Cheap and Easy Upholstery Cleaner and Stick Vac Feedback

Getting a great deal on used chairs can quickly turn sour when it’s going to cost a lot of money to

The No-Scrub Method for Sparkling Clean Coffee Carafes and More Great Reader Tips

There exist all kinds of methods for cleaning glass coffee carafes—most of them brought to us by hard working, super

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How to Clean Gunk and Grime from Kitchen Cabinets

Got grimy kitchen cabinets? Don’t think you’re the only one. Unfortunately, wood cabinets—painted or natural with a clear finish—are prone to all

The Clean Hands Effect

Knowing that we’re heading into the cold and flu season, I picked up a recent issue of the University of

Five Killer Make-Your-Own Cleaning Products

There are so many good reasons to make your own household cleaners. It’s cheaper, healthier and greener, too. These five homemade

House Rules for Cleaning Silver in the Dishwasher

I grew up being fearful of the oddest things. I wasn’t bold enough to question why, so I just did

Know Thy Dishwasher

I would like to thank Josephine Cochrane of Illinois. I’d like to, but I can’t. She’s been dead for more

Happy Birthday to My Workhorse, Hoover

I call him Hoover and he’s worked hard for me since the day I hauled his long, lanky self into

The Wonders of Hydrogen Peroxide

A few days ago I got a message, which reminded me about wonders of an ordinary product most people have

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What are Those Grimy Black Lines Around the Edges of My Carpet?

Dark, shadowy, dirty lines on the carpet along baseboards, under doors, beneath draperies and along the edges and in the

Florida’s Mold and Mildew No Match for Magic Tub and Shower Potion

The only thing better than figuring out for myself how to do things cheaper, better and faster is when I

How to Remove Moss, Mold, Mildew from Outdoor Surfaces—Even Big White Marble Domes

Something weird is going on in Washington D.C. and I’m not talking politics. It’s the big, white, marble dome on

Make It Yourself: Copper Cleaner, Aluminum Cleaner and Dishwasher Detergent, Too

There are so many good reasons to make your own household cleaners. It’s cheaper, healthier and greener, too. The homemade household cleaners I share

How to Clean Painted Wood Floors

A message in my inbox this week came from Joan who asked, “What is the best way to clean a

Help! Rust Stains on My Fiberglass Bathtub

Dear Mary: Our water is very hard and as a result has created rust-colored stains in the fiberglass

How to Eliminate Odor of Gasoline Spilled Inside Family Vehicle Plus GIVEAWAY!

Recently a message showed up in my inbox that made my heart sink. I couldn’t help imagine what it would

Need Cleaning Supplies? Check the Pantry

The next time you need cleaning supplies, take a trip to your pantry, not the store. You already have the

Help! My Shark Vacuum is Acting Awkward and Stubborn

Did you hear about the shark incident in Florida? A young woman was bitten last Sunday and rushed to

Sparkling Clean Windows—Cheaper, Better, Faster!

You may recall (because I can’t seem to stop talking about it) that my husband and I moved into our new home