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A room with glass cabinets.
How to Clean a Glass Cabinet

A glass cabinet is an impressive piece when clean.

puppy on a potty pad
How to Clean Pet Stains off Tile Grout

Tile grout is a target for pet stains.

a tan sofa against a yellow wall with lamps on both sides of it.
How to Remove a Musty Odor from Home Furniture

You can often eliminate musty smells at very little cost.

A glass cup with hard water stains.
How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Dishes

Hard water stains look disgusting, so take care of them quickly.

An old carpet with a dark water stain.
How to Remove a Water Stain: Carpet

Water spills and leaks can ruin your carpet for good if you don't know how to clean them.

A woman vacuums a bedroom.
3 Problems that Can Cause Your Vacuum to Be Unusually Loud

Rattling and grinding noises are easy to correct.

Backyard pool with cover rolled up at one end
How to Remove Rust Pool Stains

Rust stains around water are common so when your pool invites rust, remove it quickly to avoid further damage.

Old photographs.
How to Clean an Old Photograph

Photographs are irreplaceable memories.

a vacuum cleaner on a wooden floor
What to do if Your Vacuum Cleaner is Smoking

Look for stretching, cracks, burn marks, or missing chunks.

brown fur
How to Clean a Bearskin Rug

Use the proper technique to avoid damaging the fur.

computer laptop
How to Use USB Powered Vacuum Cleaners

Make those keyboard crumbs and hard drive lint disappear.

zinc bucket
How to Clean Galvanized Metal

Just because galvanized metal can stand up to abuse doesn't mean it should. Wash yours once in a while.

upright vacuum cleaner
How to Fix a Broken Vacuum Brush Roller

If your brush roller is not rotating, your vacuum will not function properly.

A vacuum cleaner removing dirt from a plush rug.
How to Make Your Vacuum Cleaner Smell Good

A vacuum is supposed to clean your home. Don't let unpleasant smells ruin the job.

A smoking, lit cigarette in a clean glass ashtray.
How to Remove Cigarette Smoke Stains from Walls

Your home should suffer from someone else's smoking habit. Read this advice for cleaning up old cigarette smoke stains.

A woman uses a vacuum on her floors.
How to Clean a Vacuum Filter

An important part of vacuum cleaner maintenance is regular, thorough cleaning of the vacuum filter.

A humidifier working against a wood background.
How to Clean a Humidifier

A humidifier is used by many homeowners to help increasing the moisture level in a room or home.

old folded over mattress
Repairing and Preventing Sagging Mattresses

Give your sunken mattress a pick me up that won’t sink your wallet.

A man holds a stainless steel cup.
How to Clean a Stainless Steel Coffee Cup

Many people choose stainless steel coffee cups, mugs, and thermoses.

circular rust stain on concrete ground
Removing Rust Stains from Concrete

Use these techniques to remove the unsightly specter that rust leaves behind when it stains concrete.

Opening the lid on a water softener unit
How to Clean Water Softeners

Clean your water softener so it can remove harsh minerals.

A vacuum on carpet.
Central Vacuum Installation Pt. 2: Wiring

A central vacuum is a built-in vacuuming system.

A man using a red plunger to try to unclog a toilet.
Clogged Toilet: When a Plunger Is Not Enough

Try these fixes for the problem.

old vacuum
If Your Vacuum Smells Burnt, Check These 3 Things

When your vacuum smells, here are the tells.

A Monthly Deep Cleaning Schedule to Keep Your House in Order

Home cleaning habits can help you stay ahead of the mess.

A glass of red wine spilled on carpet.
DIY Cleaning Methods: Removing Food Stains

Here's how to get four different types of food stains out.

A woman empties a vacuum.
How to Vent a Central Vacuum System to the Outside

A central vacuum system vents to the outside of your home.

A woman cleans an oven.
How to Clean an Oven

Minor incidents in the oven make cleaning a necessity.

oil on pavement
How to Vacuum Oil

Get that oil off your garage, driveway.

old upright vacuum
Is There a Way to Reuse Vacuum Bags?

When you don't have a replacement, reuse the one you have.

Person vacuuming an area rug
9 Steps to Fixing a Clogged Vacuum

Solve your suction problems with a few troubleshooters.

compost pile with containers of organic material next to it
The Content of Your Vacuum Bags Can Make Great Compost!

Your vacuum collects organic material you can compost.

a woman vacuuming a cream colored area rug
9 Tips for Proper Vacuum Cleaner Maintenance

A properly maintained vacuum will perform better and last longer.

Boy with ice cream on his face and shirt.
Simple Stain Removal

Easily remove stains from carpet, walls, and clothing.

Leaves in yard
6 Fall Hacks for Your Home and Yard

Enjoy the season—don't waste time cleaning!

A drip of tree sap running down the bark of a tree.
How to Remove Pine Pitch and Sap

Don't know how to get rid of this sticky mess? You're in luck! Read on for some cheap, household solutions.

soft sheepskin rug
How to Clean a Sheepskin Rug

Knowing how to clean your sheepskin rug can help it look new and feel soft for longer.

Cleaning a glass cooktop with a turquoise rag.
DIY Cleaning Methods: Cleaning Your Kitchen

From bottom to top, here are some tips and tricks for a squeaky clean kitchen.

A hand wiping a baseboard with a green cloth.
3 DIY Projects Worth the Time

We all have chores we'd rather not do, but here are several that when it's all said and done make all the difference.