Home Cleaning And Shopping
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This Editor-Approved Shark Vacuum is 30% Off at Macy’s Today Only
Say hello to your new best friend.
Oct 15, 2019
I Use This Steamer Every Day—And I’ll Never Iron Again
Before this device entered my life, I was either burning clothes with an iron or throwing them in the dryer with a damp towel to get wrinkles out.
Oct 15, 2019
The $5 Cleaning Solution That Saved Me Hundreds on My Rent Deposit
It works like magic!
Oct 8, 2019
The $10 Cleaning Gadget That Made My Laptop Less Disgusting
So long, fingerprints and food crumbs!
Oct 2, 2019
It's *That* Time of Year Again: 4 Things That'll Help Prevent the Flu
Reminder: clean your phone right now.
Sep 30, 2019
This Mega Popular Amazon Product Will Help You Prep for Sweater Weather
It'll make your favorite knits look like new.
Sep 23, 2019
7 Cleaning Products You Should be Buying at Trader Joes
We all know and love the store's budget-friendly grocery offerings, but who knew they'd mastered the art of cleaning products, too?
Sep 13, 2019
Your Phone Screen Is Gross, but This Handy Screen Cleaner Will Fix That ASAP
Clean your screen in a matter of seconds.
Sep 2, 2019
Walmart’s Huge Labor Day Sale Is On, and We Just Found Even More Incredible Deals
Including Instant Pots, mattresses, vacuums, and more.
Aug 26, 2019
The Surprising Place to Shop for Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
This popular retailer is turning into quite the wellness destination.
Aug 20, 2019
Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed with Dishwasher Cleaner
The main job of a dishwasher is to, you know, wash the dishes. But did you know that you probably should wash the dishwasher too?
Aug 13, 2019
6 Products for Avoiding Bed Bugs (and Getting Rid of Them If You Have an Infestation)
Bed bug treatments cost hundreds of dollars, so these products basically pay for themselves.
Aug 12, 2019
10 Affordable Cleaning Products You Should be Buying at Costco
If you’re a Costco cardholder (or convinced you should be after reading this article) here are some home cleaning items you should definitely be buying.
Aug 3, 2019
Live Every Week Like It’s Shark Week with These ‘Shark Tank’ Products for Your Home
In honor of Shark Week, we're calling out the best "Shark Tank" products for your home.
Jul 29, 2019
Self-Cleaning Hair Brushes Are Real, And They’re Less Than $15 Each
And like most random yet helpful tools these days, it’s on Amazon.
Jul 20, 2019
This Pro Window Washer Swears by Towels You Can Buy on Amazon for Less Than $1 Each
If you’re tired of all those fingerprints and grease impeding your view but haven’t had the energy to do a deep clean, we know how you feel. This pro window cleaner has devised a three-step strategy to leave windows streak-free and gleaming. It involves a few magic tricks, including one special, affordable towel.
Jul 18, 2019
9 Tips That Will Help You Pick the Right Vacuum to Upgrade Your Life This Prime Day
Here are some tips on deciding on what style of vacuum suits you and your space, plus some models you can score on sale during Prime Day.
Jul 15, 2019
The Best Vacuum Deals You Can Score on Prime Day
A Prime Day splurge you won't regret.
Jul 15, 2019
Score Two of Our Favorite Cleaning and Decluttering Solutions on Sale During Today’s Early Prime Day Deals
We'll be keeping track of all the best Prime Day deals here.
Jun 27, 2019
9 Amazon Products (Under $35) That Will Solve Your “Hair Everywhere” Problems
If it feels like your home is literally covered in hair — whether it's yours or your pet's — you're not alone.
Jun 13, 2019
6 People With Super-Old Vacuum Cleaners, Still Going Strong After 30+ Years
Check out these old faithfuls—plus the modern versions you can buy today, from $54 to just a hair under $4000.
Jun 3, 2019
One Of Our Favorite Affordable Roomba Alternatives Is Even Less Expensive Today On Amazon
Roomba is to robot vacuums as Tupperware is to food storage—its practically a synonym for the product. But there’s a whole world of robot vacuums out there, including many budget alternatives that might make your dream of a self-cleaning house that much easier to attain. We wrote about our favorites in our guide to robot vacuums and found some under $200 models that can get the job done. Today, Eufy, one of our favorite budget-friendly brands, is one of Amazon’s daily deals.
