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22 Brainy Ways to Use Dryer Sheets at Home

Who knew dryer sheets had so many uses beyond making laundry smell fresh and feel soft? Here are 22 ways to use dryer sheets to keep all sorts of things smelling fresh, plus how to use used dryer sheets to make cleaning tasks easier.

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Microfiber Cloths in the Dryer

Microfiber cloths do the cleaning for you, but have you ever thought about how they should be cleaned?


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How to Clean the Inside of a Washing Machine

Time to get this on your cleaning rotation!


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12 Best Cleaning Products for the Bathroom

These hardworking cleaners make it a whole lot easier to clean and sanitize your bathroom.


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How to Clean Grout With Household Cleaning Products

You don't have to buy anything fancy or expensive to get your grout clean.

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How to Clean a Front Load Washer

You may not realize you should clean your front load washer. But it's important to do so once a month...


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How To Clean a Dryer Vent

A lack of routine maintenance could put your home at risk of having a fire if you don't know how...

10 Before and After Power Washing Photos That are So Satisfying

There's nothing quite like power washing a grimy surface and uncovering the beauty beneath.


How To Get Stains Out of a Mattress

You can't throw a mattress into the washer, so how do you clean mattress stains? Here's a few simple ways...


What Gives Dawn Dish Soap Detergent Its Super Powers?

The not-so-secret to Dawn dish soap's superior quality.


How to Snuff Out Bad Smells in Your House

Every now and then you'll walk into a room in your home and think to yourself, "What stinks?" Maybe it's...

Dryer Sheet Floor Sweeper

Don't throw away used dryer sheets. There's another use for them. Wrap a couple of dryer sheets onto the head...


10 Ways You’re Loading Your Dishwasher All Wrong

Do you place glasses upside down on the tines of your dishwasher's top rack? If so, you're doing it wrong....


100 Essential Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

Speed up home cleaning by putting into practice some of these 100 essential cleaning hacks for your home. You won't...


Fast Window Screen Cleaning

A power washer packs a punch when washing window screens


A One-Week Plan For Cleaning Your Entire House

Over the course of a week these cleaning ideas will make the whole house shine. Spend one day on each...

13 Items in Your Kitchen You Need to Throw Out Already

Even if you think you're organized, you might be guilty of keeping these kitchen items around. Here's what to throw...


How To Make Toilet Cleaning Bombs

We’ve seen recipes for DIY toilet-cleaning bombs all over the Internet lately. So, naturally, The Family Handyman had to give...


Here’s How to Keep Your Basement Dry This Spring

Because water damage is the LAST thing you'll want to deal with during your spring-cleaning.


How to Turn Your Drill into a Master Cleaning Device

To make this drill brush you'll need: a drill, a washer, a bolt, a long machine screw and a brush...


Deodorize Smelly Shoes

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


Tips for Organizing Open Kitchen Shelves

Open kitchen shelves are an effective way to open up your kitchen while gaining more accessible storage space, making them...


Remove Oil Stains From a Faux Plaster Finish

Remove them quickly with dishwashing detergent