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Keep your home sparkling clean inside and out with these projects and tips for a faster and better job.

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    How to Clean a Front Load Washer

    You may not realize you should clean your front load washer. But it's important to do so once a month to keep it smelling fresh. Regular cleaning also helps prevent mold and odors from forming.

    How to Clean Carpets Without a Machine

    Want to clean your carpet but hate those bulky machines? Follow these DIY cleaning tips and methods to learn how...


    What to Know About Cleaning Mold With Vinegar

    Learn why white vinegar removes mold better than bleach.


    Where’s My Washing Machine Filter and Do I Really Need to Clean It?

    Make sure your washing machine is operating at 100 percent with this little-known maintenance tip.


    8 Best Carpet Cleaners and Pet Stain Removers of 2022

    Accidents happen, but the right pet carpet cleaner will keep your floors looking immaculate — even if you have multiple...

    How to Clean Bathtub Stains

    These tips on how to clean a stained tub will get it looking great again.


    The Lixada Blocklight Is a Small Flashlight with Lots of Power

    Let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable Family Handyman approved flashlights.


    8 Best Vinyl Siding Cleaners

    Cleaning vinyl siding isn't a fun task, but these vinyl siding cleaners make the job as painless as possible.


    If You See a Small Sink in a Hallway, This Is What It’s For

    It makes perfect sense — it's a helpful mop sink!


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    10 Best Wood Cleaners

    Wood cleaners help preserve, protect and bring out the beauty of wood floors, furniture, paneling and more. Here are some...

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    Having Trouble Finding Bleach? Here’s What To Use Instead

    Bleach is hard to find right now. Experts recommend these three bleach alternatives for cleaning.


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    This Car-Cleaning Putty Is All over TikTok — Here’s Why

    This fun-looking car-cleaning putty even gets weird, crusty stuff out of your air conditioner vents.


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    How To Make DIY Cleaning Slime

    This handy cleaning slime is great for getting all the crumbs, dirt and dust out of hard-to-reach places.


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    How To Clean Gold

    Regular cleanings boost gold's characteristic shine and preserve it for generations to come. Here are pro-recommended methods for how to...


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    How To Clean Silver

    These DIY methods and top-rated products help clean silver and keep it looking beautiful.

    How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Here’s the plan — don’t neglect the fan.


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    5 Tips for Getting Dog Smell Out of Your House

    Can't rid your home of a certain pet odor? Here are five expert recommended tips for how to get rid...


    8 Things You Shouldn’t Touch in Someone Else’s Home

    Follow this etiquette advice when visiting someone's house to keep your host happy.


    How to Clean Corroded Battery Terminals

    Car battery maintenance is an important part of keeping your vehicle running smoothly. Here's everything you need to know.


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    How to Clean Stainless Steel with Olive Oil

    You'll need a clean microfiber cloth, a fresh bottle of olive oil and some elbow grease!


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    How To Clean Fireplace Brick

    Keep your brick fireplace functioning well and looking good inside and out with these tips for how to clean fireplace...


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    9 Best Shop Vacs for Cleaning a Workshop

    Looking for the best way to keep your workshop dust free? Check out this roundup of nine fantastic shop vacuums.


    15 Things You Shouldn’t Be Cleaning with Paper Towels

    Most things can be cleaned with a reusable sponge or cloth. Save paper and clean a lot more efficiently with...

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    5 Simple Ways for Getting Rid of Cat Smell

    Cat smells stinking up your home? Here are five DIY ways to get rid of the stink for good.


    Can You Use Dishwasher Tablets to Clean the Shower?

    Your dishwasher tablets are tough on soap scum, too.

    10 Ways to Prep Your House for a Holiday Party

    Halloween is on its way, and before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas will follow. More than likely, you'll be...


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    How To Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

    Are you ready to host overnight guests?


    8 Best Air Fresheners for Your Kitchen

    Need to get some unwanted smells out of your kitchen? These eight odor-eliminating products should be a big help.


    How to Wash an Electric Blanket

    Before you snuggle up with your electric blanket this winter, make sure it's clean. Here's how to do it.