Household Hints & Tips

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

Termites are nasty customers, but they don't have to be a deal-breaker when you're buying a home. An expert can help you know what you're dealing with.

With today's growing number of bed bug infestations, buying second hand furniture has taken on a whole new meaning. But we have some tips to keep you bargain hunting.

Termites may be small, but they sure are hungry -- hungry enough to eat your entire house! Here's how to spot and repair the damage they cause.

Termites may be tiny, but they can pack a mighty wallop -- mainly to the structure of your house. Luckily for you, it's not that hard to keep them out.

While there are several advantages to renting an apartment, sharing a space with other people often means sharing things you don't necessarily want. Like bugs.

There's only one thing that can rid your home of bedbugs: a pest-control professional. They know all about bedbug biology and habits, and you need that knowledge to eliminate those pesky bedbugs.

The bottom line is if your child can make a mess, he or she can help clean it up. How much he or she can help, though, will depend on age and ability.

A few cockroaches here and there are to be expected, but that doesn't mean you have to like it. Find out how to rid your home of these nasty bugs.

Why even consider buying a house with termite damage? Well, some people won't. Others, though, stick around to consider the options -- and possibly negotiate a big discount on the home.

If you want to scare a homeowner, there's one sure way to do it: Mention the word termite. It's important to always keep an eye out for them. Here's what to look for.

Just because you don't find bugs in your home very often doesn't mean they're not swarming around its foundation. And we're not just talking about termites.

If you're like most people, you spend a decent amount of time avoiding household cleaning chores. But if you split them up into two- or three-minute chunks and do them during commercial breaks, they suddenly become no big deal.

Keeping a clean kitchen isn't just about appearances. It's about good health. What steps should you always take to keep your food and your surfaces clean?

There are roughly 91,000 species of insects in the ground, the air, on your plants, and in all of the nooks and crannies of your home. Find out how to kick them out and keep them out.

While you could chase a fly around with a swatter (or a shoe) all day long, one of the best ways to combat flies is to go after them where they breed.

Ants sure know how to ruin a good time, and picnics don't have the market cornered. They can be anywhere from your recycling bin to your bathroom.

Low-flow toilets -- including dual-flush models -- are now the only kinds of toilet you can buy in the United States. How much water and money do they save you, anyway?

Wanna sleep better at night? Find out how to disinfect your mattress because it's actually pretty nasty.

Your kitchen sponge is probably loaded with germs. But before you toss it (and more money) in the trash, try disinfecting it instead.

Those green and brown stains in your toilet aren't your fault. They got there through the minerals in your water. The question is, how do you make them disappear?

If ants ever invade your house or yard, you'll be well-armed for dealing with the problem -- and keeping your pets safe -- if you follow this set of anti-infestation tips.

One of the biggest complaints among apartment renters is being able to hear the sound from the people you share your walls with. Here are a few ways to help you deal with the noise.

Bidets have never been popular in the United States, so "comeback" might not be quite the right word. But there's definitely a growing grassroots effort in support of them -- and it's coming from a perhaps surprising group.

Nobody likes to clean the bathroom. But if you clean a few things every day, it will make those dreaded deep cleanings a snap.

Cockroaches are nasty little critters and one of the worst things about them is you never know where they're hiding. We'll tell you 10 places they could be.