Tips for keeping the busiest and messiest room in your house frugally clean

Cleaning: Kitchens

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Spring Cleaning In Your Kitchen

Leanne Ely

We all like to keep a clean kitchen, but every few months, it's important to give the kitchen a good scrub down and get everything freshened up and organized.

How to Clean Greasy Kitchen Cabinets

TDS Readers' Solutions

What can be used to clean greasy kitchen cupboards? Our readers share their tips and tricks on how to get the grime off of kitchen cabinets.

How to Clear a Clogged Drain Naturally

Ryan Edun

These steps will clear most clogs caused by common problems like grease, soap, food, and hair. Just a little time, elbow grease, and non-toxic chemicals should get the job done.


How to Clean and Restore Cast Iron Cookware

TDS Readers' Solutions

Our readers share their tips and tricks on seasoning cast iron cookware for years of cooking bliss.

Easy Oven Cleaning without Harsh Chemicals

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Is it possible to really clean an oven without harsh chemicals? Our readers share their tips and tricks on easily cleaning an oven without nasty chemicals.

Dishwashing Tricks for Hard to Clean Surfaces

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Most people don't love washing dishes. Add a few hard-to-clean pots with cooked-on gunk and the job gets even more unpleasant. Our readers share their dishwashing tips and tricks for hard to clean surfaces.

Dishwasher Maintenance

Audrey M. Smith

The next time you find yourself reaching for the phone to call a dishwasher repairman because the dishes are coming out dirtier than they went in, stop. For sparkling clean dishes load after load, a dishwasher needs monthly cleaning.

Cleaning Used Appliances

TDS Readers' Solutions

If you believe in buying small appliances used rather than overpaying for new, here are some tips to clean and sanitize them.

Renewing Pots and Pans

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Have your stainless steel pots and pans gotten black from grease and heat on the sides and bottom? Our readers share their nifty, thrifty ideas for renewing pots and pans.

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Video: DIY Pot Scrubbers

Jeff Yeager

Degreasing Range Hood Filters

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10 Helpful Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Monica Resinger

Repairing Countertop Burns

The Natural Handyman

2 Dozen Uses for Baking Soda

Irene Zundel

Removing Stainless Steel Scratches

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Brightening Stainless Steel

The Natural Handyman

Cleaning Stained Glassware

TDS Readers' Solutions

Cleaning Grout

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Cleaning Stove Top Burners

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