Learn what to do with old, broken-up concrete, bricks, rocks, and construction debris—where to take it, and what your disposal options are.
The KonMari method is something new to this author. Upon investigation, it proves a viable means of making order out of chaos.
Simple methods for removing and preventing nasty yellow sweat stains that can damage your clothing. Just about everything is found in your cupboards! The rest is as easy as following a few directions. Also, a few tips for hiding those sweat stains!
Does your house smell weird, but you can't track down where it's coming from? Here's what you can clean regularly to keep your home from stinking.
Is your home cluttered with stuff you don't need or use? Are you overwhelmed by how much you have to do to get on top of the mess? Here's a list of one-day tasks to help you tackle that clutter.
Save money by making your own carpet deodorizer at home. Using a few simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen, you can easily make a greener, fresher version of commercial carpet freshener.
If you use a Roomba to clean your floors, do you ever wonder how well it performs? This experiment tests the cleaning efficiency of the iRobot Roomba.
Need to know how to clear a clogged shower drain? Here are the best eight methods to try. Unclogging a shower drain yourself can save you money.
If you are having problems with your laminated floors being streaky, here is a solution that really works. Even better, all you need are products you already have in the house.
When your house is stinky, you need some natural home deodorizing tips for every room. By using some simple, natural, healthy ingredients that you likely already have in your home, you can have a clean smelling home again quickly and easily.
Trying to save money, my health, and help the environment means simplifying and cleaning up my cleaning supplies.
Here are my homemade anti-static recipes to eliminate static cling on synthetic fabrics, including homemade fabric softener, static spray and fabric-softening dryer sheets.
Maintain your tile floors with a few smart and simple cleaning tips that will keep the tiles and grout looking sparkling brand new.
Not using your silver or your silver flatware because it is tarnished and too hard to clean? With Tarn-X, it can look shiny and brand new within minutes. See how easily I cleaned my 55-year-old utensils.
Here are a number of methods for removing scratches from glass that have worked for many people. Some methods are better for certain types of glass than others.
Remove humidity from your living environment to maintain a healthy body and prevent water damage to your home. Learn how to identify the signs of moisture issues and find out how to remedy them with cheap, natural methods.
Is your Roomba vacuum acting a little sluggish or running out of battery power before it is finished? Follow these Roomba cleaning instructions to keep your robot running smoothly and efficiently.
So you want to declutter your home? It's a project, but it's very achievable! Pace yourself and take the right approach, and your home can be decluttered in less than a month!
To make kitchens more cleanable, combine quick cleaning tips with new technology. Get your kitchen to do some of the work for you!
Learn about simple and effective ways to remove smoke odor from your house or car using items you already have in your house, such as vinegar, baking soda, and coffee grounds!
This article explains how to completely descale an electric kettle naturally, without the need for any nasty chemicals or any scrubbing.
Bamboo furniutre is a great addition to a home. If weather damage begins to show, follow these easy steps to bring your bamboo furniture back to life and ready to be used once again.
The Ecovitta upright steam cleaner provides an eco-friendly method of cleaning carpets, rugs and hardwood floors without the use of harsh chemicals. A selection of accessories is included to assist in the cleaning of cupboards.
Bathrooms are filled with germs that can make you and your family sick. Learn how to clean bathrooms and keep them clean.
Here is a multistep guide on how to remove sticker residue from clothes, particularly t-shirts. Possible solutions include using Goo Gone, irons, etc.
The term 'upholstery' originated from the words 'up' and 'holden', or 'to hold up'. Upholstery provides furniture (particularly seats and beds) with the following: padding, springs, webbing, and fabric/leather covers. However, the word 'upholstery' is commonly used to refer to the covering of domestic furniture or coverings in automobiles and boats.
We tested six top-rated and top-selling vacuums from Hoover, Shark, Dyson, Miele and Bissel and rated them according to durability and best overall value. The results surprised us and will surprise you too.
Have you let your house cleaning duties slip? Are you tired of looking at the dirty build-up? Follow this 7 day plan to deep clean your home and make it sparkle!
With a little organization and consistency, you can can clean your house a lot faster and with a lot less effort. Here are a few tips from a former "pro."
Before turning to serious chemicals, try this natural, homemade drain cleaner recipe to remove your clogs.
At work, I have tested many pressure cleaners by different manufacturers, but for home use, I settled on the Sun Joe SPX3000 as a lightweight electric alternative to commercial gas-powered units.
