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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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    How To Clean Patio Pavers Without a Pressure Washer

    Are your patio pavers looking dull and dirty? Learn how to clean them safely by hand, with tips from our experts.

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    How To Clean Refrigerator Coils

    Cleaning refrigerator coils frequently ensures your appliance operates smoothly. Here's how.


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    How To Clean a Refrigerator

    If you notice any lingering odors or spills, it's time for a thorough refrigerator clean out to freshen things up.


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    How To Clean an Ice Maker

    Here's how to clean an ice maker and change the ice maker filter.


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    How To Clean a Dishwasher Filter and Spray Arm

    Clogged spray arms and infrequent dishwasher filter cleaning can lead to poor performance and costly repairs.

    How To Clean a Dryer Vent

    A clean dryer vent is a vital part of home maintenance and safety. Here's the process.


    How To Clean a Birdbath the Right Way

    Safely clean bird baths without using bleach.

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    How To Make Your Own Laundry Detergent and Other Laundry Essentials

    Get rid of harsh chemicals by making your own DIY laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets.


    Electrolux Vacuum Review: We Tried the Ultimate 700 Series

    We have to be honest: The Electrolux Ultimate700 Vacuum sucks—and that's why we love it for home cleaning.


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    How To Keep Your Spring Cleaning Green

    It's liberating to clear the clutter, especially without harsh chemicals or feeding the landfill. Here's how to keep your spring...


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    How To Start Decluttering When It Feels Overwhelming

    Clutter stresses us out. So does decluttering. An organizational expert explains how to declutter and avoid becoming overwhelmed.

    Swiffer WetJet vs. Swiffer PowerMop: Does Old or New Win the Floor-Cleaning Game?

    Cleaning powerhouse Swiffer has added a new handy helper, the PowerMop, to its arsenal. But is it really...


    What Gives Dawn Dish Soap Detergent Its Super Powers?

    The not-so-secret to Dawn dish soap's superior quality.


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    How to Clean a Range Hood Filter

    Regular cleaning of your range hood filter will result in improved air quality in your home and a longer range...


    How To Remove Duct Tape Residue

    You can use duct tape for a ton of repairs. But when it's time to remove it, there's residue to...


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    I Tried It: My Honest Bissell Little Green Review

    Messes are inevitable, especially in a home with kids, pets and gardeners. We found a way to make...

    I Tried the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier and Noticed Less Dust Around My House

    Curious about all the hype around air purifiers? We tested one popular model that purifies over 2,500 square...


    We Tested and Reviewed the 5 Best Pet Stain Removers of 2024

    We tested six pet stain removers to find the best options for eliminating spots on carpet, hard floor and upholstery....


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    How to Clean a Computer Screen and Keyboard

    Tough to see your computer screen through all the smudges and fingerprints? Here's how to rectify that, pronto.


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    How To Clean and Disinfect a Phone Case

    Follow these simple steps to keep your phone case clean as a whistle.


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    How To Clean a Front Load Washer

    Clean your front load washer once a month to keep it smelling fresh. Regular cleaning also helps prevent mold and...


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    How ‘Junebugging’ Could Make Your Home Cleaner

    Have you heard of this buzzy new cleaning method?


    The 5 Best Bissell Carpet Cleaner Machines for Tough Stains and Messes

    From spot treating to deep cleaning, we found the best Bissell carpet cleaner to remove dirt and pet messes in...


    We Tested the Bissell Revolution HydroSteam Pet Carpet Cleaner, and It Truly Works

    Is the Bissell Revolution HydroSteam worth the hefty price tag? We put this best carpet cleaner for pets to the...


    We Tested the Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam Plus Vacuum on a Variety of Pet Messes

    The Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam Plus allows you to vacuum, clean and steam your floors, eliminating messes with just one machine.

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    The Dyson Outsize Plus Eliminates Pet Hair From Every Corner of My House

    The Dyson Outsize Plus is the one-stop shop for all your pet hair removal needs in vacuum form.


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    What You Can Do To Make Washing Dishes More Sustainable

    From picking the right cycle on the machine to soaps, sponges and handwashing techniques, here's how to green up your...


    We Tried the New Shark Cordless Pro, the Vacuum That Empties and Charges Itself

    In this Shark Cordless Pro review, we put the brand's newest cordless model to the test—and find it makes vacuuming...


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    The Right Way to Wash a Sweater

    Never ruin a garment again!


    We Compared Hoover vs. Bissell Carpet Cleaners for Pet Stains—Here’s How to Choose

    Who wins in the Hoover vs. Bissell carpet cleaner debate for cleaning pet messes? Here is what the experts, reviewers...


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    10 Unusual Uses for Baby Oil

    The common household item isn't just for babies!