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16 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains and more.

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....


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You Won’t Believe What Could Be Growing in Your Tap Water

Researchers found bacteria in tap water can actually proliferate if a faucet has gone unused for a few days. Luckily,...


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How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

A certified House Cleaning Technician shares everything you need to know about how to clean glass shower doors — and...


11 Things You Should Never Put Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...

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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...


8 Things Professional Housecleaners Do in their Homes Every Day

Ever wonder how some people never have mountainous piles of dishes in the sink, grime on the fridge handles or...

45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.


7 Common Kitchen Items That Are Crawling With Germs (And It’s Not Just the Sponge)

The sponge and the sink are obvious culprits, but other everyday kitchen objects can harbor germs that cause foodborne illnesses...


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Can You Get Sick from Toilet Seats?

The answer will have you second-guessing taking the time to protect your bum.


This Clever Toilet Paper Trick Can Refresh Your Entire Bathroom

The key to having a fresh-smelling bathroom might lie in the toilet paper, not the toilet itself!

How to Clean a Stainless Steel Sink

Find out how to clean and polish a stainless steel sink with a few household items.


How To Clean Laminate Countertops

Because laminate holds up quite well and is far less expensive than other countertop surfaces, it has remained a viable...


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15 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

The modern garbage disposal has been a tremendous boon for homeowners and renters worldwide. It provides a quick and sanitary...


This Is How Often You Should Clean Your Bathtub

If not, there could be some serious consequences.


15 Everyday Items That are Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat

These surfaces have more germs than the average toilet seat, and you’ve likely already touched at least one of them...

How to Clean a Toilet Plunger

It's probably the filthiest thing in your bathroom. No, it's not the toilet or even the toilet handle. It's the...


Here’s How to Clean Your Toilet Tank

Here's How to Clean Your Toilet Tank


Simple Bathroom Sink Drain Cleaner

When my bathroom sink gets clogged, I don't reach for chemicals. Instead, I use a long zip tie. I cut...


Trick for Cleaning Stained Porcelain

To remove stains from a bathtub or any other porcelain fixture, fill the basin with warm water and drop in...


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...


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...