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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    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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    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.

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    How to Clean a Dishwasher So It Looks Like New

    Sure, your dishwasher cleans your dishes. But have you ever thought of cleaning the dishwasher itself? With this dishwasher cleaner,...


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    50 Cleaning Secrets to Make Your Home Shine

    Use these tried-and-true tricks for getting all areas of your home squeaky clean.


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    13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

    Maybe you occasionally slack on cleaning or wait too long to dive in. Or maybe you don't know that what...


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    22 Germiest Things You’ll Find in Your Home

    Keep the germs at bay, and your home safe, by routinely disinfecting these dirtiest places in your home.


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    40 Handy Hints for Cleaning Every Nook and Cranny of Your House

    You’ll have every corner of your house spick-and-span in no time by following these seriously smart house cleaning hacks. You...


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    35 Nearly Forgotten House Cleaning Tips from the Past

    Grandma knows all the best cleaning tips and tricks to save you time, money and effort. You'll want to stock...


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    11 Fall Cleaning Tasks Every Smart Homeowner Tackles

    Is your home ready for the change in seasons? Only if you’ve completed the expert-recommended tidying tasks on this checklist!


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    8 Best Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

    Hardwood floors are more complicated to keep in tact than you may have thought. Use these tips to keep them...

    Making This Mistake with a Clogged Toilet Can Make Things Worse

    Tackle the problem of a clogged toilet head-on with this secret cleaner.


    11 Weirdest Items Found in Storage Units

    Picking through abandoned storage units can be enlightening, like opening up a time capsule, says Lorne Caplan, whose company, Free...


    10 Hidden Treasures That Could Be in Your Garage Right Now

    Don't let these valuable items collect dust in your garage anymore. Clean out your space and see if you own...


    7 Secrets to Loading Your Dishwasher the Right Way

    Everyone has a favorite way to load the dishwasher. But guess what: These tips will help you do it right.


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    13 Simple Housecleaning Tricks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

    Housecleaners share the cleaning secrets they use to keep your house spick and span.

    How to Wash Microfiber Cloths to Preserve Their Cleaning Power

    Microfiber cloths do the cleaning for you, but have you ever thought about how they should be cleaned?


    How to Wash Your Towels to Keep Them Clean and Fluffy

    These easy laundry tips will ensure that your towels look and feel brand new—and are truly clean.


    What Is HE Laundry Detergent—And Why You Might Need It

    If you’re not using HE detergent, you might be making a big mistake. Here's what laundry experts advise.