Most of us give little thought to our dishwashers -- we just load the dishes, add the detergent, and turn it on. But a bit of planning goes a long way toward keeping your dishes and utensils in their best shape and getting them as clean as possible.
They're convenient, efficient, and ecologically responsible ... until they stop working. We offer helpful advice on how to maintain, clean, and unclog a garbage disposal -- all excerpted from "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."
If you have a question, Martha has the answer! Whether you're wondering how to scrub the grease splatters off a stainless-steel kettle, keep your kids' bath toys squeaky clean, or clear the soot from your fireplace, she has the answer for you.
Dirty dishes can be done in the morning, and you'll investigate the smell coming from the garage this weekend. But cleaning it immediately is not only good for productivity and peace of mind; sometimes, it's absolutely necessary. Here are the ew-yuck things in your home you should 100 percent clean.
Things that Martha did in her twenties: sanded floors, tiled her own roof, became an expert in all things food and homekeeping. Things you're doing in your twenties: couch-surfing, talking about backpacking in Europe, praying for a paid internship. But it's the little things that count, right? Here are 20 small housekeeping tips to help you make like Martha.