businesses around Saint Paul, eventually becoming the company's youngest manager. It was there that she learned many of the tips and business practices that serve her well today.

Following high school, Denise relocated to the NYC area, earning a Bachelor's degree in communications. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for writing, merging that with her previous business experience as a professional cleaner.

Denise has joined the CBS team as an educational outreach writer, sharing her tips, experience, and love of service. She lives in the NYC area with her husband, 2 boys, and their dog Jake.

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Is It Time To Deep Clean Your Home?


All of the gifts have been unwrapped, the fancy foods have been eaten, and your holiday guests have gone home. You raised a glass as you watched the ball drop at midnight, and now, here you are at the start of a new year. January is a time for a fresh start, a time when everyone wipes the slate clean and starts over, vowing to change their lives for the better. Why wait for spring to do spring cleaning when you can change your home for the better now, and start the year with both a clean slate and a clean living space? Now’s the perfect time to deep-clean your home, and here’s how you should do it.

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5 Office Hacks to Organize Your Workspace


Sometimes, pesky little annoyances can really add up at the office, especially when you’re hustling to get that big project done or close out the month’s orders before the end of the month. The first time you find yourself fumbling in your desk to find a pen or shoving a tangle of cords out of your way, it’s not a big deal, but the third or fourth time in a day can make you want to pull your hair out! But there are some things you can do to take care of those little things that bug you, and a lot of them require little more than stuff you already have lying around the office.

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This Is The Most Versatile Natural Cleaner In Your Home

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Almost everyone has a bottle of white vinegar sitting in the back of a kitchen cupboard, and some people probably don’t even know how it got there: It’s just always been there, somehow, gathering dust. Maybe you pull it out once a year to make Easter-egg dye, but other than that, it mostly sits neglected behind the vegetable oil and the salt. A lot of people don’t seem to realize that vinegar is good for a lot more than your child’s science-fair volcano, though. Vinegar is also one of the best, most versatile cleaning products in your home. I’ve touched on it before, but here are a few of my favorite ways to clean with vinegar.

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5 Home Appliances You Should Clean Right Now


Life can get pretty hectic, especially when you have two young boys running around the house like I do, so it’s understandable that sometimes, we don’t always clean our homes as thoroughly or as often as we’d like to. Even I’m guilty of sometimes finding a “science experiment” in the back of the fridge or smoking up the house because I forgot the clean the oven after the last time I made a pie. (Seriously, no matter what I do, I always seem to end up with blackened apple gunk on the bottom of the oven!) I’ll bet that there are even some appliances that you’ve pretty much never cleaned because you just never really think of it. Here are a few of the worst culprits I’ve found for that, the most overlooked appliances when you’re cleaning around the house.

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How To Stay Fit and Healthy With an Office Job


Your office chair is trying to kill you.

Well, alright, I’m being a bit dramatic there. But the truth is that sitting for extensive periods of time can be really harmful to your health. In fact, studies have shown that people who spend a large part of their day sitting have about double the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular problems compared to more active people. Add on top of that the aches and pains that can be caused by bad ergonomics at your desk, and having an office job can start to sound downright dangerous! But there are a few things you can do to keep active while you’re at work, and they don’t have to be as strenuous as going to the gym. Every little bit of activity helps.

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