cleaning tips

Stick a Tennis Ball on the End of Your Broom to Make a Super-Powered Cleaning Tool

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. I learn a lot in my line of work writing about cleaning and organizing. Yes, I “write what I know,” as they say,…

The Single Best Cleaning Tip I Learned from My Italian Mom

The most vivid part of this memory, though, is the unmistakeable whiff of my mom’s preferred cleaning agent: white vinegar. If we’re being honest here, the whole process made the kitchen smell like a pepperoncini pepper from the big house…

Your Sink Is Filthy. Here’s the Easiest Way to Clean It (and All Its Parts).

These Twix Meringue Cookies Put the Candy Right on Top for Halloween Whether or not you’re into costumes, there’s one aspect of Halloween we can all get excited about: the treats. Whether you’re looking for a Halloween bake or really…

The Teeny Tiny (but Very Gross) Thing You’re Forgetting to Clean

So, you’re giving your kitchen a much-needed deep clean. Amazing! Clean counters? Check. Glistening stovetop? Scrubbed-down sink? Check, check. Faucet aerator — wait, what’s that?  Often, while cleaning, we focus on the surfaces we can see. Fair enough — there’s…

7 Things House Cleaners Desperately Wish You Knew

Partner What Kind of Trick-or-Treater Are You: Candy on the Doorstep, or Candy from the Door? (Image Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani)It’s almost time for Halloween, and if there’s any holiday we can get behind, it’s one that’s dedicated to candy. Since it’s…

3 Ways to Make Your Swiffer Last Longer and Cost You Less Money

Partner What Kind of Trick-or-Treater Are You: Candy on the Doorstep, or Candy from the Door? (Image Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani)It’s almost time for Halloween, and if there’s any holiday we can get behind, it’s one that’s dedicated to candy. Since it’s…

3 Surprising Things You Should Be Cleaning in the Dishwasher

Partner What Kind of Trick-or-Treater Are You: Candy on the Doorstep, or Candy from the Door? (Image Credit: Ghazalle Badiozamani)It’s almost time for Halloween, and if there’s any holiday we can get behind, it’s one that’s dedicated to candy. Since it’s…

7 Brilliant Cleaning Tips from Kitchn Readers

Partner An Easy, Crowd-Pleasing Game-Day Pierogy Snack Board by The Cookie Rookie We know game day is technically about the sports, but really, it’s about the snacking. And a great spread full of delicious bites that satisfies a crowd and…

7 Happiness Experts on How to Make Cleaning More Fun

Cleaning is a task that most of us have to do — one that most of us would consider anything but fun. The good news is that things can change! While we can’t promise that cleaning is ever going to…

The Top 10 Ways to Make Your Oven Cleaner (and Just Way Better)

We’re guessing you don’t think about your oven all that much. (Unless you’re panicking that you think you left it on, in which case, see number 10 on this list.) Maybe you get annoyed by spills in your fridge? Or…