Hacks, Tips, Tricks and DIY Recipes.

Laundry, stain removers, housekeeping, DIY home cleaning products—all of these topics fall into this category here at Everyday Cheapskate.



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How to Clean with Vinegar: The Hero of Budget-Friendly Cleaning

Who says you need to break the bank to maintain a spotless home? Buckle up because we're about to visit
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Bar Keepers Friend: The Secret to a Spotless Home

Keeping a pristine home doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right tools and products, you can achieve
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How to Remove Stains on Aluminum Cookware After An Unfortunate Trip Through the Dishwasher

When aluminum pans, canister, or other kitchen utensils get stained and discolored from frequent use, it's time for a thorough
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How to Clean Suede Shoes and Keep Them Looking Sharp

Suede shoes are a timeless fashion statement, but let’s face it: they’re not the easiest to keep clean. Whether it’s
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This Trick Eliminates Stubborn Mold from Your Shower Grout

If you notice unsightly dark spots on your shower grout, it's time to start cleaning. The mold in your grout
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Dawn Platinum Powerwash Spray Recipe: How to Make the Ultimate Dish Cleaner

After a good deal of testing, sniffing, researching, questioning, and snooping, here it is—a copycat recipe for Dawn Platinum Powerwash
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How to Deep Clean a Stinky Kitchen Sponge

With all those gazillions of bacteria on kitchen sponges that make them stink, some say they can be killed off
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How to Remove Stubborn Household Soot, Smoke Film

Lestoil, available in home improvement centers like Home Depot and online, is a powerful cleaner that can be used to
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8 Surfaces You Should Never Clean with Vinegar

Vinegar is an amazing and versatile cleaner for all kinds of applications around the house. However, because it is acidic
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7 Easy-to-Fix Reasons Your Dishwasher is Not Cleaning Like It Should

Few things are more disappointing than opening the dishwasher to put away its clean contents, only to be greeted by
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I Tried Dozens of Methods to Clean Kitchen Counters—This is The One I’m Most Excited About

A kitchen counter is more than a surface upon which to cook and prepare meals. In many homes, the kitchen
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Best All-Purpose Commercial Cleaners For Every Place in Your Home

All-purpose cleaners are designed to clean everything from dust bunnies to toilet rings and grease spills. We evaluated many commercial
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How to Clean Your Keurig Machine and How Often You Should

If your Keurig coffee machine serves up multiple cups daily, you may want to check out this article. While drinking
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How to Clean Hardwood Floors With Hydrogen Peroxide

The finish on hardwood flooring is not fragile, but it is not indestructible, either. Hardwood floors must be cleaned properly
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How to Clean a Coffee Maker and How Often You Should

Performing a deep-clean on a coffee maker is important to extend its useful life and ensure you’re brewing the best-tasting
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15 Ways to Use Citric Acid to Clean, Descale, and Restore Just About Anything

For several months running, I was on a tear to discover all I could about citric acid. What I've learned,
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Amazing Ways to Use Cornstarch Around the House to Save Time and Money

Cornstarch is a low-cost, readily available, humble miracle found in the baking aisle of just about every supermarket and grocery
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How to Clean Wood Floors to Keep Them Looking Beautiful

Of all the choices in home flooring, wood stands out for many as the most beautiful. Add to that, wood
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7 Reasons You Would Be Smart to Add Borax to Every Wash Load

Adding 1/2 cup of borax to every load of laundry will do all kinds of wonderful things to keep your

Homemade Carpet Shampoo

This is a homemade cleaning solution to be used in your Hoover SteamVac or other carpet cleaning machine.
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Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

You can skip the store-bought stainless steel cleaners, and make your own highly effective cleaner and polish using items you
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Homemade Granite Cleaner

Here is my Homemade Granite Cleaner that will not stain nor is it acidic so it will not damage the
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26 Surprising Things You Can Get Sparkling Clean In Your Dishwasher

That dishwasher in your kitchen is a workhorse. It does a great job of cleaning dishes, of course. But you may
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3 Ways to Clean a Bathtub So It Sparkles—While Standing

Cleaning the bathtub is one of those housekeeping chores that's more pain than pleasure for those with health issues that
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How to Clean and Care for Laminate Flooring to Keep It Looking Like New

Laminate flooring is a durable and easy-to-maintain option that can give the look of real wood or stone at a
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How to Detail Car Interior Using These Homemade Cleaners

Remember that pristine, fresh, clean feeling of slipping behind the wheel of your new car? Cleaning the interior of your car

Got Dingy Dirty Grout? This Product Will Clean It Like New (It’s Just $1.25)

Dingy, dirty tile grout. It's a vexing problem. I know. I have a lot of tile and grout in my
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An Excellent Natural Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner

Stainless steel has become a popular choice in kitchen appliances, counters, sinks, and other household fixtures for its longevity and
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Surprising Other Uses for Automatic Dishwasher Detergent

It's no secret that dishwasher detergents are specifically formulated to be used in automatic dishwashers. What may surprise you is
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36 Clever and Frugal Uses for Baking Soda (Not Just for Baking!)

