Cleaning How-Tos

See how-to guides for cleaning every corner of your home (and everything inside it), with step-by-step instructions and expert advice for a tidier home.

Person spraying a tile floor
12 Cleaning Tips to Start Fresh in the New Year
Overhead view of person conditioning a leather boot
How to Condition Leather Around Your Home
Closeup of cleaning an airpod case with a cotton swab
How to Easily Clean Your Airpods Case
Dusting off the light bulb with a microfiber cloth
How to Clean and Dust Lightbulbs in Just 2 Steps
Mold on a wall in a house
7 Signs You Have Mold in Your Home and What to Do
cottage and sea minimalist christmas living room
5 Tips for Keeping a Clean Home During the Holidays
Person removing super glue from plastic
How to Easily Remove Superglue from Plastic
Bottles of vinegar and bleach next to each other on a countertop
Why You Should Never Combine Bleach and Vinegar While Cleaning
Stickers on wood
How to Remove Stickers From Wood 3 Ways
Pretty woven wicker basket.
How to Clean Wicker Baskets in 3 Easy Steps
Removing excess soil from fleece-lined Crocs
How to Clean Crocs in 3 Simple Steps
A group of terracotta pots
How to Clean Terracotta Pots in 4 Easy Steps
Closeup of baking soda being used to deodorize a carpet
How to Clean and Deodorize Carpet With Baking Soda
Side view of someone cleaning the interior of a dryer
How to Correctly Clean Your Dryer
Coffee-stained mug
How to Remove Tannin-Based Stains from Drinkware
cleaning caddy
5 Professional Tips to Keep Your House Clean
Overhead view of dirty sponges preparing to be cleaned
How to Clean a Kitchen Sponge
Using a wet toothbrush to scrub the ivory piano keys
How to Clean Piano Keys
Front view of a clean and organized desk
How to Clean Your Desk for a Fresh Start
Closeup view of a robot vacuum roomba
How to Clean Your Robot Vacuum Properly
Closeup of stained coffee mugs
How to Remove Coffee Stains from Mugs and Cups
Closeup of hand spraying windows
How to Clean Windows Like a Pro
Closeup of a Dyson vacuum
How to Clean a Dyson Vacuum
Preparing to clean a hairbrush
How to Clean Dirty Hair Brushes
Closeup of a person dusting off a ceiling fan
How to Clean a Ceiling Fan in a Few Easy Steps
hands cleaning costume jewelry
How to Clean Costume Jewelry the Right Way
Holiday tablescape
How to Get Your Home Clean and Guest-Ready in One Hour
How To Clean Your Entire House
The Ultimate Checklist for Cleaning Your Entire House
Vignette of a velvet chair with a curated coffee table of knick knacks
How to Fake Your Way to a Clean Space Before Guests Arrive
Person buffing silver with a microfiber cloth
How to Clean Sterling Silver and Keep It Shining
cleaning a sink
8 Spaces We All Forget to Clean During Spring Cleaning
Long dusting brush leaning against vacuum in living room closeup
Should You Dust or Vacuum First?
Cleaning eco set for different surfaces in home.
15 Must-Know Spring Cleaning Tips From Cleaning Pros
Dog cuddling on sofa with a throw blanket
Are You Washing Your Throw Blankets Enough?
Vacuum handle lifted over clear container with clean filter
How to Clean a Vacuum Filter
The Shark Navigator DLX Upright Vacuum sits in front of a couch during The Spruce's vacuum test at The Lab.
How to Clean a Shark Vacuum and Its Filter
Blood stain on white mattress next to cleaning materials closeup
How to Get Blood Out of a Mattress
Baking sheet with cut up vegetables next to cutting board and kitchen utensils
How to Clean Baking Sheets
Stovetop with cleaned grates next to glass container of baking soda and slide of lemon
How to Clean Stove Grates
Soft washing wooden decking
What Is Soft Washing?
Blue and white carpet with fringes cleaned from stains
How to Remove Stains From Carpet
Carpeted stairs being vacuumed with hose attachment closeup
How to Vacuum Stairs
Vanesa Amaro with cleaning tools
8 Must-Know Tips for a Tidier Home From the Queen of Cleaning TikTok
Black vacuum hose cleaning white patterned carpet next to plant
How to Vacuum Every Room in Your Home
Fabric sofa cleaned with microfiber cloth and cleaning materials
How to Clean a Fabric Sofa Without Water
Light green wax cubes inside and next to white wax warmer
How to Clean a Wax Warmer
Blue recycling bin filled with paper and plastic products and cleaning materials in front
How to Clean a Recycling Bin
Person removing water stains from a car hood
How to Remove Water Stains from Your Car
Gold trash can surrounded by cleaning materials
How to Clean a Trash Can
LVP wood-like flooring near window with plant in front
How to Clean Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) Flooring
Black leather car seats being cleaned with spray cleaner and brush closeup
How to Clean Leather Car Seats
Clogged sink drain with dirty water and herbs floating
How to Clean a Stinky Drain
Gray carpet fibers being fluffed with steam cleaner
How to Make Carpet Fluffy Again
Mold on white bathroom ceiling with tan tile and showerhead
How to Remove Mold From Bathroom Ceilings
Rubber gasket pulled down in washer machine with mold
How to Clean Mold out of a Washing Machine
Open nail polish bottle with red polish stains on wall
How to Get Nail Polish off Walls—Without Removing the Paint
Feather duster passing over mirror edges
How to Clean a Feather Duster (and Other Duster Types)
Artificial Christmas tree being cleaned with white towel
How to Clean an Artificial Christmas Tree
Metal kitchen pot with sticker partially on surface
How to Remove Stickers From Metal
face mask
How to Clean and Sanitize a Face Mask