Cleaning

The Secret Life of Your Dishwasher 

How to load, run, and make the most out of your kitchen appliance.

How to Get Paint Out of Your Clothes

Getting paint on your clothes is pretty common, even if you’re being extra careful. Here’s how to remove paint stains.

Professional Organizers Share Their Ultimate Speed-Cleaning Routines

How to tidy up, whether you have 10 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours.

18 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

These brilliant products save time, energy, and maybe even money.

Your Cleaning Personality, Decoded

Are you a piler? A hate-cleaner? Do you do chores to avoid another dreaded task? Understanding the psychology behind your housekeeping can help you discover ways to do it better and faster. Step into our office...

The Best Route to a Cleaner Kitchen

Want to know exactly which tasks to tackle, and in what order? Four industry pros plot the steps that will speed your routine and guarantee a thorough clean.

What to Do With Things You Can’t Recycle Curbside

When we try to recycle the unrecyclable, we gum up the whole process. “It’s a waste of time, money, and other resources when recycling centers have to deal with things they don’t accept,” explains Darby Hoover, a recycling expert with the Natural Resources Defense Council. These items can’t go in your recycling bin—but you can still get rid of them responsibly.

18 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.

Revamp Your Routine: Our 10 Best Time-Saving Tips for Busy Days

There are only so many hours in a day—these tips will help you get everything done.