Household Hints & Tips

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

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Help! Honeybees are invading your home! This happened to our writer and she finds out from the experts why this occurs, what to do about it and whether home remedies work.

By Alia Hoyt

When you have furry roommates, spring and early summer are the best times to clean your house to keep pests and pet hair at bay.

By Jesslyn Shields

Borax is making a comeback as a household cleaner. But what other chores can borax tackle around your home?

By Mitch Ryan

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Cream of tartar isn't just for angel food cake! In fact, cream of tartar uses go well beyond the kitchen, helping you remove stubborn stains, relieve constipation, and so much more. Read on to explore its possibilities.

By Alia Hoyt

Dust is everywhere in your home and can cause or aggravate allergies. But cleaning can be a pain too. Here's how to keep those dust bunnies at bay.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

You may have never thought of washing your pillows but there are several good reasons to do it. And it's usually not very hard to wash them.

By Alia Hoyt

Spring is around the corner and you know what that means! It's time for spring cleaning.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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The labels on your clothes have all types of laundry symbols on them. Here's what all those symbols mean.

By Nicholas Gerbis & Yara Simón

Nothing feels better than climbing into a freshly made bed. But when you sleep with a weighted blanket, is washing it as simple as tossing it in the machine?

By Madison Palmer

Cleaning grout may not be your favorite pastime, but doing it right can make it a not-quite-so-unpleasant task. Here's how.

By Laurie L. Dove

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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