May 6, 2019
Glamorous Chores: 16 Oh-So-Pretty Cleaning Supplies
Keep the house clean with display-worthy supplies you’ll be jazzed to use every time. Well, perhaps not jazzed, but certainly a bit more chipper about the tasks at hand… Dish Brush, Anthropologie, $12 All-Natural Laundry Kit, Food52, $33 Eco-Friendly Cleaning Kit, Food52, $20 Cleaning Pail, Williams-Sonoma, $49.95 Downright Festive Duster, Kaufmann Mercantile, $21 Copper Sponges, McGovern Home, £10/set of 2 Casabella Sponges, Target, $4.
May 4, 2019
These Professional Organizer-Approved Shelves Are Currently On Sale
At Apartment Therapy, we are forever seeking to discover the secrets of organized people. And there is no organized person whose secrets we want more than, of course, professional organizers. They’re often indistinguishable from the rest of us mere mortals until you see their homes (or Instagram feeds), where everything is infused with the kind of calm we can only aspire to. (Kristen Bell knows what we’re talking about). And when they speak, we listen.
May 3, 2019
These Amazon Deals Are Good For Your Wallet – & The Environment
We are always looking for more eco-friendly ways to shop for our homes. In addition to being better for the environment, it’s also a money-saver. That said, it can often mean spending more money up front for savings down the line, even if it’s small (like our new favorite $6 solution to paper towels). So when we do see deals on green products, we get excited. Ahead, three buys that are better for the environment – and currently better for your wall – on Amazon.
May 3, 2019
3 Amazon Buys Currently On Sale Perfect For Your Spring-Cleaning Arsenal
Although those in the path of the Nor’easter may disagree, spring is officially here. Thankfully, no matter the outside temperature, we can already start observing one of our favorite parts of the season: spring cleaning. The unofficial holiday starts around the time we start thinking about the last time we vacuumed under the bed and runs until we actually vacuum under the bed (as late as mid-June for some of us).
May 3, 2019
17 Gifts Any Clean Freak Will Flip For
Does your mom know every cleaning trick in the book? Does your brother make you take your shoes off the second you walk in his home? Or does your coworker, with the only clutter-free desk on the floor, flee to a private conference room if you so much as sniffle? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it sounds like you know a neat freak.
May 3, 2019
12 Etsy Finds For A More Organized, Stylish Home, Picked Out By Their Trend Expert
If you’ve just done a Marie Kondo-inspired purge or are midway through our January Cure, why not reward yourself for your newly-immaculate space with something beautiful and useful. We asked Etsy’s head of trends, Dayna Isom Johnson, to pick out her personal favorite organization buys from their marketplace. Ahead, twelve pieces for every part of your home, for a more organized, stylish 2019. “Never misplace your keys again when opting for these color-coordinated keychains.
May 3, 2019
Confession: My Favorite Vacuum Isn’t a Dyson
Unpopular opinion: cleaning is fine. Sure, there are more enjoyable ways to spend an afternoon, but chores can be satisfying and, dare I say, fun in their own right. Which brings me, of course, to the joy of vacuuming. Is there anything quite so satisfying as seeing all the dust and dirt inside the container at the end of a good vacuum run?
May 3, 2019
Here’s How to Spring Clean Your Furniture to Make It Look Better for Longer
With Spring Cleaning for Your Mood, we’re helping you get your housekeeping done no matter what state of mind you’re in. For 20 weekdays in April, we’ll focus on cleaning a new area of your space, with three different ways to get it done—so it’s easy to stay on track even when you’re busy, tired, or away from home. Sign up with your email now and enjoy a better space by the end of the month. Your home should support you. Literally.
May 3, 2019
eBay Is Having a Flash Sale on All Dyson Products (Yes, Including Vacuums)
We feel pretty strongly about vacuums here at Apartment Therapy, and definitely aren’t immune to the allure of the Dyson. There’s something almost magical about them: They’re high-quality, design-forward—and very expensive. Hence, we always keep an eye out for ways to get these status symbol products for less. While sites like Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond have frequent sales and tout lower prices, there’s another one that you may not be thinking of: eBay.
