How To: Clean a Down Comforter

Most down comforters have a tag with care instructions that read, “Dry Clean Only.” But if you’re on a budget, or just avoiding another errand, you can clean your down comforter at home. It’s only possible, though, if you have a large-capacity front-loading washer. In a small machine, the weight of a comforter can damage ...

How To: Wash a Car the Right Way

Don’t wait around for dirt to accumulate on your car. Instead, protect the finish by cleaning it often. However, it’s possible to do more harm than good if you have poor technique or the wrong materials. This can leave the clear-coat finish covered with micro-scratches that lessen the longevity of the paint job and resale ...

How To: Clean a Deck

Now that your summer months are filling up with plans for hosting picnics and barbecues, start the season right by giving your deck a thorough cleaning. A little effort now will let you enjoy your outdoor space all season long—and extend its life for years to come. Come summertime, the deck practically becomes an extension ...