Top 10 Household Cleaning Tips: The Tough Problems

Professional house cleaners spill their best-kept secrets to save you time and effort.

Shower door soap scum, greasy dirt on lamps and kitchen cabinets…some things around the house just don't come clean. We talked to professional house cleaners and got them to spill their best-kept cleaning secrets. Use these tips to simplify your housecleaning—and save time and effort.

Speed clean chandeliers

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Cut grease with a hot rag

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Scum-proof your shower doors

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Clean hard floors faster

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Switch to microfiber cloths

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Blow out the garage

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The right stuff for rust

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Remove pet hair with duct tape

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Remove bathroom soap scum

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Spot-clean food and drink spills

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