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.

14 Things You Should Never Clean with Water

Sometimes water does more damage than good.

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...

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.

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.

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...

Best Way to Clean Your House to Avoid Getting Sick

These cleaning tricks will help stop the spread of germs when someone in your household is sick.

11 Organizational Tricks That Can Save You Tons of Money

Put an end to replacing missing charging cables and tossing what was perfectly good food using these easy organizational tricks.

5 Things You Should Always Dry Clean (And 5 Things You Can Wash at Home)

From that delicate silk blouse to your favourite pair of jeans—find out which items to take to the dry cleaners...

If You Do These 10 Things, It’s Time to Get Organized

How do you know when it's time to get organized? Chances are, if you're doing any of the following 10...

8 Dishwasher Problems You’ll Regret Ignoring

If you notice any of these issues with your dishwasher, act swiftly—or else you could end up with a major...

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist: 11 Tips for a Clean Kitchen

No one wants a dirty, smelly kitchen. Make your kitchen clean sparkle and smell great with these simple cleaning tips.

15 Things You Never Knew You Could Put in the Washing Machine

Stuffed animals and small toys? Sure. Yoga mats and baseball caps? Bring them on.

11 Most Inspiring Home Organization Makeovers

Home organizers and interior designers share their best tips for tackling some common and overwhelming organizing challenges.

50+ Things Most Homeowners Aren’t Doing But Need To

You probably haven’t done these cleaning and home maintenance tasks lately (if ever!), but it’s imperative that you do. The...

8 Wood Floor Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Investment

These easy maintenance tips will keep your wood floors looking like new for years to come.

9 Clothing Care Tips From Dry Cleaners You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Who hasn't washed a dry clean only item and ended up with a sweater that would fit a Chihuahua? Here...

19 Home Items You Should Be Cleaning Every Month

Do these simple yet often overlooked cleaning tasks monthly to avoid major messes and costly repairs down the road.

Is It Better to Steam or Iron Your Clothes?

Ironing is time-tested, but steaming is the effective new kid on the block. Find out which method is the best...

The Best Ways to Clean White Sneakers

Thanks to these genius—and easy—tips on how to clean white sneakers, you can say hello to a lifetime of spotless...

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26 Things in Your House That a Professional Organizer Would Throw Out

Get your trash bag ready! A professional organizer shares her list of the top 26 things she'd throw out without...

How Bad Is It to Not Wash Your Bath Towels Every Week?

Your bath towels are hiding a dirty little secret—a weekly wash isn’t enough to keep them clean.

How Bad Is It to Not Wash Your Sheets Every Week?

No one loves laundry day, but lying in petri dish of germs and bacteria is even less appealing.