How to Clean and Maintain Fine Leather Furniture

When it comes to furniture, it’s difficult to find anything more luxurious and elegant than fine leather. With that elegance

Who Else Doesn’t Want to Scrub Floors on Your Hands and Knees?

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How to Clean and Care for a Smoothtop Electric Cooktop

When it comes to kitchen appliances, nothing says modern and sleek like a beautiful new electric smoothtop ceramic or glass

Soap Scum Remover So Effective It’s Magical

I could sit for hours reading the lovely letters, notes and questions you send to me. I could, but I

How to Clean a Shark Vacuum and Filters

You know how much I love my Shark vacuum cleaner. And given my inbox where readers can

My Top Five Favorite Homemade Cleaning Solutions

If there’s one place in your household spending that you can really cut the cost, it’s household cleaners. The cost

Three Generic Cleaners Same as Brand Names but Way Cheaper

Most people are well familiar with the term “generic” when it comes to drugs, a term referring to any drug

Readers Want to Know About Non-Cable DVRs, Stamp Pads, and Cabinet Cleaning

As you can imagine, every week I get a lot of mail from my readers containing hundreds of questions. While I can’t

How to Get Rid of Salt Stains on Leather and Suede

Salt. It’s mandatory in a human diet. But salt can be as destructive as it is needful due to its

Would You Clean Out Your Closets for $400?

Are your storage areas overflowing? Do your children outgrow their clothes at the speed of light? Have you “outgrown” (or

Help! My Aluminum Cookware is Pitted and Stained and Other Reader Dilemmas

DEAR MARY: Please tell me why my aluminum pans and cookware have turned dark and become rough to

Getting Debt-Free Plus the Best Machine to Clean Tile Floors

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How to Clean and Care for Wood and Laminate Floors

Taking care of hardwood or laminate floors can be challenging given the everyday conditions of a family and

How to Remove Years of Kitchen Cabinet Grit and Grime

When did you last look at your kitchen cabinets? Not a passing glance, but an up-close visual study—paying

How to Rescue Fabric and Clothes from the Stench of Mothballs

I love fabric and fine textiles of all kinds, but mostly I love cotton goods—cotton sheets, cotton quilts.

How to Make Ugly Soap Scum, Mildew and Water Marks Disappear Like Magic

When all three messages landed in my inbox on the same day, the problem of soap scum, mildew

Try This Old Restaurant Cleaning Trick

Ever leave the coffee pot on overnight only to wake to a blackened, burnt on mess? Can’t get rid of the

How to Knock Out Serious Mold and Mildew Problems

Dear Mary: Here’s the short version of a long story: Due to an undetected slowly leaking pipe in

A Dozen Dandy Uses for White Vinegar

It costs hardly anything ($2 a gallon on sale), it’s available in every grocery store in the universe

Know Your Cleaning Products

Two women, different locations, same accident. Both women using an ordinary commercial toilet bowl cleaner, were not satisfied with