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How to Choose the Right Interior Shutters

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Interior shutters boost privacy and allow you to control how much light comes in. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Melissa B. of Chandler, Ariz.)

Interior shutters attach to your windows and let you control how much light comes in or out. Learn about shutter styles, materials and installation costs.

How to Clean Vertical Blinds

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Scrub vertical blinds with a sponge and warm, soapy water for the initial cleaning. Then maintain with a gentle vacuum or dusting every week. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Scrub vertical blinds with a sponge and warm, soapy water for the initial cleaning. Then maintain with a gentle vacuum or dusting every week. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

Oh, the curse of cleaning window treatments! It’s a dirty job that must be done to eliminate dust and allergens in the home. Here’s how to clean vertical blinds

How to Clean a Mattress

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A light vacuuming of your mattress every month will help minimize dust mites and dander. (Photo by David Massey)
A light vacuuming of your mattress every month will help minimize dust mites and dander. (Photo by David Massey)

A good night’s sleep is so important, why would you want to sleep on a dirty mattress? Here’s how to keep dust mites and allergens at a minimum.

How to Clean a Shower Head

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Remove the shower head every few months and soak it overnight in a bowl of vinegar to dissolve any sediment buildup. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
Remove the shower head every few months and soak it overnight in a bowl of vinegar to dissolve any sediment buildup. (Photo by Summer Galyan)

Who doesn’t like a hot steamy shower? Make sure the water is coming at you full force by cleaning the shower head every so often. Here’s how.

How to Clean a Yoga Mat

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The best way to keep your yoga mat from getting too funky is to wipe it down with antibacterial wipes after every yoga session. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
The best way to keep your yoga mat from getting too funky is to wipe it down with antibacterial wipes after every yoga session. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Does your yoga mat stink? It’s hard to get your inner peace on when you can barely stand to inhale during a yoga class. Tips on how to best clean a yoga mat.

How to Clean a Computer Keyboard

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Don't neglect to clean your computer's keyboard every once and awhile — add "can of compressed air" to the grocery list. (Photo by Summer Galyan)
Don't neglect to clean your computer's keyboard every once and awhile — add "can of compressed air" to the grocery list. (Photo by Summer Galyan)

Does your computer need a good dusting? Or did you just spill a soda on the keyboard? Either way, review these tips on how to keep your keyboard clean.

How to Clean a Jetted Tub

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To clean the inside of the jets in a Jacuzzi, add a drop of dishwasher detergent to the water and run the jets for awhile. (Photo by Katelin Kinney)
To clean the inside of the jets in a Jacuzzi, add a drop of dishwasher detergent to the water and run the jets for awhile. (Photo by Katelin Kinney)

Are you ready to relax in your Jacuzzi, jetted or hot tub but not sure if it’s clean enough for a soak? We explain how to clean those jets.

How to Clean a Glass Shower Door

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A glass shower door is one of the hardest things to keep clean. Be sure to wipe it clean after every use to help prevent hard water stains. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
A glass shower door is one of the hardest things to keep clean. Be sure to wipe it clean after every use to help prevent hard water stains. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Tired of hard water stains clouding your glass shower door? It takes diligence, but it is possible to keep a glass shower door clean. Find out how.

Trim the Fat from Online Weight Loss Advice

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Many seeking to shed pounds start their search online. (Photo courtesy of ©Thinkstock)

Forget the quick-fix claims that came up when you Googled weight loss. Here's how to sift through virtual information on shedding pounds to find reliable input.

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