Keep your home sparkling clean inside and out with these projects and tips for a faster and better job.

Cleaning Air Conditioners in the Spring

Few routine chores will pay off more handsomely, both in comfort and in dollars saved, than a simple air-conditioner cleaning. The payoff: Summertime comfort and lower cooling bills. You'll also prolong the life of your air conditioner.

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  • Using Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

    Hospitals, where cleanliness is a life or death matter, confirm that microfiber cleaning products do a better job. Here's the rundown on how…

  • How to Clean a Chimney

    Regular cleaning with a shop vac and standard chimney cleaning tools will prevent dangerous creosote fires. Here's what you need to know before…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Clean Soffit Vents

    Blow out debris from your soffit (eave) vents to maintain good attic ventilation. It’ll save on air conditioning costs in summer and…

  • Clean a Stinky Fridge

    Turn a stinky fridge into a clean fridge by disinfecting the interior and then adding newspapers and charcoal for the final treatment. Odors…

  • How to Clean Brick

    Is your brick siding covered with hard-water stains from your lawn sprinkler? Here's how to clean them and make the bricks look like new again.

  • Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?

    Don't assume that you need heating and cooling ducts cleaned unless you actually have excessive dust and debris or mold in them. Unless you…

  • Cleaning Vinyl Siding

    Clean both easy-to-remove and tough stains from vinyl siding quickly and easily with these simple techniques.

  • Cleaning Keyboards and Computer Screens

    Clean a dirty computer screen and keyboard without harming the computer by using a lint-free cloth, compressed air and a cotton swab dipped in…

  • Clever Cleaning Tips

    House cleaning isn't exactly fun, but it doesn't have to be drudgery either. Here is a great collection of clever tips and hints that…

  • Speed Cleaning Tips

    No one likes cleaning the house, but we can make thechore take a lot less time. We asked cleaning pros for theirfavorite cleaning tips and…

  • Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

    Eliminate pet stains and odors quickly after the accident by using this simple vacuum technique plus special bio-enzyme cleaners. Solve the…