Cleaning

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.

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Parchment paper is great as a non-stick surface for baking, but it has a lot of other uses that you may not have thought about.

By Laurie L. Dove

Laundry stripping is a hack that's been trending on TikTok. It's supposed to remove built-up gunk from your "clean" clothes. But does it work?

By Alia Hoyt

Paper coffee filters are amazingly versatile and have many creative uses around the home, in the garage and even on camping trips.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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Salt may be your go-to seasoning, but it has way more uses than flavoring food. Check out this list of uses for good old NaCl that have nothing to do with cooking.

By Sarah Gleim

Let's face it. Baseball is a dirty game. Sliding into home leaves quite a stain on those pristine white pants. But nobody has to know if you follow these six ideas.

By Alia Hoyt

Nothing is better than a pair of sharp white shoes. But it's hard to keep them looking that way. Or is it?

By Alia Hoyt

You know these two products are powerhouses for cleaning, on their own. But together, they have a whole other set of uses.

By Alia Hoyt

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Don't let the word "acid" scare you away. Because when the job gets too tough for your standard household cleaner, it's time to try muriatic acid.

By Allison Troutner

If your sock's mate has disappeared, you can still find a lot of creative uses for the one left behind.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

You may have seen it in viral videos on TikTok. We're talking about the cleaning product workhorse called 'The Pink Stuff.' Here's how it works.

By Jeremy Glass

Don't toss those used dryer sheets! This versatile product can be reused for a wide variety of additional purposes. New sheets can be used for other things beside preventing static cling.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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Washing soda is more basic (as opposed to alkaline) and is stronger than baking soda, so it can be used for everything from tough stains to clogged drains.

By Jesslyn Shields

Our computer screens get truly gross sometimes, but what is the correct way to clean them?

By Laurie L. Dove

Dishwasher tablets are great for doing dishes, sure, but there are so many more cool uses for them.

By Alia Hoyt

Aluminum foil is one of those everyday kitchen items that we don't really give much thought to, but it can be used for a lot more than wrapping leftovers.

By Alia Hoyt

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Your dishwasher is a lifesaver that probably comes in handy every night. But are you using the best detergent so your dishes are as clean as they possibly can be?

By Jeremy Glass

The Magic Eraser seems like it can take on just about any cleaning job. But can it? And what is this sponge-like thing anyway?

By Jeremy Glass

Fitted sheets often look a mess when folded if you do it the wrong way. We've got step by step instructions to ensure that they come out looking neat.

By Alia Hoyt

Despite what you may have heard, it's pretty easy to clean a cast-iron skillet. We'll show you how.

By Jeremy Glass

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There are thousands of reported uses for WD-40, an aerosol lubricant that's as handy as duct tape. We look at 12 of the more creative ones we've found for this miracle product.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Those worn but loved sneaks can look almost new with a few cleaning tips we got from a pro.

By Alia Hoyt

You're being eco-friendly and eschewing plastic for reusable bags. But don't forget about your health, too, and toss those bags in the washing machine!

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.

A simple rinse of the mug may not be enough to keep germs at bay.

By Alia Hoyt

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Hydrogen peroxide is most likely in your first-aid kit. But it can be deployed for a whole variety of cleaning, gardening and beauty purposes you may have never ever thought of.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Discussing the topic of downsizing and decluttering with a love one before they die is a tough subject. But the gentle approach some Swedes take can make it a little bit easier.

By Alia Hoyt