cleaning tricks - Latest News, Photos and Videos | First for Women
Enter to Win $2020 in Cash!
Subscribe & Save!
Enter to Win $2020 in Cash!
Subscribe & Save!
Oct 1, 2019
How to Clean Your Car Seats With Common Household Items
Cleaning your car seats might not be your biggest priority right now, but we bet it will bump up on your list if you spot a nasty stain on the upholstery or icky gunk stuck in between the crevices....
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,...
Aug 14, 2019
Why You Should Clean Your Shower Head — And How to Do It Like a Pro
We're guessing cleaning your shower head might not be your top priority right now. But research shows that bad bacteria can lurk in there — including a potentially harmful relative of the bug that...
Aug 8, 2019
How to Clean Suede Shoes So They're Spotless Again
From summer sandals to winter boots, there's no question that suede looks chic all year round. But to keep your favorite pair fresh, you'll need to learn how to clean suede shoes properly. The...
Aug 7, 2019
Why You Should Clean Your Mattress — And, How Do It Like a Pro
Cleaning your mattress might not be at the top of your to-do list right now — but maybe it should be. A clean mattress can help prevent icky dust and pest infestations, but can also promote a...
Jun 17, 2019
11 Products That'll Make Keeping Your Car Clean Super Easy
Keeping your car clean may seem utterly futile, especially if you have little ones at home. One day it's spotless and the next it's littered with empty wrappers and receipts, pet hair, your kid's...
May 23, 2019
7 Cleaning Checklists for Every Room in the Home
Dig or dread it, giving your home a thorough clean is a great way to cut through the clutter that has accumulated during the past several months you've spent ignoring it. Your home will be bathed...
Apr 24, 2019
How to Clean a Microwave in Under 10 Minutes
Our microwaves go through a lot — everything from explosive TV dinners and volcanic bowls of chili to cake mug spills and pasta sauce catastrophes. That amount of cooking action can leave us...
Apr 5, 2019
10 Brilliant Uses for White Vinegar That Make Life Easier
If you thought you knew all of white vinegar's uses, think again. Sure, you can use white vinegar for laundry; it'll do the trick when it comes to keeping whites bright, removing mildewy odors from...
Apr 2, 2019
9 Old-Fashioned Cleaning Tricks That Work
Imagine your grandmother's home; we bet it's clean and tidy. Neat as a pin, right? Every surface dusted and polished, books and magazines tucked away out of sight, and never a crumb to be seen on...
Mar 25, 2019
How to Clean an Oven Quickly and Painlessly
Raise your hand if you've ever wondered how to clean an oven. This most-used household appliance can get pretty dirty, thanks to all the spills, crumbs, and other debris left behind every time you...
Mar 22, 2019
How to Clean Your Home in Less Than 30 Minutes
Do you constantly feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to finish everything? Is your to-do list more like a constant reminder of what you haven't managed to get done? Between work, kids,...
Mar 20, 2019
15 Spring Cleaning Tasks You Can Do in Under a Minute
In need of some quick spring cleaning ideas? We’ve got you covered! Instead of writing a lengthy spring cleaning checklist, we’ve rounded up more than a dozen easy tasks that take less than a...
Mar 7, 2019
How to Use Vodka for Cleaning So Your Home Sparkles Again
If you're interested in using more DIY cleaners around the house, you might be surprised to know that a leftover bottle of cheap booze can seriously come in handy. According to NBC News,...
Feb 2, 2019
How to Clean the Kitchen Quickly and Painlessly
Cleaning the kitchen is a chore many of us dread. But transforming the space from a room filled with dirty dishes and sticky spills to one that sparkles isn't as hard or as time-consuming as you...
Jan 20, 2019
How to Clean a Ceiling Fan Without Getting Covered in Dust
What's the best way to clean a ceiling fan without getting dust everywhere? Chances are you're covered in a thin layer of dust bunnies as you ask yourself this question. Lucky for you (and your...
Jan 18, 2019
9 Laundry Tips That Prove Vinegar Is Liquid Magic
Believe it or not, vinegar is a cleaning powerhouse — especially when it comes to doing the laundry. Vinegar is an all-natural (not to mention, inexpensive) solution for softening water,...
Jan 16, 2019
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,...
Nov 1, 2018
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 22, 2018
The Best Way to Remove Grass Stains and Get Your Clothes Back to New
Figuring out how to remove grass stains is one of the trickiest laundry challenges. Those stubborn green blemishes seem to latch right on to light-colored clothing. Plus, you’ve probably heard...
Oct 12, 2018
How to Speed-Clean Your House in 30 Minutes When Guests Are on the Way
You’re relaxing at home when you get the call. Friends are in the area and they thought they might pop in shortly for a drink. The holidays are coming up, so cleaning has been off the agenda —...
Aug 23, 2018
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....
May 18, 2018
Super-Satisfying Power Washing Videos Are Taking Over the Internet
If the recent internet sensation of pimple-popping videos has completely grossed you out, a new viral craze might be more up your alley. Pressure-washing and power-washing videos are just as...
Apr 20, 2018
Getting Rid of Fruit Flies and Gnats at Home Is Way Simpler Than You Think
We love indulging in all of our favorite fruits when they're in season, but keeping them in the house always raises the issues of how to best get rid of fruit flies and gnats. It seems they're...
Oct 27, 2017
5 Things You Should Never Put in the Dishwasher
Dishwashers are an amazing invention, right? Instead of spending a good chunk of time scrubbing pots and pans before wiping them off — or letting them dry overnight — you can now just chuck them in...
Sep 11, 2017
12 Clever Cleaning Tricks for Nooks and Crannies From HGTV’s Sabrina Soto
Sabrina Soto is known for making lucky homeowners' design dreams come true on HGTV. And now, the beloved star of The High Low Project wants to help your clean home fantasy become a reality — well...
Sep 1, 2017
Five Ingenious Household Hacks to Make Life So Much Easier
Anthea Turner has shared her ingenious household hacks on This Morning. She said her tricks of the trade can save time and effort on boring cooking and cleaning tasks, which is music to our...
Aug 7, 2017
We All Need the Super Strong Vinegar That German Women Use to Clean Their Homes
We're all for natural, at-home cleaning hacks that save time and money, especially those that help us cut back on chemicals found in many household products. But of course there's one major caveat...
Aug 2, 2017
WinIt Wednesday: Win a Hoover REACT Powered Reach Plus Vacuum
We’re halfway through the week! So here’s your chance to WIN an exceptional prize, like this new vacuum from Hoover! There are just some chores we can’t escape, one of them being the dreaded day...
Jul 31, 2017
The Secret to Drying Your Clothes Quickly
File this under: "We wish we knew this sooner!" Just about everyone who's ever done laundry has wondered how to dry clothes fast. Sure, our dryers work a lot quicker than air-drying ever would. But...