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Do you save more water using a dishwasher or hand-washing dishes?

DWYM Staff  |  July 9, 2024

Where does your household stand in this debate? Hint: there's only one winner.

10 Magic Eraser tricks to make dirt disappear around the house

Megan Fenno  |  June 21, 2024

With a Magic Eraser in hand I went on a cleaning spree, and was blown away by all the things they can be used for!

Bissell Little Green Vacuum

The Bissell Little Green portable carpet cleaner is just $88 right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 20, 2024

This popular cleaner, which is handy for pet stains and hard-to-vacuum spots like stairs and upholstery, is more than $35 off at Walmart.

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55 ridiculously cheap and easy home repair hacks

DWYM Staff  |  June 16, 2024

Learn the easiest way to patch a hole, caulk a tub, quiet squeaky floors and much more with objects you already have around the house.

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How to clean your windows and keep them streak-free

Shea Simmons  |  June 8, 2024

We checked with cleaning experts to bring you practical tips and techniques to banish streaks and achieve crystal-clear results every time.

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How to clean your toilet without cleaning products

Fiona Tapp  |  June 4, 2024

Denture tabs, vinegar, cola and other unconventional methods can all help rid your toilet of stains and odors.

Grandma's secret spot remover

Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover gets out all my kids’ clothing stains

Anna Weaver  |  May 15, 2024

Kids' clothing stains are difficult to remove, but this Amazon stain remover is about to cut through everything from chocolate to ink.

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Do those cleaning spin brushes work? We tried one to find out

Paige Cerulli  |  April 30, 2024

If you've seen a cleaning spin brush go viral, you're not alone, and we decided to find out if these gadgets are good as they seem.

Method All Purpsoe Cleaner, Shark Vacuum, and Clorox spray cleaner

Experts told us the cleaning tools they can’t live without

Krissy Howard  |  March 18, 2024

From a grease-targeting cleaner to a solution for your pet hair problem, these expert-recommended cleaning tools can make the difference.

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15 cleaning tools that’ll make life so much simpler

Fiona Tapp  |  March 13, 2024

These top-rated Amazon cleaning tools will help you maintain a sparkling home with minimal effort and maximum impact.

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How to clean white shoes made of any material

DWYM Staff  |  February 22, 2024

Wondering how to make your scuffed white shoes pop with brilliance again? Here's how to clean shoes made of canvas, leather and more.

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How to clean your suede shoes

Emily O'Brien  |  February 10, 2024

This step-by-step guide will teach you how to clean suede shoes and suggest the best products to use for keeping your footwear looking like new.

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The 12 best vacuum deals from Amazon’s Winter Sale

Marie Rossiter  |  January 19, 2024

The new year is a great time for cleaning up your space! Get some help with these great vacuum deals from Amazon.

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Do you really need to use fabric softener?

Emily O'Brien  |  January 19, 2024

Nowadays, using fabric softener might not be the best way to make sure your laundry is soft and free of static cling.

Pet Vacuums

The Best Pet Vacuums That Won’t Break The Bank, According To Experts

Laura Bradley  |  January 11, 2024

If you have a furry friend, you know pet hair can be a pain, but thankfully, these expert-recommended pet vacuums can help.

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7 ways to keep your rugs clean when you have pets

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  December 14, 2023

Have pets and rugs? You know they don't go together very well. Experts weigh in on how to deal with rug stains with you've got furry friends.

The best pressure washers for blasting away dirt and grime

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  October 19, 2023

When you have a big clean-up job to tackle outside your home, nothing works quite as well as a pressure washer.

Get this cordless handheld vacuum for only $35 (regularly $200)

Marie Rossiter  |  September 7, 2023

This cordless, handheld vacuum on Amazon comes with a mounting rack and two attachments and can last 30 minutes with a full charge.

These are the cleaning products professional cleaners actually prefer

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  September 5, 2023

From the best all-purpose cleaner to the top detergent, these are the products that professional cleaners love the most.

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Tide detergent box gets smaller, but is it really shrinkflation?

John Matarese  |  August 14, 2023

Don't Waste Your Money checked in on a change to Tide's packaging. The box contains less detergent but says you'll get more loads out of it.

How a collapsible waste bin can keep your kitchen tidier

Jennifer Graham Kizer  |  August 7, 2023

These affordable collapsible waste bins attach to the side of your counter to catch food scraps as you work.

Should you hire an estate sale company to clear out Mom and Dad’s home?

DWYM Staff  |  July 31, 2023

The death of a loved one is always challenging. But, then, survivors must contend with the person's belongings.

Got a tiny kitchen? This expandable dish rack can help—and it’s on sale

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 29, 2023

This Joseph Joseph smart dish rack works well in small kitchens, since it holds up to eight items for easy, convenient drying.

Dyson V8 Origin+ wall charger

This Dyson cordless vacuum is 40% off at Walmart

Emily O'Brien  |  May 23, 2023

Dyson's V8 Origin+ cordless stick vacuum is normally $419.90, but you can get it on sale right now for just $249.99.

Mature man washing his car in driveway

9 tricks car detailers use to get your vehicle squeaky clean

Emily O'Brien  |  May 19, 2023

Getting your car detailed professionally can be costly, but with certain tricks, you can do it at home yourself for much less.

Why do my clothes have holes in them after I wash them?

Emily O'Brien  |  May 18, 2023

While finding holes in your clothes can be frustrating, being more careful with how you wash them may help prevent them from developing.

