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Upholstery cleaning can seem a bit trickier than vacuuming or mopping, but whether you've got messy kids or pets, the right upholstery cleaner can keep your furniture immaculate. We've laid out what factors to consider when shopping for an upholstery cleaner and rounded up the best ones in 2022.
A broom is a basic, reliable household cleaning tool that is there for you when you need it and hidden away when you don't. Check out our top picks of the most durable and efficient household brooms in 2022.
Kitchen sink drains and garbage disposals are notorious for harboring bacteria and stinky smells. Before you reach for toxic cleaning products, like bleach and drain clog removers, try some of our all-natural hacks instead.
A steam mop is different from a regular mop that requires soap or bleach because it uses heat from steam to lift dirt off the ground and disinfect the floor. We've rounded up the best steam mops of 2022 so you can clean your hard floors and carpets efficiently.
Terry cloth is a woven fabric with a difference – it's covered in tiny loops of thread. The unfinished edges of terry towels will begin to fray. You can keep towels from fraying using several different methods.
Remove oil and grease stains from Uggs with a homemade Ugg stain remover using cornstarch, baby powder, chalk or baking soda. Other cleaning methods include a few drops of dish soap and water and suede cleaner products.
Cleaning an Imperia pasta machine is easy if you do it the correct way, which means using only a dry brush or cloth and never using soap or water. Make the task easier by cleaning your pasta machine as soon as you finish making pasta. Waiting will leave you with dry, hard-to-remove bits of dough.
Floor tiles can turn yellow because of moisture, hard water stains and age. To determine how to get stains out of tile floors, you'll need to see what type of tile you have and use the appropriate cleaner.
Sweat and oils from your skin are the main reasons your pillowcases turn yellow. Chemicals from skin and hair care, sunlight and oxidation also contribute to the problem.
Cleaning a flat-screen TV is pretty simple, when you use the right products. Using the wrong products can scratch the screen and destroy your investment. Use TV screen wipes or microfiber cloths to remove smears.
Carpet freshener is generally a safe product to use, even in a home with kids and pets. It's commonly made from baking soda, and anyone who wants to make a nontoxic DIY carpet freshener can do so using plain baking soda.
You can sometimes remove paint from carpet with dish soap and water. Try rubbing alcohol, vinegar, glycerin or acetone for more stubborn stains. When cleaning carpet, you should always blot and never scrub.
Take a look at the best eco-friendly laundry detergents of 2022, including liquid, powder, pods and strips.
We rounded up the best wool dryer balls to use as a liquid fabric softener or dryer sheet alternative.
From all-purpose cleaner to dish soap to glass cleaner to bathroom cleaner, there's a healthier alternative for each and every cleaning task.
A gas furnace exhaust system consists of pipes bringing in the air to be heated and sending gases outside. These can get clogged or dirty, but you can clean them. Contact an HVAC professional for serious problems.
A linoleum floor can be cleaned with water, vinegar and dish soap and should only be shined with linoleum floor polish. Wax products can build up on floors, and you may need a wax stripper to remove them.
Hot glue sticks to cement walls but leaves a residue you may need to remove. Techniques for this include rubbing alcohol and a putty knife, concrete scrapers, a hair dryer, mastic remover and even peanut butter.
You can clean concrete with a mixture of vinegar, water and dish soap. Vinegar is also suitable for many other things, like cleaning bathroom fixtures, removing stains and making salad dressing.
When using starch for ironing your pants, it can leave streaks. Make sure you allow the starch to soak before ironing and set your iron to an appropriate temperature.