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8 Best Jewelry Cleaners

Proper storage and care will keep your jewelry looking like new. Try these cleaners for sparkling results.

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New Countertop Appliance Claims to Kill Coronavirus on Household Items

Luma and Luma Pro aim to deliver 99.9 percent effectiveness in killing germs, bacteria and viruses — including the coronavirus.


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Raising Prices During a State of Emergency: What’s Legal and What’s Not?

Concerned about price gouging during a pandemic? Find out about the definition, dangers and laws — or lack thereof.


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Best Car Stain Removers for 2020

These eight cleaners will stand up to spilled coffee, grease, pet accidents and just about any other car upholstery stain...


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8 Things Professional Housecleaners Do in their Homes Every Day

Ever wonder how some people never have mountainous piles of dishes in the sink, grime on the fridge handles or...

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WORX Launches New Line of Electric Pressure Washers

WORX appears to have entered the pressure washing market at exactly the right time.


8 Kirkland Items You Probably Shouldn’t Be Buying at Costco

You'll probably find better deals on paper products elsewhere.

How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


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How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...


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Nitrile vs. Latex Gloves: What’s the Difference?

Nitrile and latex are two of the most common types of general-use disposable gloves. Choose the best material for protecting...


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Preview: Ikea’s New Line of Limited-Edition Cleaning Tools

This February, Ikea is rolling out the new, limited-edition Borstad collection of cleaning tools and accessories, both in-store and online.

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How to Clean White Shoes

You'll thank us for these genius and easy tips for how to clean white shoes. Read on to learn how...


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How to Pressure Wash a Driveway for the First Time

Whether you want to extend its life or add a little curb appeal, here are some tips to on how...


10 Smart Tricks to Keep Your Shoes Stink-Free

Things like bacteria, sweat, and other foot problems or injuries can cause your shoes to smell. Make them last longer...


The Best Ways to Clean White Sneakers

Thanks to these genius—and easy!—tips on how to clean white sneakers, you can say hello to a lifetime of spotless...


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15 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

The modern garbage disposal has been a tremendous boon for homeowners and renters worldwide. It provides a quick and sanitary...

Top 10 Cleaning Gloves All Homeowners Should Check Out

From hand protection for cleaning up bacteria and germs, to cleaning up the yard or washing the dishes, Amazon reviewers...


Why You Should Store Extra Bags in Your Trash Can

Taking the garbage out is my least favorite chore because there are so many garbage cans around the house. Check...


Cleaning Tips to Reduce Household Dust

Studies show that the average six-room home in the United States collects 40 lbs. of dust each year. Sounds impressively...


How to Reuse Your Vacuum Cleaner Bags (Yes, It’s Possible!)

In a pinch, a vacuum cleaner bag is actually reusable. The bottom end of the bag is usually folded over...


The Top 12 Household Cleaning Tips For The Really Tough Stuff

Even the most stubborn stains and hard-to-reach spots are no match for these secret cleaning solutions.


Deodorize Smelly Shoes

Simply slip a new dryer fabric softener sheet into each smelly shoe and leave it in overnight to cancel out...


Garden Gloves to Dust Knickknacks

For tiny trinkets with small parts, slip on a pair of soft gardening gloves. Then use your fingers to clean...


Use a Sneaker to Clean Sandpaper

You can clean sandpaper on your power sander quickly, getting it back to nearly new condition, with a simple old...

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