Apr 29, 2019
This $5 Cult-Favorite Super Cleaner Can Get Out the Toughest Stains
A good stain remover can do more than save your carpet, furniture, and textiles—it can save you tons of money, too. That’s why we have to pause and celebrate every solid stain remover we come across. This cult-favorite cleaner on Amazon is no exception. If you don’t already have a bottle of Whink Rust Stain Remover at home, now is the perfect time to get your hands on one.
Mar 25, 2019
Dyson Just Launched Three New Products–Including Their Smartest Vacuum Yet
Here’s the thing: We wish we could hate Dyson. The tech company keeps coming up with smarter and smarter home products that completely upend our perception of “reasonable pricing”. Before Dyson, we never would have considered spending upwards of $600 on a vacuum cleaner, or $400 on a hair dryer. Now, we not only think about it, we actively figure out a way to make it happen.
Mar 20, 2019
How To Clean Hunter Boots
If you’ve been playing in the garden and find your Hunter boots covered in all the offerings of spring, they may be lookin’ worse for wear. Keeping them clean and tidy may seem as easy as jumping in a puddle, but high quality rubber requires just a bit more attention than your basic rain galoshes.
Mar 8, 2019
The $4 Amazon Buy That Will Make Your Dishwasher 100 Percent Better
As anyone with kids—especially babies and toddlers—knows, all that feeding gear seems to come with tiny bits and pieces that need to be disassembled and individually sanitized. When you’ve got a newborn, buying a sterilizer might feel like it makes sense, but by the time your kids are older, you’ve moved it out of the way to make room for other gear.
Dec 13, 2018
This Dyson Air Purifier Sale Is The Perfect Answer To The Current Cold Weather
Amazon is currently running a deal on one of the most advanced Dyson air purifiers on the market, the wifi-enabled Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link. Typically $540 on the site (and originally $600), it’s almost $100 off at $449. If the recent cold snap has you shivering in your house or apartment, this is a perfect time to invest in something that can warm you up and make the air you breath cleaner. So what makes this air purifier worthy of a January splurge?
Dec 10, 2018
The Best Small-Space Trash Can Is $8… and Technically Not Even a Trash Can
This is like an elevated version of the classic hang-a-bag-over-the-cabinet-handle move.
Nov 11, 2018
Move Over IKEA Marketplace: Our Favorite Under-$5 Finds from Muji
If you’ve ever fallen as a willing victim to the IKEA marketplace, you already know: When home basics are well-designed, aesthetic, and affordable, we can’t get enough. But there’s another spot like the marketplace to get your fix. It was right under our noses the entire time—right in the store’s name. Muji was founded in 1980 in Japan, but has since arrived stateside (including online) to offer up brandless quality goods.
Sep 21, 2018
The Dyson Air Purifier Is 20% Off Today Only On Amazon
We’ve referred to Dyson products as being the “Cadillac” of its category, but at this point, Dyson has become synonymous with industry leader, meaning we should really start calling Cadillacs the Dyson of cars. In which case, we’d have to say the Dyson of air purifiers is on sale today. But it’s a Dyson, so maybe we should just stick with the car metaphors for now.
Sep 21, 2018
15 Brilliant Things You Can Clean With Bar Keepers Friend (According to Reviews on Amazon)
One extremely valuable feature of Amazon—one that takes some of the uncertainty out of buying many things sight-unseen—is the power of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of user reviews. When at item has pages upon pages of high-star ratings, it’s almost impossible not to check it out. Especially when it’s touted as a miracle cure-all for all your cleaning conundrums. Bar Keeper’s Friend is one of those.
Sep 6, 2018
This Small But Mighty Air Purifier Is Our Editor’s Pick–And On Sale
When it comes to air purifiers, it’s possible to go high end (and really big), or pretty inexpensive. We love the Dyson model that went on sale earlier this week, but when we did our guide to air purifiers early this year, we also found that one of the best budget options was both small, effecitve, and (relatively) attractive. It’s also currently 30 percent off on Amazon right now in the black color, making today a great time to buy one.
Aug 23, 2018
The Most Advanced Dyson Ever Is 30% Off On Amazon For One Day Only
You can grab a vacuum for under $50, but when it comes to top-of-the-line versions, few can compete with Dyson. The company’s powerful stick vacuums have become one of the few brands that can be called “the Rolls Royce” of its kind. Accordingly, at full price, Dyson can cost as much as $700. Which is exactly why we get so excited when we see a Dyson as part of Amazon’s deal of the day section. The daily deals, which run from midnight to midnight P.T.
