Are You Over-Disinfecting Your Home? Here Are 3 Things to KnowCleaning
These days, “better safe than sorry” might also mean disinfecting sparingly, or in some cases, not disinfecting at all.
Apr 6, 2021
3 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About DisinfectantsCleaning
Using disinfectant products isn’t an automatic free pass to a germ-free life. You have to use disinfectants correctly to reap the benefits, including staying healthy.
Mar 9, 2021
4 Things You Need to Know—Right Now—If You Use Disinfecting Wipes to Clean Your PhoneCleaning
Odds are you’ve heard by now that your phone is… well, kind of disgusting. Here are some quick statistics: According to TIME, most cell phones are dirtier than a toilet seat—and in one study, high schoolers phones were found to have more than 17,000 gene copies on their phones’ screens. Phones are gross (even if you don’t bring your phone into the bathroom).When it comes to getting rid of germs quickly, most of us reach for a container of disinfecting wipes.
Mar 9, 2021
Yes, Disinfectants Expire. Here's What You Need to Know (Like, Right Now).Cleaning
If you stockpiled disinfectants last year at the beginning of the pandemic, now’s a great time to check your stash.
Mar 11, 2021
5 Disinfecting Steps You Should Still Be Taking (And 4 You Can Let Go)Cleaning
According to experts, some parts of our infection prevention routine are still as important as they were last spring. Other practices aren’t as significant as we thought.
Mar 1, 2021
10 Questions About Sex and Cleaning You Didn’t Know How to AskCleaning
We consulted a group of cleaning and sexual health experts to field your burning questions about sexual hygiene at home. No inquiry was off limits — we got down and dirty with it so you don’t have to!
Feb 12, 2021
Viruses Are Hard to Kill—Here’s What That Means for Your Winter Cleaning RoutineCleaning
Your home's hygiene should be different depending on which germs you’re trying to fend off.

Nov 2, 2020
One Common Cleaner Just Got Added to the EPA’s Coronavirus-Approved ListCleaning
The EPA announced this household favorite was added to the list after being tested in a third-party lab.
Sep 21, 2020
Bad News: CEO Says Clorox Wipes Are Going to Be Out of Stock for… a WhileCleaning
Clorox is generally prepared for smaller outbreaks. But Clorox hasn’t been able to keep up with the six-fold demand increase brought on by the pandemic.
Aug 6, 2020
Here's What a Laundry Expert Wants You to Know About Bringing Home New ClothesCleaning
It’s well known that germs can survive on soft surfaces like fabric.
Jul 19, 2020
Is it Safe to Go Shopping Again? An Epidemiologist Ranks 5 Situations By Risk LevelLife
Here’s a blueprint of the risks and benefits of each retail method to help you make the call, starting with the safest option.
Jul 8, 2020
This New CDC Study Finds that One-Third of U.S. Households Are Cleaning WrongCleaning
New evidence from the CDC found many people are cleaning incorrectly—and engaging in unsafe cleaning behaviors.
Jun 17, 2020
3 New Expert-Approved Rules for Wearing and Washing Your “Outside Clothes”Cleaning
We spoke to experts to find out so you can make the best, safest decision. Here's what to do with your clothes after running essential errands or a socially-distanced hang.
Jun 16, 2020
Pandemic Laundry Doesn’t Have to Stress You Out—Here Are 5 Ways to Make it EasierCleaning
We worked with a laundry expert to put together a list of worries you don't actually have to worry about.
Jun 8, 2020
5 Ineffective, Out of Date Cleaning Staples You Need to Replace ASAPCleaning
Whether it’s disinfectant spray or a duster, obsolete cleaning products aren’t doing you—or your home—any favors.
May 18, 2020
5 Things You Need to Know About Cleaning Your Face Mask, According to a PPE ExpertCleaning
“I always recommend that you change your mask like you change your underwear: daily."
May 5, 2020
3 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Disinfecting with BleachCleaning
Household bleach can be an effective way to stave off germs, including the novel coronavirus, but you need to make sure you follow expert instructions.
May 4, 2020
One Simple Change You Can Make to Your Entryway to Help Prevent the Spread of CoronavirusCleaning
Good hygiene isn’t just about washing your hands and wearing a mask.
May 1, 2020
Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Disinfect Your FloorsCleaning
As with all disinfecting, it makes sense to take a targeted approach.
Apr 23, 2020
What to Do Before, During, and After Someone (Like a Plumber or Landlord) Enters Your HomeLife
Know it before you need it: Here's what an epidemiologist recommends for maintaining health and safety during essential in-home visits.
