Dusting & Polishing

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.

Your Guide to Vacuum Attachments

Get the most from your vacuum accessories.

Speed-Clean a Big Bookcase Checklist

Want to be decluttered and dusted in 15 minutes or less? Here’s what you’ll need: an apron with pockets, an old sheet, silica-gel packets, a Swiffer duster with an extendable handle, an Alvin dry-cleaning pad, a hair dryer, an extension cord, and a step stool.

House-Cleaning Kit Checklist

The 20 things you need to keep your home clean and looking great.

The Best Everyday Cleaning Essentials

Tackle everyday messes with the best sponges, scrubbers, sprays, and more.

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Don’t know your pine from your maple? Here, everything you need to know about the types of wood commonly used for furniture.

The Best Dusters

We got down and dirty with 50 options to find the most effective, easy-to-care-for tools. Bring on the white-glove test.

11 Amazing Cleaning Supplies

The most powerful tools for making your cleaning routine faster, easier, and more effective.

The Best Cleaning Products of All-Time

When it comes to the most effective deep-cleaners, the oldies are definitely still the goodies.