Cleaning & Organizing
Make tidying up feel less like a chore with our best home and kitchen cleaning and organizing advice. We’ve rounded up tips and hacks to help your space feel fresh and new.
How to Clean Your Grill for Perfect Barbecues
It doesn't matter if you prefer gas or charcoal; we'll explain how to clean a grill from top to bottom.
15 Vintage Cleaning Tips That Are Still Brilliant Today
When it comes to cleaning, Grandma still knows best. Here are some of the best tried-and-true vintage cleaning tips we’re...
20 Common Household Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix
Ignorance isn’t always bliss. These cleaning product combinations can be deadly.
9 Spring Cleaning Mistakes You’re Making
Ready or not, here comes spring cleaning. Stay ahead of your to-do list and avoid these common cleaning mistakes.
20 Kitchen Storage Ideas That Will Free up So Much Space
Kitchens can collect a lot of clutter. Save space (and a little sanity) with these storage and organization ideas.
Why You Shouldn’t Wash a Hot Pan in Cold Water
Turn off the cold water! Hot pans need some time before they can take a soapy bath. Here's why.
How to Keep Your Towels Fluffy and Fresh
Never reach for a stinky, scratchy towel again. That'll be a thing of the past when you use these simple...
Why Do Plastic Containers Never Dry in the Dishwasher?
Putting the dishes away is enough of a pain, having to hand dry your plastic ware makes the task even...
What Is Cleaning Vinegar, and How Do I Use It?
Find out why cleaning vinegar is better than white vinegar for household chores.
What to Know About Robot Vacuums
Robot vacuums are perfect for anyone who wants to spend less time vacuuming. (That’s all of us, right?)
How to Clean a Dutch Oven the Right Way
Learn how to clean a Dutch oven the right way, so that your favorite pot will last a lifetime!
5 Things You Should Dry Clean and 5 Things You Shouldn’t
From that delicate silk blouse to your favorite pair of jeans—find out which items to take to the cleaners and...
How To Make Toilet Cleaning Bombs
We’ve seen recipes for DIY toilet-cleaning bombs all over the Internet lately. So, naturally, The Family Handyman had to give...
11 Ideas for Organizing Your Basement
Whether you use your lower level for storage only or also as a living space, here are some ideas for...
8 Unexpected Ways to Clean with Ketchup
Cleaning with ketchup? Yup. Not your white dress shirts, of course. But ketchup will make easy work out of cleaning...
Where’s My Washing Machine Filter and Do I Really Need to Clean It?
Make sure your washing machine is operating at 100 percent with this little-known maintenance tip.
5 Cleaning Tricks for People Who Don’t Like Washing Dishes
Washing dishes doesn't have to be a dreaded chore—make the task a little easier with these quick tips.
7 Natural Ways to Freshen Any Room
Ditch the chemicals and use a natural air freshener to get rid of stinky smells.
How to Get the Baked-On Stains off Your Pyrex
Are your Pyrex baking dishes looking a little worse for wear? We'll show you how to clean Pyrex to make...
18 Cleaning Products Professional House Cleaners Always Buy
We asked the professionals what cleaning must-haves they swear by to keep every room in your home sparkling.
8 Clever Solutions for the Most Annoying Window Cleaning Problems
Washing windows is a tiresome chore, especially when it seems like they never get totally clean.
16 Genius Cleaning Hacks You’ll Want to Steal from Professional House Cleaners
You'll have your house spick-and-span in no time by following these tips.