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.

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...


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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!...


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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.


Yes, Bleach Expires—Here’s What You Need to Know

Food items aren't the only things that have expiration dates...


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12 Things You Shouldn’t Be Cleaning with Paper Towels

If you stop to think about it, most things can be cleaned with a reusable sponge or cloth. Save paper...


How To Clean Shower Curtains

If you can't remember the last time you cleaned your shower curtain, these hints will come in handy.


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8 Things in Your Freezer You Should Toss Out

Need to make some room in the freezer? When in doubt, throw it out.


How to Separate Laundry for the Cleanest and Brightest Clothes

So long, accidentally pink tees. Follow this simple method for how to separate laundry, and your clothes will come out...

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How to Clean Silver: 13 Weird Tricks That Really Work

Make your tarnished silver and dull jewelry shine like new after a cleaning with these common household items.


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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.


Can You Use Dishwasher Tablets to Clean the Shower?

Your dishwasher tablets are tough on soap scum, too.

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14 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Washer and Dryer

A decent washer and dryer should last at least 10 years. If you're committing these maintenance mistakes, however, you could...


Are You Making This Expensive Mistake With Your Vacuum?

With a little know-how you can improve the performance of your vacuum—and save yourself a costly repair.


We Test 5 Methods to Clean a Burnt Pan—Here’s How They Performed

Ever wonder how to clean a burnt pan? See what happened when we put different cleaning methods to the test...


The Best Spring Cleaning Hacks We Found on TikTok

Ready to start your spring cleaning?


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How to Spring Clean Your Digital Clutter

Feeling overwhelmed by your inbox? Here’s a step-by-step guide to tackling your virtual mess.

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14 Ways You’re Using Disinfectants Wrong

From using the wrong products to not leaving the right ones on long enough to work their magic, these are...


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13 Secrets of People Who Always Have a Clean House

A clean home won't seem so far out of reach with these simple tips.


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10 Mistakes You’re Making with Antibacterial Wipes

We know you're using lots of them right now, but make sure you're using them right!


How to Clean Reusable Shopping Bags

Reusable shopping bags are a great way to go green, but they can get filthy fast. Here's everything you need...


Can An Air Purifier Kill Coronavirus Germs in the Air?

Indoor air quality has become more important than ever, with many people turning to air purifiers to cleanse the air...

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...


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...


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.


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.