Household Hints & Tips

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

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Should You Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them?

It seems counterintuitive to wash new garments before wearing them. After all, they're brand-new and look clean! But there's a lot more going on behind the clothing scenes than we realize.

How Often Should You Wash Your Coffee Cup?

A simple rinse of the mug may not be enough to keep germs at bay.

Quiz: Do I Really Have to Wash This?

You know to clean toilets and wash dishes, but some things aren't as obviously in need of a good scrubdown. Take this quiz to find out how your cleaning skills stack up.

How Often Should You Wash Your Pillow?

All those dust mites, body oils and drool do a number on the cleanliness of your pillow. Grossed out yet?

How Often Should You Wash Your Bedsheets?

Once a month might be good for washing your car, but your bedsheets could stand a little more care.

Being Too Clean Can Be Almost as Bad as Being Too Dirty

Between overdoing it with the sanitizer and never washing our hands after using the toilet is the sweet spot for good hygiene.

How Often Should You Wash Your Bra?

While laywomen give answers ranging from "after every use" to "once a month," experts have a definite number.

How Long Should You Use Your Bath Towel Without Washing It?

Answer: A lot less time than you're probably thinking.

What's the deal with those laundry symbols, and how do I tell them apart?

We're consumers, not mind readers! How are we supposed to know what the shapes on our clothing tags mean?

How Bug Spray Works

Our world is full of insects, and our first response to seeing one is usually to reach for a can of spray to zap it. Is this good idea? What's in your typical can of bug spray? And, could it harm you, too?

Housecleaning Habits to Teach Your Kids

Teach your kids good housecleaning habits that that will last a lifetime.

Honey Do: Cleaning Jobs Perfect for Dad

Delegate these chores to your partner to make your cleaning routine go more smoothly.

Housecleaning Tricks Mom Never Told You

Share these smart cleaning ideas with your mom and she will thank you!

How to Clean a Marble Tile Shower Floor

Keep your marble looking like new with these simple tips.

How to Clean a Water Softener Resin Tank

Keeping your water softener clean prevents costly repairs.

How to Clean Bathtub Jets

Avoid the bacteria and soap scum in your bathtub jets with these simple cleaning tips.

What is the Best Way to Clean Mold Off Your Shower?

Clean shower mold simply and effectively before it becomes a bigger problem than it needs to be.

How to Clean Lime from Windows and Other Surfaces

Lime spots from hard water can show up on just about any surface in your bathroom. But getting rid of those ugly marks isn’t usually too difficult, especially if you make it part of your regular cleaning routine.

How to Clean Lime and Calcium Streaks on Your Tub

Keep your tub free of streaky lime and calcium deposits.

5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips

Spend less time in the laundry room with these easy tips.

5 Tips for Cleaning Shower Heads

Keep your shower head clean with these tips.

5 Dirtiest Spots in Your House and How to Clean Them

There’s a lot of hidden dirt in your home, but it’s not that hard to clean – if you know where to look.

Stainless Steel Cleaning Dos and Don'ts

Keep your stainless appliances looking sleek with these cleaning tips.

How to Clean Vinyl Windows

Low-maintenance vinyl windows are easy to clean – if you know where to start.


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