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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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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We've all accidentally put something in the dryer that we shouldn't have. If a garment comes out two sizes small, follow our tips for ways to unshrink it.

By Alia Hoyt

Studies show that living in a cluttered space can lead to depression, anxiety and other mental disorders.

By Jesslyn Shields

So you're all better now but there are probably a lot of germs lingering in your house. What's the best way to get rid of them?

By Alia Hoyt

It seems counterintuitive to wash new garments before wearing them. After all, they're brand-new and look clean! But there's a lot more going on behind the clothing scenes than we realize.

By Alia Hoyt

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You know to clean toilets and wash dishes, but some things aren't as obviously in need of a good scrubdown. Take this quiz to find out how your cleaning skills stack up.

By Alia Hoyt

All those dust mites, body oils and drool do a number on the cleanliness of your pillow. Grossed out yet?

By Alia Hoyt