You'll find it in small boxes in the supermarket aisle next to flour, sugar, and cake mixes. It comes in

You’ll Want to Make a Batch of This Effective DIY Upholstery Cleaner

While we have lots of DIY cleaner recipes in our EC arsenal, a good quality, a good reliable upholstery cleaner
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Spring Cleaning Mistakes You Want to Avoid

The sun is shining; birds are chirping, daffodils and crocuses are pushing their way out of their long winter slumber. Suddenly
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How to Wash White Laundry to Keep It Looking Brilliant

In the same way that there are rules in life for things like how to drive a car, how to
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Wash, Clean, Detail Your Car and You Can Keep $150 In Your Pocket

When you think of spring cleaning, you probably think of your home. But what about your car? It has served
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Homemade Stain Remover for Carpet and Laundry

Unlike some other homemade laundry stain and detergent products you'll find here at Everyday Cheapskate, this one is also a
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Tips to Rescue Rust-Stained Sinks, Pitted Chrome, and Slow Running Drains

Isn't it ironic that the places in our homes that should be the cleanest—the washing machine, kitchen sink, bathroom tub,

The Night Old Faithful Visited San Francisco

Over the past three decades, I’ve logged more than 1.4 million air miles for book tours, speaking events, television and radio shows.
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How to Cook and Keep the Kitchen Clean at the Same Time

I love to cook. And I enjoy inviting guests for dinner parties or more casual meals. What I hate is
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How to Clean a Steam Iron Inside and Out So It’s Works Like New

Before you toss out that steam iron because it refuses to steam and the soleplate is now sporting a brown,
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5 Essential Cleaner Recipes That Use the Power of Rubbing Alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol, commonly known as rubbing alcohol, is extremely useful around the house because it acts as both a solvent
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Secrets for How to Clean Leather, Cast Iron, and Lots More

It's safe to say we're all aware that Italy is where one would find the best leather. I'd just never
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Cat Litter Box Care and Cleaning Basics You Should Know

Got cats? Then it's fairly certain you know something about... that odor. Yikes! it can bring tears to your eyes
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19 Absolutely Brilliant Ways to Clean With Denture Tablets

Not many households keep a supply of denture tablets. But every household should because there are so many cleaning jobs

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
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How to Make WetJet Multi-Surface Solution Refills for Pennies

If you own a Swiffer WetJet Spray Mop, chances are you absolutely love it. But let me guess: You're not
Dishwasher and Detergent

13 Reasons to Keep Borax in the House (and Why It’s Safe!)

Recently this desperate message with a subject line Dishwasher Disaster! washed up in my inbox. I came this close to ignoring

How to Clean the BBQ So You Can Get Grilling

A couple of weeks ago, with all the confidence in the world that winter had passed, I got everything ready
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How to Clean a Microwave Oven

Face it, a microwave with frequent use, whether at home or at work, isn't going to get a thorough cleaning
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How to Clean Your Phone and Why You Need To Do It NOW!

I don't mean to gross you out, but here's the truth: It's 10 times dirtier than a toilet—and you're touching
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How to Make No-Rinse Daily Shower Cleaner—Cheaper Better Faster

The only thing better than making my own cleaning products is when what I make turns out to be cheaper,
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17 Ways to Use Windex That Will Make You Happy

Am I the only one who's been unusually driven to clean and organize these past few weeks? Tackling the storage
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14 Things That Should Never Go in the Dishwasher

I have learned the hard way there are certain items that should never go in a dishwasher. They can be ruined or
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Simple Ways to Make Sure Your Home Always Smells Clean and Fresh

When it comes to housekeeping, there's nothing quite so lovely as the smell of nothing. That's the way clean is
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This Homemade Silver Cleaner Removes Tarnish Like Magic

There's no shortage of commercial silver cleaning products on the market these days. Those that I've tested generally do the
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15 Ways to Get Rid of Ants Quick and Easy Using Ordinary Stuff In Your Pantry

Despite how fascinating ants may be, control and management around the home are important for both health and safety reasons.
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How to Clean a Jetted Tub

There are few things as luxurious as taking a bath in a jetted tub. The warm water and body massage
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9 Ways to Use a Clothes Steamer That Have Nothing to Do with Clothing

A compact clothes steamer is handy for removing wrinkles and stale odors from fabric, but is that all? Just another
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Washing Dishes By Hand vs. Dishwasher—Which is More Effective?

