Cleaning & Organizing

The Ultimate House Cleaning Calendar
The Ultimate House Cleaning Calendar

Here's the scoop on what to clean and how often. >>

Five More Things Your Dry Cleaner Won't Tell You
Five More Things Your Dry Cleaner Won’t Tell You

We asked dry cleaners to spill all their secrets and tips about the care of your most important… >>

A Germ-Fighting Magic Wand
A Germ-Fighting Magic Wand

Kill viruses like hospitals do! >>

Best Spinmeister
Best Spinmeister

In Illinois, people are fighting over who gets to do the laundry. >>

How to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen
How to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen

Clear out that cluttered kitchen with these easy organizing solutions. >>

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20+ Ways to Easily Clean Pots and Pans

Say good riddance to grease and grime with these cleaning tricks. >>

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Excellent Uses for Empty Egg Cartons

Surprising ways to recycle your empty egg cartons. >>

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6 Household Items for a Sparkling Bathtub

Clever solutions for a spotless tub. >>

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How to Clean Using Hydrogen Peroxide

This medicine cabinet staple does more than disinfect. >>

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34 Useful Reasons to Load Up On Lemons

When life gives you lemons, you can do more than make lemonade. From eliminating odors to juicing… >>

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8 Ways to Clean Crayon from Walls

Fixes you can use when young artists mistake your home's walls for canvas. >>

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7 Ways to Remove Water Rings

Stop worrying over water rings -- these fixes will make your tables look terrific. >>

10 Ways to Save It With Soda
10 Ways to Save It With Soda

Preserve flowers, moisten a roasted ham and see how soda solves 8 other everyday problems. >>

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DIY Storage and Organization Tips

Simple solutions for getting it all together using things you probably already own. >>

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12 Smart Ways to Use Bleach

You know it's a great cleaning product, but you'll never guess what else bleach can do! >>

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How to Clean Jewelry at Home

You don't need fancy jewelry cleaner to get your silver to sparkle, your gold to gleam, and your… >>

8 Ways to Boost Laundry Detergent
8 Ways to Boost Laundry Detergent

Optimize the power of your laundry detergent with these natural enhancements. >>

10 Golden Rules of Cleaning
10 Golden Rules of Cleaning

Cut cleaning time in half with these 10 essential tips. >>

When Your Closet Won't Hold It All
When Your Closet Won’t Hold It All

Closets filled? Try these solutions to store items that just won't fit. >>

3 Ways to Stop Dirt In Its Tracks
3 Ways to Stop Dirt In Its Tracks

Apply a closed-door policy and make cleaning easier. >>