I was searching for a budget-priced robotic vacuum cleaner with the power to keep up with the big boys. Kobot’s RV353 appeared to be exactly what I needed.
Blood stains are common in every household and numerous home treatments have been devised to remove blood from almost any surface. Blood stains are notorious for being particularly difficult to remove.
If you suffer from stinky vents, here are several DIY solutions to the problem of unwanted odors in your central heating and air system.
You can save money and the environment by using white vinegar and baking soda to clean just about anything. Vinegar even acts as an effective weed killer.
A step-by-step DIY home remedy for removing the smell of dog urine from carpets quickly without chemicals and how to find invisible stains with a UV black light!
Once your suede furniture gets water stained, the idea of cleaning it can seem daunting. Here’s how I got the water stains out of my suede sofa.
No more harsh chemicals to clean away the tarnish from brass and copper treasures! A few tasty items from the kitchen, and you are on your way to chemical-free tarnish removal!
Follow this house cleaning strategy, and your home will stay clean. These tips will help you get the job done as painlessly as possible!
You don't have to pay for a professional plumber to unclog your bathroom sink, in a matter of hours you will be able to do the job yourself and save hundreds of dollars!
Making your own laundry soap is quick, easy and can save you money. In this article, I show you how to make it and exactly how much money you will save if you decide to take the plunge and do it.
I tested and reviewed all of the top green products (Method, Mrs. Meyer's, Seventh Generation, Ecover, etc.) to find out which works best for which job.
I was looking for an affordable vacuum cleaner that was comparable to Dyson’s V8 stick vacuum. Xiaomi’s Jimmy JV51 appeared to be a good bet.
Simplify your cleaning routine, meal prep, wardrobe, and kitchen gadgets as you single-task to make housekeeping a more pleasant and satisfying experience.
Decluttering and organizing a home makes life less stressful, enables us to accomplish tasks efficiently, creates a place to relax, and makes the home safer.
This step-by-step guide shows you how to properly handwash and air dry clothes without a washer and dryer. The results are just as good as using machines!
Linen clothes always look so crisp and neat when you get them back from the cleaners. But who wants to spend the money sending linen clothes to the cleaners after every wearing? There are a number of easy home tips to keep your linen clothing looking straight-from-the-dry-cleaner fresh. Read on, and your linen clothes will be looking flawless for a lot less!
If you have a wood-burning stove, you need to know about cleaning and maintaining it. Here's how I clean the glass door, flue/chimney and exterior of my wood-burning stove. These tips are easy to follow.
Whether you need to remove labels from a jar, a new appliance, or a window these tips will help you get rid of, not only the label but that horrible sticky glue as well.
Don't know how often you are supposed to wash your sheets? Here's the definitive guide! I've even added a helpful timetable and included a bunch of laundering tips. Hurrah!
Has your favorite sweater developed unsightly lint balls? You can remove and prevent fuzz-balls or pilling with these simple hacks. It's easy to make your clothes last longer and look better.
Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changing. Use these cheap products for a variety of personal and household uses.
Fogging and aerosols for mold and mildew ate common methods used to kill and eradicate mold. It does its best work in hard-to-reach places like behind walls, under steps, in cellars and basements.
With hundreds of cleaning products to choose from, all promising the best results for your money, a trip to the store can be overwhelming. Here are a few reviews of household cleaners that I have found to be affordable and effective.
You don't have to spend hours cleaning your house! Here's how to recapture wasted time and clean your house in five minutes.
When you do the “the big clean”, you really need to know what you’re doing and be prepared for a thorough job. My personal recommendation is to use The Rug Doctor. You can rent one of these in most supermarkets in the US. They’ll sell you all of the cleaning supplies you’ll need, and the machine will cost about $25–$30 to rent for 24 hours.
One of the worst household chores is cleaning a messy oven. No-one wants to spend hours cleaning up grease splashes. Here are some tips to reduce the problem.
Plumber's snakes: how to use them for clearing simple clogs. Save yourself the cost of a plumber's visit. D.I.Y. household maintenance and repairs.
Looking for a great way to clean up real silver coins? Learn how to clean silver objects in a solution of washing soda, hot water and aluminum foil in just a few minutes. A simple chemical reaction will convert silver sulfide back to silver and sulfur, with the silver staying on the coin.
Winter is traditionally the time of year when your clothes start sticking to you, your hair starts sticking up, and you are shocking just about everyone you touch. But why? And how do you keep it from happening?
Does homemade laundry soap work? I’ve seen many recipes for homemade laundry detergent. So many, in fact, that I decided to take the initiative myself and make a batch.