For many readers, handwashing dishes just feels better and something that's hard to let go of, especially for those who
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14 Best Homemade Cleaners That Really Work

Items in your pantry like baking soda, vinegar, cream of tartar, lemon juice, and even tea bags, can work as
All the ways to use a regular vaccuum cleaner to get into super tight spaces.

How to Hack Your Regular Vacuum to Reach Into Tight Spaces

Today I want to tell you about an inexpensive, super effective tool I that attaches to my vacuum cleaner's hose

Absolutely the Best Window Cleaning Tips Ever

I have this thing for clean windows. I love them, which means I have an equal but opposite disdain for
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How Can I Get Rid of This Stubborn Toilet Ring?

Toilet bowls develop discolorations for many reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of the housekeeping ...
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How to Clean a Tub or Shower—and Keep It Clean

The only thing better than making things myself is when what I make turns out to be cheaper, better and
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18 Critically Important Garbage Disposal Dos and Don’ts

Is there anything more convenient in a kitchen than a garbage disposal? For me, it's right up there with my
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How to Clean, Condition, and Maintain Leather Furniture

When it comes to furnishing your home, it’s difficult to find anything more luxurious and elegant than fine leather. With
black glass cook top

How to Care for and Clean a Glass Stove Top

When it comes to kitchen appliances, nothing says modern and sleek like a beautiful new smooth, glass cooktop. And nothing
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How to Make Homemade Natural Furniture Polish and Get Rid of White Rings

Some time ago, I got a request from EC reader Kelly for a homemade furniture polish recipe. She said that
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How to Clean and Care for Hardwood, Laminate, and Vinyl Floors

Taking care of the floors in your home can be challenging given the everyday conditions of a family and pets. But
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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
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29 Brilliant Ways to Use Vinegar That May Surprise You

It's cheap. It's available in every supermarket and home center in the universe and so useful around your home, you
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The Vacuums I Use Every Day and Absolutely Swear By

Keeping a home clean is crucial for maintaining a healthy living environment. Vacuum cleaning plays a vital role in this
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Favorite Household Cleaners You Can Make for Just Pennies

Knowing how to make cleaning products for pennies rather than spending dollars for them at the store just makes me
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Easy Steps to Remove Salt Stains on Leather Boots, Shoes

Salt. It’s mandatory in a human diet. But in other situations, salt can be as destructive as it is needful
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11 Everyday Uses for Nok-Out—the World’s Best Odor Eliminator

I’ve used Nok-Out and now its companion SNiPER continuously in my home for longer than 20 years, and have recommended
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Ask Me Anything: Plastic in the Oven, DIY Spreadable Butter and More

I love my overflowing inbox filled with questions from my dear readers. What I don't love is not being able to
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20 Surprisingly Effective Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

It makes a terrific vinaigrette for salad, but apple cider vinegar (ACV) is good in many other ways around the
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How to Organize a Closet in 5 Simple Steps

Want to make your life easier? Clean out, clean up, and get your clothes closet organized! You'll know what you
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How to Clean, Restore Dirty Stained Leather

Do you know what I love? Learning insider secrets. I'm not talking tabloid headlines, fake news, or conspiracy theories, which
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How to Deep Clean a Garbage Disposal and Why You Need To

According to Prevention magazine, there are more than half a million bacteria in the kitchen sink, about 1,000 times more
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5 Homemade Cleaners that Perform Better Than Expensive Brands

Why bother? Why go to the trouble of homemade cleaners when buying commercial products is so much easier? Here are
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Ask Me Anything: Vinyl Flooring Care, Healthy 5-Min Bread, Stubborn Water Spots

If you've ever dealt with vinyl flooring—especially in an older home where the flooring has not been well-cared for, you
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How to Clean and Restore Carpet Even if It’s Old, Stained, and Disgusting

If you hate your carpet because it's old, stained, and bordering on disgusting, I have great news. There are steps
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How to Make Glass, Mirror and Window Cleaner

If there’s one thing you confidently can stop buying ever again, it’s glass cleaner. You already have ingredients around the

How to Use Castile Soap to Make Natural Cleaning Products

From time to time, I hear from readers who have sensitivities or allergies to our beloved Blue Dawn dishwashing liquid.

How to Clean Steam Irons and Granite Countertops—Cheap and Easy!

