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woman composting food waste
How to Properly Dispose of Household Waste

Not all discarded materials belong in the trash.

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How to Spring Clean a Mattress

Don't skip cleaning this important and often used household item.

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How to Deep Clean a Keurig

Clean your Keurig regularly by following these easy steps to avoid grime build up.

A woman cleaning windows outside her brick house.
Spring Cleaning Strategies

Create a checklist and take inventory of supplies.

A pile of cleaning supplies on a shiny wood floor.
How to Clean Your House for Unexpected Guests

Don't panic when you get that phone call! Go from dirty to clean in minutes with these tips.

oven stovetop with glass burn stains
How to Remove Oven Glass Stains

They're easy to remove if you have the right materials.

A vacuum sealer.
How Does a Vacuum Sealer Work?

A vacuum sealer vacuums and it seals.

A vacuum on carpet.
How to Make a Vacuum Pump from a Refrigerator

You can make a vacuum pump with items found around the home.

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How to Clean Suede Shoes

Brush out your worries.

A baking pan.
How to Clean a Baking Pan

Some methods are better than others.

a ceiling Water Stain
How to Remove a Ceiling Water Stain

Water stains reduce the aesthetic appeal of your room.

A woman uses a vacuum.
How to Fix Lost Vacuum Suction

Vacuums are expensive to replace.

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Will Using Baking Soda in My Laundry Cause Colors to Fade?

Baking soda has myriad uses in the laundry room.

Rust Stain Removal: Plastic

You don't have get rid of your rust-stained items.

Two lizard toys sit in the drain of toilet bowl.
Clogged Toilet: How to Remove Toys and Objects

There are steps you can take to unclog it yourself.

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How to Clean Silver Plated Items

Don’t clean them the same way you clean silver.

Clean and rust free window frames.
How to Clean Rust Off Your Window Frames

Metal window frames are often easy to care for.

Three waxing sticks covered in dripping hot body wax.
How to Remove Body Wax from Hard Surfaces

At home waxing can get messy, so be sure you know how to clean up any potential spills.

A marble floor.
How to Remove Colored Oil Stains from Marble

Oil stains on marble can be difficult to remove.

The end to a water hose sitting out on the lawn.
How to Attach Your Garden Hose to the Kitchen Faucet

Missing an outdoor spigot? Don't worry. With these steps, your kitchen faucet can provide your hose with water.

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Vacuum Cleaning Under a Bed

If you're chasing dust bunnies, look under the bed.

A central vacuum.
How to Install a Central Vacuum System

A central vacuum system makes cleaning your home easier.

Pointing a remote at a wall-mounted flat screen TV
How to Hide a Flat Screen TV

Make it disappear in plain sight.

A woman powerwashing her house.
How to Powerwash Your Siding

Consider giving the exterior of your house a bath with a good powerwash.

A person too lazy for spring cleaning.
Spring Cleaning for the Lazy Person

It has to be done, but you don't have to completely clean every little thing.

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What's That Smell? Identifying and Eliminating Common Household Odors

We tackle 4 common household odors (including the dreaded skunk smell) using products you probably already have in your stash.

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Spring Cleaning: The Master List

Print our checklist to keep your sanity.

Scrubbing the grill with a wire brush.
Prep Your Grill for the Grilling Season

Get your grill up and running in just 6 steps.

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3 Options for Homemade Patio Furniture Cleaner

The right patio furniture cleaner can renew your outdoor furniture. You don’t need to buy a special

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Central Vacuum Automatic Dustpan

Shop owners have used the central vacuum system for a long time. In the mid-20th century, it became popular

Swimming pool
4 Different Types of Pool Stains

Chemicals or natural elements can mess with your cool.

Woman dusting a surface
How to Minimize Dust in the House

Tiny particles seem to prolifically settle on every surface.

A sign says be our guest.
How to Accommodate Last Minute Guests

While it is great to see a friendly face drop in to spend a few days, entertaining them can be tricky.

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5 Hacks for a Cleaner Home

Get your household upkeep routine on track with hacks.

A vacuum.
How to Recycle Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners eventually break.

Gold leaves
How to Clean Gold Leaf

Gold leaf application is also called gilding.

Wiping a grill
How to Clean a Barbecue Grill

A clean grill is healthier and less likely to rust.

Inside of an empty dishwasher
How to Clean Your Dishwasher Drain

Yep, all the way down there.

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16 Household Life Hacks

Want to make life just a bit easier around your house?

A man works on a vacuum.
How to Replace a Vacuum Cleaner Hose

There are many different types of vacuums.

A woven rug.
How to Wash a Woven Area Rug

An area rug is bound to get dirty.

Pulling an ice tray out of the freezer
How to Clean an Ice Maker in a Freezer

Keep your freezer on ice, like it's supposed to be.