Total Cleaning Guide


See helpful advice and how-to guides for cleaning your entire home, including the kitchen, the bathroom, and the floors. Learn how to clean every room and every item in your home, plus how and when to use common cleaning products and tools.

Shower curtain with mildew in bathroom
How to Get Rid of Musty Smells In Your House
Stainless jewelry being washed in hand next to soaking bowl and cleaning materials
How to Clean Stainless Steel Jewelry
Broken wine glass on wooden floor
How to Clean Up Broken Glass Safely
dusting off an indoor plant
7 Places You're Forgetting to Clean
When Should You Get Rid of Your Sponge?
White walls with stains being cleaned with green cloth and all purpose cleaner spray
How to Clean White Walls
Tape being pulled of green metal container leaving residue
How to Easily Remove Tape Residue
Flat-screen computer monitor being cleaned with cloth on office desk closeup
How to Clean a Computer Monitor
Grease stain on light jeans next to paper towel roll and old toothbrush
How to Get Grease Stains Out of Jeans
Person cleaning a crystal chandelier
How to Clean a Crystal Chandelier
Sticker partially peeled off of candle next to houseplant, towels and scrub brush
How to Get Sticker Residue Off Plastic
Self-clean button being pressed on oven
How to Use Self-Clean on an Oven
Vacuum hose with brush attachment passing over mattress with mites
How to Get Rid of Dust Mites in a Mattress
Dry cleaning solvent removing brown carpet stain with gloves and paper towel
How to Properly Use Dry Cleaning Solvent
Cleaning a futon mattress
How to Clean a Futon Mattress
Gray hightop Converse sneakers being scrubbed with brush next to cleaning materials
How to Clean Converse Sneakers
Black permanent marker line being cleaned with cotton swab on tank top
How to Get Permanent Marker Out of Clothes
White upholstered chair being cleaned with vacuum hose with throw blanket on top
How to Clean Upholstered Chairs
Cleaned tungsten ring in deep red box holder next to cleaning materials
How to Clean a Tungsten Ring
Slightly raised view of a pool table
How to Clean Pool Table Felt
Mold in bathtub and tiled wall crevice next to scrub brushes
Does Vinegar Kill Mold? (DIY Spray Instructions)
White fabric blinds covering bright window
How to Properly Clean Fabric Blinds
Mold cleaned off mold on side of mattress with sponge and gloves
How to Get Rid of Mold On Your Mattress
finishing touches for guests
The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist Before Having Company Over
Light blue Allbirds sneakers being cleaned with bristled brush
How to Wash and Care for Allbirds Sneakers
Closeup of someone scrubbing mold off of a wall
How to Clean Mold Off Walls
How to clean a Tempur-Pedic mattress
How to Clean a Tempur-Pedic Mattress
person vacuuming a shag rug
12 Ways You're Over-Cleaning at Home
Indoor-outdoor carpet with brown and black stripes covered with plants and outdoor furniture
How to Clean Indoor-Outdoor Carpet
Colorful patterned and striped throw pillows on white couch
How to Wash Throw Pillows
cleaning a window valence
Cleaning 11 Hard-to-Reach Places
Wine glass being wiped with brown cloth over striped napkin
How to Clean Wine Glasses Properly
Broken glass being swept up with broom
Can You Vacuum Broken Glass? Here's How to Handle It
Wooden ceiling fan wiped from dust with purple microfiber cloth
How to Rid Your Entire Home of Dust
Gray gardening gloves being scrubbed with soft-bristled brush near outdoor plants
How to Wash and Care for Gardening Gloves
person spraying cleaner onto a sponge
5 Expert-Approved Cleaning Hacks That Are Completely Counterintuitive
standing scrub brush filled with dish soap and vinegar for a testing of a viral TikTok shower-cleaning hack
I Tried the Viral TikTok Shower-Cleaning Hack and It Didn't Work
person spraying a counter top
You Should Be Using This Product Instead of Paper Towels—And It's Not a Sponge
Clutterbug office organization with two whit side-by-side desks
Expert-Approved Organization Tips You Never Thought to Try
Bathroom organization systems by Clutterbug type
Personality-Driven Organizing Is the Way to a Clean House Once and for All
person organizing clothing into bins
What Your Personality Says About Your Organization Style
cube shelving and fabric storage bins
Mom-Hacks For Making Your Home Look Nice (Even If It's Not)
pile of messy clothing
5 Things Only Chronically Messy People Understand
organized fridge interior
Introducing The Spruce Home Organization Collection
a variety of cleaners, disinfectants, and sanitizers
The Difference Between Disinfecting, Sanitizing, and Cleaning
dirty kitchen sink
The Dirtiest Places in Your House (and How to Clean Them)
Living Room
9 Things in the Living Room That Are Really Dirty
Clean and tidy top of dresser
How Each Zodiac Sign Overcomes Their Biggest Cleaning and Tidying Woes
White couch with re-stuffed cushions surrounded by houseplants and shelves
How to Restuff Couch Cushions
Blue air mattress with hole covered with a patch
How to Patch an Air Mattress
Woman lifting corner of wallpaper to reveal black mold
How to Prevent Black Mold Exposure in Your Home
White flat paint on wall being cleaned up by gray towel in hand
How to Clean Flat Paint
Treating Mold in Basement
How to Identify and Treat Mold in Your Basement
A neat and bright living room
Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist
Gold bracelet and ring in black encased box next to tooth brush and dishwashing liquid
How to Clean Gold Jewelry the Right Way
still life of cleaning supplies on a shelf
8 Bad Cleaning Habits That Are Ruining Your Home
Overhead view of a bar of soap next to a scrub brush and latex gloves
18 Surprising Uses for a Bar of Soap Around Your Home
Different-colored wipes and sponges
8 Cleaning Hacks That Don't Actually Work
Cleaning supplies
Is There a Right Order to Do Chores In?
person vacuuming the couch
5 Cleaning Mistakes You're Probably Making

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