Cleaning

Which Vacuum Is Right for You?

Spring has officially sprung, which means dust, dirt, and pollen are in the air. The editors at Real Simple tested nine vacuum makes and models to help you discover the best device for your cleaning needs.

It’s National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day—Here’s How to “Celebrate”

First things first: You’ve got to take everything out. While it’s empty, give the fridge a scrub down, then replace the remaining contents and condiments in the appropriate spot.

The One Spot in Your Kitchen You’ve Probably Been Ignoring—But Shouldn’t Be

When it comes to cleaning the kitchen, you probably cover the basics: counter, sink, stovetop, and floors. But when it comes to smaller spots, there’s one that usually gets overlooked.

How to Clean 8 of the Trickiest Spots In Your House

When it comes to cleaning the complicated spots in your home, do you find yourself giving up before you have even started? We’ve compiled all the tools and tricks to help you tackle those annoying and hard-to-reach places once and for all. With these easy, step-by-step instructions from the cleaning pros at Real Simple, you can tackle everything from up high (blinds and ceiling fans) to down low (garbage disposal and radiators) in a matter of minutes. And don’t worry—we’ve even included those items you use on a daily basis too, like your remote, mouse, and keyboard so your tech will feel fresh and new, too.

How to Clean the Grossest Kitchen Spots

Got grimy stove grates, a gunky faucet, a filmy sink? Here’s how to tackle the most cursed nooks and surfaces, just in time for Turkey Day. Grab a toothbrush.

Our Best Organizing Tricks of All Time

Struggling to keep your whole house in order? Streamlined organizational systems can help you clear the clutter and eliminate the mess. If you can’t seem to get motivated, these Real Simple-editor approved solutions and strategies will help get you started and keep the disarray under control long-term. Can't tackle it all at once? Introduce one small change from this list every weekend and before you know it, you’ll start seeing results.

Speed-Clean Your Bathroom Checklist

You have just five minutes to clean your bathroom? Here’s how to use them.

5 Mini Decorating Moves for a Boring Home Office

See how a designer transformed Broadway and TV star Sutton Foster’s home office in just five easy steps.

Your Guide to Vacuum Attachments

Get the most from your vacuum accessories.