Aug 22, 2018
Does it Work? We Tested Those Soap-Free Spaghetti Scrubber Sponges
I recently learned something that totally blew my mind: you uh… actually don’t need soap to wash your dishes. Or at least, that’s what one cleaning brand called Goodbye Detergent claims, thanks to their Original Spaghetti Scrub. Spaghetti Scrubs are an environmentally friendly sponge alternative.
Jul 18, 2018
We Tried This Cult-Favorite Bleach Alternative and Here are the Results
In a recent quest to rid a gorgeous old handmade quilt of some weird unknown stains, I came across a so-called “miracle product” named Retro Clean. It promised to be able to do heavy lifting of bleach without being harsh and corrosive—in other words, the perfect solution for my delicate, yet well-loved vintage linens.
May 1, 2018
Yes, Your Sofa (and Other Furniture) Needs Spring Cleaning, Too
This year, we’re on a mission to help you tackle spring cleaning on your time. Each weekday until April 13, we’ll guide you through a plan to clean and organize different areas of your home, but you’ll have the flexibility to choose exactly what to work on and how long you have to dedicate to the job. You can put away the rubber gloves and all-purpose spray for now.
Apr 6, 2018
Heading to an Estate Sale This Weekend? Keep an Eye Out for These Cleaning and Organizational Products
If your reaction to the title of this post was “eww“, that’s valid, I hear you, secondhand items aren’t for the faint of heart. But there are those among us who were born thrifty and live the 3 R’s of recycling to the fullest. We like saving money, staying out of big box stores, and know that estate sales are more than just great places to find unique vintage home decor. Thrifty as I might be, I’d never buy cleaning products from a “thrift store.
Mar 23, 2018
How Your Hair Ties Can Help You Clean Your Makeup Brushes
After daily foundation applications, swirls of blush, and minutes spent in your steamy bathroom, your makeup brushes can quickly become home to unwanted oils and bacteria. This is why cleaning makeup brushes is a critical step to keeping your skin healthy and clear. But after diligently washing brushes and laying them out on a towel, they often take hours—sometimes even a full day—to fully dry.
Dec 8, 2017
Reddit’s Vacuum Expert is Back With More Don’t-Waste-Your-Money Tips
Way back in the historic year of our lord two thousand and thirteen, a lowly vacuum repair technician popped into Reddit’s “Ask me Anything” forum to answer the community’s burning vacuum-related questions. Boring setup isn’t it? Vacuum expert on an internet message board. But user touchmyfuckingcoffee‘s candor — the man has seen a lot of broken vacuums — and impressive expertise that day became something of Reddit legend.
Dec 1, 2017
Cyber Monday is a Great Day to Buy a Vacuum
Vacuums aren’t really fun to buy. Sure, you’re happy to have one that makes the chore of vacuuming quicker and easier, but few of us relish plunking down our hard-earned cash for one. But if it’s time to upgrade, why not do it on a day when they’re heavily discounted? Just because you tuned out for Black Friday doesn’t mean you missed out on all the deals.
Nov 27, 2017
Mermaid Hair Problems: 11 Cleaning Products Anyone with Colored Hair Needs to Keep Around
Attaining the perfect shade of mermaid hair might be #goals, but bright hair dyes come with serious upkeep and can make a mess, especially if you color your hair at home. If unicorn hair is what you seek, you need to keep these cleaning products on hand—the good news is, you probably have most of them already, so you’re one step closer to the mermaid hair of your dreams. What you need it for: Removing any hair dye stains from your skin, post-coloring sesh—just mix with soap.
Nov 10, 2016
The Sandless Beach Blanket: Urban Legend or Must-Have Invention? We Tested One to Find Out
Have you ever heard of a “sandless” beach blanket? Well, we hadn’t either until recently. When I first introduced the idea, my fellow AT staffers threw out words like “sorcery” and “urban legend” but mostly, it was a barrage of ???s. No one could wrap their head around it, so we had to take it to the test lab (my local beach) and find out if, in fact, someone could stay sand-free on the shoreline while using one.
Jul 26, 2016