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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 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

How to Clean a Pool Table

Cleaning expensive pool table fabric gives it longevity. Particles left on the surface of the pool table

How to Clean a Baking Pan

There are several ways to clean a baking pan, but in order to cut out the tough stains some techniques

How to Clean Burnt Food Off Pots and Pans

Burnt pots and pans are an unpleasant part of everyday cooking. No matter how careful you are, accidents

How to Clean a Barbecue Grill

A good barbeque grill is a purchase that lasts many years when maintained properly. A dirty grill is

How to Clean Hanging Blinds

Hanging blinds or vertical blinds are relatively low maintenance, but they do require some degree of

How to Clean an Overhead Oven Vent

An overhead oven vent is great for getting rid of smells and steam but seldom gets the attention that

How to Clean Shag Carpeting

Making a comeback from the 70's shag carpeting is big in the decorating front today. Shag creates a new

How to Clean Natural Stone Furniture

Natural stone outdoor furniture, such as tabletops and benches, is subject to stains from food, wine