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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These outdoor cleaning tips will get your home in shape for spending time outside with the family. Learn the outdoor cleaning tips at HowStuffWorks.

By Katie Lambert

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and you've motivated yourself to get off the couch and get to spring cleaning. But what tools do you need to make your house sparkle?

By Josh Clark

Spring is finally here. It's time for picnics outside, St. Patrick's Day and a week off of school for spring break. Unfortunately, it's also time to clean your house from top to bottom.

By Josh Clark

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With your checklist and cleaning supplies in hand, you're ready to scrub your house from top to bottom. But where does this seasonal tradition come from?

By Josh Clark

These kitchen cleaning tips from Clean Sweep will keep your home clean. Learn kitchen cleaning tips at HowStuffWorks.

These bedroom cleaning tips from Clean Sweep will keep your home clean. Learn bedroom cleaning tips at HowStuffWorks.

The word "green" is so ubiquitous these days, it's almost irritating. Companies are vigorously marketing their new green products, but consumers aren't total suckers. Who's to say these products really are green?

By Cristen Conger

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Wouldn't it be great if you never had to pay for dry cleaning again? A steam dryer could make that wish a reality for you. And its washer companion could cleanse mildew, cat dander and other allergens out of your clothes.

By Jane McGrath

Washing the exterior of your home is just one of the many preparatory steps you need to take before painting. Learn more about prepping your home's exterior walls for paint in this article.

By Fix-It Club

We have handy suggestions to help you efficiently clean your home, such as cleaning a room from top to bottom (dust settles downward) and making a cleaning apron. Keep reading to see these guidelines.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Cooktops need routine cleaning, thanks to grease and other food splatters. There are different cleaning methods depending on your cooktop's surface -- so before you start scrubbing, read the following suggestions.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Good food, good company -- what more could you ask for? How about someone to clean up all those dirty pots and pans? Follow these guidelines for making your cookware cleanup easier.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

There's nothing more daunting than facing a goopy, stuck-on cheesy pan of lasagna after a big Italian meal. Learn helpful guidelines for cleaning servingware, from everyday flatware to crystal glasses.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Windows look best if they are cleaned on a regular basis -- at least twice a year on the inside and outside. Check out these tips for making your windows sparkle.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Everyone wishes they had a little more storage space in their home -- or maybe a lot more. In this section, we provide myriad tips on finding and using new storage space. Learn more.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Though laundry space is often limited, simple planning can make wash days a more tolerable experience. You can create spaces to fold and hang your clothes. Learn how to organize a laundry room.

By Debra K. Melchior

Garages almost always hold more than just our cars, so designing a versatile garage and workspace requires careful planning. Find tips and advice on organizing your garage.

By Debra K. Melchior

Three words -- "organizing your closet" -- might strike fear in a lot of people. But having a clean storage space doesn't have to be a complicated process. Learn how to organize your closet.

By Debra K. Melchior

Dividing space is important when it comes to organizing your closet, and different items require different boxes and containers. Learn more about the organizing accessories you can use to maximize your space.

By Debra K. Melchior

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Baking soda can safely tackle kitchen jobs above and beyond the legendary box at the back of the refrigerator. Learn more about how baking soda can play a role in the kitchen.

By Christine Halvorson

Want a cleaning product that lives up to the hype? One cleanser really can freshen your entire bathroom -- and it's probably already in your cabinet.

By Christine Halvorson & Christine Venzon

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

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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

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