Home Tips

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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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?


Here’s How to Get Rid of the Most Common Pantry Pests

Pantry pests are exactly what they sound like: pesky little bugs that like to set up camp where you store...


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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.


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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...

15 Things You Never Knew You Could Put in the Dishwasher

Boots, toys, potatoes—all are dishwasher safe.


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 spic and span.