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Clean carpets can add sparkle and freshness to your entire home — but a dingy, stained, pet-hair-covered carpet can do just the opposite. Luckily, many products and techniques will work wonders, even on stained carpets — and you have several cleaning options that you can pursue.

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Cleaning and conditioning your car or truck's leather seats and upholstery delivers comfortable luxury right now and protects your investment long term. Here we rate some of the best leather cleaners and conditioners.

Car cleaning kits help you keep your ride looking its best, save money and protect your investment with a dedicated car care kit or wash and wax bundle. Here, we evaluate some of the best.

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If you look closely at your cleaning supplies, you’ll notice that many of them are printed with an expiration date. But if we’re being honest, most of us likely don’t check this fine print. The next time you’re embarking on a big cleaning spree, check the expiration date or manufacture date on that bottle of bleach, cleaning spray and dishwashing liquid you’ve had stashed in the cabinet for years. If you find they are past their prime, follow the steps below to dispose of them safely.

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If you plan to use the fireplace this fall and winter, make sure the chimney is clean and in good shape. (And make sure no squirrels or other critters have taken up residence inside!) A blockage in the chimney can cause a fire or other hazards and be an inconvenient mess. Get ahead of any smoke- or ash-related issues by giving the whole set-up a good cleaning.

Just like technology and fashion, cleaning best practices and household cleaning products change over time — thank goodness, right? Fortunately, we’re not all still hand-washing every piece of laundry. That’s not to say some tried-and-true originals aren’t still gems but naturally, over time, our cleaning techniques and solutions have gotten safer and more efficient. So, once we know better, we can do better. Here are some antiquated cleaning rules you should feel free to break.

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Centrally located in the coveted Dearborn Condominiums. 1 BDRM, 1 bath, open floor plan, high ceilings, 10x6 storage on patio. This unit has t…

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Do not put a mask on pets. Masks could harm them.Do not wipe or bathe your pet with chemical disinfectants, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, hand sanitizer, counter-cleaning wipes or other industrial or surface cleaners.

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Stay at least 6 feet away from others. Like other places, Walt Disney World has added floor markings, signs and barriers to promote social distancing. Similar measures are also in place on resort transportation, including buses, monorails and watercraft boats.

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