How to Clean Your Home Furnishings

Sometimes we get so caught up in cleaning "the bones" of our home -- such as the floors, windows, and fixtures -- we forget about all the dust and dirt accumulating on what's actually in our home: the furnishings.

The following article provides useful suggestions and guidelines for cleaning everything from lamp shades and chandeliers to your grandmother's silver. You'll also find several homemade recipes for cleaning various types of surfaces.

We'll start small in the next section, with cleaning suggestions for your CDs and books.