Household Hints & Tips

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5 Ways to Clean Fine Metals with Lemon Juice

The acid in lemon juice really is a cleaning miracle. It can break through just about any rust, dust, or mineral stain and smells great too. Try these five ways to clean fine metals with lemon juice.

5 Kitchen Cleanups Using Toothpaste and Other Bathroom Stuff

Why spend hundreds of dollars on expensive and chemical-ridden cleaners when the solution to a clean kitchen could be sitting under your bathroom sink. Try these 5 kitchen cleanups using toothpaste and other bathroom stuff instead.

10 Ways to Clean the Kitchen with Lemon Juice

Our grandparents' generation didn't have a different product to scrub every kitchen surface. They used simple and natural products for a variety of tasks around the kitchen. Discover 10 ways to clean the kitchen with lemon juice.

5 Uses for Lemon Juice in Laundry and Clothing Care

In our list of five uses for lemon juice in laundry and clothing care, you'll find simple solutions for treating rust and mildew stains and even an at-home shoe shining kit.

Keeping Kids Organized

Organization and time management are concepts that even adults sometimes struggle to learn. But that's all the more reason to get your kids started early. We'll help make the job easier.

Creating Study Space for Your Kids

"Study" is a four-letter word to many kids, but as a parent, your job is to make sure that homework gets done. Having a designated study area is one tool that can help get the job done, but how do you make it a space your kids will actually want to use?

Top 5 Cleaning Tips

Unless you're naturally a very tidy person, it can be tough to stay on top of all the little cleaning tasks around your home. But with a few minutes every day you can keep dirt and dust away, making your home a more enjoyable place to live.

How to Create a Budget

The price of gas and food is up, and so is the unemployment rate. The only thing that seems to be going down is your disposable income. Fear not: If you follow a budget, there are ways to make your money stretch.

5 Tips for Managing All Those Wires

Technology makes our lives easier and more enjoyable, but let's face it -- all those wires can create a disaster area. Fortunately, getting organized is all the rage, so take a tip from us and get those wires under control.

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Garage for Springtime

Do you include the garage on your checklist of rooms that need a good spring cleaning? Get the garage ready for spring by blowing off the cobwebs that have gathered on your grill, and prep your recreational equipment for warm-weather fun.

10 Fixes for Small Closets

One of the curses of living in a small or poorly designed space is lack of storage. If your belongings have started spilling out into your living space, then you really need to give your closets a makeover.

How do I know if my household cleansers are safe?

Those germ and grime busters that reside under your sink may be effective at getting the gunk out of your oven or the stains off your tile and grout, but there's a chance that they could make you sick, too.

Cleaning and Organizing Calendar

Let HowStuffWorks guide you on a year's worth of cleaning with this cleaning and organizing calendar. Get out a pen and some paper and get ready to take notes.

10 Tips for Multiuse Office/Guest Rooms

Most of us use that extra bedroom in our homes as a hybrid home office/guest room. But it can quickly turn into a catch-all space if you're not careful. Let's streamline this room's organization and decor to help it serve its real purpose!

5 Ways to Create an Allergen-free Bedroom

Your bedroom is supposed to be a haven. We're talking cool, cottony sheets and soothing colors on the walls with cushy carpet under your feet. But can your creature comforts be wreaking havoc on your allergies? We'll help you clear the air.

Top 10 Kitchen Storage Solutions

Every kitchen comes equipped with some storage space, but most cooks could always use a little more. Here are the top 10 solutions for all your kitchen storage issues.

How to Organize Bills

Paying bills may not be fun, but for most people it's an inevitable part of adult life. How can you organize your bills to make sure you pay them on time and avoid late fees?

Top 10 Holiday Organizing Tips

Avoid stressful situations and have much more holiday fun with these organization tips.

How to Organize Coupons

Being on a budget doesn't have to mean going without your favorite items. You can potentially save money on every shopping trip just by becoming an organized coupon user. What's the right way to get started?

How to Organize Photos

If you have boxes of printed photos and a computer full of digital ones, it's time to get organized. What are the best ways to organize photographs?

How to Organize Recipes

If your recipe box is a mess and you can never find the recipes you need, it's time to get organized. What are some simple ways to organize your recipes?

How to Organize Your Shopping Lists

If you're an impulse shopper, or if you often forget to purchase items you need from the grocery store, you may benefit from an organized shopping list. What are some simple ways to organize your list?

How to Organize Important Documents

If you have a pile of bank statements, birth certificates and social security cards that you're not sure what to do with, it's time to get organized. How should you file and store these important documents?

How to Organize Your Purse

If you have to dig through makeup, old receipts and loose change every time you need to find your wallet, it may be time to organize your purse. What are some simple ways to get your purse in order?

How to Organize Computer Files

It's usually easy to see when your desk gets cluttered, but the files on your computer can build up before you realize it and slow down your work.