Cleaning

10 Mini Moves for a Cleaner, Calmer, and Happier Home in 2018

Make 2018 the year that you never run out of toilet paper, stop using dirty sponges once and for all, and take control of your tech. Don’t call them resolutions—these mini moves are so easy to achieve, you’re guaranteed to succeed. With the click of a button, subscription services will ensure you stay on track, so keeping your commitments has never been easier. Spend five minutes checking your town’s recycling rules or setting up your own reading nook now, and you’ll enjoy a greener home and more “me time” this year. Make these 10 tiny changes this week, and you’ll have a cleaner, calmer, safer, and happier home all year long.

This Genius Tool Will Clean Your Stand Mixer in Seconds

It will save you so much mess when you’re baking holiday cookies.

The Ultimate Guide to a Clean Kitchen

Tips and tricks to control kitchen chaos.

How to Clean Stained Plasticware

Tomato sauce happens. Here's how to make it and other stains disappear. 

The “Company’s Coming” Get-It-Clean Checklist

Expecting guests—for a few hours, or a few days? Cleaning expert Melissa Maker breaks the prep work into manageable chunks in this easy-to-follow checklist.

How to Prep Your Home for Houseguests

Whether company’s coming for a few hours or a whole week, these pro tips, tweaks, and details will make them feel at home— without making you feel like a concierge.

5 Clever Products to Sterilize Everything in Your Home

Keep germs away with these smart sanitizing solutions.

10 Holiday Stain Removal Tips and Techniques

Don't let holiday spills mess with your spirit. Here are solutions (and soaps and sprays) for every seasonal stain.

How to Clean 9 of the Toughest Spots Around the House

To figure out the best way to clean the most stubborn areas, we asked Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert at Merry Maids, and Donna Smallin Kuper, a certified home cleaning technician and author of Cleaning Plain & Simple, for their professional advice.