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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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.

By Shanna Freeman

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.

By Alison Cooper

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.

By Sara Elliott

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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.

By Kim Williamson

If you're an avid cyclist or just go for a casual ride here and there, it's important to keep your bike clean and well maintained. Here's how you do it.

By Sara Elliott

You love to cook on your glass-top stove, but taking care of it isn't as simple as it seems. Burnt food and spills don't have to ruin the look of your stove or prevent you from cooking up a storm.

By Alia Hoyt & Stefani Newman

Grease is the word... in Broadway musicals and kitchens alike. But you can banish the kitchen grease with some home remedies that are less toxic than those commercial sprays and powders.

By Caitlin Uttley

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You want to disinfect your home, but don't want to use harsh chemicals. The good news is you don't need them to keep your house clean and germ-free.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Composition dolls have been around for a very long time, and many of them probably show their age. We'll tell you how to clean them up and restore their beauty.

By Emilie Sennebogen

A dishwasher helps save time and energy; it can also leave spots and stains on your kitchenware. But how do you get them off?

By Stefani Newman

Pet hair can take over your whole house in a matter of days, so it's imperative to stay on top of it. We've got five tips to help you clean the hair and avoid the mess.

By Sara Elliott

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Most school budgets don't include disinfecting a classroom, so it's up to the teacher. We can show you how to do it for a little money and some elbow grease.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Now that you've gotten rid of those pesky vermin, it's time to clean up their mess. But you'll have to go beneath the surface to get the job done.

By Sara Elliott

With as much bacteria and grime that accumulates in a kitchen, washing your counters with soap and water just isn't enough. You've got to get down and dirty with a disinfectant.

By Sara Elliott

Marble has a cool and simple-clean smoothness that's naturally beautiful -- unless it is marred by stains. We'll tell you how to get rid of five common ones.

By Terri Briseno

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You might say that there's nothing that could make the chore of floor-scrubbing any less awful. But at least one of these tips could help you dread it just a little bit less.

By Alison Cooper

Let's face it: Most of us don't like to clean. In fact, we hate it so much, we put it off as long as possible. But if you're in the right mood, it may not seem like such a chore.

By Sara Elliott

Everyone's looking for a deal these days, and it's no different in materials for your home. Enter Formica: a countertop making a comeback thanks to its lower price tag.

By Emilie Sennebogen

We use these words as if they're the same but there's actually a difference between disinfecting and sanitizing.

By Sarah Winkler

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Stucco can be attractive and eco-friendly, but it also stains easily. We'll tell you several ways to remove those stubborn stains and breathe new life into this popular building material.

By Terri Briseno

Your bedroom is a place for unwinding and leisure, but it gets just as messy as the rest of your home. If you're short on time but in need to clean, here are tips and tricks to spruce up your bedroom without spending the day straightening up.

By Stefani Newman

We store many important things in our kitchen and bathroom cabinets, like dishes and utensils. So why do we let these storage areas become so grimy?

By Alia Hoyt

With as much soap and water that goes through your washing machine, it may seem strange to think about sanitizing it, but it's definitely a good idea.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Teens need to learn the importance of cleaning before they leave home. Having them help do chores around the house is the one of the simplest ways to teach them.

By Danielle Fisher

When you can draw your name in the dust on your coffee table, it's time to grab the old feather duster or microfiber cloth and attend to some chores. Add some music and make it a party!

By Sara Elliott