Cleaning and Organizing

Keeping your home germ-free is more important than ever—but that doesn’t mean you want to spend all your time cleaning. Here, you’ll find cleaning strategies that will save you time, money and effort, and genius home organizing tips to make the most of every square foot of space.

How to Clean Absolutely Everything in Your Kitchen, According to Charles the Butler

Charles MacPherson—best known as "Charles the Butler" on CTV's The Marilyn Denis Show—shares expert advice on how to make your kitchen sparkle.

How to Clean Your Bathroom Thoroughly—Without Harsh Chemicals

From home remedies to old-school techniques, follow this back-to-basics guide for a greener, cleaner bathroom.


10 Organizing Shows on Netflix That Will Inspire You to Declutter Now

Looking for storage solutions to bring order to a cluttered space? You'll find plenty of inspiration in these must-watch series.


What You Should Know About Laundry Stripping

Thought your machine-washed sheets and towels were thoroughly clean? Think again!


Secrets Professional Organizers Don’t Want You to Know

Want to expand your living space—without taking a sledgehammer to the walls? Here's how to make the most of every...

The 10 Most Disgusting House Bugs (And How to Get Rid of Them)

Although some are harmful, others are kind of helpful. Either way, we’ll show you how to kick these creepy-crawlies out.


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11 Everyday Items You Don’t Wash Nearly Enough

Warning: You’ll want to step up your cleaning game after reading this.

Can You Use Dishwasher Tablets to Clean the Shower?

Your dishwasher tablets are tough on soap scum, too.

The Secret Ingredient That Whitens Your Laundry (Without Bleach)

Hint: You've probably got it in your fridge!


How to Tell If You’re Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

Even when laundry is filthy, smelly and stained, more detergent isn't always better...


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How to Remove Water Stains from Wood

Someone forget to use a coaster? Grab any of these household products and you'll be able to buff out those...

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10+ Things You Should Never Clean with Baking Soda

It seems like baking soda can get any job done, but it can actually cause damage when used to clean...


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20 Quick Fixes For Foul Odours Around the House

Dealing with a smelly pet or can't stand the smell of fresh paint? Look no further than your kitchen to...


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15 Things You Should Never Store in Your Garage

If you want to keep your home pest-free and your belongings in good condition, never store these items in your...


Your Dishwasher Tablets Can Actually Clean Your Oven—Here’s How

It turns out dishwasher tablets are tough on grease and grime all over the kitchen!


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Genius Hacks That Make Laundry Day Less of a Hassle

Doing the laundry might not be your favourite chore, but these time-saving tricks will definitely make it easier.

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11 Things You Shouldn’t Store in Your Bathroom

Just because these products are meant to be used in the bathroom, doesn't mean they should be stored there.


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9 Things All Homeowners Should Do Once a Week

Ready to run a tighter ship? These weekly tune-ups will keep your home clean, organized and efficient in every way.


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7 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Refrigerator

These common habits could be taking years off of your hard-working kitchen appliance.


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10 Smart Tricks to Keep Your Shoes Stink-Free

Things like bacteria, sweat, and other foot problems or injuries can cause your shoes to smell. Make them last longer...


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8 Things Professional Cleaners Do Daily to Keep Their Own Homes Spotless

Who better to share housekeeping tips than professional cleaners? Here's what the pros do every day to keep their own...


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The Filthiest Items in Your Home (and How to Clean Them!)

Areas that are tough to clean—whether it's because they're tricky to reach or take too much elbow-grease—are often the most...


How To Organize Your Nightstand—And Why You Should

Nightstand doubling as a dumping ground? Organizing it is easier than you think, and it might even help you sleep...


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7 Surprisingly Germy Kitchen Items You Never Think to Clean

The sponge and the sink are obvious culprits, but new research shows that other everyday kitchen objects harbour germs can...

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12 Things You Should Never Pour Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...


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13 Laundry Mistakes Everyone Makes (And How to Fix Them)

Keep your clothes cleaner, your home greener and your hydro bill a bit more manageable with these expert laundry tips.


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30 Things You Can Organize in Under 30 Minutes

In the time it takes to bake brownies, you can tackle one of these surprisingly simple organizing projects and see...


Utensils in the Dishwasher: Should They Point Up or Down?

It's a debate as old as time (or at least as old as dishwashers). Do you point your utensils up...


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20+ Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Dishwasher

Unless you actually enjoy washing dishes by hand, you'll want to avoid these common dishwasher maintenance mistakes.


Yes, You Can Wash “Dry Clean Only” Clothes at Home—Here’s How

Don't be intimidated by at-home dry cleaning. This step-by-step guide will have you cleaning everything from dress shirts to dresses...