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The Pros and Cons of Cleaning with TSP

The Pros and Cons of Cleaning with TSP

Cleaning with TSP has its advantages, but TSP cleaner is so potent that it requires extra caution. Read on for the risks and rewards.

The Best Air Purifiers for Homeowners with Allergies

The Best Air Purifiers for Homeowners with Allergies

When you set out to improve your home's air quality, consider these shopping tips and top picks for today's best air purifier for allergies.

Quick Tip: Cleaning Up Corroded Batteries

Quick Tip: Cleaning Up Corroded Batteries

All alkaline batteries leak, whether drawing a current or not. Follow these steps to clean battery corrosion safely and effectively.

5 Ways to Make Laundry Day Better

5 Ways to Make Laundry Day Better

With so many of us juggling more responsibilities than ever, it's no wonder that folks find doing the wash such a drag. And all that sorting, washing, drying, and folding doesn't just take up huge amounts of time, it also consumes plenty of water, energy, and money-something that doesn't sit well with today's budget-conscious, eco-conscious Americans. Fortunately, there…

Buyer's Guide: Natural Cleaning Products

Buyer's Guide: Natural Cleaning Products

Labels on cleaners can be confusing, even deceiving. Learn how to select eco-friendly options, like our 8 pick for the best natural cleaning products.

All You Need to Know About Insulating Paint

All You Need to Know About Insulating Paint

Are paints that purport to help regulate the temperature inside your home all they're cracked up to be? Get the facts on insulating paint here!

The Recycling Symbols Every Responsible Homeowner Should Know

The Recycling Symbols Every Responsible Homeowner Should Know

Given the confusing arrows and numbers on recyclables, it's no surprise that lots end up trashed by mistake. Go green with this guide to recycling symbols.

 Radio: How to Protect Your Home When You're Not There

Radio: How to Protect Your Home When You're Not There

In the rush to get ready for an upcoming trip out of town, don't let home security fall by the wayside. Find out what steps you can take!

Video: How to Get Rid of Sticker Residue

Video: How to Get Rid of Sticker Residue

So, you've removed a label or price tag from a jar, bottle, or other household surface, and now the only evidence of its existence is a sticky residue that just won't budge. If you've ever struggled to remove that nasty left-behind mess, this one's for you. You can easily and (almost) effortlessly lift sticker residue using materials you probably…

Video: Stop Making These Mistakes in the Laundry Room

Video: Stop Making These Mistakes in the Laundry Room

If you've ever shrunk your favorite sweater by drying it on the highest setting, or turned your white socks pink by dropping them into the washer with a colorful load of clothes, you already know that laundry day can be fraught with difficulties. Luckily, the science of washing clothes is quite simple. If you avoid making a few…

Video: These 11 Items Should Never Go in the Trash

Video: These 11 Items Should Never Go in the Trash

Watch and learn about some of the most dangerous (and illegal) items to dump in the landfill.

Video: 10 Household Products You Never Need to Buy

Video: 10 Household Products You Never Need to Buy

Homeownership brings a lot of hidden costs, especially when it comes to the daily cleaning and maintenance that's required to keep a tidy house. Just walk down the cleaning aisle in any big box store and you'll find dedicated cleansers and whatsits for every type of surface and corner of your home-and all those little conveniences add up to big…

Video: 11 Trusted Techniques for Flu-Proofing Your Home

Video: 11 Trusted Techniques for Flu-Proofing Your Home

There are several steps you can take at home to protect your family from almost certain illness. While we can't guarantee that following these tricks will keep you illness-free all season, experts agree that following this helpful advice might be more effective than you'd expect.

Video: 7 Genius Ways to Use Ice Cubes

Video: 7 Genius Ways to Use Ice Cubes

You reach for it when you need to relax with a cold beverage or soothe a bruise, but ice has many unusual uses that go beyond the norm. You can add ice cubes to your cleaning routine, use it while you garden, or even employ it as a tool for home improvement. There's a lot that ice can do! Watch our video to learn more.

Video: The Best Way to Clean a Mirror

Video: The Best Way to Clean a Mirror

Everyone thinks they know how to clean a mirror, but if that were the case every one of these reflective surfaces would be smudge- and streak-free. In other words, most homeowners need a reeducation on this basic cleaning task. Take a look at our video to see just how it's supposed to be done-then break out the cleaning products and get to work!

Video: 8 Ways to Outsmart Bed Bugs While Traveling

Video: 8 Ways to Outsmart Bed Bugs While Traveling

Even if your travel lodgings aren't visibly infested, you could take home one of these nasty little hitchhikers in your luggage or clothes, potentially causing havoc when you return home. Protect yourself and travel smarter with these helpful hints.

 Radio: Fixes for Foul Trash Odor

Radio: Fixes for Foul Trash Odor

There are a few quick and easy ways to put an end to smelly trash bins. If your kitchen garbage can stinks, try these solutions to deodorize the trash can!

Video: These Mistakes Make Your Home Attractive to Bugs

Video: These Mistakes Make Your Home Attractive to Bugs

But humans aren't the only ones staying cozy in the home-there are dozens of insect species that live there too. So, just why do so many homes have a bug problem, and what can you do about it? Watch and learn about some of the most common housekeeping mistakes that cause bug infestations and how you can prevent future issues.

Video: How to De-stink a Smelly Garbage Disposal

Video: How to De-stink a Smelly Garbage Disposal

Your trusty garbage disposal makes kitchen cleanup a snap by grinding food scraps into tiny particles that can be washed right down the pipes. Unfortunately, after-dinner dish duty can leave grease and food particles behind on garbage disposal blades and parts, inviting bacteria and causing odor. If your garbage disposal is starting to stink, there's help for it. Follow…

Video: These Are the Filthiest Spots in Your Home

Video: These Are the Filthiest Spots in Your Home

Did you know there's serious (and secret) grime hiding in your home? Take a look to see some of the dirtiest spots in the home that most people forget to clean.