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Family Handyman Approved: Armor All Wash & Wax

If you're looking to polish up your car quickly and easily, give the Family Handyman Approved Armor All Ultra-Shine Wash & Wax a try.

We Tried Dry Shine’s Ultimate Shine to Gloss Up a Filthy Truck

We tried this ultra-glossy, anti-static and UV-protectant automotive cleaner on everything we could find on my filthy pickup.


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These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked...


The Best Portable Air Compressors

Our favorite air compressors for whatever your pneumatic needs may be.


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This Car-Cleaning Putty Is All Over TikTok

This fun-looking car-cleaning putty even gets weird, crusty stuff out of your air conditioner vents.

How to Clean Corroded Battery Terminals

Car battery maintenance is an important part of keeping your vehicle running smoothly. Here's everything you need to know.


How to Clean Your Bathtub

Follow these steps to keep your tub sparkling.

How to Clean a Shower in 6 Steps

Incorporate these steps into your regular cleaning routine.


How to Clean a Toilet in 5 Steps

Kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses weekly with this cleaning method.


5 Best Car Steam Cleaners of 2022

Keep your car looking and smelling like new with one of these top-rated car steam cleaners.


How to Pressure Wash Your Car

Here's how to pressure wash your car without damaging it.

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How To Get Cat Urine and Its Smell Out of Clothes

You love your cat, but don't love cat pee or its smell. Find out how to get cat pee out...


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8 Best Microfiber Cleaning Cloths of 2022

Lightweight and chemical-free, ecologically friendly microfiber cleaning cloths leave surfaces squeaky clean and shiny.


8 Best Pressure Washer Attachments

Want to enhance your pressure washer game? These eight pressure washer attachments turn a great tool into a can't-live-without-it workhorse.


9 Ways to Dry Clothes Without a Dryer

Whether your dryer is kaput or you're looking for ways to save energy, drying clothes without a dryer isn't as...


The Top 12 Household Cleaning Tips For The Really Tough Stuff

Even the most stubborn stains and hard-to-reach spots are no match for these secret cleaning solutions.

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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers


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6 Most Common Mistakes When Pressure Washing

Avoid these six mistakes to minimize the risk of property damage or injury when pressure washing.


When Is Amazon Prime Day 2021: What Every Shopper Needs to Know

The question on everyone's lips is, "When is Amazon Prime Day?" and rightfully so: Amazon Prime Day deals are quite...


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Best Dishwashing Gloves For Your Different Needs

We found the best dishwashing gloves on the market to keep your hands dry and protected and your dishes sparkling.


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9 Best Vacuum Cleaners for Every Home

Whether you're buying a vacuum for the first time or upgrading to a new model, we'll help you find the...


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


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14 Steel Wool Uses and Applications

Steel wool pads can be used for a lot of things around the home. Check out some of our favorite...

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10 Most Common Uses for a Pressure Washer

Got a pressure washer collecting dust in your garage that you're just not sure what to use for? Here are...


Should I Pressure Wash My Roof?

Pressure washing a dirty surface can be satisfying to watch, but that doesn't mean it's good for your roof.


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13 Things You Should Never Pressure Wash

A pressure wash can serve a valuable role in home maintenance, but don’t get carried away! Pressure washing can do...


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8 Best Jewelry Cleaners

Proper storage and care will keep your jewelry looking like new. Try these cleaners for sparkling results.


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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


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Raising Prices During a State of Emergency: What’s Legal and What’s Not?

Concerned about price gouging during a pandemic? Find out about the definition, dangers and laws — or lack thereof.