Cleaning

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.

15 Minutes Is All You Need to Clean Your Entryway

Take your back entryway from filthy to flawless in just 15 minutes. Here's what you'll need: a Waffle Waterhog mat, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Swiffer Wetjet Power Mop, a tote bag, paper towels, glass cleaner, sheets of newspaper, a microfiber cloth, and a vacuum.    

How to Wash a Hat

They’re prone to some sweat and dirt, here’s how to clean your hats to keep them in top shape.

How to Clean the Grossest Kitchen Spots

Got grimy stove grates, a gunky faucet, a filmy sink? Here’s how to tackle the most cursed nooks and surfaces. Grab a toothbrush.

Our Best Organizing Tricks of All Time

Struggling to keep your whole house in order? Streamlined organizational systems can help you clear the clutter and eliminate the mess. If you can’t seem to get motivated, these Real Simple-editor approved solutions and strategies will help get you started and keep the disarray under control long-term. Can't tackle it all at once? Introduce one small change from this list every weekend and before you know it, you’ll start seeing results.

6 Metallic Accessories to Elevate Your Home

Give your typical home accessories an upgrade with these on-trend and practical rose gold and copper pieces.