Ask UfYH: Mattresses are Gross

Q: How do I get a pee stain out of a mattress? There isn’t a smell, but there is a stain. Things I have done: put high strength peroxide on it and cleaned it with my mix of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and Dawn, which de-yellows white shirts but will not de-pee my mattress.

Q: How do you get cat pee smell out of a mattress?

Q: I’m giving my mattress and bed frame to a family member, but would like to know if there’s a way to get menstrual stains out of the mattress first.

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Ask UfYH: Cleaning With a Chronic Illness

Q: I have a chronic illness that leaves me unable to stand for long periods of time (and sometimes even short ones). I get tired very easily, and too much physical exertion can result in an attack that lasts for days and requires me to take some really awful medications. I want a clean house, and I can’t afford to get someone in to help. Is there anything I can do, or should I resign myself to living in a dump? Read More Ask UfYH: Cleaning With a Chronic Illness

Delayed Gratification Works for Me

Sesame Street continues to have amazing points about how to live your life. Tom Hiddleston and Cookie Monster were on to something when it comes to delayed gratification. Read More Delayed Gratification Works for Me

9 Lies the Internet Tells You About Bed Bugs

As some of our readers may recall, I was recently infested with bed bugs. It was an unholy nightmare of creepy reveals, itching extremities, and, well, nightmares.  Read More 9 Lies the Internet Tells You About Bed Bugs

Ask UfYH: Depression and Husbands and Kids, Oh My

Q: I need your help. My family and I live in a two bed, one bath (guess where the bathroom is) 800 sq. ft. two story town house. I am struggling to keep it clean with two little girls who idolize their dad (I do love him). His one main chore was taking out the trash. He is no longer doing it. I tried paying my 4-year-old in pennies to help me clean… that didn’t last long either. My 1-year-old helps pick up trash and puts away toys, but only for so long, which I can deal with seeing as she is only a year old. I clean and when I turn around, it is a mess again. Read More Ask UfYH: Depression and Husbands and Kids, Oh My