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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Your kitchen sponge is probably loaded with germs. But before you toss it (and more money) in the trash, try disinfecting it instead.

By Beth Brindle

Those green and brown stains in your toilet aren't your fault. They got there through the minerals in your water. The question is, how do you make them disappear?

By Debra Ronca

One of the biggest complaints among apartment renters is being able to hear the sound from the people you share your walls with. Here are a few ways to help you deal with the noise.

By Christopher Neiger

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Bidets have never been popular in the United States, so "comeback" might not be quite the right word. But there's definitely a growing grassroots effort in support of them -- and it's coming from a perhaps surprising group.

By Alison Cooper

Nobody likes to clean the bathroom. But if you clean a few things every day, it will make those dreaded deep cleanings a snap.

By Danielle Fisher

You might think your kitchen is perfectly clean, but good kitchen sanitation is about more than appearances. It's really a matter of concentrating on three things: storage, preparation and cleaning.

By Alison Cooper

Self-cleaning public toilets are already a common sight in European cities, but exactly how do they work?

By Beth Brindle

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It may seem like a no-brainer but there is actually a science to keeping your toilet bowl clean. We'll flush away the mystery.

By Kim Williamson

Cleaning the bathroom is a very dirty -- and sometimes -- gross job. But with the right tools, you can finish the job in the blink of an eye!

By Emilie Sennebogen

Granite countertops make lovely additions to any home, but they can become unsightly if you don't know how to clean them properly.

By Marie Willsey

It's not uncommon for your bathroom to occasionally have bad odors. But when you smell sewage, that's usually not a good sign.

By Alia Hoyt & Beth Brindle

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For most of us, the toilet is a simple, white, porcelain thing we don't think much about. But for others, it's literally a throne, and some are made of gold and crystals.

By Sara Elliott

Cleaning house is a non-stop rockin' good time. No? So if it's not, how little can you get away with? What needs to be done every day and what can wait?

By Sarah Winkler

Keeping your home clean can sap both your time and energy, so when's the best time to handle it?

By Marie Willsey

Yes, your plumber is paid to handle the messy stuff and he's probably seen it all before. But that doesn't mean you can't show him the courtesy of a clean throne.

By Sara Elliott

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After you've shelled out big bucks on a flat-screen TV, the last thing you want to do is damage the screen. Learn the best way to clean your TV to protect your investment and get the most out of the device.

By Bambi Turner

The sources of most bathroom odors are pretty obvious, considering the purpose of this often-windowless space. But every now and then, a mystery arises -- what's that lingering smell? It could be the toilet tank.

By Julia Layton

Slap on your yellow rubber gloves and arm yourself with a toilet brush -- we have the know-how to help you tackle this unpopular chore once and for all.

By Natalie Kilgore

Cleaning the toilet stinks. Luckily, there are ways to do it that won't make the job dirty business.

By Ellen Stockstill

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We don't have to tell you that toilets are dirty and no fun to clean. But we can tell how to prevent them from staying stinky all the time.

By Terri Briseno

Maybe your toilet won't ever be the prettiest fixture in your house, but it shouldn't be covered in ugly calcium deposits, either! Learn why these stains occur and how to banish them!

By Alia Hoyt

Minerals may be good for the body, but they're not so great for the toilet. How can you remove those nasty hard water stains they leave in your toilet bowl anyway?

By Terri Briseno

Let's face it: Bathrooms are going to smell. But there's good news, too. There are a number of things you can do to keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

By Sara Elliott

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Is chlorine bleach your go-to bathroom cleaner? Well it doesn't have to be. We'll tell you what other disinfectants you can use and achieve the same results.

By Alison Cooper

Before you relinquish your household chores to a maid service, do your homework. The cost may not outweigh the benefits.

By Sara Elliott