House Cleaning

Keeping your home germ-free is more important than ever—but that doesn’t mean you want to spend all your time cleaning. Here, you’ll find the most effective cleaning products, the gadgets that will cut your cleaning time in half, and genius tips for keeping everything tidy every day.

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This Genius Microfiber Mop Could Save You More Than $500 a Year

Using expensive chemicals to clean your floors? It's time to change that dirty habit.


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21 Genius Uses for Hand Sanitizer You’ll Wish You Knew Before

You won't believe how many ways you can put that bottle of hand sanitizer gel to use. Here's what the...


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38 Things Your Housecleaner Secretly Wants You to Know

From their favorite types of clients to your most annoying habits, house cleaners confess what they're really thinking (but won't...


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12 Ways You Might Be Loading Your Dishwasher Wrong

Never taken the time to read through your dishwasher's user manual? Avoid these mistakes to ensure your dishes get cleaned...


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20 Spring Cleaning Tasks You Can Do in 1 Minute or Less

Spring has sprung, so it's time to buckle down and clean up our spaces. You'll love these quick, easy ways...


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9 Cleaning Products You’ve Been Using the Wrong Way

Beware: Your cleaning products could be doing more harm than good.


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15 Home Maintenance Projects That Are a Waste of Time

Wish you had more free time to do the things you wanted? You’re about to get it! This expert-approved home...


11 Things That Should Never End Up in Your Washing Machine

Trust us, it's worth the extra effort of making sure these things never end up in your next load of...

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How to Clean Every Type of Couch

A clean couch looks better, smells better, and has a longer life span. But do you know how to clean...


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9 Things in Your Garage You Should Toss

Tossing things in your garage when you no longer need them is fairly easy—but what happens when your garage is...


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9 Old-School Cleaning Tricks Everyone Forgets

These tips may be old, but they'll make your house look as good as new.


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12 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Appliances

From microwaves and refrigerators to ovens and coffee makes, here are a few tips from experts on how to extend...


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7 Uses for Laundry Detergent You Never Thought Of

Laundry detergent is a powerful cleaning agent that can do a lot more than just clean your clothes! Check out...


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9 Things Professional Organizers Would Never Throw Out

It's OK to be creative with everything in your home. In fact, when organizing, it's encouraged.


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25 Gifts for People Who Can’t Stop Cleaning Their Houses

Forget about decking the halls—let's clean them!


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20 Household Chores That Are a Waste of Time

An endless list of the same old household to-dos costs you time, money, and sanity. Here are some you can...

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13 Bad Cleaning Habits You Didn’t Realize You Had

How many of these cleaning mistakes have you made?


Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before Using the Fireplace

It's that time of year again! The weather has gone cool and if you have fireplace, here's a quick way...


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13 Items That Are a Fire Hazard If You Don’t Clean Them Enough

Continually putting off cleaning these items around your house can actually be very dangerous.


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65 Truly Extraordinary Uses for Household Staples You Already Own

Reader’s Digest thoroughly vetted these genius tricks so you can finish chores, make repairs, and clean messes in a breeze.


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13 Cleaning Products You Should Never Use on Your Wood Floors

They’re gorgeous—and easy to ruin. Avoid these damaging mistakes, and find out what you really need to keep your wood...

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6 Things Everyone Who Owns a Swiffer Needs to Know

Chances are you know how to use a Swiffer—but did you know about these useful hacks?



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9 Things Professional Housecleaners Aren’t Allowed to Clean

Professional housecleaners won't clean these items for a variety of reasons—including their safety and your own.


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With This 3-Ingredient Hack, You’ll Never Clean Your Oven the Same Way Again

This magic formula will leave your oven sparkling clean, with minimal scrubbing required.


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18 Products That’ll Clean Your House in Less Than an Hour

Hate scrubbing, mopping, and vacuuming? You’re in the right place. These genius inventions will cut cleaning time by doing the...


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Everyday Items In Your Home That Are Shockingly Dirty

You might be surprised which common household items are often covered with bacteria.