Cleaning and Organizing

Have you got dust bunnies the size of elephants? It's probably time to clean up. Get some easy tips and techniques to get you started.


Cleaning house is a non-stop rockin' good time. No? So if it's not, how little can you get away with? What needs to be done every day and what can wait?

Keeping your home clean can sap both your time and energy, so when's the best time to handle it?

Yes, your plumber is paid to handle the messy stuff and he's probably seen it all before. But that doesn't mean you can't show him the courtesy of a clean throne.

After you've shelled out big bucks on a flat-screen TV, the last thing you want to do is damage the screen. Learn the best way to clean your TV to protect your investment and get the most out of the device.

The sources of most bathroom odors are pretty obvious, considering the purpose of this often-windowless space. But every now and then, a mystery arises -- what's that lingering smell? It could be the toilet tank.

Slap on your yellow rubber gloves and arm yourself with a toilet brush -- we have the know-how to help you tackle this unpopular chore once and for all.

Cleaning the toilet stinks. Luckily, there are ways to do it that won't make the job dirty business.

We don't have to tell you that toilets are dirty and no fun to clean. But we can tell how to prevent them from staying stinky all the time.

Maybe your toilet won't ever be the prettiest fixture in your house, but it shouldn't be covered in ugly calcium deposits, either! Learn why these stains occur and how to banish them!

Minerals may be good for the body, but they're not so great for the toilet. How can you remove those nasty hard water stains they leave in your toilet bowl anyway?

Let's face it: Bathrooms are going to smell. But there's good news, too. There are a number of things you can do to keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

Is chlorine bleach your go-to bathroom cleaner? Well it doesn't have to be. We'll tell you what other disinfectants you can use and achieve the same results.

Before you relinquish your household chores to a maid service, do your homework. The cost may not outweigh the benefits.

So you've got spring cleaning fever and you're dying to leap right in, but where do you start? We'll help you avoid analysis paralysis as you tackle this seasonal task, step-by-step and room by room.

There are certain cleaning chores that are just too time-consuming, annoying or downright dangerous to attempt on your own. Here's our list of 10 household tasks that you have our permission to skip.

Cleaning is a chore for a reason, but there are things you can do to make it go a little faster. By keeping all of your cleaning essentials in one place, you'll save time and energy.

How do those large TV families and groups of friends keep their houses so tidy even though no one does a lick of housework? Let's look at 10 of the unlikeliest.

If you're an avid cyclist or just go for a casual ride here and there, it's important to keep your bike clean and well maintained. Here's how you do it.

No one likes to clean, but in most married households, it's still the wife who does more of the chores. If this sounds familiar, we've got five chores for you to give your man.

You love to cook on your glass-top stove, but taking care of it isn't as simple as it seems. Burnt food and spills don't have to ruin the look of your stove or prevent you from cooking up a storm.

Grease is the word... in Broadway musicals and kitchens alike. But you can banish the kitchen grease with some home remedies that are less toxic than those commercial sprays and powders.

You want to disinfect your home, but who wants all of those chemicals from disinfectants floating around? The good news is you don't need harsh chemicals to keep your house clean and germ-free.

A lot of kids leave messes out in the open for everyone to see. But every once in a while, they'll feel the need to hide it from disapproving parental eyes. Here's where to look.

Composition dolls have been around for a very long time, and many of them probably show their age. We'll tell you how to clean them up and restore their beauty.

A dishwasher helps save time and energy; it can also leave spots and stains on your kitchenware. But how do you get them off?