Best red wine stain removersWith these stainbusters at the ready, your carpet and clothes will be safe.
When your valentine prefers to sip — and then spill — cabernet instead of chardonnay, there's no need to panic. The stain wizards in our GHRI Cleaning Products Lab put 10 formulas for erasing red wine stains to the test. We spilled, blotted, applied, and laundered to see how completely each product restored white cotton and polyester fabrics and nylon carpet versus standard remedies like salt and carpet cleaner. With these winners, there'll be no crying over spilled wine ... and we'll drink to that.
($9 for 8 oz., amazon.com)
It not only zapped stains, but also was the easiest to rinse out of the carpet's pile without damaging it.
($7 for 12 oz., amazon.com)
Less pricey per ounce, this stomped out red spots on carpet and polyester (cotton needed a double shot).
Wine B' Gone
($20, 16 oz.; amazon.com)
This sudsy, strong-scented champ also erases coffee, tea, and other stains. Apply lightly.
cleaning & organizing: bring order to your home
The transition from wiping salt-encrusted snow to grass-flecked mud off our floors means acknowledging the long-awaited change in weather. While we’re happy to wave goodbye to backbreaking shoveling and let in some much-needed fresh air, there is one little catch: spring comes hand-in-hand with full-on cleaning. Yes, it’s time to stop procrastinating, drag our butts off the couch and embark on our annual home cleansing. Here are 10 cleaning recipes using safe, natural, non-toxic ingredients that are probably sitting in your fridge and cabinet right now. By Cordelia Tai
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Giving your home an eco-friendly spring-cleaning might seem like a challenge at first; you care about the environment and keeping your family healthy, but you also want clean laundry, shiny dishes and a spotless kitchen. To help you achieve all that, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most effective products that get their cleaning power from natural, nontoxic and biodegradable ingredients.
From compact household gadgets that pack a punch to items that will organize tight spaces, we’ve found 15 products to make your life and home shine.
Think of this as your ultimate cleaning checklist: Easy ways to get your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room, laundry room, and patio in tip-top shape for spring.
Beautiful on the outside, functional on the inside.
Living with limited square footage? From seating that can be tucked away easily to a grater that folds flat, you'll need these home essentials for your small space. By Sarah Yang
According to feng shui (pronounced “fung shway”) principles, a messy closet can indicate a messy life. If you’ve been thinking about decluttering your life, check out these simple and basic things you can do to tidy up that chaotic closet. You know the one.
Tackle these small tasks with big impact to give your house a mini face-lift. Lou Manfredini, Ace Hardware's home expert, lends his know-how.
Before you break out your rubber gloves, get a reality check on these old wives' tales.
If you thought the shower was the one place you could ignore your phone, think again.