Not everyone knows how to do laundry and get whites, white, and colors bright, but you can. Right here you will read how to launder from start to finish and have it all looking and smelling great!
Does the thought of cleaning your range hood filter scare you? Check out the 5 simple methods to get rid of the grease and dirt using everyday supplies.
Save money and do it yourself! This article shows you a step-by-step guide to how to get rid of black mold in a bathroom or carpet by using natural, non-toxic products.
Save money on laundry detergent—make your own 100% natural laundry soap! You can have fresh, clean clothes while avoiding harmful chemicals.
If you're in a hurry to go out and don't have time to wash clothes, follow these proven tips to make dirty clothes smell clean (and fool those standing near you!).
The thing about cleaning implements is that they get beaten, bashed, and broken down, especially if you aren't using them properly. This article will show you how to refurbish an old broom.
I wanted to replace my elderly Roomba and was looking for a vacuum that was relatively agile and able to work in constricted spaces. I chose Vanigo’s new A3 Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner.
A review of the Duggar family laundry soap recipe and the effectiveness of homemade laundry detergent.
I was searching for an inexpensive robotic vacuum that could be trusted to clean my house without supervision. Amarey’s A800 appeared to be exactly what I was looking for.
Are you tired of all the junk and mess plaguing your home? Is it hard to get a basic cleaning in due to all the extra stuff? Follow these tips to get your home clutter-free in one week.
Vinegar and salt does not stop fabric dye from bleeding. Find out what actually works and how you can extend the life of your clothing by preventing color run, transfer, bleeding, and fading.
A sustainable household doesn't always have to have its own washer and dryer. You can save money and water by using a laundromat instead. And you can enjoy your time there.
I wanted to conduct a long-term study of a robotic vacuum cleaner, focusing on maintenance requirements and its ability to operate correctly. I chose the Ecovacs Deebot M88 as my test subject.
I think I'm pretty qualified to say what's wrong with the Simpson PS3228 Powershot Pressure Washer, because I've owned one for over a year now and I've used it for both my business and around home. I've owned
A product review of the Shark Navigator NV22L. This includes: the pros, the cons, basic troubleshooting tips, the customer care number, and my personal experience with the Shark Navigator.
I was looking for a robotic vacuum that cleaned well and did not require supervision. Samsung's Powerbot appeared to be a good option.
One of the biggest cleaning problems in your home is about to be one of the easiest. For longer than I could imagine, water spots on my glass shower doors, on my faucets and in my sinks, and soap scum everywhere else has been the bane of my existence.
Minimalism is a lifestyle which focuses on more life and fewer possessions. The minimalist life requires less income and gives more free time and greater health. Here's how to live a minimalist life.
Prevent potential health problems and avoid unnecessary repairs by removing limescale, soap scum, grease, smelly odors, mold, and bacteria from your washing machine drum, gasket, and filter using this method with 5 different ingredients that really work.
Follow these easy steps to learn how to clean your kitchen cabinets without damaging them. Explore natural and chemical options for all five main cabinet types.
Here are some tips to avoid getting condensation in your bathroom, from providing adequate ventilation to installing extractor fans and dehumidifiers. Keep in mind the most important thing is to properly ventilate your bathroom after you take a shower or bath.
If you really want to live more naturally and avoid chemicals in your home, replacing your household cleaners with essential oils can be a life-changing decision. Experiment with some blends and use the oils that smell the best to you. They will leave your home smelling amazing.
Your kitchen is looking a little dingy and worse for wear. Looking for a cheap way to brighten up your kitchen? Spend the afternoon giving it thorough cleaning. You’ll be amazed at the results. Read these tips and get the entire family involved!
Here's how to clean old or fresh cat pee stains out of everything from your favorite dress to your brand new sofa.
This is my personal method for getting musky scents and yellow body-oil stains out of bed sheets. It's easy and it works (not just for me either!).
This article will walk you through how to make your own washing soda at home to help you clean all sorts of crazy messes in your house fast and easy. All it takes is an oven, a cookie sheet, and a box of baking soda.
Leather Furniture can be a great addition to your home, but can sometimes leave a nasty smell. Here are a few tips on how to get rid of those horrible toxic fumes.
Tree sap is very difficult to remove from your hands, clothes, and most of all, the paint on your car. I will show you how to remove it from almost anything with ease.
If you have dogs, dust, and dirt to contend with in your home or car, you're going to love the lightweight, easily adaptable Shark Lift-Around Canister vacuum. It's intuitive and intelligent!