How to Clean Almost Anything: An A-to-Z Guide

Your waffle maker is crusty; the knives are rusty. It’s time for an all-around spruce-up. Whether you need shortcuts for the regulars (sinks) or how-tos for the rest (air mattress?), this story spells it all out for you.

The Best Stick Vacuum for Your Needs

Real Simple put two dozen lean machines to work lifting dust, cereal, and more. This gang of five outmaneuvered the competition—and totally sucked (ha!).

Cleaning a Nursery or Child's Bedroom Checklist

Only Mary Poppins can make a child's room clean itself. You will need disinfecting wipes, soap, and these steps.