Household Hints & Tips

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

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Can you disinfect your mattress?

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

Can you disinfect kitchen sponges?

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

How to Clean Mineral Stains From Your Toilet

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?

5 Tips to Keep Ants Away From Pets

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.

5 Tips for Dealing with Neighbor Noise

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.

The Bidet: Is It Making a Comeback?

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.

5 Things in Your Bathroom You Should Clean Everyday 

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

10 Cockroach Hiding Spaces

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.

How important is kitchen sanitation at home?

You might think your kitchen is perfectly clean, but good kitchen sanitation is about more than appearances. It's really a matter of concentrating on three things: storage, preparation and cleaning.

Common Locations for Ant Nests

Ants are a year-round nuisance in homes and buildings. Where do they come from? This article discusses the various locations where ants can build nests.

Cupboards, Pantries and Ants

Ants are pretty predictable, and you can keep them out of your cupboards and pantry if you adopt a few ant-busting habits.

Food Preferences of Ants

Most ants are opportunistic feeders; they'll eat just about anything. There are some ant species that do have preferences, though.

How to Kill Termites

Generally when you see termites you think, "Call an exterminator. Stat." But can you take care of the problem yourself?

How to Prevent Grease Ants

Ants may be unwanted guests looking for shelter from inclement weather, but a more likely explanation is that they've located food. Stop them before they invade.

Preventing Cockroaches

If you live on planet Earth, it's pretty much guaranteed you've had a run-in with a cockroach. Here's how to prevent it from happening frequently.

Preventing Termites

For such tiny little critters, termites can leave a path of destruction costing thousands of dollars. The best thing to know about termites is how to avoid them altogether.

Termites vs. Ants

In the battle of the bugs, which is worse for your home: termites or ants? The answer may surprise you.

Treating Fire Ant Bites

Fire ants are aggressive insects that can inflict bites and venomous stings when they feel threatened. If you've been bitten, you know the experience is no laughing matter.

Types of Ants

There are thousands of species of ants worldwide, but only a few that you might encounter in your home. Here are a some species you can probably identify in your own kitchen!

Self-Cleaning Toilets: How Do They Work?

Self-cleaning public toilets are already a common sight in European cities, but exactly how do they work?

5 Tips to Keep Pests Away From Pets

Fleas and ticks can do a number on your pets and your home. There are things you can do to prevent them, but if you've got them, you'll have to work a little bit harder.

5 Things Exterminators Check During Termite Inspections

Termites can wreak havoc on a home, so you should always be on the lookout for an infestation. But what should you look for?

What's the best way to keep the toilet bowl clean?

It may seem like a no-brainer but there is actually a science to keeping your toilet bowl clean. We'll flush away the mystery.

5 Best Tools for Cleaning Your Bathroom 

Cleaning the bathroom is a very dirty -- and sometimes -- gross job. But with the right tools, you can finish the job in the blink of an eye!

How to Remove Water Stains From Granite

Granite countertops make lovely additions to any home, but they can become unsightly if you don't know how to clean them. Luckily, we have ways to help.