Cleaning is an inevitable and important fact of life. And while most people don’t relish doing household chores like laundry, vacuuming and dishes, those jobs serve an important purpose. The benefits of cleaning are myriad; to name just a few, regularly cleaning your home promotes good health and hygiene, reduces stress and extends the lifespan of your belongings.

Our cleaning expert, Jolie Kerr, has more than a decade of experience in the field — if something is in need of cleaning, chances are she knows how to do it. To inform this collection of articles, she’s called upon her extensive knowledge and sought out other experts to help you choose the right cleaning agents and tools for the job, detailing the techniques to use and explaining the science behind the mess.

Everything you need to clean up holiday spills and messes

Traveling for the holidays? Here’s how to clean your car before you go

20 products under $25 to keep your car clean and organized

Everything you need to deep clean your bathroom in 10 minutes flat

Are you cleaning your fridge properly? Here’s what experts recommend

18 top-rated dishcloths for easy, eco-friendly cleaning

Cast-iron skillets can be a nightmare to clean: Here’s how to do it properly

Grill looking rusty? Here’s what you need to clean it, according to experts

How to do laundry like a pro, according to experts

How — and how often — to wash towels, according to experts

How — and how often — to wash sheets and comforters, according to experts

Everything you need to properly clean your face mask

How to remove stains from your face mask

How to clean different types of jewelry, according to experts

Why you should really consider natural cleaning products