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One of the most persistent issues pet owners face is animal hair -- on floors, furniture, and clothing. Place an old towel or sheet wherever your pet likes to rest, and periodically shake it outside to remove most of the hair before tossing it in the washing machine. Grooming your pet regularly …
Few bathrooms have enough places to hang towels. Stacking towel bars behind closed doors is a great way to remedy the shortage and use space efficiently.
"This will be the last bucket you ever buy," home editor Anthony Santelli says. It's big enough to hold your cleaning kit, and because it's made of stainless steel, it won't rust.<p>Stainless steel milk pail, 9 qt.; $51, homesteadersupply.com.
Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …
DO use only the recommended amount of detergent -- too much can leave behind a residue, and too little can result in dirty dishes.