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How to Clean Carpets Without a Machine

Want to clean your carpet but hate those bulky machines? Follow these DIY cleaning tips and methods to learn how to clean carpet without a machine.

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How to Keep Your Bathroom Counter Clean and Organized

Enjoy a vanity that's sparkling and free of clutter, thanks to a bathroom counter organizer and more smart storage.


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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....


How to Paint Concrete Floors

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


5 Brilliantly Easy Ways to Get Paid for Your Clutter

Thinking about doing some spring cleaning? Instead of chucking your stuff, use these websites to score a few bucks for...

50 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Toothpaste

Toothpaste will keep your smile in great shape but it's also pretty handy in cleaning up around the house. See...


10 Things to Know About Swedish Death Cleaning

Yes, the name Swedish Death Cleaning is off-putting but it's kind of meant to jar you into action to decrease...

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How to Clean Inside Car Windows

Follow these steps to clean glass on the inside and get rid of fingerprints, smudges and the dust generated by...


How to Get Rid of Salt Stains in Your Car

Get rid of wintery residue with these methods for cleaning salt stains.


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...


How to Remove Just About Anything From Carpet

From simple to extreme, these solutions will help you get rid of almost every carpet stain you may encounter at...

Warning! It’s Illegal to Throw Away These 8 Items

You don't want to get in trouble for these!


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How to Deep-Clean Vinyl and Linoleum Floors

Your easy-to-clean vinyl flooring needs a deep cleaning once in a while. Follow these steps to deep-clean vinyl floors and...


10 Clever Hacks to Remove Permanent Marker from Any Surface

Using permanent marker can be risky—one small slip up and something gets ruined. Wrong! Here, you'll find 10 effective ways...


How to Whiten Yellow-Stained Pillows

When you see how disgusting those pillows look, you might be tempted to ditch them and buy new ones. But...


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How To Clean Area Rugs Yourself

Learn how to properly clean area rugs yourself with this step-by-step guide.

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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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How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

Important annual gas fireplace maintenance.


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How to Get Dog and Cat Urine Out of Your Mattress

Pet accidents happen — sometimes on your bed — but that doesn't mean you have to live with the unpleasant...


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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.


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How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell in Your Car

Smoke is a difficult smell to get out of your car. You may end up needing a professional detail but,...


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 Disinfect Your DIY Face Mask

Masks need to be cleaned, too. Here are three methods to effectively disinfect your DIY face masks.

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How to Remove Water From a Flooded Room

Even minor floods can create major problems if they aren't cleaned up quickly.


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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

Techniques for cleaning tough-to-remove stains on vinyl siding, trim and gutters.



How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


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What to Know About Steam Cleaners

Have you heard about the magic of steam cleaning but not sure how to get started? Here's everything you need...


How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell

Skunk spray is pungent and oily. It's hard to remove and the longer you wait, the harder it is to...