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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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    The 10 Things in Your Home You Aren’t Cleaning Often Enough

    You scrub the tile, clean the carpet and even wash the windows regularly. But are you cleaning some things as...


    Coffee Filters for Dusting

    When you need to clean a computer monitor or TV screen, reach into your kitchen cupboard for a coffee filter....


    10 Things You Don’t Need to Clean as Often as You Do

    You keep your home clean. You regularly wash bed linens, wipe down the counters and scrub the shower tile. But...


    Garden Gloves to Dust Knickknacks

    For tiny trinkets with small parts, slip on a pair of soft gardening gloves. Then use your fingers to clean...


    Remove Hard-Water Buildup with a Lemon

    To get rid of hard-water buildup on a faucet, try this natural solution: Cut a fresh lemon in half. With


    Use a Sneaker to Clean Sandpaper

    You can clean sandpaper on your power sander quickly, getting it back to nearly new condition, with a simple old...


    Pie Plate Dustpan

    Then press the cut edge of half a pie plate flat along the surface that you’re cleaning and sweep the...


    10 Ways to Reduce Indoor Allergens

    Indoor allergens affect millions of Americans each year. While a home air purifier can help limit your exposure to most...

    How to Use Natural Cleaners When Cleaning Furniture

    Learn how to clean your furniture without harsh chemicals. With the techniques shown here you can refresh your furniture with...


    12-Step Fall Cleaning Checklist

    You've cleared out the garden, moved some plants inside and are already mentally preparing for winter's arrival. But before the...


    How to Effectively Clean Mini Blinds

    If you let your mini blinds build up too much dust and dirt, they can be impossible to clean. The...


    Skylight Washing System

    I live in a geodesic dome, situated in a mature oak forest. That means lots of completely unprotected skylights that


    10 Unexpected Ways to Use Lemon Around the House

    Are some often-used fixtures in your home looking a bit dingy? Whether you need to clean, deodorize or just refresh,...


    Cleaning Products That Cause More Harm Than Good

    In today's fast-paced world, finding the quickest, easiest, most convenient, and least expensive way to fix, repair, and clean is...


    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...


    Buying Guide: What is the Best Vacuum Cleaner to Buy?

    A quality vacuum cleaner should be versatile enough to clean a variety of surfaces and durable enough to perform well...

    Clever Cleaning Tips

    Here's a great collection of tips and hints to make cleaning around the house easier using common household supplies.


    Rust Stain Removal

    'Resin bed cleaner' simplifies cleaning off rust stains


    Remove Oil Stains From a Faux Plaster Finish

    Remove them quickly with dishwashing detergent


    Replace a Vacuum Belt

    Give vacuum performance a big boost with a new agitator belt


    Tips for Replacing Vacuum Filters

    Bagless vacuums need frequent filter changes

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    Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

    Don't wait! Take 5 minutes to clean up the problem


    Mud-Busting Boot Scrape

    A great scrap wood project


    How to Clean Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals

    When was the last time you cleaned your oven? Does preheating give you a burnt reminder of last week's dinner?...


    How to Clean Floors: Wood, Tile, Carpet and Everything Else

    Most homes contain a variety of flooring types?carpet, hardwood, tile, vinyl and concrete. Knowing how to best clean each type...


    Things You’ve Probably Never Cleaned (But Really Should)

    Nobody likes cleaning, so there's often a focus on stuff you can see (or see through) – windows, floors, counters,...


    10 Cleaning Tips for Your Whole House

    Simplify and speed up dusting, vacuuming, stain and scum removal and other house cleaning chores with these 10 whole-house cleaning...