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Salt can help people who find the kitchen to be the most difficult room to keep clean. Salt can get out stains and make cleanup go faster. Learn how to clean your kitchen with salt.

By Christine Halvorson

Salt can be a useful tool around the house. Salt is an extraordinary cleaning and deodorizing agent for your entire home. Learn more about how salt can help with numerous household projects.

By Christine Halvorson

Salt is a super stain remover on clothing, helps maintain bright colors, and can even eliminate sticky spots on your iron. Learn about how salt can be used in the laundry room.

By Christine Halvorson

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Salt can be used many ways outside the home. It is an alternative to toxic chemicals for controlling weeds or pests in your yard and for maintenance projects. Learn what role salt can play outdoors.

By Christine Halvorson

Vinegar is perfect for many outdoors projects and activities. It is a great alternative to toxic chemicals for controlling weeds, pests, and disease. Learn about the role vinegar can play in the backyard and beyond.

By Christine Halvorson

Vinegar's chemical properties make it ideal for use in many common repair and maintenance jobs. Find out about vinegar's home-improvement benefits, from removing rust and wallpaper paste to eliminating paint odors.

By Christine Halvorson

Vinegar is a veritable powerhouse when it comes to pretreating stains, softening water, and boosting regular laundry detergents. It works particularly well on colored garments. Learn how vinegar helps with the laundry.

By Christine Halvorson

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Vinegar has astounding power over the surfaces in your home, acting as both a cleaning and deodorizing agent. Keep reading for helpful and surprising hints about how vinegar can be used to clean your home.

By Christine Halvorson

Mobile printing allows people on the go to print documents wherever they choose. Learn about mobile printing and find out how a mobile printer works.

A home office can be as small as a folding file or as large as a room. Learn how to create a home office, from mapping out your space to filling it with equipment.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

This helpful article will give you eight basic rules for organizing your paperwork, plus a more detailed description of filing techniques that work.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Every home-dweller eventually has to contend with pests like insects, rodents, and raccoons. But don't fret: There are time-proven ways to deter and eradicate these little beasts. We've collected some in this article.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Although modern appliances have removed much of the misery of doing laundry, someone still has to sort it, load the washer, etc. Read these cleaning suggestions for clothes that are made from natural fabrics.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Whatever happened to good ol' polyester? If all the different synthetic fabrics have you confused, read this article for tips and guidelines on how to clean many of the bunch.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Along with good laundering and mending techniques, your clothes will benefit from proper care and storage. Follow these guidelines on how to keep your clothes and shoes in good condition.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Most small kitchen appliances are designed to be easy to clean, but they still require some work. Follow these suggestions and guidelines for cleaning blenders, toasters, coffeemakers, waffle irons, and more.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Do you sometimes feel like your clothes look even more wrinkled after you iron them? Then it's time to take command of your iron by using the helpful tips and guidelines outlined in this article.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Sometimes we get so caught up in cleaning 'the bones' of our home, we forget about the dirt accumulating on what's actually in it: the furnishings. Follow these tips and guidelines for cleaning furnishings.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Cleaning your fireplace regularly will ensure that it remains safe and efficient. Learn how to eliminate excess soot, ashes, and dangerous creosote tars.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Dirt gets tracked into your house all day long. And unless your home has only one kind of hard-surface floor throughout, you have to use several different cleaning methods. These tips will simplify this chore.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Few things in your home take more abuse than the carpeting. While regular vacuuming certainly helps prolong the life of your carpeting, there are additional measures you should take. Check out our tips.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

It's hard to get a good night's sleep if your bedding is dirty. Therefore, maintaining clean pillows, bedspreads, blankets, and other bedding materials should be a major priority. Find out how it's done.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Dirty bathrooms are gross. Really gross. Your bathroom should be cleaned at least once a week to keep it sanitary, as well as sparkling. Learn how to eliminate the dirt and scum from your bathroom.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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A spud gun can hurl potatoes hundreds of feet at close to 400 miles per hour. But why is this staple of the dinner table such a popular projectile? Learn the science of spud guns and how they can be customized.

By Tracy V. Wilson

There are different ways to control mosquitoes, but what if you wanted to get rid of mosquitoes for good? You would need to devise the world's best mosquito trap. Learn about how the Mosquito Magnet' works.

By Marshall Brain