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Cleaning

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 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...


10 Cleaning Tricks from Grandma

You learn a lot from Grandma—from how to make her famous recipes to the importance of hand-written letters. Grandmas also...


Here’s How To Get Your Deck Ready For Spring

This checklist will have your deck ready for warmer days in no time!


How to Clean Under Your Fridge

Clean the dust, hair, lint, cat toys and trinkets out from under your refrigerator.


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...


How to Spiff-Up Thin Tile Grout

Some gentle scraping with a folded fine-grit piece of sandpaper will rub out dirt and stains on tile grout.


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How To Make Handmade Soap

Personalize this DIY soap with your own mold, coloring and scents in about 30 minutes.

14 Handy Hints for Cleaning Your Home

You don’t need expensive appliances or specially designed products to keep your home neat and tidy. The following 14 handy...


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...


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...


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,...