Cleaning

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

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  • How to Get Rid of Dust

    Does it seem like you’re cleaning a film of dust from every horizontal surface in your house every other day? You’ll never have to…

  • How to Make Homemade Cleaner With Simple Ingredients

    If you’re wanting to pitch those toxic, commercial household cleaners and switch to natural, homemade cleaner, these simple recipes will…

  • 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.

  • Coffee Filters for Dusting

    When you need to clean a computer monitor or TV screen, reach into your kitchen cupboard for a coffee filter. Thin, cloth-like paper filters are…

  • Floor Swiffer for Walls

    The Swiffer Sweeper floor mop is a go-to cleaning tool for homeowners with hard floors, but did you know that it’s also perfect for dusting…

  • Use Tongs to Clean Blinds

    Dusting window blinds can be a challenging and time-consuming task. It’s difficult to thoroughly wipe both sides of all blades using a cloth—all…

  • Clean Upholstery with Baking Soda

    Use this handy hint if there’s a funky smell lurking in your couch or upholstered chair: Sprinkle a generous amount of regular baking soda onto…

  • Rust Stain Removal

    Remove rust stains from toilets, sinks and bathtubs quickly and easily with the resin bed cleaner used for water softeners.

  • Deodorize Smelly Shoes

    Simply slip a new dryer fabric softener sheet into each smelly shoe and leave it in overnight to cancel out odors.

  • How to Spiff-Up Thin Tile Grout

    Some gentle scraping with a folded fine-grit piece of sandpaper will rub out dirt and stains on tile grout.

  • Tips for Organizing Open Kitchen Shelves

    Open kitchen shelves are an effective way to open up your kitchen while gaining more accessible storage space, making them an increasingly…

  • Bad Smell in the House

    Win the battle against stinkiness. If you’ve got a bad smell in the house, these tips will help you stamp out the stink.

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