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.


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

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.

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

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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?

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.

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.

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

So you've got spring cleaning fever and you're dying to leap right in, but where do you start? We'll help you avoid analysis paralysis as you tackle this seasonal task, step-by-step and room by room.

There are certain cleaning chores that are just too time-consuming, annoying or downright dangerous to attempt on your own. Here's our list of 10 household tasks that you have our permission to skip.

Cleaning is a chore for a reason, but there are things you can do to make it go a little faster. By keeping all of your cleaning essentials in one place, you'll save time and energy.

How do those large TV families and groups of friends keep their houses so tidy even though no one does a lick of housework? Let's look at 10 of the unlikeliest.