Household Hints & Tips

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

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Hydrogen peroxide is most likely in your first-aid kit. But it can be deployed for a whole variety of cleaning, gardening and beauty purposes you may have never ever thought of.

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

Discussing the topic of downsizing and decluttering with a love one before they die is a tough subject. But the gentle approach some Swedes take can make it a little bit easier.

By Alia Hoyt

We've all accidentally put something in the dryer that we shouldn't have. If a garment comes out two sizes small, follow our tips for ways to unshrink it.

By Alia Hoyt

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Studies show that living in a cluttered space can lead to depression, anxiety and other mental disorders.

By Jesslyn Shields

So you're all better now but there are probably a lot of germs lingering in your house. What's the best way to get rid of them?

By Alia Hoyt

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.

By Alia Hoyt

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.

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Dave Roos

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Alia Hoyt

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

By Nicholas Gerbis

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?

By Beth Brindle

Keep your marble looking like new with these simple tips.

By Tanya Edwards

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Keeping your water softener clean prevents costly repairs.

By Sarah Fernandez

Keep your fancy old tub looking fabulous.

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Sarah Fernandez

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

By Sarah Fernandez

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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.

By Tanya Edwards

Keep your tub free of streaky lime and calcium deposits.

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Blythe Copeland

Keep your shower head clean with these tips.

By Tanya Edwards

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

By Tanya Edwards

Keep your stainless appliances looking sleek with these cleaning tips.

By Tanya Edwards