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A Trick for Refreshing Denim Without a Wash

A Trick for Refreshing Denim Without a Wash

Ever buy a pair of expensive – like really expensive – jeans? If they were made from raw denim, also known as dry denim, you may have gotten some very specific care-and-cleaning advice before leaving the store: don’t wash them. At all. For six months ...
5 Tips for Cleaning Stone Surfaces

5 Tips for Cleaning Stone Surfaces

Finally saying goodbye to the kitschy 1950s yellow-and-green ceramic tile in your bathroom? Congrats on the remodel. If your upgrade involves new stone surface— marble, granite, slate or maybe sandstone—you’re going to need to change the way you clea ...
10 Tips for Raising Tidy Kids

10 Tips for Raising Tidy Kids

In some ways, it’s easier to let your children be slobs and do all of the cleaning yourself. That way, you can fluff your pillows exactly the way you want them fluffed, avoid getting cut by a butter knife when you reach into the place where you keep ...
How to Get More Out of Your Dishwasher

How to Get More Out of Your Dishwasher

Few things are more mysterious than a dishwasher. Load it up, push a button and, like magic, caked-on guck, sticky crumbs and stubborn smears disappear. If peeking behind the curtain to discover the real story doesn’t interest you, skip straigh ...
The Secret to a (Naturally) Spotless House

The Secret to a (Naturally) Spotless House

Whether you’re prepping the house for a visit from the in-laws or tidying up the mess left behind after your guests have gone, chances are you’ll be doing some cleaning this holiday season. And chances are, you don’t have a whole lo ...