Dining Areas

4 Steps to Caring for Hardwood Floors    

Follow these easy steps and you’ll soon worship the ground you walk on.

How to Choose Chairs for Your Dining Table

Stuck on which seats to buy for your dining area? This clever guide gives you stylish, foolproof picks for the most common types of tables.

Complete Living Room, Dining Room, and Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

An 11-step guide to cleaning three rooms (yes, three!) in just a few hours or over a few days.

Room-by-Room Organizing

Easy-to-steal storage tricks for small spaces (closets and bathrooms) and larger gathering spots (living rooms and kitchens).

6 Tips for Keeping Your House Clean Longer

Tips to make your time spent cleaning more effective (so you won't have to do it again).

4 Steps to a Perfectly Folded Tablecloth

Head off wrinkles with this method.

4 Steps to Cleaning Upholstery

Whether you want to prolong the life of an investment piece or give that hand-me-down from Grandma a boost, regular cleaning (once a season) can grab dirt before it becomes, well, part of the furniture. Here’s a quickie plan for freshening fabric* that’s so easy, you’ll nearly fall off your chair.

Real Simple put two dozen lean machines to work lifting dust, cereal, and more. This gang of five outmaneuvered the competition—and totally sucked (ha!).

With the holiday season quickly approaching, showcase your cherished family recipes and treats in eye-catching platters, pedestals, and dishes.

Keep favorite wines within reach for dinner parties and holiday gatherings with one of these well-constructed storage pieces.