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.

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40 Clever Spring Cleaning Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Dreading your home's annual deep-clean? These spring cleaning tips will make this year's routine a total breeze.

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20 Spring Cleaning Tasks You Can Do in One Minute—or Less!

Spring has sprung, so it's time to buckle down and clean up our spaces. You'll love these quick, easy ways...


How to Clean a Coffee Maker

Your daily caffeine fix takes its toll on your coffee maker. The good news? The one ingredient you need to...


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13 Things You Should Never Vacuum

Vacuuming may seem like a quick solution for any spill, but these things are better left for the broom.


Here’s Why You Need to Clean Your Washing Machine—and How to Do It

The moist, warm, dark environment of your washing machine is the perfect breeding ground for mold and germs. Here's how...

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30 Spots to Never, Ever Skip When Spring Cleaning

Washing windows and scheduling a carpet cleaning may be a good start to spring cleaning, but your home isn't white-glove...


This is the Only Way You Should Be Cleaning Your Underwear

We've got tips on how to get those nasty germs out for good.


How to Make Your Bathroom Cleaner—and Greener

A green cleaning expert shares how she created a faster, easier and less toxic sanitation routine for her bathroom in...


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18 Kitchen Organizing Mistakes Everyone Makes

These common setups are a recipe for disaster. Cook up a better system for a clean, productive kitchen.


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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.