Cleaning

In our Spring Cleaning special issue, you’ll find the best cleaning shortcuts, time-saving tools, and ways to get ahead of the mess—and keep everything clean longer. Available now!

How to Clean 7 of the Trickiest Surfaces in Your Home, According to the Pros

Learn the right way to clean granite countertops, laminate floors, and more. 

13 Tips to Make Your House Smell Better

As the nose behind countless high-end blends, Rayda Vega has good scents to spare. Here, she shares tips on infusing your rooms with unique olfactory charm.

Mini Cleaning Moves That Have Maximum Payout 

Real Simple grilled industry pros for eight home-maintenance tweaks that will save you time and energy.  

66 All-Natural Cleaning Solutions

Tackle countless chores with common household items (like toothpaste and salt).

4 Clever Cleaning Hacks for Dryer Sheets

They can do a lot more than just reduce static in your laundry. 

7 Steps to a Clean Bathroom

Rid your bathroom of lurking germs with these bacteria-targeting tricks that work. The process isn't as complicated as you think—follow these 7 steps to make every inch of your bathroom sparkle. 

8 Things Every Organized Laundry Room Needs

Yes, the laundry room of your dreams is actually achievable.

This Genius $9 Gadget Shaved Minutes Off My Cleaning Routine

This is the secret to cleaning one of the trickiest spots around the house. 

6 Things That Are Naturally Antibacterial to Safely Disinfect Your Home 

Skip the harsh chemical sprays in favor of these safer alternatives. Bonus: They’re probably already in your pantry.

These Pretty and Practical Essentials Make Washing Dishes Kind of Fun

We're serious—with these beautiful tools on hand, you might actually enjoy washing dishes every night.