How to Remove Almost Any Stain From Your Clothes

If you’re like me, you might shy away from white shirts or pants because you never know what is going to end up on them. Yes, I’m an adult, but it seems like I’m always missing my mouth when eating or dropping stuff. Then, there’s the cooking and things splattering all over me. Basically, it feels like there is always something on my clothes. But, no more! Real Simple has a quick fix for almost all of those stains and I am here for it.

How To Clean Your Microwave

Microwaves make life a little easier when it comes to quickly throwing a meal together. But, they also can be messy and hard to clean. They get even harder to clean when you let food sit and cook over and over again.

So, it’s time to clean that microwave!


1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of white vinegar
Microwave-safe bowl
Damp sponge or microfiber cloth

Place the water and vinegar in a bowl and microwave on high until the mixture comes to a rolling boil and the window steams up.
Allow the microwave to cool for a few minutes, then wipe the interior down with the sponge or cloth.

These Slippers Will Keep You Warm and Clean Your Floors

New year, new cleaning methods, right? Right. Why not clean in comfort with some slippers that will dust and clean your floors. The slippers are machine washable and come with chenille soles perfect for hardwood, linoleum and tile floors.

According to the product description, “A Velcro fastener attaches the cleaning cloth to the slipper, and it can be easily removed from the slipper to shake dust and dirt off before more cleaning. They are the comfiest of dust cleaning tools! One size fits most. For use only on dry floors. To clean, machine wash, put in the dryer for only a few minutes and then air dry flat.”

The best part? They’re only $13 on

Dawn Says You’ve Been Washing Your Dishes All Wrong

If you’ve been washing your dishes with soap and water, Dawn is here to tell you– not so fast.

After 5 years of research, the company has introduced Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray, which doesn’t need water to activate. Which means more time for you to not be cleaning dishes.

The spray is the first new form of dish soap since Dawn soap in a bottle was introduced 50 years.

At Target, a bottle will cost you about $4.99.

Best Paper Towels for Kitchen Messes

Paper towels– the cook’s unsung hero. But, often, we buy paper towels without even thinking about them, right? Well, America’s Test Kitchen has done the hard work for us. They took 12 different paper towels from five manufacturers and put them through the proverbial ringer.

Did your favorite pass the test?

Interactive Cleaning and Decorating Guide Will Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are officially here and in the spirit of the season, you have to make sure your home is always ready to host and full of that festive, joyous spirit, right? Right.

“Today” has put together an interactive, room-by-room chart to help you get ready for family or friendly carolers.

Check out the guide on and, “Use this handy guide to clean everything on your checklist, room by room. Just click on the circles to see the item and click once more on the image or link to see the full story. ”

So, far a few of our favorites are: how to clean your dishwasher, how to clean your toilet using Coca-Cola and how to fold a napkin like a Christmas tree.