Household Hints & Tips

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

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Why is there a sewage smell in your bathroom?

It's not uncommon for your bathroom to occasionally have bad odors. But when you smell sewage, that's usually not a good sign.

The 5 Most Expensive Toilets Ever (and How to Keep Them Clean)

For most of us, the toilet is a simple, white, porcelain thing we don't think much about. But for others, it's literally a throne, and some are made of gold and crystals.

How often should you clean?

Cleaning house is a non-stop rockin' good time. No? So if it's not, how little can you get away with? What needs to be done every day and what can wait?

What's the best day of the week for cleaning?

Keeping your home clean can sap both your time and energy, so when's the best time to handle it?

Should you clean your toilet for your plumber?

Yes, your plumber is paid to handle the messy stuff and he's probably seen it all before. But that doesn't mean you can't show him the courtesy of a clean throne.

What's the best way to clean a flat screen TV?

After you've shelled out big bucks on a flat-screen TV, the last thing you want to do is damage the screen. Learn the best way to clean your TV to protect your investment and get the most out of the device.

How to Get Rid of Odors in Toilet Tanks

The sources of most bathroom odors are pretty obvious, considering the purpose of this often-windowless space. But every now and then, a mystery arises -- what's that lingering smell? It could be the toilet tank.

How to Clean Toilet Stains

Slap on your yellow rubber gloves and arm yourself with a toilet brush -- we have the know-how to help you tackle this unpopular chore once and for all.

How to Keep Your Toilet Clean

Cleaning the toilet stinks. Luckily, there are ways to do it that won't make the job dirty business.

How to Prevent Odors in Toilets

We don't have to tell you that toilets are dirty and no fun to clean. But we can tell how to prevent them from staying stinky all the time.

How to Clean Calcium Deposits From Your Toilet Bowl

Maybe your toilet won't ever be the prettiest fixture in your house, but it shouldn't be covered in ugly calcium deposits, either! Learn why these stains occur and how to banish them!

How to Get Hard Water Stains Out of Your Toilet

Minerals may be good for the body, but they're not so great for the toilet. How can you remove those nasty hard water stains they leave in your toilet bowl anyway?

How to Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Fresh

Let's face it: Bathrooms are going to smell. But there's good news, too. There are a number of things you can do to keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

How to Disinfect Your Bathroom Without Bleach

Is chlorine bleach your go-to bathroom cleaner? Well it doesn't have to be. We'll tell you what other disinfectants you can use and achieve the same results.

Hired Help vs. Elbow Grease: What's the most affordable way to clean?

Before you relinquish your household chores to a maid service, do your homework. The cost may not outweigh the benefits.

Your Ultimate Cleaning Playlist

When you can draw your name in the dust on your coffee table, it's time to grab the old feather duster or microfiber cloth and attend to some chores. Add some music and make it a party!

How to Spring Clean

So you've got spring cleaning fever and you're dying to leap right in, but where do you start? We'll help you avoid analysis paralysis as you tackle this seasonal task, step-by-step and room by room.

10 Cleaning Chores Best Left to Professionals

There are certain cleaning chores that are just too time-consuming, annoying or downright dangerous to attempt on your own. Here's our list of 10 household tasks that you have our permission to skip.

10 Essentials for Your Cleaning Kit

Cleaning is a chore for a reason, but there are things you can do to make it go a little faster. By keeping all of your cleaning essentials in one place, you'll save time and energy.

10 Impossibly Clean TV Homes

How do those large TV families and groups of friends keep their houses so tidy even though no one does a lick of housework? Let's look at 10 of the unlikeliest.

5 Bicycle Cleaning Tips

If you're an avid cyclist or just go for a casual ride here and there, it's important to keep your bike clean and well maintained. Here's how you do it.

5 Cleaning Chores for the Reluctant Hubby

No one likes to clean, but in most married households, it's still the wife who does more of the chores. If this sounds familiar, we've got five chores for you to give your man.

5 Glass-top Stove Cleaning Tips

You love to cook on your glass-top stove, but taking care of it isn't as simple as it seems. Burnt food and spills don't have to ruin the look of your stove or prevent you from cooking up a storm.

5 Great Ways to Clean Grease

Grease is the word... in Broadway musicals and kitchens alike. But you can banish the kitchen grease with some home remedies that are less toxic than those commercial sprays and powders.

5 Safe Methods of Disinfecting Your Home

You want to disinfect your home, but who wants all of those chemicals from disinfectants floating around? The good news is you don't need harsh chemicals to keep your house clean and germ-free.