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10 Smart Cleaning Hacks

Of the hundreds of cleaning tips Real Simple has published, these are among our most popular—and most ingenious.

How to Use a Pressure Washer

Refresh the outside of your home with this trusty step-by-step advice.

4 Great Cleaners for Outdoor Surfaces

Tackle outdoor stains with these surface-specific cleaners.

4 Smart Tips for Cleaning the Grill

Leftover bits of food on or below the grates can attract bugs and rodents. Must we go on? A once-a-month deep-cleaning of your gas or charcoal grill makes it all better.

4 Necessary Tools for Tackling Outdoor Surfaces

Make your surfaces shine with these problem-solving products.

5 Steps to Cleaning Your Deck or Patio

A once-a-year scrub-down will extend the life of a concrete patio, a wood deck, or a stone walkway—and will make your outdoor zone gleam.

Patio Furniture Cleaning Tips

Follow these simple instructions once a month and neither rain, wind, sun, nor drop of bird can ruin your patio pieces.

Outdoor Furniture Guide

Tips for buying, cleaning, and caring for backyard and patio pieces.

Smart Outdoor Storage Containers

Make the most of your outdoor space by getting all of that summertime stuff organized.

20 Easy Outdoor Organizing Tips

Here are 20 clever ideas to help get your summertime gear in gear.

What TLC Does Your Grill Need?

Time-saving cleaning tips that make cooking easier.

Easy Ways to Cut Clutter

Restore order to your home and your life with these efficient storage solutions.