Few, if any, flooring experts recommend steam cleaning hardwood floors. So I haven’t – til now. My experience using the Monster steam mop vs Bona spray mop.
Want the best household cleaning tips and cleaning products? You've come to the right place! Here, homeowners are sharing their personal reviews of popular cleaning products -- including the good & the bad, the pros & the cons, the ones you should try & the ones you should skip. Plus, all our favorite cleaning tips to get the job done right the first time... while saving time and money in the long run.
I tried 3 chemical-free cleaning products: A Dishwasher Disk and Laundry Balls that each use bio ceramic cleaning beads instead of harsh detergents. Also, scented dryer balls.
Want to know how to clean a sponge & remove 99.9% of bacteria? Facts about cleaning sponges in the microwave, dishwasher, with vinegar and with bleach.
Is the battery-powered Bona Motion mop better than the original Bona hardwood floor mop? My review of the Bona Motion spray mop with sonic cleaning power.
My personal experience with the Shark Steam Mop, including pros & cons. I’ve used 11 of them – at home and work. See why I like the Shark Steam Mop so much.
For the past 12 years, I’ve been using an Oreck Compact Canister Handheld Vacuum. It’s kinda clunky, slightly noisy, and has bags that need to be changed all the time. So I set out to find a better hand vac. Here are the best hand vacs I found for vacuuming hardwood floors – especially pet hair and stairs.
If you’re thinking of getting gutter guards, here are 8 reasons why you should consider micro mesh gutter guards. I spoke with Alex Higgenbotham, inventor of the gutter guard micromesh technology that’s used in Mastershield gutter guards and Leaf Filter gutter guards.
Here’s how, why, and how often you should clean your air ducts — especially if you’ve recently remodeled, live in an area where there’s new construction, or have a lot of pets.
In terms of hardness, Travertine is about as hard as Marble, but not as hard as Granite. I’ve learned firsthand that keeping your Travertine surfaces looking their best requires some extra attention when it comes to cleaning… and sealing. These tips will help you keep your Travertine looking great for years.
Dust spray is the best way to control dust and allergens inside your home. There are many dust sprays; some work better than others. Choosing the right dust control spray is key to having a home that remains dust free longer without a sticky residue or waxy build-up which actually just attracts more dust. Here are the top 4 dust control sprays.
Stainless steel requires careful cleaning in order to maintain its luster. Abrasive cleaners or those containing chlorine can cause permanent damage and discoloration to the surface of your stainless steel appliances. Here’s how to clean stainless steel and remove scratches from stainless steel appliances.
I used to spend a fortune on those foaming soap dispensers filled with Dawn dishwashing soap! Not any more. Now I refill those pump bottles with my own homemade foaming soap. Here’s how to make foaming soap. Plus, how to make your foaming soap bottles look much more attractive on your kitchen counter!
Earlier, I wrote about the life expectancy of home components — things like appliances, doors, flooring, faucets and fixtures. Now, here’s how long household products last — including cleaners, electronics, furniture, bedding, carpet & rugs.
Here are 5 home recipes to make your own natural fabric softener, plus 3 great tips for removing static cling in the dryer, and 4 ways to remove static cling on clothes as you’re wearing them!
If you’re tired of climbing a ladder to clean gutters, here are a variety of other tools and products that will make cleaning your gutters easier than ever before!
There’s a home burglary every 15 seconds. 60% of burglaries take place while the home is occupied. Here are the best DIY home security things you can do yourself to stay safe.
Tips for choosing air filters for your home’s heating and cooling system. Are expensive air filters really better than the cheaper ones? What’s the difference between the all the different types of home air filters? Here’s what to look for.
There are 2 big reasons that most fogless shower mirrors fail:1) They don’t stay on the wall for long; 2) They don’t remain fog free for long. The ToiletTree Fogless Mirror addresses both of those concerns. As a result, it stays fog free… AND it stays on the wall!
If your roof has black streaks on the asphalt shingles or a green mossy growth on the roof, you’ve got roof mold or algae. See why it accumulates, plus how to remove algae from the roof of your house.
The following items pose a hazard to the environment and human well-being and, therefore, must be recycled in other ways. Usually, this means taking the item to a Household Hazardous Waste collection center in your community. Extra precautions should be taken when disposing of these items.
The advantages of using oxygen bleach products over chlorine bleach products far outweigh the disadvantages. Oxygen bleach is environmentally safe and non-toxic — reasons alone to switch from chlorine bleach to oxygen bleach.
See, point-by-point, why I — and lots of other people — prefer front loading washing machines. I’ve highlighted 7 key reasons here.
Want to keep your hardwood floors looking clean and brand new for years?!… Here are the tips I received from a hardwood floor expert, along with the hardwood floor mop I ultimately decided on… and why.
No matter where you live, or how much you like your neighbors, the minute a neighbor fires up a noisy leaf blower, you’re at their mercy and have to deal with the loud noise & air pollution. Still, leaf blowers are commonly seen as the simpler, faster option when it comes to gathering leaves. But are they really more efficient than raking?…
Tips for choosing the best rake for the job at hand. Hopefully, the following information about leaf rakes, garden rakes, and everything in between will open your eyes to a whole new and wonderful world of yard rakes. Indeed, the common rake has been redesigned many times over!