10 Genius Cleaning Hacks

Top pros confess their dirty little dust- and grime-busting secrets.

6 Gross Pet Problems (and How to Solve Them)

Feathered and furry family members are cute, but man, can they be pigs. These cleanup strategies should help.

5 Easy Stain-Fighting Solutions From Pantry Staples

These DIY pre-treating stain solutions call for ingredients you probably already have at home—and they get rid of tough stains from mustard, lipstick, ink, and more!


13 Ways to Make Your House Stay Clean Longer

So you can’t coat the kitchen with Teflon and train the pets to stop shedding. Before sending the entire family (including Fluffy) to live with Grandma, try one of these neat strategies.

How to Solve 19 Kitchen Cleanup Conundrums

Milk scum? Cooked-on egg? No problem.

Coming Soon!

Do spring cleaning right: Real Simple’s new special edition has tidying tips and tricks, stain solutions, and everything else you’ve wanted to know about cleaning—all in one place.