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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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


The Downy fabric-softener ball has to be one of the simplest inventions ever. Learn how this fabric-softener ball uses Newton's first law of motion with the help of this article.

Towels are always made of cotton, and they work really well at absorbing water. On the other hand, water-repellant jackets are made of nylon, and they work pretty well at keeping you dry. Why is cotton more absorbent than nylon?

You are so excited to wear your new blue jeans, but the tag tells you to wash them first. What's up with this? Check out this article to learn why you might want to wash those jeans first after all.

Zippers are found on so many products. But have you ever noticed that "YKK" is on the pull-tab of most zippers? Find out where these mysterious initials come from.

By Kathryn Whitbourne


Clothes moths can be a real problem in clothes made from natural fibers (especially wool). To combat this, use moth balls. But first, read this article to find out what moth balls are made of and whether they are harmful to your health.

There is at least one big advantage that the air outside the house has over the air inside the house. Check out this article to learn what that is.