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Dec 6, 2019
Your Makeup Might Be Harboring Toxic Bacteria — Here's How to Protect Yourself
You may have heard that there could be some potentially harmful bacteria hanging out in your washing machine and dryer, but did you know that your makeup bag could also be harboring germs too? New...
Dec 4, 2019
8 Ways to Organize Your Home on the Cheap
You don’t have to spend hundreds on storage solutions. FIRST talked to experts for some low-cost strategies to get your whole house under control. Snap up closet solutions on the cheap. “Some of...
Nov 29, 2019
You Can Get a Dyson Vacuum for Less Than $200 at Walmart
When it comes to vacuums, there's one company that's been touted as the Cadillac of dirt busters for years — Dyson. Dyson's high-powered machines have been consistently ranked among the best of the...
Nov 29, 2019
6 Cleaning Products That Changed My Life — And My Home
As if the constant dedication required to keep a home clean wasn’t enough, it seems that so many cleaning products we use are designed to barely work — or worse — to have to be constantly replaced...
Nov 27, 2019
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 the whole feast. You’ve worked hard to prepare a delicious meal for the family, cleaned the house from top to...
Nov 12, 2019
10 Best Handheld Vacuums for Getting Rid of Little Messes
When it comes to cleaning, we're all about efficiency. No one wants to lug a big, hulking vacuum cleaner around when you've only got a small mess to clean, and and with the best handheld vacuum...
Nov 12, 2019
Seriously, Stop Rinsing Your Dishes Before Putting Them in the Dishwasher
Everyone has their own style when it comes to loading their dishwasher. Maybe you prefer coffee mugs all stacked on the left side of your upper rack, or perhaps you go rogue and let them sit among...
Nov 11, 2019
5 Surprising Things You Should be Cleaning Every Day
Raise your hand if you have an overflowing laundry basket at home. Okay, now keep your hand raised if you didn't have time to sweep your floors today. Yep, that's everyone's hand still raised......
Nov 9, 2019
How to Clean and Deodorize a Couch — The Right Way
It’s the weekend, and we know you’re probably catching up on a few chores like laundry and cleaning the house. The warm weather is officially gone (sigh), so it’s the perfect time to stay indoors...
Nov 7, 2019
12 Household Uses for Sugar That Make Life a Little Sweeter
Chances are you have some sugar in your pantry, whether you take it in your morning coffee or not. But this sweet substance isn’t just useful in the kitchen. With the growing awareness of how...
Nov 4, 2019
11 Vacuums Under $100 That Will Rid Your Home of Dirt in a Hurry
Vacuum cleaners don't have to cost a pretty penny to get the job done. There are plenty of affordable models that will perform just as well —if not better! — than their pricier counterparts... if...
Oct 30, 2019
This Genius Phone Sanitizer Case Will Rid Your Device of Germs
For most of us, smartphones have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Helping us do everything from staying connected on-the-go to assisting in the kitchen with easy access to recipes,...
Oct 29, 2019
9 of the Best Wet/Dry Vacuums Under $100
Cleaning the floors of your home, garage, and car can be a costly hassle — who's got a regular budget for steam cleaning? — but not if you have one of the the best wet/dry vacuums on the market....
Oct 27, 2019
Harmful Bacteria Could Be Lurking in Your Washing Machine — Here’s How to Protect Yourself
It’s the weekend and we hope you're having some fun, but you’re probably catching up on chores around the house too, namely laundry. Cold-and-flu season has begun, so it’s more important than ever...
Oct 21, 2019
Dyson's New Air Purifier Is the First With the Power to Zap Formaldehyde From Your Home
When you think of Dyson, you probably think of the brand's top-of-the-line vacuums — the Animal pet hair blaster, anyone? Stopping dirt dead in its tracks isn't Dyson's only speciality, however. In...
Oct 18, 2019
10 Uses for Cat Litter Outside of the Litter Box
When it comes to kitty litter, cat owners know a thing or two. But did you know there are a bunch of smart uses for your favorite super-absorbent product outside of the litter box? From preventing...
Oct 16, 2019
This Hygienic Toilet Brush Is the Answer to Your Bowl Cleaning Woes
When it comes to toilet brushes, hygienic options are few and far between. Traditional toilet brushes may look clean enough, but there are millions of teeny tiny bacteria living in your toilet that...
Oct 13, 2019
6 Apps That Will Help You Turn Old Clothes, Furniture, Games, and More Into Cash
Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to sell your old, unwanted stuff. Remember the days when you used to have to set up a garage sale, lugging all your old clothes and other junk onto the...
Oct 11, 2019
How to Keep the House Clean When You Work Full-Time
When you're out of the house for more than 40 hours a week, and you have kids, pets, and, you know, a life — it can be super hard to keep your house clean and organized, even if you want to. But...
Oct 7, 2019
10 Things You Should Be Cleaning With Hydrogen Peroxide
Cheap, powerful and (when used correctly) non-toxic, hydrogen peroxide could be the hardest working cleaner in your arsenal — if you used it correctly. A lot of people are put off (understandably)...
Oct 5, 2019
Meet the Super Powerful Cordless Pet Vacuum That's Taking Over the Market
From furry pups to chonky cats, we love pets, big and small. There's one thing that most pet owners agree they could live without when it comes to their furry companions, however: pet hair. An...
Oct 3, 2019
How to Prepare Your Home for House Guests in 7 Easy Steps
Do you love having out-of-town friends and relatives stay at your place when they come to visit? While most loved ones are happy enough to crash in a comfy bed and spend time catching up, there is...
Oct 2, 2019
15 Quick Cleaning Tips for Constant Tidiness
It'd be nice to be someone who can't get enough of the deep clean, who lives for scrubbing floors and dusting nooks and crannies and deep-vacuuming carpets. But let's face it: it's much easier (and...
Sep 27, 2019
9 Genius Ways WD-40 Can Make Your Life Easier
Most of us already have a can of WD-40 sitting somewhere in our house. It's the first thing we grab when faced with an annoyingly squeaky door, but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes...
Sep 17, 2019
The Best Robotic Vacuum Cleaners for Every Lifestyle — Including Yours
Vacuuming is definitely one of our least favorite household chores. Who wants to lug a bulky machine around the house, especially if you’ve got kids and pets that go running every time you hit the...
Sep 8, 2019
10 Household Uses for Toothpaste That Make Life a Whole Lot Easier
Toothpaste might very well be one of the most versatile products you have in your home. Beyond cleaning your pearly whites each day, toothpaste can be used in a variety of ways around the house....
Sep 5, 2019
How to Clean Dishwashers, Washing Machines, and Other Cleaning Equipment
While they do all the heavy lifting for us when it comes to keeping our homes neat, tidy, dust, and dirt free, our cleaning equipment becomes pretty grubby and chock full of nasties,...
Sep 4, 2019
10 Ways You Can Use Ordinary Salt to Help Around the House
We all know salt can come in handy while whipping up something in the kitchen or adding a little extra seasoning to dishes once they hit the table. But it turns out, the simple ingredient most of...
Aug 28, 2019
Why This $60 Upright Vacuum Will Actually Make You *Want* to Clean
By now, you're likely plenty familiar with upright vacuums. Invented in the early 1900s, this innovative prototype eliminated a user’s need to stoop down while vacuuming the home, giving people...
Aug 22, 2019
How 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...