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Paint Small And Intricate Spaces With A Sponge

The next time you’re painting chair spindles or the banister of your stairs, ditch the paintbrush and grab a sponge. Country Chic Paint (CCP) says sponges are easier in small, uneven and intricate spaces.

How To Turn Your Bedroom Into A Sleeper's Paradise [Infographic]

You want your bedroom to be a relaxing retreat that you return to at the end of the day that encourages deep, restful sleep, and shields you from the blinding sun. We’ve talked about how to do this before, but this graphic wraps a few of those tips into a simple, easy to follow package.

This Chart Explains Every Use For Every Vacuum Cleaner Attachment You Own

I love my vacuum cleaner, but I have no idea what to do with some of those attachments. (I call the long tube extension “the spider catcher.”) Luckily, Real Simple has this graphic of pretty much every vacuum attachment that exists, from basic to super specific.

Quickly Clean Your Car Air Vents With A Foam Paint Brush

Car air vents can get pretty dusty over time, but getting between those narrow slots makes them tough to clean with just a rag. If you need some extra reach, you can get a reusable tool that will take care of the job for about $1.

Your Laundry Room Is Surprisingly Dirty

Some spots in your house, like the bathroom or kitchen sink, are obvious hangouts for bacteria. Your laundry room is another surprisingly bacteria-ridden spot, though.

Five Ways To Extend The Life Of Five Major Household Appliances

You rely on your fridge, dishwasher, oven and laundry to work, and work well when you need them. The last thing you want is for them to fail, or cost you a ton of money to repair or replace. Here are five simple tips from US News Money to keep those appliances in good, working order for the long haul.

Keep A Squeegee In Your Shower And You'll Never Have To Scrub It Again

Mildew, water stains and other buildup make a shower look dirty even when it’s relatively clean. You can give it a good scrubbing every couple of weeks to make it look nice, or save yourself the fuss and use this squeegee trick instead.

Ask LH: What's The Most Effective Place To Position Toilet Cleaners?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a strange but real question: What is the optimal location to position toilet cubes or other cleaners on the side of toilets? Do they do anything other than change the colour of the water blue? Are the ones you stick to the side of the bowl any better than the hanging caged ones?

Clean And Freshen Your Pillows In Three Simple Steps

You bury your face in your pillows every night, so it’s a good idea to clean them every once in a while. Fortunately, it’s super easy to do. Just follow these three steps.

Kick Off A Cleaning Spree With The '10 Things' Rule

When you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for motivation, even simple things like cleaning the house can seem overwhelming. This mental trick can turn a quick tidying session into a full on cleaning frenzy.

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