Interior Cleaning Tips

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Speedy Spring Cleaning Checklist

You don't need a long list for success.

wine carpet stain
How to Clean the Top 5 Carpet Stains

Different materials respond to different approaches.

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How Often Should You Clean Your Carpet?

It depends on factors like pets, kids, and allergies.

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How to Get Paint Out of Carpet

Fresh spills and dried crusts require different approaches.

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How to Clean, Remove Stains, Sanitize, and Store Your Cutting Board

When a cutting board gets used, it collects bacteria.

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7 Ultimate Window Cleaning Tips

Erase the dirty barrier to the outdoors.

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Simple Plastic Polishing Methods

Scratched up or stained plastic doesn't have to that way.

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How to Remove Sweat and Body Oil from Pillowcases

Regular, household items are all you need to get stubborn sweat or facial oil stains off of your linens.

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How to Clean Carpet Using Bleach

When all else fails, there could be one more solution to removing tough stains from your white or light-colored carpets: bleach.

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4 Safe Ways to Remove Glue from Hair

Try these safe glue removal methods on your next bad hair day.

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How to Remove Oil Stains From Concrete

Oil on the driveway is inevitable. Read this to fix it!

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Getting Rid of Cigarette Odor in your Home: 6 Options

Cigarette odor can linger indoors for days or weeks after the last cigarette smoked. This is because the smoke permeates furnishings and draperies. It even attaches to the wall. The odor creates an uncomfortable atmosphere indoors for children and non-smokers. However, there are various options available

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Removing Refrigerator Odor: 7 Options

Refrigerator odor is a common occurrence in many homes. Usually, it is a clear indication of spoiled food in the refrigerator. It is best to take immediate action to determine the source. If left unattended, mold and bacteria can breed inside the appliance and create an unhealthy environment for food

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Remove Mildew from Carpet Pad

A carpet pad may be prone to mildew, especially if the carpet is placed outdoors or in moist areas. Mildew is a type of mold or fungus, which can thrive and multiply alarmingly in warm or moist areas. If you identify mildew and remove it in a timely manner, you can prevent it from multiplying and destroying

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How to Clean a Dirty White Board without Scratching the Surface

Chalkboards used to be the ideal medium of choice for classrooms and office board meetings, but they have now been replaced with the white board. White boards are more attractive and easier to use; however, they require a few techniques on how to properly remove marks and stains to produce a pristine

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What is the best way to clean my glass bar top?

Cleaning a glass bar top can be simple. Anyone can do it, but cleaning it while preserving its natural sheen and without scratching or dulling its finish will take special care. The secret to cleaning it right may be in the cleaner and the material you use to clean it. Using the Right Cleaner and Cleaning

A marble countertop.
Marble Cleaning Care and Repair

The type of care depends on the source of the stain.

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How to Use a Floor Squeegee

It's not just for windows and showers.

The rear of a refrigerator.
Don't Forget to Clean Here

5 often overlooked spots.

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How to Clean Bathroom Sink Faucets Inside and Out

Bathroom sink faucets will tend to get gunked up over years of usage, especially in hard water areas

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8 Tips for Maintaining Your Steam Mop

Don't underestimate the power of hot water to clean.

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Removing Odors from the Home

Lingering odors in the home are an unpleasant distraction.

Outdoor stainless steel kitchen
Maintaining And Cleaning Stainless Steel

You fell in love with it, now care for it.

Louvered blue doors on outside of a building
Cleaning Tips for Louvered Doors

Louvered angles offer privacy, and dust collection.

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How to Clean Down Pillows

Good down pillows can last a lifetime.

A box of cleaning products.
Minimalist Cleaning Kit: What 5 Things Do You Actually Need?

Tired of plastic spray bottles taking up space in your cabinets? You only really need 5 products.

Pillows arranged neatly on a bed.
How can I keep pillow cases from sliding off pillows?

There are several things that you can do to prevent this.

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A Clean-as-You-Go Guide for the Whole House

Follow these simple tips every day.

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Banish Mold and Mildew From Your Home

A simple solution of water and bleach work wonders.

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5 Advantages of Using a Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Having a wet-dry vacuum in your house is very helpful.

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The Best Glass Cleaning Cloth

Many cloths leave behind streaks, cleaner, or scratches.

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10 Advantages of Using a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

A robotic vacuum cleaner is a handy tool.

Curtains in a living room.
7 Curtain Cleaning Techniques

Vacuuming and steam cleaning are two popular methods.

Red Craftsman wet-dry vac
8 Best Uses for a Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Shop vacs are the ultimate clean up tool to have on hand.

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Resilient Flooring Stain Removal

These procedures may help remove stains on hard surface floors, but cannot guarantee complete removal.

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Caring for Marble Questions

More Home Care Questions and Answers > Q. Is there any way to remove discolorations on cultured

A wet-dry vacuum cleaner
How to Use a Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Wet dry vacuum cleaners are very handy around the home.

Dirty tile and yellowed stains in a bathtub.
How to Remove Yellow Bathtub Stains

Get rid of unsightly yellow stains in your tub with a few simple products.

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How to Clean a Plastic Bathtub With Household Ingredients

While a plastic bathtub can be cleaned with commercial cleaners, you can save money by using homemade cleaners, instead.

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Clean Plastic Chrome to a Buff

Plastic chrome is among the most challenging of surfaces to clean.

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Get Rid of Troublesome Household Odors

Don’t follow your nose. Follow these tips for tackling common household odors.

A roll of brown paper towels, some tape, a piece of wood, work gloves, and a tube of silicone caulking.
How to Get Silicone Caulk Off Your Skin

Even with practice, caulking can be messy. Make sure to move fast when cleaning it off of your skin.

A dirty window runner.
How to Clean Window Frames and Runners in 4 Steps

Get your windows opening smoothly with these cleaning tips.