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

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

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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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Linens are a home essential. From bath towels and washcloths, to bed sheets and bedding to kitchen towels, linens are important for keeping your family clean and comfortable. Learn how to care for these important linens with our laundry and buying guides. Brush up on the basics of buying bedding, learn the difference between muslin and percale and what thread counts really mean and what lingo matters. Know how often to wash your sheets and what temperature gets them the cleanest. If you have antique linens that require special care, we will walk you through the process, so they'll last for many years to come. Learn how to store all of your linens so you have them at-the-ready when guests show up unannounced and how proper storage can make your linen closet more efficient. Different materials needs different types of care, so let us sift through all of the information and give you the high points. Linens should last you a long time, and with these tips, you can be armed for the long haul.

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