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.

How to Clean Absolutely Everything in Your Kitchen, According to Charles the Butler

Charles MacPherson—best known as "Charles the Butler" on CTV's The Marilyn Denis Show—shares expert advice on how to make your kitchen sparkle.

How to Clean Your Bathroom Thoroughly—Without Harsh Chemicals

From home remedies to old-school techniques, follow this back-to-basics guide for a greener, cleaner bathroom.


10 Organizing Shows on Netflix That Will Inspire You to Declutter Now

Looking for storage solutions to bring order to a cluttered space? You'll find plenty of inspiration in these must-watch series.


What You Should Know About Laundry Stripping

Thought your machine-washed sheets and towels were thoroughly clean? Think again!


Secrets Professional Organizers Don’t Want You to Know

Want to expand your living space—without taking a sledgehammer to the walls? Here's how to make the most of every...

The 10 Most Disgusting House Bugs (And How to Get Rid of Them)

Although some are harmful, others are kind of helpful. Either way, we’ll show you how to kick these creepy-crawlies out.


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15 Everyday Items Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat

These surfaces have more germs than the average toilet seat, and you’ve likely already touched at least one of them...

De-Icing Your Driveway: When to Use Salt, Sand or Another Ice Melter

With snow comes ice, and with ice comes slipping—which means it's time to think about keeping your driveway and sidewalks...


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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.


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

Home organizers reveal the surprising habits that are keeping your house cluttered and inefficient.


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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.


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The Best Homemade Carpet Cleaners For Every Kind of Stain

Before calling an expensive cleaning service to tackle your coffee, wine or ink stained rugs, try these do-it-yourself solutions.


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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.


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13 Bad Cleaning Habits You Didn’t Realize You Had

How many of these cleaning mistakes are you making?


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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...

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 Tell If You’re Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

Even when laundry is filthy, smelly and stained, more detergent isn't always better...


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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10+ Things You Should Never Clean with Baking Soda

It seems like baking soda can get any job done, but it can actually cause damage when used to clean...


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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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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...