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How to clean your dishwasher (including the one step everyone forgets)

We have a super simple step-by-step guide on how to clean a dishwasher, including the one part of the task that nearly everyone forgets.
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How to clean oven racks the easy way

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Get rid of gross washing machine smells with these simple tips

Gloved hand cleaning crayon off wall with a Magic Eraser

Do you need to wash walls before painting? The honest truth

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The easiest way to get sticker residue off new bowls, plates, furniture, and more

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Avoid a huge fire risk in your home: How to clean your dryer vent

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Sick of cloudy glasses? This is the cleaning hack you need

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How to clean glass shower doors the right way (say goodbye to streaks)

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The pros and cons of polished concrete floors you should know

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The Best Robot Vacuums of 2024

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How to wash a weighted blanket in 4 simple steps

Best office vacuum cleaner

The best office vacuum cleaners of 2024

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How to clean silver flatware so it sparkles

Is your precious silver getting tarnished? We dig into how to clean silver the right way, how to polish it, and even how to store it to protect it for years.
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Review: Wybot

Transform your pool maintenance routine with Wybot. Its products will keep your pool clean, giving you time to unwind and revel in summer's bliss.
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How to use bleach in laundry (because no one likes bleach spots)

Yes, you can use bleach in your washing machine without completely ruining your clothes. Here's how to use bleach in laundry the right way.
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How to clean a Keurig (Spoiler alert: You’re not cleaning it often enough)

Keurigs, like other coffee machines, require routine cleaning. So, here are our tips for cleaning your Keurig coffee maker.
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How to properly clean grout in your kitchen and bathroom

Bathroom or kitchen grout looking gross? Here's how to clean grout so that your tiles look gorgeous and brand new.
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Cleaning 101: Why you should never mix bleach and vinegar

Avoid a major health risk while cleaning your home. Here's everything you need to know about the dangers of mixing bleach and vinegar together.
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Does microwaving a sponge kill germs?

A clean sponge is important for cleaning your kitchen and dishes. We review the pros and cons of microwaving a sponge for a cleaner home.
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How often should you wash your pillowcase? What you need to know

Do you know how often you should wash your pillowcases? Do you just wash them whenever you wash your sheets? Come learn the rules you need to know in our guide.
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How to deep clean leather couches for a gorgeous home

Leather furniture may be gorgeous, but it's also a delicate dirt trap. Here's how to deep clean leather couches the right way.
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Your go-to laundry stripping guide so your towels can actually get clean

Is your laundry looking or feeling dirty, even after a wash cycle? Here's when you should be stripping your laundry (and how to strip towels).
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6 New Year’s cleaning resolutions you can actually keep up all year

Want a spotless home for the New Year? Our 6 New Year's cleaning resolutions will change the way you view housework and keep your home immaculate.
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This is the secret to drying your clothes: A natural solution you’ll never guess

Ready to up your laundry game? Replace your fabric softeners or dryer sheets with wool dryer balls and get a natural solution for soft fabrics.
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The 2 secret ingredients your laundry routine is missing

Want to up your laundry game? Here's everything you need to know about putting baking soda and vinegar in laundry loads for a fresh wardrobe every time.
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Avoid a cleaning disaster: When not to use a Magic Eraser

Magic erasers don't magically erase everything — here's when not to use a magic eraser.
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Wondering how to make laundry smell good? This is what you need to do to get that fresh scent every time

Are you tired of your laundry smelling gross even when it's supposed to be clean? This is how to make laundry smell good load after load.
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This is what that gross pink mold in your shower is and how to get rid of it

Do you want a sparkling shower, but find you're constantly getting pink mold? Here's how to get rid of it for good.
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This TikTok hack for getting gross smells out of thrift store furniture is genius

How do you get bad smells out of secondhand furniture? It comes down to the carbon found in newsprint ink that is the source of magic.
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6 fall cleaning projects you have to do now for a decluttered, stress-free home

Spring isn't the only season for cleaning! Follow these tips for cleaning and decluttering your home in the fall and make a cozier winter.
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This nontoxic oven-cleaning trick is even better than baking soda (seriously!)

We love baking soda for so many cleaning chores around the house. It's messy sometimes, though, and we swear by this other nontoxic way to clean your oven.
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Should you power wash your house in the fall? Here are 6 things to wash at the end of the season

Before winter hits, power wash your house in fall and focus on specific items to preserve them. It's less work than you think and totally worth it.
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How to clean gas stove burner heads safely so you can get back to cooking healthy meals on your stovetop

Taking care of your gas stove burner heads is essential. Here's how you can clean your gas stove burners safely.
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This ingenious hack for how to wash white sheets is amazing

White sheets are stunning, but they get dull and dingy. Here's how to wash white sheets to get crisp, gorgeous linens after every wash with this hack.
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How to clean your basement floor drain and avoid major issues

Keep your home in great shape from top to bottom. Here's how to clean your clogged basement floor drain.
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How to get rid of kitchen grease on cabinets, appliances, and more – the right way

No need to remodel the kitchen when degreasing can make it look new again. Here are some tips for how to safely clean kitchen grease from all your surfaces.
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Are you inviting spiders into your bed? Make these decor changes to avoid unwanted pests

No one wants spiders in their bed. This is how to keep these unwanted pests out.
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How to remove detergent stains from clothes: This is the no-fail way

Don't ruin your wardrobe. Follow these tips to remove those pesky detergent stains from your clothes so you can keep them fresh and clean.
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Can shaving cream really get rid of gross smells in your bathroom?

From urine to mildew to a sewer smell in your bathroom, we've got the tips and tricks you need for a fresh-scented, clean-smelling space.
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Should you be using vinegar in your washing machine?

Is vinegar a good fabric softener? Can it be used in your washing machine? Or is it a myth? Here's what you should know about this home hack.
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How to feng shui your home office for maximum productivity

In your home office, a little feng shui will improve productivity and peace — both of which you won't regret having more of.
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How to get rid of cooking smells in your home or apartment

Cooking smells are great while you're cooking, but not if they linger after the meal is done. Check out these ideas to get rid of cooking smells.
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Follow these tips and tricks to learn how to remove old paint from wood furniture safely and efficiently

Reviving wood furniture is a DIY-friendly project. Follow these steps to give an old piece a fresh coat and a new life in no time.
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How to clean your patio furniture cushions the right way

Patio furniture cushions endure a lot of heavy use and damage from the elements. This is how to clean outdoor cushions effectively.
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11 helpful tips to keep bugs out of your apartment or condo

Our 11 tips don't require an exterminator to keep your home pest-free. This is how to keep bugs out of your apartment or condo the easy way.
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3 things to know about homemade laundry detergent so you don’t ruin your clothes

Does homemade laundry detergent really work? Read on to find out how effective DIY soap is, how to make it, and the pros and cons of using it.
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Say goodbye to dirt and odor: Learn how to wash pillows like a pro

Are your pillows harboring bacteria and other harmful things? Here's how to wash pillows so they're fresh and sanitary.
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Protect your investment: Everything you need to know about roof cleaning

Here's a simple how-to guide on roof cleaning and what you need to know to protect your investment.
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Be sure to get rid of these 7 items in your spring garage sale

A spring garage sale is a great idea if you're looking to get rid of clutter. This is what you should definitely get rid of.
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New research says your smart home devices are teeming with bacteria

A new study proves our smart home devices may be teeming with bacteria. Here’s what you need to know.