Apr 14, 2020
The Sanitizer Everyone Has at Home and Will Never Run Out OfCleaning
When disinfecting products are in short supply, you have to be creative. Fortunately, we all have access to one of the most effective sanitizers out there—and it’s totally free.
Apr 9, 2020
So You’re Using Quarantine to Declutter. Here’s What to Do With the StuffCleaning
Are donation centers open during the coronavirus crisis? What about charities like homeless or women’s shelters? We've got all the answers.
Apr 5, 2020
There’s One Easy Bathroom Habit That Can Help Prevent the Spread of CoronavirusCleaning
You can prevent 80 percent of potentially harmful germs with a flick of the wrist.
Apr 3, 2020
Here’s How the Sanitize Cycle Works to Kill Germs in a Dishwasher or Washing MachineCleaning
We asked two experts from GE Appliances to help us break down the science at work in their machines.
Apr 2, 2020
6 Laundry Tips an Expert Thinks You Should Know During the Coronavirus OutbreakCleaning
To learn more about the best (and most hygienic) laundry practices during a pandemic, we spoke with a laundry expert.
Apr 1, 2020
7 Habits You Need to Start (Right Now) If You Suspect Someone in Your Home Is SickLife
Here are seven steps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends if you’re living in the same home as a sick person.
Mar 31, 2020
So... Someone Sneezed Into the Air. Here's What to Do Next.Cleaning
You can’t always predict when a cough or sneeze is coming on. And you definitely can't control roommates who won't take their health seriously.
Mar 28, 2020
The First 5 Things to Do When You Walk in the Door, According to a MicrobiologistCleaning
Yes, grocery store hauls require a whole other level of vigilance right now.
Mar 26, 2020
The Easiest Way to Sanitize Your Bed Sheets, According to a Laundry ExpertCleaning
Even if you have access to a washer, you might want to take this extra maintenance step just to be sure you’re not sleeping in a literal bed of germs.
Mar 23, 2020
How Long Can Germs (Like the Coronavirus) Live on Surfaces at Home?Cleaning
Researchers are only beginning to understand how long the novel coronavirus can survive on surfaces, but here's what we know.
Mar 22, 2020
Here’s How to Clean Your Glasses and Sunglasses, Now That You Realize How Much You Touch Them
Weekend Projects
Here's how to do it, and make the practice a habit.
Mar 20, 2020
A Microbiologist Shares How “Target Hygiene” Cleaning Can Help When Everyone’s Getting SickCleaning
We’ve got good news for you: You probably don’t have to spend all day disinfecting.
Mar 11, 2020
How Bad is it to Clean Bare-Handed?Cleaning
You know you should wear gloves to clean, but knowing and doing are two very different things.
Mar 10, 2020
How to Clean and Disinfect Your House KeysLife
You're waging a valiant defense against germs. But what if you found out you were pawing a germ magnet every day, multiple times, without a second thought?
Mar 10, 2020
Here’s Everything the CDC Wants You to Know About Cleaning Your Home Right NowCleaning
Here's a condensed version of the health agency's recommendations for how healthy people should be cleaning their homes right now.
Mar 10, 2020
Please Don’t Use Tito’s Vodka to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer, Begs Tito’s VodkaLife
Twitter users were claiming that the drinking alcohol can be used to make a homemade hand sanitizer.
Mar 5, 2020
3 Disinfectants You Can Use If You Can’t Find Clorox WipesCleaning
Brand loyalty is great, but the best product is the one you can find (or already have at home).
Mar 5, 2020
12 Ways You Need to Clean Differently During Flu SeasonCleaning
While you worry about washing your hands to keep your body safe, your home could be working beneath you to harbor and spread germs.
Feb 28, 2020
Here's What You Don't Know About Cleaning, Sanitizing, and DisinfectingCleaning
Including why all-in-one products can't do it all.
Feb 15, 2020
Your Doorknobs Might Already Be Sterilizing Themselves—Here’s the SecretCleaning
It's not magic, it's science.
Feb 20, 2019
How Gross Is It to Bring Your Phone into the Bathroom?Cleaning
You might not want to know.
Aug 14, 2018
We’re All Using Clorox Wipes Wrong, ApparentlyCleaning
A microbiologist pointed out there's a 4-minute rule printed right on the package.
May 20, 2018
Is it Okay to Use the Same Rags to Clean the Whole House?Cleaning
When it comes to keeping cleaning cloths straight, you already know some of what not to do.
Mar 15, 2018