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9 Best Vacuums for Every Home

Whether you're buying a vacuum for the first time or upgrading to a new model, we'll help you find the best vacuum cleaner for your lifestyle.

How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


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How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...


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Nitrile vs. Latex Gloves: What’s the Difference?

Nitrile and latex are two of the most common types of general-use disposable gloves. Choose the best material for protecting...


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Preview: Ikea’s New Line of Limited-Edition Cleaning Tools

This February, Ikea is rolling out the new, limited-edition Borstad collection of cleaning tools and accessories, both in-store and online.

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How to Clean White Shoes

You'll thank us for these genius and easy tips for how to clean white shoes. Read on to learn how...


10 Smart Tricks to Keep Your Shoes Stink-Free

Things like bacteria, sweat, and other foot problems or injuries can cause your shoes to smell. Make them last longer...

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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15 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

The modern garbage disposal has been a tremendous boon for homeowners and renters worldwide. It provides a quick and sanitary...


Top 10 Cleaning Gloves All Homeowners Should Check Out

From hand protection for cleaning up bacteria and germs, to cleaning up the yard or washing the dishes, Amazon reviewers...


Why You Should Store Extra Bags in Your Trash Can

Taking the garbage out is my least favorite chore because there are so many garbage cans around the house. Check...

Cleaning Tips to Reduce Household Dust

Studies show that the average six-room home in the United States collects 40 lbs. of dust each year. Sounds impressively...


How to Reuse Your Vacuum Cleaner Bags (Yes, It’s Possible!)

In a pinch, a vacuum cleaner bag is actually reusable. The bottom end of the bag is usually folded over...


The Top 12 Household Cleaning Tips For The Really Tough Stuff

Even the most stubborn stains and hard-to-reach spots are no match for these secret cleaning solutions.


Deodorize Smelly Shoes

Simply slip a new dryer fabric softener sheet into each smelly shoe and leave it in overnight to cancel out...


Garden Gloves to Dust Knickknacks

For tiny trinkets with small parts, slip on a pair of soft gardening gloves. Then use your fingers to clean...

Use a Sneaker to Clean Sandpaper

You can clean sandpaper on your power sander quickly, getting it back to nearly new condition, with a simple old...


Tips for Replacing Vacuum Filters

Bagless vacuums need frequent filter changes


Mud-Busting Boot Scrape

A great scrap wood project