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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What's the deal with low-flow and dual-flush toilets?

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?

Can you disinfect your mattress?

Wanna sleep better at night? Find out how to disinfect your mattress because it's actually pretty nasty.

Can you disinfect kitchen sponges?

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

How to Clean Mineral Stains From Your Toilet

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?

5 Tips for Dealing with Neighbor Noise

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.

The Bidet: Is It Making a Comeback?

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.

5 Things in Your Bathroom You Should Clean Everyday 

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

How important is kitchen sanitation at home?

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 Toilets: How Do They Work?

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

What's the best way to keep the toilet bowl clean?

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.

5 Best Tools for Cleaning Your Bathroom 

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!

How to Remove Water Stains From Granite

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.

Why is there a sewage smell in your bathroom?

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

The 5 Most Expensive Toilets Ever (and How to Keep Them Clean)

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.

How often should you clean?

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?

What's the best day of the week for cleaning?

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

Should you clean your toilet for your plumber?

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.

What's the best way to clean a flat screen TV?

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.

How to Get Rid of Odors in Toilet Tanks

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.

How to Clean Toilet Stains

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.

How to Keep Your Toilet Clean

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

How to Prevent Odors in Toilets

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.

How to Clean Calcium Deposits From Your Toilet Bowl

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!

How to Get Hard Water Stains Out of Your Toilet

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?

How to Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Fresh

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.


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