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Cleaning Maintenance

Our cleaning maintenance tips can help you keep your home clean and tidy.

When to Throw Away a Kitchen Sponge

Learn why—and when—to discard a kitchen sponge before it can do more harm than good.

How to Clean a Dryer Vent

Excessive dryer lint buildup can pose a fire hazard, so it’s important to clean it at least once a year. Read this guide to learn how to clean your dryer vent in five easy steps.

The 4 Best Robot Mops (2022 Review)

Cleaning your floors is no longer an annoying chore once you invest in a robot mop to tackle this task on your behalf. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the four best robot mops on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Clean Windows Like a Pro

Looking for the best window washing solutions? Follow our DIY window cleaning tips.

A Guide to Garage Organization, Storage, and Cleaning

Here are 14 garage organization ideas and tips to help start cleaning up and maximizing your garage space.

How to Clean a Dishwasher

Is your dishwasher ready for prime time? Here are some dishwasher cleaning tips to ensure that your dinnerware gets sparkling clean

How to Clean a Microfiber Sofa or Chair

Microfiber is becoming an increasingly more popular furniture option these days. The synthetic but soft fabric is made from thin fibers that can make a couch or chair look like suede or leather, but costs far less than those materials. How do you keep it looking new? Read on for our microfiber cleaning tips.

Cleaning Tips for Tricky Spots

Address the annoyingly tough-to-reach places with these smart strategies

How to Clean a Window Air Conditioner

Stay cool and save money with five simple tasks–most done just once a year–that ensure your unit keeps working efficiently.

How to Clean Laminate Floors

Once installed, laminate must be properly cared for to keep it looking as good as day one. Read on for our tips for cleaning your laminate floors.

How to Clean a Washing Machine

Keep your front loader mold-free! High-efficiency front-loading washing machines use less water and energy, plus get clothes cleaner than their top-loading competition—but they’re also more prone to developing odors and mildew. Here, ways to turn a stinky washer into a clean machine