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Jan 16, 2019 11:30 am
The Best Ways to Get a Spotless Carpet Without Renting a Steam Cleaner
If your house has carpet — plus kids or pets — then you need to know how to deep clean carpets without a steam cleaner. Because let’s face it, mud and red fruit punch are not a good combination,...
Jan 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Your Grandma Was Right to Use Bread as the Ultimate Stain-Eraser
The idea that you can clean with bread sounds crazy. How does that even work? But it turns out Wonder Bread really does live up to its name; it's a mess-erasing machine. Here's how to remove...
Jan 3, 2019 9:30 am
20 Simple Tips Professional Organizers Swear By
We'd all like to be more organized. We'd all like to be that person: the one who never forgets her kids' sunscreen, who pops dinner in the slow cooker before heading to work, whose house never...
Dec 30, 2018 2:30 pm
7 Top Tips for a January Fridge Detox
Nutritionist, food writer, and broadcaster Fiona Hunter shares her top tips for giving your fridge a much-needed detox this January — and keeping it up! 1. Clear out the naughtiness. It can be...
Dec 27, 2018 9:30 am
Old Egg Cartons Are the Secret to Storing Christmas Ornaments
Now that you've spent a fortune on Christmas gifts, been forced to smile while hosting dozens of houseguests, and had to clean up all the holiday leftovers, the last thing you want to deal with is...
Dec 20, 2018 5:30 pm
This Toy Vacuum That Actually Works Is the Best Gift for Kids and Parents Alike
We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier. As grown ups, chores like cleaning up our homes aren’t really...
Dec 20, 2018 11:30 am
There's a 20-Minute Cleanup Routine That Will Quell All Your Dirty-Kitchen Anxieties
Do you ever look up from the dinner table and marvel at the state of your kitchen? "How did things get so messy?" you wonder as you notice the remains of this morning's coffee still in the pot. You...
Dec 15, 2018 12:30 pm
The 5 Types of Piles You Should Make While Decluttering Your Closet
Although it’s not quite time for spring cleaning, you don’t need a calendar to tell you when you should spruce up your home — especially if you’ve noticed clutter becoming particularly piled up in...
Dec 10, 2018 11:30 am
Stick Burned Baking Sheets Back in the Oven for Pans That Shine Like New
If your once shiny baking pans are now constellations of blackened bits that stay put no matter how hard you scrub, you need to know how to clean burned baking sheets. Lucky for you, it's pretty...
Dec 4, 2018 9:30 am
9 Christmas Cleaning Hacks for a Stress-Free Holiday
'Tis the season to spend your whole time cleaning — but it doesn't have to be! Cut the cleaning chores in half and get back to doing the important stuff — like eating more pie and spending quality...
Nov 27, 2018 7:30 pm
A Mist of Cooking Spray Over Your Shower Doors Is the Key to Removing Stubborn Grime
Our tubs and showers are notoriously difficult when it comes to keeping them clean. Soap scum and mold seem to pop up without warning, no matter how often you scrub away at the whole area. If you...
Nov 23, 2018 7:30 pm
3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cleaning Out Your Fireplace and Chimney
Fireplaces are great for helping the whole house feel warm and cozy when colder weather breezes in, but it’s also important to make sure you’re following important safety requirements. For...
Nov 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Here’s How to Clean Your Gutters Without a Ladder
Watching leaves turn to beautiful hues of red, yellow, and orange every fall is one of the best things about nature. The only problem is that they don’t stay those vibrant colors for quite long...
Nov 22, 2018 10:30 am
How to Get Pet Fur Off Practically Any Surface
Knowing how to remove pet hair is a useful skill for any pet owner, whether you have cats, dogs, or both. As much as we love our fur babies, we don't love having to constantly vacuum up their...
Nov 7, 2018 1:30 pm
How to Clean Up Quickly After All the Thanksgiving Dinner Guests Have Gone
There’s no doubt about it: cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner is the worst part of Thanksgiving dinner. You’ve worked hard to prepare a delicious meal for the family, cleaned the house from top...
