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Whether you're getting ready to sell your old house or are moving into a new one, you'll want to make sure the space is clean. Check out these resources to learn everything you need to know about home cleaning.

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At MYMOVE, our reporters create honest, accurate, and objective content to help you make more informed decisions. To support our work, we are paid for providing advertising services. And this article may contain clickable links to advertisers’ products or services and may result in us earning a fee. Discovering rust on your car, metalworks, or […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Siding in 3 Easy Steps

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular materials used on homes in the United States, but like all outdoor surfaces, it can begin to look less-than-perfect over time. Whether you’re battling a build-up of mold and mildew, or imperfections such as dirt, dust, grease, or rust, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve researched […]

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How to Clean Grout

Cleaning grout from your bathroom tiles may seem straightforward, but it can be quite difficult. Due to grout’s porous nature, it quickly absorbs anything that sits on top of it. But getting grout as clean and white as it was when first installed is not impossible. Using the right materials and products is crucial to […]

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The Complete Guide to Window Cleaning

If your home’s windows have dirt, dust, water spots, and other debris covering them, you might not be getting as much natural light as you would like. The best way to bring in additional light (and enjoy the view) is by keeping them clean. If window cleaning isn’t at the top of your to-do list […]

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15 House Cleaning Tips That Make Life Easier

Whether you constantly clean your home, or just give it a quick tidy before guests arrive, knowing a few useful cleaning tips can help make the process easier and more efficient. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most effective house cleaning tips out there.

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How to Test for Mold That’s Hiding In Your House

Mold is a serious potential health hazard that is commonly lurking in all kinds of buildings, residential homes included. Mold can trigger allergic reactions in certain people, causing stuffy sinuses, itchy eyes and skin, difficulty breathing, and even fevers. Other studies have linked the presence of mold in the home with the development of childhood […]

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How To Get Rid of Dust Mites in Your Home and Keep Allergies at Bay

Dust mites in your home are one of the most common allergy and asthma triggers. Because they’re microscopic, it can be tough to identify and figure out how to get rid of dust mites. It’s impossible to get rid of dust mites in your home completely, but there are some steps you can take to limit their numbers, which can reduce allergy symptoms and the chance of asthma attacks.

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Spring Cleaning Tricks and Tips

Spring cleaning is more than just chasing dirt out of your home once a year. It’s an opportunity to re-energize your living space after the dark days of winter have passed. It’s also a vital part of maintaining a healthy home. In cold months, bugs seeking refuge from the elements make their way indoors. You […]

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How to Prevent and Get Rid of Mold in Your Basement

Dangerous and unsightly, mold in your basement can be a damaging invader. According to the EPA, it just takes a little moisture before naturally-occurring mold spores start their rapid growth. Paired with the low airflow of basements, moisture can cause mold growth easily and potentially damage your health and property. Getting rid of mold in […]

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How to Clean Your Shower Head, And Why It’s So Important

Your shower head is one of the hardest-working devices in your household, but also one of the most overlooked when it comes to regular cleaning.  While it’s probably one of the least appealing household tasks, we’ll show you how to clean your shower head easily using a few basic ingredients. While it’s tasked with spraying […]

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How to Get Smoke Smell Out of Your House

If you’re selling your home, you may be concerned about odors. Follow MYMOVE’s step by step guide to learn how to get rid of smoke smell in your house.

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Skunk Smell Removal: A Step-By-Step Guide

For most of us, the smell of skunks is unmistakable. You know the smell as soon as it hits your nostrils — that sharp, sulfuric scent that just won’t dissipate. If you are unlucky enough to have to deal with skunk smell removal in your home or yard, you need to act fast to eliminate […]

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The Best Way to Clean Your Oven

Cleaning your oven has to be up there with the least-liked household chores. It is a difficult and messy job, but important to tackle nonetheless. Finding the best way to clean your oven helps make the job easier and hopefully, more tolerable.

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How to Clean Walls in Your Home

Once you learn how to clean walls, we can guarantee that you’ll be amazed by how much dirt comes off. It may even reveal a totally new shade of paint, especially at touching level. Read on for an in-depth explanation of how to wash walls, one step at a time.

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Mildew vs. Mold: What is the Difference?

The first step to cleaning is knowing what the problem is. Here’s how to tell the difference between mold and mildew in your home and what to do about it.

