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.

I'd rather be fishing bumper sticker on metal vehicle bumper
Get Rid of Stickers and Decals From Metal With No Scratches
face mask
How to Clean and Sanitize a Face Mask
Red beanbag in contemporary living room next to white couch with red pillow and laptop
Before You Relax, Clean Your Bean Bag Chair Correctly
a variety of cleaning products and supplies
Here's How the CDC Recommends Cleaning Your Home
A close up shot of a screen door swinging open onto a sunny porch
Enjoy the Fresh Air with Clean Window and Door Screens
birkenstocks and cleaning supplies
Keep Your Birkenstocks Looking as Good as They Feel
cleaning canvas shoes
Keep Canvas and Fabric Shoes Looking Fresh
soiled wellies on a front porch
Too Many Puddle Splashes? How to Clean Rubber Boots Inside and Out
Stainless steel air fryer with cooked potatoes next to kitchenware
A Clean Air Fryer = Fresh Tasting, Crispy Food
Black mold on white ceiling
How to Get Rid of Black Mold in Your Home
Cloudy glass cup with pattern next to bottle of distilled white vinegar
Say Goodbye to Cloudy Glass Forever With These Cleaning Tips
Wax crayon drawings on white painted wall next to cleaning supplies, crayons and paper drawing
How to Get Rid of Wax Splatters on Painted, Wood, and Wallpaper Walls
Dusting shutters with a feather duster
10 Ways to Prevent Dust From Building up So Fast in Your Home
Living room with acrylic or lucite coffee table
Here's How to Keep Acrylic and Lucite Furniture Clean and Scratch-Free
Clean chalkboard decorated with houseplants, camera, eraser and chalk stick
How to Clean a Chalkboard So It's Practically as Good as New
Paint on skin while holding paintbrush above white paper with blue paint
How to Get All Kinds of Paint off Your Skin Gently and Safely
Clean white lampshade with fringes on gold lamp on top of side table with books and houseplant
You've Probably Never Cleaned Your Lampshades—Here's How to Do It Right
Burning candlestick with dried wax spilled on to wooden floor
How to Remove Wax Drips From Wood (Without Damaging the Finish)
House with solar panels
How to Clean Solar Panels for More Efficient Sustainable Power
Blue microfiber cloth cleaning metal on outside of refrigerator doors
From Aluminum to Steel, Learn How to Keep Metal Clean
Removing rust from shower head
Here's How to Remove Rust From All Types of Surfaces
Woman dusting tall window frame with extendable duster on brick wall
Ditch Dust for Good With Our Best-Ever Dusting Tips
Person cleaning fireplace
How to Keep Your Fireplace Looking and Working Its Best
Living room with velvet couch
Keep Your Velvet Couches and Chairs Clean With These Tips
Wood furniture being cleaned with white rag
Help Wood Furniture Look Brand-New (and Last Longer) With These Tips
Outdoor fire pit on gravel next to cleaning materials
A Clean Fire Pit Is a Safe Fire Pit—Here's How to Keep Yours Tidy
Chrome sink faucet cleaned with blue microfiber cloth next to bottle of tea tree hand wash
Here's How to Keep Chrome Shiny and Bright Using Ingredients You Probably Already Have
Mousepad with florals and foliage design under white mouse next to laptop
Your Mousepad Is Filthy! Here's How to Clean It the Right Way
Male hand cutting rug grip tape applied to back of area rug
11 Solutions to Keep Rugs from Slipping and Sliding
Brown leather couch with white striped pillow on cushions
How to Remove Stains and Keep Your Leather Sofa Soft and Supple
Student looking at laptop screen as teacher completes lesson
Here's How to Quickly Clean a Laptop Screen the Right Way
Super glue squeeze bottle open with super glue on wooden surface closeup
Super Glue Have You Stuck? Here's 10 Ways to Remove It
Black plastic trash bin cleaned to remove scratches from surface
Get Rid of Ugly Scratches on Plastic Furniture and Accessories
cleaning vinyl records
Clean Vinyl Records the Right Way to Eliminate Crackling and Hissing
Wood burning fireplace with picture frames, plants, and extra wood.
10 Fireplace Maintenance Tips
person holding a thermometer
How to Properly Disinfect Every Type of Thermometer After Each Use
Melted black handle on silver tea kettle
Get Rid of the Traces of Melted Plastic From 5 Kitchen Surfaces
cleaning a keyboard with a soft bristle brush
Rid Your Keyboard of Crumbs and Bacteria the Right Way
White portable humidifier releasing steam next to plant
A Dirt Humidifier Can Cause Illness
scent pot
Ways You Can Make Your House Smell Good All the Time
person writing on wood with permanent marker
How to Remove Permanent Marker Stains From Wood
removing a sticker from glass with a scraper
Here's How to Easily Banish Sticker and Label Residue From Glass
cleaning a mirror
Keep Your Mirrors and Their Decorative Frames Sparkling Clean
person cleaning a tv screen
Don't Miss the Action With a Clean TV Screen
Black and white countertop fans next to blue cloth, screwdrivers and spray bottle
Don't Blow Dust Around While You Use Your Fan - Clean It!
White wall being cleaned with green microfiber cloth and gloved behind white bucket and sponges
Keep Your Painted Walls Dust and Dirt-Free
person wiping a granite countertop
Keep Granite Countertops, Mantles, and Floors Shiny and Streak-free
Brown suede couch in living room
Keep Your Beautiful Suede Couch Clean and Stain-Free
Carpet in living room
Deep Clean Your Carpets for a More Germ-Free Home
A white, empty attic
A Dusty Attic = a Dusty House
Room with fresh paint
Get Rid of the Paint Fumes Naturally and Enjoy the New Color
Cloth on fire on stovetop next to blue pot
Clean Away Soot Marks on Walls The Right Way
vacuum cleaner in a living room
Clean Your Vacuum for Better Performance
dusting a baseboard
How to Keep Your Baseboards Sparkling Clean
Mold on tiles
Identify and Remove the Most Common Mold Types in Your Home
Picture of living room with fireplace
A Clean Gas Fireplace Is a Beautiful and Safe Fireplace
vacuuming the inside of a book
How to Freshen Up and Clean a Book
dirty instant pot
Produce Better Dishes with a Clean Instant Pot
removing scuff marks from wallpaper
Banish Scuff Marks From Your Walls and Floors
An image of popcorn ceiling texture
Improve the Looks of Your Popcorn Ceiling With These Cleaning Tips