Cleaning

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

Cleaning Tips to Reduce Household Dust

Reduce dust in your house with these eight easy steps to keep the dust bunnies from multiplying. We'll talk about better furnace filters and proper vacuuming to clean closets, cushions and more.

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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…

  • Interior Car Cleaning

    Cleaning your car or truck like a pro is easier than you think. We talked to real auto detailers to bring you helpful cleaning tips so you can…

  • 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…