These days its nearly certain that there’s a pricey product available to clean just about anything. But why spend the
spray bottles in a bucket filled with cleaners you can make yourself that better than store bought and lots cheaper too

Here are the Best Homemade Cleaning Recipes

I pretty much hate to buy things I know I can make for less money to say nothing of the
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Worst and Best Ways to Clean Your Eyeglasses

You just paid a small fortune for new eyeglasses. On top of the cost for prescription lenses and fashionable frames,
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Your Cordless Stick Vac Needs a Bath—Photo Tutorial

Rarely do I gush. But gush I do over my Eufy Cordless Stick Vac*. Can’t help it. Eufy is so
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14 Ways to Use Cheap Rubbing Alcohol Around the House and Garage

Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol is more than a medicinal cooling and soothing liquid for external application. Pour it into a good spray
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Ask Me Anything: Candle Wax Removal, Laundry Sanitizer, Heavy-Duty Window Cleaner

A many-candled birthday cake left you with a mess of melted candle wax, now hardened and hopelessly stuck to your
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Some (But Not All) Spray Bottles are Designed to Fail

Many commercial household cleaning products—glass and window cleaner for example—routinely come in a bottle with a handy sprayer. And that
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How to Eliminate Stubborn, Horrible Household Odors—Pet, Smoke, Mold, Mildew

I love the smell of a campfire smoke mixed with the scent of pine trees on a cool summer night. In

Help! Issues with Tub and Shower Soap Scum Cleaner

If I were keeping track of the number of responses from my readers that are filled with praise and gratitude,
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The Best Spring Cleaning Products & Tools to Make Your Home Shine

There's an illness that has been documented by poets for centuries and I’ve got it. It's Spring Fever, that wonderfully
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The Ultimate Guide to Removing Ink from Leather

Because of the variables, there are a number of remedies, all of which do work to remove ink stains from
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How to Deep-Clean Kitchen Cabinets and Keep Them Looking Gorgeous

Four methods to get your cabinets clean and gorgeous—plus a bonus for how to keep them looking that way!
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It’s a Smelly World Out There—Thank Goodness for Nok-Out

Nok-Out and I met quite by accident. In searching for ways my readers could deal with offensive odors, we found
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Help! My Apartment Stinks Like a Stale Ashtray

What do vacuum sealers and apartments that smell like a stale ashtray have in common? Absolutely nothing other than these two
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How to Remove Stubborn Stains on Carpet and White Grout

Faithful readers will recall a reader tip from a past post, in which Julie shared her simple homemade carpet shampoo
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The Magic of Microfiber Cloths Plus How to Use and Care for Them

Microfiber cloths get things looking cleaner in less time. Especially windows, mirrors, and stainless steel. It's not magic—it's science ...
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When Carpet Stain Removers Fail, Carpet Surgery

Carpet stains are near the top of my personal list of pet peeves. I’m not talking about an accidental spill
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How to Remove Rust Stains from Stainless Steel and More

If there's one subject that shows up in my inbox more often than any other, it has to be rust.
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Ask Me Anything: Concrete Stains, Yellowed Whites, Power Toothbrush

Every day when I open my inbox, I find dozens, if not hundreds, of questions from the audience. Want to
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Ask Me Anything: Why is Dip-It No Longer Available, Laminate Floors, Unscented Dawn

Growing up in Boise, Ida. (shout out to all my Gem State readers) my parents had a percolator. I can
A glass door, with Hard water

Surprising Trick Removes Stubborn Hard Water Stain from Glass Shower Doors

Got stubborn hard water marks and stains on your shower doors that simply will not budge no matter what you
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How to Conquer Burned-On Oven Crud

I don’t know how else to describe what happens to beautiful sheet pans once they take up residence in my
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How to Clean a Bathtub Anti-Slip Bottom

If you have a bathtub with a slip-resistant bottom that no matter what you use to clean, it still looks

How to Remove Paint Stains from Carpet & More Great Reader Tips

Want to get latex paint out of carpet, upholstery, or any other kind of fabric―even if it's an old stain
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The Best Inexpensive Robot Vacuum (It Really Works!)

Vacuuming sucks. Literally. One year, my idea of giving our adult sons robot vacuums for Christmas was intended to help them with that
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How to Get Fabulous Results Treating Laundry Stains with Lestoil

Lestoil (“less toil”) Concentrated Heavy Duty Cleaner is a product that’s been around for at least a hundred years. Your
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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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11 Ways to Use Super Washing Soda to Make Your Life Easier

Washing soda and I go way back. I've been using it as a laundry detergent booster for decades. For years,

The Original Homemade DIY Tub Tile Shower Cleaner (30 Years and Counting!)

