Over 145 House Cleaning Tips & Tricks
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I've been busy gathering all kinds of house cleaning tips from readers for all kinds of rooms, areas, surfaces, appliances, etc. in your home.

Take a look below for over 145 tips already submitted, or add your own!

I already have quite a few tips for cleaning that have been submitted, along with videos I've embedded onto the site that you can look at.

I have them organized alphabetically, by the type of object you want to clean, so you can find them easily.

You can jump to the section of the page you want by clicking on one of the letters below. In addition, you can submit your own trick or idea here.



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Much of this website is devoted to how to remove various types of stains from various types of surfaces.

However, when you are removing stains you are often cleaning the item too, and so cleaning and stain removal really do overlap and go hand in hand.

I've been getting so many good stain removal tips from readers that I wanted expand and allow you to also submit your own ideas and tricks for house cleaning too.

In addition, I've added some of the best videos I've found from all over the web into this section as well.

So, click here to jump down onto the page to submit your own ideas, so it can be featured here with all the others.

If you have a homemade cleaners recipe to share, click the link to share it. You can also see over 75 other recipes already already submitted, or read my articles on homemade cleaning products for your home.

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"A" Tips

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Cleaning Aluminum Cleaning Aluminum Siding Cleaning Aluminum Wheels Cleaning Appliances

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"B" Tips

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Clean Bamboo Floors Bamboo Floor Tips Barbecue Grill And Grill Grates Cleaning The Bathroom

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Removing Bathroom Mold & Mildew Bathtub Cleaning Removing Rust Stains From Bathtub Naturally Bird Dropping Clean Up From Hard Surfaces

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Clean Blender Quickly And Easily Cleaning Brass Clean Brick Clean Bricks Using Oxygen Bleach

bronze cookware
Cleaning Bronze

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"C" Tips

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Remove Candle Wax Removing Melted Candle Wax From Glass Candleholder Canvas Cleaning Remove Tree Sap From Car

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Reduce Carpet Odors With Essential Oils Egg Stains Off Car Car Upholstery Cleaning Remove Salt And Grit From Car Upholstery

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Clean Cast Iron Cleaning Cast Iron Skillet {Home Remedies} Ceiling Cleaning Clean Ceiling Fans

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Cleaning Chrome Clean Coffee Maker Clean Coffee Pot Coffee Pot Home Remedies

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Cleaning Copper Copper Pots {Home Remedies} Clean Concrete And Remove Stains Remove Crayon On Concrete Or Brick

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Removing Oil Stains From Concrete & Driveways Moss Removal From Concrete, Driveways And Walkways Cleaning Corian Remove Pencil Lead From Corian

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Removing Countertop Stains Remove Crayon Marks And Stains Cleaning Crevices, Moulding & Tight Spaces Clean Cutting Board With Salt

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"D" Tips

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Clean Deck And Remove Stains Clean Diamond Jewelry 6 Strategies To Empty The Dishwasher Cleaning Dishwasher

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Clean Dishwasher With Vinegar What To Do When Kids Using Too Much Dish Soap Remove Marker Marks From Baby Doll Drain Cleaning

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Vinegar And Baking Soda As Drain Clog Remover Dryer Cleaning Removing Crayon In Dryer Remove Gum From Dryer

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"E" Tips

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Cleaning Eggs Dropped On Floor Descale An Electric Tea Kettle To Remove Hard Water Buildup

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"F" Tips

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Clean Fiberglass Clean Fireworks Stains On Cement And Driveways Clean Artificial Flowers With Salt

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"G" Tips

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Clean Garage Floor Smelly Garbage Disposal Remedies More Remedies For Garbage Disposal Smells Cleaning Gold

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Clean Gold Jewelry How To Remove Graffiti Cleaning Granite Counter Tops Removing Granite Stains From Countertop

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Barbecue Grill Cleaning Clean Grout

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"H" Tips

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Remove Hair Dye From Hard Surfaces Remove Sharpie Ink From Hard Surfaces Removing Hard Water Stains, Spots And Buildup Hard Water Stain Removal Using Vinegar

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Removing Stains On Hardwood Floors Removing Pet Stains From Hardwood Floors

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"I" Tips

No tips have been submitted yet for this letter.

