Household Hints & Tips

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

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5 Tips for Cleaning Composition Dolls

Composition dolls have been around for a very long time, and many of them probably show their age. We'll tell you how to clean them up and restore their beauty.

5 Tips for Cleaning Stains From a Dishwasher

A dishwasher helps save time and energy; it can also leave spots and stains on your kitchenware. But how do you get them off?

5 Tips for Cleaning Up Pet Hair

Pet hair can take over your whole house in a matter of days, so it's imperative to stay on top of it. We've got five tips to help you clean the hair and avoid the mess.

5 Tips for Disinfecting a Classroom

Most school budgets don't include disinfecting a classroom, so it's up to the teacher. We can show you how to do it for a little money and some elbow grease.

5 Tips for Disinfecting After Getting Rid of Mice

Now that you've gotten rid of those pesky vermin, it's time to clean up their mess. But you'll have to go beneath the surface to get the job done.

5 Tips for Disinfecting Your Countertops

With as much bacteria and grime that accumulates in a kitchen, washing your counters with soap and water just isn't enough. You've got to get down and dirty with a disinfectant.

5 Tips for Polished Marble Stain Removal

Marble has a cool and simple-clean smoothness that's naturally beautiful -- unless it is marred by stains. We'll tell you how to get rid of five common ones.

5 Tips to Make Scrubbing Your Floors Less Painful

You might say that there's nothing that could make the chore of floor-scrubbing any less awful. But at least one of these tips could help you dread it just a little bit less.

5 Ways to Get in a Cleaning Mood

Let's face it: Most of us don't like to clean. In fact, we hate it so much, we put it off as long as possible. But if you're in the right mood, it may not seem like such a chore.

5 Ways to Remove Stains From Formica

Everyone's looking for a deal these days, and it's no different in materials for your home. Enter Formica: a countertop making a comeback thanks to its lower price tag.

Disinfecting vs. Sanitizing

We use these words as if they're the same but there's actually a difference between disinfecting and sanitizing.

How to Clean Stains Off Stucco

Stucco can be attractive and eco-friendly, but it also stains easily. We'll tell you several ways to remove those stubborn stains and breathe new life into this popular building material.

How to Clean Your Room in a Fast and Fun Way

Your bedroom is a place for unwinding and leisure, but it gets just as messy as the rest of your home. If you're short on time but in need to clean, here are tips and tricks to spruce up your bedroom without spending the day straightening up.

How to Disinfect Cabinets

We store many important things in our kitchen and bathroom cabinets, like dishes and utensils. So why do we let these storage areas become so grimy?

How to Sanitize Your Washing Machine

With as much soap and water that goes through your washing machine, it may seem strange to think about sanitizing it, but it's definitely a good idea.

How to Use a Grout Scrubbing Tool

Tile is a common choice for bathrooms, but with tile comes grout. And sometimes, it's not so easy to keep clean. Enter the grout scrubbing tool.

Teaching Your Teens About Cleaning Before They Leave Home

Teens need to learn the importance of cleaning before they leave home. Having them help do chores around the house is the one of the simplest ways to teach them.

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!

Why does a pink stain keep appearing in my sink?

Water just loves to stick around and leave stains behind. Most people have seen mold, but what do you if your stain is pink?

5 Aquarium Cleaning Tips

Keeping fish takes more than throwing them into a bowl with water. In order for your fish to thrive, you have to keep their home clean.

How to Clean a Toilet Tank

Most people keep up with cleaning the toilet bowls, but the tanks are often overlooked. Which means mold and bacteria are festering!

What can you do when your washing machine leaves stains?

We rely on our washing machine to wash our dirty laundry, but what if it's the cause of said dirty laundry? Is there any recourse when our washing machine leaves stains on our clothes?

Hand Washing Clothes: Dos and Don'ts

Even in this Age of Machines, there's times when you have to pull out a washtub and take care of a couple garments by hand. But is this necessary and what is the best way to do it?

Can you get lipstick out of washed clothes?

As far as stains go, the ones made by lipstick are a double whammy: They're oil-based and brightly colored, so they're tough to clean and almost impossible to hide. It might take a few tries, but you should be able to banish that stain!

How to Shrink Clothes in the Wash

Did your wool sweater get stretched out? If so, how do you shrink it back to its normal size?


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