Household Hints & Tips

Keep your home clean and clutter-free with these household hints and tips.

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Both white vinegar and cleaning vinegar can be used to clean, but the two are definitely not interchangeable. So, what's the difference?

By Laurie L. Dove

So your favorite white Vans are full of yellow stains. No problem. Whether you're wearing leather Vans or canvas Vans, we know the best way to clean them and keep them bright white.

By Alia Hoyt

Smudged eyeglasses are the worst. So how do you clean them without leaving loads of scratches? Hint: It's not with Windex.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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Parchment paper is great as a non-stick surface for baking, but it has a lot of other uses that you may not have thought about.

By Laurie L. Dove

Laundry stripping is a hack that's been trending on TikTok. It's supposed to remove built-up gunk from your "clean" clothes. But does it work?

By Alia Hoyt

Paper coffee filters are amazingly versatile and have many creative uses around the home, in the garage and even on camping trips.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Salt may be your go-to seasoning, but it has way more uses than flavoring food. Check out this list of uses for good old NaCl that have nothing to do with cooking.

By Sarah Gleim

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Let's face it. Baseball is a dirty game. Sliding into home leaves quite a stain on those pristine white pants. But nobody has to know if you follow these six ideas.

By Alia Hoyt

Nothing is better than a pair of sharp white shoes. But it's hard to keep them looking that way. Or is it?

By Alia Hoyt

Is that batch of bug spray you have left from last summer still effective? If it is, for how long?

By Suzie Dundas

You know these two products are powerhouses for cleaning, on their own. But together, they have a whole other set of uses.

By Alia Hoyt

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You might see them hanging out around your kitchen drain. They're annoying yet tiny — they're drain flies. So how do you get rid of them?

By Allison Troutner

Don't let the word "acid" scare you away. Because when the job gets too tough for your standard household cleaner, it's time to try muriatic acid.

By Allison Troutner

If your sock's mate has disappeared, you can still find a lot of creative uses for the one left behind.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

You may have seen it in viral videos on TikTok. We're talking about the cleaning product workhorse called 'The Pink Stuff.' Here's how it works.

By Jeremy Glass

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Don't toss those used dryer sheets! This versatile product can be reused for a wide variety of additional purposes. And new sheets have uses besides preventing static cling.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Washing soda is more basic (as opposed to alkaline) and is stronger than baking soda, so it can be used for everything from tough stains to clogged drains.

By Jesslyn Shields

Our computer screens get truly gross sometimes, but what is the correct way to clean them?

By Laurie L. Dove

Dishwasher tablets are great for doing dishes, sure, but there are so many more cool uses for them.

By Alia Hoyt

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Aluminum foil is one of those everyday kitchen items that we don't really give much thought to, but it can be used for a lot more than wrapping leftovers.

By Alia Hoyt

Your dishwasher is a lifesaver that probably comes in handy every night. But are you using the best detergent so your dishes are as clean as they possibly can be?

By Jeremy Glass

The Magic Eraser seems like it can take on just about any cleaning job. But can it? And what is this sponge-like thing anyway?

By Jeremy Glass

You may find them annoying when they swarm an outside light during the summer months, but many other animals welcome them as a tasty treat.

By Alia Hoyt

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Fitted sheets often look a mess when folded if you do it the wrong way. We've got step by step instructions to ensure that they come out looking neat.

By Alia Hoyt

Despite what you may have heard, it's pretty easy to clean a cast-iron skillet. We'll show you how.

By Jeremy Glass