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.

This Waxed Paper Hack Will Get Rid of Grease and Dust in Your Kitchen

Your humble roll of waxed paper can make chores so much easier.


7 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Disinfectant Spray

If you think spraying a surface and then immediately wiping it is the solution, you might be in for a...


13 Bad Cleaning Habits You Didn’t Realize You Had

How many of these cleaning mistakes have you made?


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.


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...


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.


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!...


18 Things Professional Organizers Never Buy

Don’t waste your money—or accidentally create more clutter. Here’s what you need to know to truly streamline your space.

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...


12 Things You Really Should Be Cleaning with Lemons

Looking for all-natural alternatives to harsh chemical cleaners? Tap the cleaning power of lemons and green-up your cleaning routine.


12 Things You Need to Clean After Returning from the Outside World

You left your seemingly safe bubble and ventured out into the world for groceries or other essential activities. Now that...


14 Things You Should Never Clean with Water

Sometimes water does more damage than good.


6 Items You Can Purge From Your Kitchen Guilt-Free

Need to declutter your kitchen? Here's a guide on what to toss.


Here’s Why You Should Never Kill a House Centipede

Centipedes may be creepy-looking, but you may want to think twice before squishing that bug to bits.


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10 Things You Shouldn’t Be Storing on Your Kitchen Countertop

If you're like most people, you probably use your kitchen counter as a catch-all for various odds and ends, food-related...


12 Things You Shouldn’t Be Cleaning with Paper Towels

If you stop to think about it, you realize most things can be cleaned with a reusable sponge or cloth....

5 Things You Should Take Outside Right Now

Sunlight is a natural disinfectant—the UV rays can kill off mould, mildew and even bacteria. So take advantage of the...


9 Things You Should Be Cleaning Every Day From Now On

The COVID-19 pandemic has made cleaning a daily (or hourly!) ritual. Here are the surfaces you should be tackling every...


8 Zones Every Organized Pantry Should Have

Turn your pantry from disaster zone to a perfectly zoned space for your food.


These Are the High-Touch Surfaces You Should Clean and Disinfect Daily

Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces in your home is something we all should do, even if we aren't leaving the...


This Is the Most Hygienic Way to Wash Dishes

Used to washing dishes by hand? You might want to lay off for a while.

Yes, Bleach Expires. Here’s What You Need to Know

Cleaning products have expiration dates, too.


How to Organize a Small Closet to Maximize Space

Small closets can contain plenty when you employ these expert clutter-cutting tips and clever storage systems.


How to Effectively Disinfect Sheets

Cleaning sheets is a great way to eliminate germs and bacteria. Learn how to properly disinfect them here.


How to Clean Your Cell Phone—And How Often You Should

Just like you need to wash your hands throughout the day to ensure that they're clean, you also need to...


6 Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix—And 2 You Absolutely Should

Ammonia, vinegar and bleach are among the most powerful cleaners at your disposal, but they can also be dangerous when...


10 Things You Should Never Store in Your Attic

The attic is out of sight, out of mind—which actually makes it one of the worst spots for some of...