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There’s no place like home—especially when it’s in tip-top shape. We’ve rounded up the best cleaning and organizing tricks, affordable decor ideas, DIY hacks, and more. Warning: Once you’ve got everything just the way you want it, you may never want to leave!

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How to Clean a Shower Head (and Why You Really Need To)

That thick layer of mineral buildup on your shower head can affect the quality of your scrub down. Here's how to clean your shower head.

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How to Clean an Iron So It Doesn’t Damage Your Clothes

Don't let a dirty iron ruin your clothes. Learn how to clean an iron with items you have on hand....


How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

Whether you use a PC or Mac, laptop or monitor, this guide will teach you how to safely clean your...


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How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances So They Sparkle

Once you know how to clean stainless steel, those streaks, smudges, and stains will be ancient history.


How to Clean—and Deep Clean—a Mattress

The experts weigh in on how to clean your mattress—and how often you should.

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10 Ways to Unwrinkle Your Clothing Without an Iron

No time to iron? Don't panic. These tips will have you smoothed out in no time.


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Here’s How to Wash “Dry Clean Only” Clothes at Home

If you forgot to drop your clothes off at the dry cleaners, and the "lucky" suit you want to wear...


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How to Do Laundry: A Step-by-Step Guide

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about doing laundry, from sorting to detergents to the best washer and dryer...


How to Tell If You’re Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

Even when laundry is filthy, smelly, and stained, more detergent isn't better.


This $7 Grout Cleaner Is All Over TikTok—Here’s Why

If your grout is gross and you hate spending hours scrubbing your bathroom tiles, Zep Grout Cleaner just may change...


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How to Wash a Down Comforter the Right Way

Washing a down comforter at home is a lot easier than you think! Follow these simple steps for the cleanest,...


14 Creative Uses for Dryer Sheets You Never Knew About

What are dryer sheets for? A whole lot more than banishing static from your laundry. These genius dryer sheet uses will...


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How to Choose the Best Washing Machine Temperature for Your Clothes

Switch most loads to this expert-recommended washing machine water temperature, and you could save up to $150 a year.

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How to Get Stinky Smells Out of Your Clothes

Need to remove mildew, smoke, or other offensive odors from your clothing? Here's exactly how to do it—quickly and easily.


17 Best Laundry Detergents, According to Cleaning Experts

Have you been using the same detergent forever? It might be time to change things up with these expert-recommended picks...


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How to Wash a Baseball Hat So It Doesn’t Lose Its Shape

If your favorite baseball cap has seen better days, follow these steps to clean it—without ruining it.


9 Best Dryer Sheets for the Softest, Best-Smelling Clothes

Say goodbye to static and wrinkles, and hello to soft, fresh-smelling fabrics.


How to Clean Your Washing Machine, According to Laundry Experts

Experts share step-by-step instructions for how to clean a washing machine (both inside and out)—plus how often you should do...


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A Guide to Laundry Symbols: Find Out What Those Washing Symbols Mean

You know those hieroglyphic-like laundry symbols on clothing labels? They relay important cleaning information. Here's what they mean and how to...


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9 Best Dryer Balls to Reduce Drying Time

It's a win-win with dryer balls, which save on drying time and help the environment.


Steamer vs. Iron: Which Is Better for Your Clothes?

In the steamer vs. iron debate, the decision comes down to fabric. Here is everything you need to know about...


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HE vs. Traditional Washing Machines: What’s the Difference?

A point-by-point guide to everything you need to know about HE and traditional washing machines.

8 Best Steam Irons, According to Clothing Experts

Looking for the best steam iron for your clothes? These are the steam irons the pros recommend for getting your...


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How to Select the Best Dryer Settings for Your Clothes

Protect your clothes and save energy (and money!) by choosing the right dryer settings for your laundry needs.


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Liquid vs. Powder Detergent vs. Pods: Which Is Best to Use?

Laundry experts break down the pros and cons of powder vs. liquid detergent vs. pods, making your choice that much...


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How to Wash Silk Clothing and Sheets at Home

Yes, you can have nice things—and keep them nice with less effort than you think.


How to Use Fabric Softener for the Coziest Clothes and Linens

Once you learn what fabric softener does and how to use fabric softener, you'll feel the difference in your laundry.


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How to Use Laundry Pods the Right Way

Trust us, learning how to use Tide Pods will make your laundry game infinitely easier.