Quite possibly one of the best tips to ever land in my mailbox came from a guy who is a
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How to Clean and Condition Leather

There’s nothing quite so lovely as soft, supple, beautiful leather. I’ll take it in a handbag, shoes, car seats, jackets,
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Yes! You Can Clean Silver in the Dishwasher

Can you put silver in the dishwasher? Contrary to popular belief, you can wash silver and silverplate flatware in the
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7 Things You Need to Know About How to Clean and Operate a Dishwasher

If your dishwasher is not turning out beautifully clean, cloudless, spot-free, sparkling dishes, pots, glassware, and flatware—without handwashing them first—don’t
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Are You Ready to Make the Switch to Induction Cooking?

I have to tell you that receiving the message in today’s post put the biggest smile on my face. Induction
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How Often Do You REALLY Need to Replace Your HVAC Filter?

The dirtier the HVAC filter, the less efficient the system can be—and more likely to develop problems. According to the
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31 Remarkable Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Improve Your Life

In today's post I've identified 20 ways to use hydrogen peroxide around the house. Something tells me I may have
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How to Clean the Dirty Edges of Carpet

My Dear Readers ... Dark, shadowy, dirty lines on the carpet along baseboards, under doors and draperies, along the edges,
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DIY Copper Cleaner That is All Natural, Non-Toxic

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

26 Surprisingly Useful Ways to Use Dryer Sheets Around the House

Dryer sheets have so many other uses around that home that have nothing to do with laundry—indoors, outdoors, and in
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The Best Way to Clean a Painted Wood Floor

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

Ask Me Anything: Rust Stains, HE Washer, Stained Concrete, More

Every day when I open my inbox, I find dozens, if not hundreds, of questions from the audience. Want to
A bag of luggage sitting on top of a car

How to Eliminate Odor of Gasoline Spilled Inside Family Vehicle

A message showed up in my inbox that made my heart sink. I couldn’t help imagine what it would be
Lestoil in laundry basket

10 Things You’ll Be Happy to Know About Lestoil

Apparently, Lestoil has been manufactured right here in the USA for decades and loved by many. Curiously, I'd never even
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How to Get Outdoor Windows Sparkling Clean—Cheaper, Better, Faster!

You can pay a fortune to have your outdoor windows washed professionally, or let me teach you how to do
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How to Clean a Shark Vacuum and Why You Should

I'm pretty sure you know by now just how much I love my Shark vacuum cleaner. And given all the

Our Top 5 Favorite Homemade Cleaners (Cheap, Easy to Make!)

If there’s one place you can really cut household spending, it’s cleaning products. The cost of most home cleaning products

Three Generic Cleaners Same as Brand Names but Cheaper

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

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 particular attention
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This is the Most Reliable Way to Eliminate Mothball Odor in Fabric

I love fabric and fine textiles of all kinds, but mostly I love cotton—cotton yard goods, sheets, towels, and 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, shower mildew, and
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Try This Old Restaurant Cleaning Trick

Ever leave the coffee pot on overnight only to wake to a blackened, disgusting, burnt-on mess? Can't get rid of the
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My Perfect Kitchen Trash Can and Cheap Trash Bags, Too!

I know “hate” is a strong word, but that’s how I feel about trash. The most important trash receptacle is
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DIY Mold and Mildew Treatment That is Non-Toxic, Safe, and 100% Effective

If you've ever called in a professional service to rid your home of mold, you know the meaning of shock
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The Best Way to Vacuum Carpet is to Memorize this Routine

Perhaps this has happened to you: You’ve lived with carpeting, then for one reason or another you live with hardwood
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Know Your Cleaning Products to Protect Your Health and Wealth!

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

How Scarcity and Bar Mops Helped Me Kick My Paper Towel Habit

It was this event, now more than 20 years ago, that served as the catalyst to change my arrogant attitude
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The Best Thing I Ever Bought—Updated 15 Years Later (Still True)

I have a love/hate relationship with carpeting. I love how it looks, how it feels under my feet and how
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How to Dry Clean Windows—No Water, Bucket, or Squeegee Required

  I have this thing for clean windows. I love them, which means I have an opposite and equal dislike

A Vacuum Cleaner Story So Disgusting It Is Embarrassing to Tell

Even though not 100% organized, I pride myself on housekeeping to the point of being accused a time or two

11 Surprising Ways Lemons Can Make Your Life Easier

Several years ago, my son gave me the bounty from the two fruit trees that pretty much rule his backyard.