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How to Clean a Robotic Vacuum

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. A robotic vacuum can clean your floors all day long without your lifting a finger. One thing it can’t do is clean itself. Hair, dust, crumbs, and other debris can build up inside the vacuum’s components. “It’s easy to forget that robotic vacuums require maintenance, because they’re a set-it-and-forget-it kind of machine,” says Alex Nasrallah, Consumer Reports’ test engineer for robotic vacuums. “But you should clean them once a week, or more often if they’re vacuuming more than five times a day. Otherwise, they might not clean properly or even start.” In our labs we evaluate how well each robotic vacuum removes surface debris, like Maine coon cat fur...

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13 Brilliant Cleaning Hacks That Will Save You So Much Frustration

Like many others, I’ve been spending a good deal of time cleaning the house lately. With 7 people and 2 dogs currently at home, it’s not exactly a vacation per se, but I have managed to find enough time and energy to cross a few long overdue cleaning projects off my to-do list! Since I doubt that I’m alone in channeling my energy into cleaning, I thought that today I would share some helpful cleaning tips with all of you! More specifically, today we’ll be exploring some useful tips for cleaning hard-to-reach spaces around the house. As you work your way around the house in the coming weeks, this list is sure to save you time, energy, and frustration as...

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There are numerous chores around the house that we all disdain, many of which revolve around cleaning the bathroom

One big focal point of bathroom cleaning is the bathtub. Keeping clean bathtubs is about more than just a sanitary space. It is also critical to ensuring it stays well maintained over the years of use. If you have an outdated bathtub you plan to replace, begin with a perusal of our premium bathtub options. At Kingston Brass, we offer bathtubs for every taste and budget. Once you install a new one, it is key to keep the tub clean. Check out the following easy ways you can ensure your bathtub is cleaned well regularly. Soak and Let Sit One of the best ways to easily clean your bathtub on a deep level is to let a cleaning solution sit and...

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Originally published August 3, 2015 and updated April 7, 2020.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #BackToClean #CollectiveBias Have you got extra disenfecting wipes containers that you’re wondering what to do with? This simple tutorial for DIY decorated Clorox wipes is the perfect answer. You can decorate the container so that it matches your decor and you can also decorate the empty container and put it to use as repurposed organizing in your home. I have a confession. I’m a bit of a clean freak. With 3 children, you can understand why keeping my home clean, removing dirt and germs is important to me. Being the kind of mama that likes to keep everything clean and germ-free, I keep...

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When buying new garden furniture (translated to Dutch: Tuinmeubelen), you naturally want to keep them nice and tidy

Garden furniture can take quite a beating during the harsh winter period, particularly in our cold little country. It is only natural to want your garden furniture to shine even after all the rain, storm and frost it experiences during these winter months. That is why it is important to take certain corrective and preventative measures beforehand. Keep reading and we will spill some insider tips that will ensure that your garden furniture will shine longer than you thought possible! Tip 1: Maintaining Wooden Garden Furniture Have you opted for teak garden furniture? Then you don’t have to worry about your garden furniture in the winter. Wooden garden sets can easily remain outside all year round as they are manufactured...

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