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This clever trick will help you sweep up every last bit of dirt

Emily O'Brien  |  May 12, 2023

Sweeping up that last line of dust left behind by your dustpan has always been a (relatable) problem, but this little trick fixes it.

Family inside car on road trip

Why your car really does need a garbage can

Emily O'Brien  |  May 11, 2023

For less than $10, car garbage cans can tidy up that mess in no time flat and prevent it from ever accumulating again.

S&T dish soap dispenser

This dish soap dispenser eliminates clutter at your kitchen sink

Emily O'Brien  |  May 9, 2023

This handy dish soap dispenser is designed to reduce mess next to your sink and make doing dishes more fun.

These $12 fridge liners make clean up so much easier

Marie Rossiter  |  May 5, 2023

If you never want to scrub your refrigerator again, order these handy liners from Amazon for under $12 to protect your shelves from spills.

Watering garden flowers using hose

This clever hack turns your garden hose into a pressure washer

Emily O'Brien  |  April 30, 2023

If you need to spray down difficult-to-clean items, you can use your garden hose with this clever hack found on TikTok.

Dirty dishes in the sink to be washed

Can you use hand soap to wash dishes?

Emily O'Brien  |  April 27, 2023

If you've run out of dish soap, some hand soaps (even bar soaps!) can help you get your dishes clean. For the best results, follow these tips.

Red Converse All Stars

How to clean your Converse sneakers

Emily O'Brien  |  April 10, 2023

Converse sneakers are relatively easy to spruce up and can be treated with everyday household ingredients you probably have on hand.

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For cleaner, easier laundry, skip these mistakes

Bridget Sharkey  |  April 6, 2023

What are the most common laundry mistakes that people make? Check out our list of common laundry blunders — and what you should do instead.

messy bed sheets and pillows

Here’s how often you really need to wash your sheets

Emily O'Brien  |  April 5, 2023

You may be surprised to know how much dust, dirt and dander collects on your sheets, meaning they need to be washed more than you think.

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This is the right way to clean a roasting rack

Emily O'Brien  |  March 25, 2023

Using a few easy cleaning hacks will help you get the grime off your roasting rack so you can use for years to come.

Woman swipes up dust on furniture with finger

This is the right way to get rid of dust in your home

Tricia Goss  |  March 17, 2023

Learning how to dust your home in the most effective, efficient way will save you time and maybe even help with allergies.

Happy woman looks at phone while doing laundry

How to make money doing laundry with SudShare

Tricia Goss  |  March 8, 2023

Looking for a way to earn money while also spending more time at home? If you have a vehicle, a washer and a dryer, SudShare could be a side hustle that lets you do both. Touted as the “Uber for…

The Pink Stuff miracle cleaning paste

Does The Pink Stuff cleaning paste live up to the hype?

Emily O'Brien  |  March 7, 2023

Fans love this all-purpose cleaner, but does it live up to its recent buzz as a 'miracle' product? We put it to the test.

Are you cleaning your kitchen sink often enough?

Emily O'Brien  |  March 2, 2023

The kitchen sink is the workhorse of the room. From washing fruit and vegetables to cleaning up pots and pans, the sink keeps our hands and utensils clean. But that doesn’t mean the sink itself wouldn’t benefit from a regular…

Clean bedding on mattress

How to clean your mattress—and why you really should

Emily O'Brien  |  February 19, 2023

You already know you need to wash your sheets regularly, but you might not have realized that you also need to wash your mattress. Dead skin, dirt, dust, sweat and more can gather beneath your bedding, making it a lot…

Best Paper Towel

4 ways to use fewer paper towels and save money

Emily O'Brien  |  February 6, 2023

Use these tips to help conserve your paper towel use and stretch your supply, which will keep more money in your pocket.

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How to clean a glass oven door

Emily O'Brien  |  February 4, 2023

Get rid of baked on grease and grime with these simple steps for cleaning your oven door safely with baking soda and vinegar.

8 simple rules for keeping your home clean and organized

Tricia Goss  |  January 30, 2023

A clean and organized home is aesthetically pleasing and can give you peace of mind. Keeping your home free from clutter and mess is no easy task, but setting up simple routines can make a huge difference. Having systems to…

Clean white shower curtain in bathroom

5 mistakes you’re making with your shower curtain

Emily O'Brien  |  January 19, 2023

You might think the bathroom is the simplest space in your house to decorate and maintain because there’s not much to it. Most people simply hang up a shower curtain and plastic liner and call it good, right? There’s actually…

Best Nonstick Pan/Skillet

Tips for cleaning nonstick pans and dishes

Emily O'Brien  |  January 13, 2023

There’s nothing quite like cooking with a new nonstick pan. You can whip up scrambled eggs or sear a steak quickly and easily, without feeling like you need to pull your hair out afterward trying to scrape it clean.  The…

Pilling and lint on woman's sweater

7 secrets to lint-free clothes

Emily O'Brien  |  January 4, 2023

Lint is always a drag, whether it’s from pilled clothing or our pets, but luckily, with a few tricks up your sleeve, it’s pretty easy to remove. Several types of materials act as magnets for lint, such as linen, synthetic…

Towel in basket on wooden table in bathroom

5 Mistakes You’re Probably Making While Cleaning the Bathroom

Emily O'Brien  |  December 16, 2022

While cleaning the bathroom is probably one of your least favorite chores, it’s hard not to appreciate a fresh bathroom. It’s always worth the time and energy! That’s why cleaning it quickly and efficiently is your best bet. It’s wise,…

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