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

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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. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.

How to Paint Concrete Floors

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


How to Snuff Out Bad Smells in Your House

Every now and then you'll walk into a room in your home and think to yourself, "What stinks?" Maybe it's...


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How to Clean Grout in Your Kitchen with a Surprising (and Cheap) Ingredient

From your floor to your backsplash, removing gunky buildup between tiles is easier than you think with this trick.


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21 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

While rewarding, being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you're not in the know. Here are 21 essential...

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How to Build a Dog Washing Station

Make bath time more comfortable and convenient for you both — and keep the mess out of your house.


22 Brainy Ways to Use Dryer Sheets at Home

Who knew dryer sheets had so many uses beyond making laundry smell fresh and feel soft? Here are 22 ways...

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How to Clean the Inside of a Washing Machine

Time to get this on your cleaning rotation!


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How to Clean Grout With Household Cleaning Products

You don't have to buy anything fancy or expensive to get your grout clean.


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How to Clean a Front Load Washer

You may not realize you should clean your front load washer. But it's important to do so once a month...


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How To Clean a Dryer Vent

A lack of routine maintenance could put your home at risk of having a fire if you don't know how...

How To Get Stains Out of a Mattress

You can't throw a mattress into the washer, so how do you clean mattress stains? Here's a few simple ways...


10 Ways You’re Loading Your Dishwasher All Wrong

Do you place glasses upside down on the tines of your dishwasher's top rack? If so, you're doing it wrong....


How To Make Toilet Cleaning Bombs

We’ve seen recipes for DIY toilet-cleaning bombs all over the Internet lately. So, naturally, The Family Handyman had to give...


Here’s How to Keep Your Basement Dry This Spring

Because water damage is the LAST thing you'll want to deal with during your spring-cleaning.


How to Turn Your Drill into a Master Cleaning Device

To make this drill brush you'll need: a drill, a washer, a bolt, a long machine screw and a brush...

Remove Oil Stains From a Faux Plaster Finish

Remove them quickly with dishwashing detergent