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How to Clean a Bathtub in 6 Simple Steps

Soaking up suds in the bathtub is one of life’s little pleasures… unless you haven’t cleaned your bathtub in a while. Whether you enjoy baths daily or annually, Learning how to clean a tub can keep your bath looking as fresh as you feel when you come out of it.

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How to Maintain a Clean, Healthy Home During COVID-19

As of April 17, the novel coronavirus pandemic has reached over 2.1 million cases worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 677,000 reported cases. The epicenter of the U.S. outbreak is in the northeast, where coronavirus deaths in New York have topped 14,000. In light of these numbers, it’s understandable that you might […]

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How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell

If you smell mildew in your home, you’ll want to find the source quickly as it’s one of the first indications that mold has begun forming. Thankfully, the steps on how to get rid of mildew smell are much easier than you may realize, and the items needed to remove mildew or musty smells are […]

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Important Tips for Safe and Effective Mold Removal

If there are sections of your home that are damp and unventilated, mold can take hold in only a day or two. It’s important to eliminate mold for the health of both your home and your family. So, following especially rainy weather or a flood, make sure to check for and remediate mold before it […]

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The Best Way to Clean Windows, Step By Step

A homemade water and vinegar window cleaning solution is a budget-friendly and non-toxic alternative to store-bought cleaners. Cleaning windows with vinegar gets rid of grime and streaks naturally. It’s an economical, non-toxic, and anti-bacterial cleaner that’s safe to use around pets and small children. Plus, you’ll leave your windows looking squeaky clean!

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Effective Black Mold Removal Options for Your Home

Black mold has the potential to cause annoying and potentially dangerous health issues. As soon as you notice black mold growth, you need to take steps to remove it and then address the underlying moisture issues that allowed it to grow.

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How to Clean and Safely Remove Bathroom Mold

The bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the home. Since moisture gathers there, it’s prone to water-related problems like mold and mildew. Black mold often appears in the shower because there are many places where water can accumulate and hide. Not treating mold growth can exacerbate allergies, cause respiratory problems, permanently […]

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Break These Bad Living Room Cleaning Habits & Transform Your Living Space

Cleaning is a hassle. But you might be making it harder on yourself than is absolutely necessary. Whether you’re tidying up your bedroom, kitchen or bathroom, banishing your bad habits can make it easier to clean — and easier to keep your place clean. And nowhere will a truly good clean be more apparent than […]

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Bad Bedroom Cleaning Habits to Put to Bed

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s where you go to rest and get rejuvenated. It’s where you dream, plan and — if you’re like us — do a lot of your Netflix binging. This is a restorative space. At least, that’s the idea. But after you’ve cleaned all the other parts of your house that guests will […]

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Scrub These Bad Bathroom Cleaning Habits Out of Your Life

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you’ve been following our bad cleaning habits series, we hope it’s motivated you to revolutionize your kitchen cleaning. But don’t stop there. Now that we’ve gotten the hang […]

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Bad Kitchen Cleaning Habits to Kick in 2020

Are you freshly invigorated by the new year? We definitely are – and the clean start is motivating us to, well, clean. In the spirit of new year’s resolutions and becoming our best selves in 2019, we’ve been working to upgrade our cleaning routines. And that means eliminating bad kitchen cleaning habits. We’ll be doing […]

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5 After-Holiday Cleaning Tips to Get a Renewed Home

It can be a relief to finally be done with the holidays. If you were particularly busy, it can feel like you finished running a marathon. Suddenly, you have more time to yourself. But now that all the presents have been unwrapped, all the guests have gone back home and the holiday food has been […]

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6 Closet Cleaning Tips to (Finally) Get Your Wardrobe Organized

Imagine: You open up your closet and everything looks neat and tidy. It’s filled with pieces you love, and you can see all of your options for today’s outfits. This isn’t just a scene from “Clueless.” It can be your reality if you’re ready to employ a few closet cleaning tips.We know that cleaning your […]

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Need a Move-In Deep Cleaning? Amazon Home Services Has You Covered

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  You’ve just moved into your new home or apartment. Looking at everything that needs to be done, you might feel like you need an army on your side. You’ve […]

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The Nasty 9: What Are the Germiest Places in Your Home?

Some germs are beneficial, but not when they put you and your loved ones at risk for viruses and diseases. Your home, with all of its nooks and crannies, is a breeding ground for mold, staph germs, yeast and coliform bacteria. Some places in your home are germier than others, so cleaning takes a little […]

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