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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Check out the few products you really need to keep your home clean.

By Tanya Edwards

Cut down the least-fun cleaning in your home with these bathroom tidying tips.

By Tanya Edwards

Depending on the rules in your neighborhood, your homeowners association might not take care of your windows. Never fear -- with a few tips, you can handle this job like a pro.

By Maria Trimarchi

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If you're a renter, cleaning your windows involves taking care so you don't damage anything but still get sparkling results. Let the sun shine in with these window cleaning tips for apartment dwellers not blessed with a window-cleaning service.

By Maria Trimarchi

Despite our desire for ease, studies show that we may be able to make ourselves smarter by doing things the hard way. But why make life trickier than it needs to be?

By Maria Trimarchi

The bottom line is if your child can make a mess, he or she can help clean it up. How much he or she can help, though, will depend on age and ability.

By Emilie Sennebogen

If you're like most people, you spend a decent amount of time avoiding household cleaning chores. But if you split them up into two- or three-minute chunks and do them during commercial breaks, they suddenly become no big deal.

By Alison Cooper

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Keeping a clean kitchen isn't just about appearances. It's about good health. What steps should you always take to keep your food and your surfaces clean?

By Denise Harrison

Low-flow toilets -- including dual-flush models -- are now the only kinds of toilet you can buy in the United States. How much water and money do they save you, anyway?

By Alison Cooper

Your mattress might be nastier than you think. Fortunately, it's easy to clean and disinfect it.

By Beth Brindle & Sydney Murphy

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

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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

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

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

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

By Beth Brindle

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

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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

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

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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

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