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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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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 Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...

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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...


Simple Hair Tool Storage

This PVC fitting is great for storing hair tools. The large opening is perfect for storing a hair dryer, while...


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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.


Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast

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...


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Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

Install a new dryer vent cover in about 30 minutes


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Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

Clean lint from the dryer exhaust duct quickly and easily



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...

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


Washing Hose Security

My washing machine discharge hose jumped out of the laundry tub and flooded the entire room.


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...


Lower Your Water Bill by Conserving Water

Replace your old water-wasting appliances with ones that have higher water efficiency.