cleaning

Avoid Fighting Over Who Does The Dishes By Making It A Competition

Doing the dishes is a simple chore, but for some reason, nobody ever wants to tackle it. By making it a competition with something at stake, everyone in the household might want to make an effort.


Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Wash My Fruit And Vegetables Before Eating?

Dear Lifehacker, Pesticides and disease-causing bacteria aren’t welcome guests on my fruits and vegetables. But does washing really remove them? And do I have to buy a special product, or can I whip something up at home that’s just as good?


De-Stink Your Humidifier With Borax

Over time, humidifiers can pick up odours because of bacteria, mildew, or just stagnant water. You can get your smelling fresh again with borax.


Clean Your Electric Kettle With Citric Acid Powder

Some electric kettles have narrow openings that make it difficult to get a scrubbing brush inside. Fortunately, you can get them clean with some boiling water and a little citric acid powder.


This Graphic Shows How To Clean Your Kitchen With Everyday Ingredients

Cleaning all the appliances in your kitchen might not be your definition of fun, but a sparkling kitchen is nice to have. You can refresh your kitchen with common ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.


Remove Pet Hair From Fabric With A Pumice Stone

Sometimes, a vacuum just won’t cut it for removing pet hair, especially in locations hard to get with a full-size cleaner. A simple pumice stone will do a remarkably good job at getting pet hair out of fabrics.


Make Dishes Fresh And Sparkly With A Lemon Wedge In The Dishwasher

Lemons have the power to remove rust from your knives and de-stink your garbage disposal. They can also make a load of dishes smell great and shine like they’re brand new.


Get Rid Of Clutter By Defining Each Room's Purpose

Defining the purpose of each room is a powerful tool for banishing clutter and getting organised. You’ll know exactly where everything should go and get rid of any “catch-all” spots that turn into piles of clutter.


Clean The Dust Out Of Your PC's Video Card With This Video Guide

Computers get dusty. It’s a fact of life. They’re easy to clean, but a few parts — like the video card — may require a deeper shining once in a while. The folks at LinusTechTips show us how to clean the dust bunnies out of your GPU for fast, cool and quiet performance.


Declutter Your Entire Home With This 8-Week Plan

Few of us have the time or energy to declutter our entire home in one go, but in 30 minutes or less every day over a month and a half? It just might be possible. This plan can help.