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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Ick! These Everyday Items Are Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat

Chances are, you've already touched at least one of these filthy surfaces today.

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Kitchen Organizing Mistakes Everyone Makes

Chances are, you're not tapping the full storage potential of your cupboards, cabinets and countertops. Here's how to cook up...


If You See White Streaks on Your Dishes, This Is What It Means

Is your dishwasher leaving white streaks on dishes after each wash cycle? There are three common causes for this. Here's...


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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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Never Clean This With a Magic Eraser

Sometimes this miracle cleaner can work a little too well.


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25 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.


The Best Way to Clean Your Cast Iron Pans (If You Want Them to Last Forever)

Follow this six-step plan to keep your cast iron clean and in top condition for years to come.


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Cleaning Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Find out which bad housekeeping habits could leave your home even dirtier.

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10 Rules For Regifting During the Holidays

Whether it's the wrong size, not your style, or something you already own, unwanted gifts are an inevitable hazard of...


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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...


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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.


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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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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 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...



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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How to Clean Silver: 12 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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8 Things in Your Freezer You Should Toss Out

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


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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.

The Secret Ingredient That Whitens Your Laundry (Without Bleach)

Hint: You've probably got it in your fridge!


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...


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How to Remove Water Stains from Wood

Someone forget to use a coaster? Grab any of these household products and you'll be able to buff out those...