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Don’t Try This Viral Dishwasher ‘Hack’

I hate washing dishes, and buying dishwashing supplies. Two types of soap seems like overkill, yet it is impossible to keep a clean kitchen without dishwashing liquid (for hand washing) and dishwashing detergent (for the dishwasher). If you…

How to Clean Your Vacuum

Photo: Ireshetnikov54 (Shutterstock)Most of our household appliances—including the ones we use to clean our homes—need some kind of maintenance, and vacuums are no exception. And unfortunately, it involves more than simply emptying the bag…

You’re Probably Vacuuming Way Too Fast

Photo: Kostenko Maxim (Shutterstock)Generally speaking, there are two types of vacuuming: A few quick sweeps to pick up crumbs, spilled snacks, and visible dirty; and a more thorough sweep of the entire room while cleaning. Of course, a lot…

Is a Portable Washing Machine Worth It?

Photo: New Africa (Shutterstock)If you rent your home, there’s a good chance one of your biggest pain points is laundry. If there’s no laundry in your unit or building, you’re stuck heading to a laundromat (or your parents’ house) on a…