Nov 1, 2018 11:36 am
How a 'Decluttering November' Can Transform Your Whole House Before the Holidays
Like many Americans, I like to shop. I enjoy hunting through thrift stores, antique malls, and vintage shops, searching for treasures. I make online purchases. And I buy new items in...
Oct 30, 2018 11:30 am
18 Little-Known Ways Witch Hazel Can Improve Your Whole Life
Hamamelis virginiana, more commonly referred to as witch hazel, is a household staple that most of us have in our bathroom medicine cabinets. But what does witch hazel do, exactly? Turns out, there...
Oct 24, 2018 10:30 am
Why You Should Be Cleaning Your Windows With Coffee Filters
There's nothing quite as satisfying as looking out into your backyard through streak-free windows, but getting the glass sparkly clean is an entirely different story. We all think we know how to...
Sep 26, 2018 11:30 am
Sprinkling Tang in Your Dishwasher Is the Surprising Way to Keep It Clean — Here's How
If you're sick and tired of dealing with gunked-up dishes and glasses that don't look much cleaner than when you first put them in your dishwasher, you may think it's time to get a new machine....
Sep 18, 2018 9:30 am
Put Down That Vacuum: A Paint Roller Is the Secret to Dust-Free Window Screens
Cracking open a window is a cheap way to cool your house, but you need to know how to clean a window screen to maximize your savings. Fortunately, there's an easy way to do this — even if you're...
Sep 16, 2018 7:30 pm
5 Simple Steps Anyone Can Take to Have a Less Cluttered and More Organized Home
First up, let's get the "Was I born with it?" question out of the way. Yes, some studies show there might be a gene associated with neatness, but there are also a few that say there's not — so...
Sep 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Slip a Paper-Towel Roll Over a Vacuum Nozzle to Unstick the Grit Around Windows
There's something so oddly satisfying about vacuuming. Watching every speck of dirt and dust disappear makes us truly feel like our home is spotless — except when we encounter those hard-to-reach...
Sep 9, 2018 10:30 am
Flour Is the Secret to a Stainless Steel Sink That Shines Like New
There's nothing more satisfying than looking at a freshly polished stainless steel sink. Of course, keeping it so bright and sparkly is a whole different story. There are many ways to polish a...
Sep 4, 2018 2:30 pm
There's a 'Right' Order to Cleaning Tasks in Your House — Are You Following It?
Everyone thinks they know how to clean a house like a professional, but according to an actual expert, most people get it wrong. Kadi Dulude, owner of Wizard of Homes NYC, says that the most common...
Aug 31, 2018 3:30 pm
How to Recycle Old or Broken Christmas Lights
With Christmas right around the corner, it's officially the time to deck the halls and decorate our trees. But if you noticed a light on your tree that won't sparkle on one side or you just want to...
Aug 24, 2018 3:00 pm
How to Defeat the 'Behind Closed Doors' Clutter
Quick, guests are coming over! Hide everything away in the closet — problem solved, right? If you're the type to manage your clutter in this style, decluttering expert Peter Walsh has some advice...
Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm
5 Low-Cost Ways to Pep Up Your Car so It Looks New Again
Would you rather spend about $36,000 or about $3,000 for a new car? Before you plunk down about $36,000 — the average new car price reported by Kelley Blue Book — take a look at your current ride....
Aug 18, 2018 2:00 pm
The Best Ways to Polish Granite Countertops so They Sparkle Like New
Figuring out how to clean granite countertops is one of the biggest challenges homeowners face after renovating their kitchens. While resilient, granite countertops are still susceptible to...
Jul 22, 2018 12:00 pm
7 Ways Color-Coding Can Organize Your Life
They're the two little words that can divide crowds: color coded. But whether you swear by the organizational powers a few hues can bestow, or shudder at its mere mention, there's no denying that...
Jul 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Your Washing Machine Has a Secret Drain Trap That Needs to Be Cleaned Out If You Want It to Work Properly
If you're a busy mom with lots of clothes to wash, you need to know how to clean a washing machine drain. "Wait, but I've never done that before — why should I start now?" you might say to...