Cleaning

12 Products That Changed Our Lives

As magazine editors, lots of products—from makeup and hair tools, to cleaning supplies and organizational products, to gardening gadgets and even toilet paper (yes, toilet paper!)—make their way across our desks. Some fall flat, others generate temporary buzz, and a select few become staples in our lives. And when we realized that some of these products have become items we simply cannot live without, we knew it was time to share the wealth with our loyal readers. Here, we present you with our editors’ all-time favorite items.

4 Steps to Caring for Hardwood Floors    

Follow these easy steps and you’ll soon worship the ground you walk on.

Which Comes First, Vacuuming or Dusting?

Real Simple answers your questions.

5 Spring Cleaning Must-Haves

Some of our favorite cleaning pros share their secret weapons for a successful grime-fighting tour around the house.

One Trick for Extra-Soft Towels

Rough towels are history, thanks to a little help from a simple pantry staple.

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.

6 Pros on the Cleaning Products They Can’t Live Without

From a steam mop to a squeegee, these are the clever tools cleaning experts swear by.

Thanks to This Inexpensive Spray, I’ll Never Iron Again

This $10 laundry product should be a staple in every home.