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"J" Tips

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Cleaning Jewelry Use Denture Cleaning Tablets For Jewelry

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"K" Tips

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Clean Kitchen Cabinets Kitchen Hints Clean Kitchen Sinks

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"L" Tips

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Dusting Cloth Lamp Shades Cleaning Leather Removing Mildew From Leather Cleaning Suede & Leather

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"M" Tips

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Mattress Cleaning Remove Urine From Mattress Cleaning Mattress With Baking Soda Clean Mattress Stain Coming From Inside Mattress

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Cleaning Microwave Clean Microwave {Home Remedies} Cleaning & Removing Mildew & Mold Removing Coffee & Tea Rings In Mugs & Cups

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"N" Tips

No tips have been submitted yet for this letter.

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"O" Tips

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Oven Cleaning Cleaning Oven Racks With Ammonia

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"P" Tips

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Cleaning Pearls Remove Pet Hair Cleaning Plastic Remove Carrot Juice Stains From Plastic

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Remove Tomato Stains From Plastic Clean Porcelain Sink Cleaning Pots Cleaning Burned Pots With Baking Soda

pressure wash
How To Pressure Wash

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"Q" Tips

No house cleaning tips have been submitted yet for this letter.

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"R" Tips

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Clean Refrigerator Cleaning Refrigerator Naturally Removing Rust Stains From Objects Removing Rust With Vinegar {From Metal}

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"S" Tips

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Cleaning Shoes Remove Gum On Shoe Remove Scuff Marks From Shoes With Toothpaste Clean A Shower

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Cleaning Shower & Tub Walls & Floor Clean Shower Head With Vinegar Clean Shower Door Wash Shower Curtain

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Clean Shower Curtain Power Wash Siding On Your Home Cleaning Silver Clean Silver Jewelry

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Clean Spice Grinder Disinfect & Clean Sponge Clean Stainless Steel Clean Stainless Steel Sink

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Clean Stove Top Cleaning Stove Drip Pans Suede Cleaning Clean Suede With Baking Soda

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"T" Tips

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Clean Tile Q & A: Rinsing Cleaner From Tile Floor Clean A Toilet Pumice Stick Or Stone For Toilet Ring

lysol cling, lavender scent toothbrushes toy ransom box
Remove Stains Caused By Lysol Cling Gel Clean Toothbrush Toy Ransom Box: To Get Kids To Pick Up

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"U" Tips

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Upholstery Cleaning

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"V" Tips

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Clean Vinyl Floors Cleaning Vinyl Siding

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"W" Tips

little girl cleaning wall crayon on wall permanent marker on wall washing machine
Cleaning Walls Crayon Removal From Walls Permanent Marker Removal From Walls Clean Washing Machine

washing machines white board wood desk crayon removal from wood floors
Getting Rid Of Washing Machine Smell Remove Permanent Marker From White Board Removing Wood Stain Crayon Removal From Wood Floors And Furniture

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Remove Permanent Marker From Wood Surfaces Removing Pet Stains On Wood Floors Removing Water Stains On Wood Floors Removing Water Stains From Wood Using Mineral Oil

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No tips have been submitted yet for this letter.

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Do You Have A Cleaning Tip To Share?

Have you discovered a great way to clean something quickly or easily?

If so we would love to hear your cleaning tips below.

Just tell us what it is you cleaned, and how you did it, giving us enough details that someone else could follow your instructions themselves.

You can also tell us what homemade or commercial cleaning products you used to get the item clean.

Submitted Cleaning Tips

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Feel free to tell us in the comments if the tips worked for you too.

Toy Ransom Box: Method To Get Kids To Pick Up After Themselves 
Ever heard of a toy ransom box? There was some discussion of it here on the site recently when we were discussing how to get kids to pick up after …

Uses For Alka Seltzer For Cleaning Items In Your Home 
Below is a video showing several uses for alka seltzer for cleaning items in your home. The idea for each of them is to let the alka seltzer dissolve …

How To Clean Egg Stains Off Car 
When your car gets egged the most important thing you can do is to get the egg stains off as quickly as possible. This is not too difficult if you realize …

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