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How to Remove a Water Stain: Carpet

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

How to Convert an Air Compressor Into a Vacuum Pump

Because they already share some of the same qualities, you can turn a vacuum pump into an air compressor in just six steps.

How to Get Rid of Static Cling at Work

Don't let static cling ruin your professional look. Here are some easy solutions to reducing static at work.

How to Clean Your Expensive Fur Coat

To protect your expensive fur coat, make sure you only clean it by using one of these approved methods.

How to Clean a Sheepskin Rug

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

How to Clean a Tea Kettle

Electric or stove-top tea kettles are great for boiling water to make tea or other hot beverages, but they need to be cleaned regularly.

DIY Cleaning Methods: Removing Pet Urine & Cleaning Carpets

3 steps to remove the smell, and 5 tips to keep it clean.

DIY Cleaning Methods: Cleaning Your Kitchen

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

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.

How to Hang Christmas Lights Outside Your House

Which lights should you use? How many are enough? The answers are here.

5 Ways of Dealing with Your Trash

One man's trash is nobody's treasure if it just sits in your house.

How to Build a Vacuum Cleaner

This homemade vacuum system can save you in a pinch if your actual device breaks down.

5 Hacks for a Cleaner Home

Get your household upkeep routine on track with these 5 clever cleaning hacks.

How to Powerwash Your Siding

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

Cleaning Water Stains from Leather

Vanish unsightly water stains on your leather furniture for next to no money and with no specialty cleansers or detailing.

How to Repair a Vacuum Motor

Follow these steps to repair a vacuum motor.

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.

Prep Your Grill for the Grilling Season

Get your grill up and running in just 6 steps.

Spring Cleaning: The Master List

Print our checklist to keep your sanity.

Spring Cleaning for the Lazy Person

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

How To Clean A Glass Cabinet

A glass cabinet is an impressive pieces of furniture to have in your living room. It's a great place

How to Fix a Leak in Your Vacuum Hose

Vacuum cleaner hoses are often used to drag the machines around the floor and can be damaged in the process.

8 Easy Steps to Clean Your Vacuum Brush Roller

The vacuum brush roller rotates and vibrates against the floors and carpets you are cleaning. To keep

Changing a Vacuum Belt

Changing a vacuum belt is a lot easier than you may think. What’s more is that, aside from replacing

Eliminating Stinky Vacuum Cleaner Odor

Vacuum cleaners are used for cleaning every sort of mess so it is inevitable that they will acquire an

How to Change Central Vacuum Bags

Central vacuum systems not only do away with the problem of moving a vacuum cleaner from room to room,

Central Vacuum Motor Repair

Central vacuum installations are driven by a powerful electric motor that are usually trouble free. When

How to Unclog a Central Vacuum System

Turn on the vacuum system and attach the hose to the inlet valve. What is left of the clog should be

Best Vacuum for Berber Carpet

Looking for the best wet/dry, upright vacuum cleaner, or cannister vacuum cleaner for Berber carpet?

How Often Should I Vacuum My Carpet?

How often you should vacuum your carpet depends upon several factors. As a general rule of thumb, it

How Often Should I Replace My Vacuum Filter?

Vacuum filters are designed to fit specific vacuum cleaners. That's why there's no general rule of thumb

9 Things You Should Not Vacuum

Keeping a home clean is a lot easier with the right appliances, such as a vacuum cleaner. While there

How to Optimize a Cordless Vacuum's Battery Life

A cordless vacuum can be a great help in cleaning up spills where there isn’t a local electricity

Sealed vs Unsealed Vacuum Cleaners

The vacuum cleaners that you choose for your home can have a large impact on the overall health of your

Central Vacuum Automatic Dustpan

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

How to Clean Your Dishwasher Drain

A dishwasher drain in dishwasher that is used sensibly will seldom need cleaning. When it does, you should

How to Wash a Second Story Window and Screen

Second storey window screens can be a problem to wash. If they can be removed from inside the house the

Selecting Sponges and Scrubbers for Hand Washing Dishes

Washing dishes by hand can be a chore, but if you have the right tools by your side, it doesn't have

How to Wash a Woven Area Rug

An area rug is bound to get dirty. Luckily rug cleaning is not that difficult. Something to keep in mind

How to Clean Your Air Ducts

There are several different reasons and ways to clean your air ducts. If you or someone in your family