The Trick to Cleaning Faster

Spend less time cleaning with these speedy tips from home cleaning expert Donna Smallin Kuper.

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Pro Cleaning Secrets

These pros know cleaning. It's their business to take a home from dingy to dazzling as quickly and easily as possible. Check out these tips, direct from the cleaning experts, and you'll feel confident bringing their job home with you.

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Clean With What You Already Have

Get your house in tip-top shape with tools you wouldn't think to use for cleaning. And another perk? You probably already have these secret cleaners in your home.

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Habits to Stop Now

It is possible to clean incorrectly. Here are some common cleaning habits you'd be better off breaking.

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How to Clean Stainless Steel

Make the stainless steel appliances in your kitchen sparkle with these tips for cleaning and eliminating smudges and fingerprints.

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Clothing Care 101

From cotton to silk, the fabrics in your wardrobe need specific care. With these fabric care tips for washing, drying, and treating stains, you can keep your clothing looking fabulous.

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How to Remove Stains from Laundry

Get all of our best stain removal tips and tricks to help you tackle whatever stain comes your way.

Download and print this handy chart showing how to remove common varieties of stains from washable fabrics. Post a copy in your laundry room for quick reference.

PLUS: Learn how to solve hundreds of stains with our free tool, Stain Fixes.

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Stain Removal: What Not to Do

Three Stain Removal Tips

Tip 1: Stock your shelves.

Having the right products is key to removing stains. Different types of stains need different treatments to be successfully eliminated.

Learn what stain-fighting products to keep in your arsenal.

Tip 2: Understand your stain-fighters.

Knowing what treatments work best for different categories of stains will help you decide what course of action to take when you encounter a stain.

See why common stain-fighters work and how they can help you in almost any stain situation.

Tip 3: Know what not to do.

Treating stains sounds pretty straightforward, but specific methods work better than others, and there are some things you should never do.

Read on for the dos and don't of removing stains.


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