Cleaning and Organizing

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 cleaning strategies that will save you time, money and effort, and genius home organizing tips to make the most of every square foot of space.

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28 Spots to Never, Ever Skip When Spring Cleaning

Washing windows and scheduling a carpet cleaning may be a good start to spring cleaning, but your home isn't white-glove test clean if you neglect these areas.

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10 Cleaning Myths You Need to Stop Believing—and What to Do Instead

Sometimes you can't beat old-school advice. These traditional cleaning tips, on the other hand, deserve be relegated to the past.


10 Things You Should Never Do with a Magic Eraser

Magic Erasers can be, well, magic. But before you get cleaning, here are 10 surfaces to avoid when using this...


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30 Home Organizing Hacks You Need to Try Today

These clever tricks will introduce order to the most cluttered spots in your home.


How to Clean Your Bathroom in 5 Minutes or Less

Unexpected guests arriving at any moment? Use these pro strategies to make your bathroom look clean (and still have time...

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20 Home Organizing Mistakes You’re Probably Making (And How to Fix Them!)

Professional organizers reveal the surprising habits that are keeping your home cluttered and inefficient.


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...


This Waxed Paper Hack Will Get Rid of Grease and Dust in Your Kitchen

Your humble roll of waxed paper can make chores so much easier.


7 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Disinfectant Spray

If you think spraying a surface and then immediately wiping it is the solution, you might be in for a...


13 Bad Cleaning Habits You Didn’t Realize You Had

How many of these cleaning mistakes have you made?


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.


10 Surprising Magic Eraser Uses You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

If you're only using Magic Eraser to scrub your stovetop, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential. Here's how...


13 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Vacuum Cleaner

Don't suck the life out of your vacuum cleaner—follow this advice to help it last longer and run more efficiently.

15 Small Space Storage Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

There's often much more storage potential in your home than you're currently using—discovering it just takes a little outside-the-box thinking!...


18 Things Professional Organizers Never Buy

Don’t waste your money—or accidentally create more clutter. Here’s what you need to know to truly streamline your space.


What Are the Red and Black Bugs on My House?

Boxelder bugs invade homes each year, making them some of the most annoying fall pests. But they aren’t the only...


12 Things You Really Should Be Cleaning with Lemons

Looking for all-natural alternatives to harsh chemical cleaners? Tap the cleaning power of lemons and green-up your cleaning routine.


12 Things You Need to Clean After Returning from the Outside World

You left your seemingly safe bubble and ventured out into the world for groceries or other essential activities. Now that...


Your Dishwasher Tablets Can Actually Clean Your Oven—Here’s How

It turns out dishwasher tablets are tough on grease and grime all over the kitchen!


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15 Things You Should Never Store in Your Garage

If you want to keep your home pest-free and your belongings in good condition, never store these items in your...


8 Things Professional Cleaners Do Daily to Keep Their Own Homes Spotless

Who better to share housekeeping tips than professional cleaners? Here's what the pros do every day to keep their own...

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11 Everyday Items You Don’t Wash Nearly Enough

Warning: You’ll want to step up your cleaning game after reading this.


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7 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Refrigerator

These common habits could be taking years off of your hard-working kitchen appliance.


14 Things You Should Never Clean with Water

Sometimes water does more damage than good.


6 Items You Can Purge From Your Kitchen Guilt-Free

Need to declutter your kitchen? Here's a guide on what to toss.


Here’s Why You Should Never Kill a House Centipede

Centipedes may be creepy-looking, but you may want to think twice before squishing that bug to bits.


Here’s How to Clean the 16 Dirtiest Items in Your Home

Areas that are tough to clean—whether it's because they're tough to reach or take too much attention to detail—are often...