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6 Best Car Vacuums For Cleaning Inside Your Vehicle

Our short list of the best car vacuum cleaners will keep your ride cleaner than ever.

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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...


45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.


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.


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 better.

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How to Clean Car Carpet

Learn how to clean car carpet and eliminate old stains and smells for good.


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5 Best Vacuums for Laminate Floors

Cleaning a hard surface like laminate is far different than extracting dirt from carpet fibers. These five vacuum cleaners can...

How to Choose the Right Robot Vacuum

There's a lot to love about robot vacuums, the compact, computerized vacuum cleaners that clean floors without any effort on...


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This Vacuuming Mistake Is Preventing Your Home From Getting Clean

With a little know-how you can improve the performance of your vacuum.


What to Know About Robot Vacuums

Take a look at what to consider before buying a robot vacuum.


These Vacuum Cleaners Are Super Dependable- and One of Them Is On Sale

We went straight to the source—the Consumer Reports Vacuum Lab—to round up your definitive list on the most dependable vacuums....

How to Clean a Coffee Maker

Cleaning experts know the secret to perking up any coffee maker: Good, old-fashioned white vinegar.


13 Things You Should Never, Ever Vacuum

Getting out the vacuum may seem like a quick solution for any spill, but some things just aren’t meant to...


You Can Clean Your Microwave Using These Three Simple Pantry Items

Built-up grease and grime from using your microwave every day? Here's how to clean it using three pantry items.


This Is How Often You Should REALLY Be Vacuuming

If you wonder if your lack of love for your vacuum cleaner is damaging your flooring, or jeopardizing your health,...


This Is Why Your Dog Is Afraid of Vacuum Cleaners

Ever wonder why your dog immediately starts barking when you turn the vacuum on? There's actually a few specific reasons...

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How to Clean Your Vacuum

You use your vacuum to clean up messes around the house, but there comes a time when your vacuum itself...


Vacuum Cleaner Repair: Clean Out Clogs

Three simple ways to unclog your vacuum.


The Best Way to Clean a Greasy Kitchen Range Hood Filter

The standard way to clean the filter from a kitchen exhaust fan is to stick it in the dishwasher.


How to Replace a Vacuum Cleaner Belt

Complete this simple task in 30 minutes


How to Clean and Care for a Coffee Maker

You can keep your Mr. Coffee looking like new, even after years and years of daily use. Here's the scoop...


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...


Vacuum Cleaner Hack for Hard-to-Reach Spots

Sometimes you need a little bit of creativity to deep clean hard-to-reach areas. If you have a plastic squeeze top...


Robot Vacuum: Does It Really Work?

Considering a robot vacuum? Read this first.

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Vacuum Extension Tube

Don’t throw away the cardboard tube from wrapping paper!


Don’t Brush the Dog—Use a Vacuum Instead!

My dog has a heavy coat that requires a lot of brushing.


Replace a Vacuum Belt

Give vacuum performance a big boost with a new agitator belt


Tips for Replacing Vacuum Filters

Bagless vacuums need frequent filter changes


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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

Don't wait! Take 5 minutes to clean up the problem