Beth McCallum

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Beth McCallum is a 20-something freelance writer & book blogger with a degree in creative writing, journalism and English literature.

Beth firmly believes that a tidy house is a tidy mind. She is always looking for new ways to sustainably clean and tidy her house, that's kind on the environment but effective in the house, too!

When Beth is not prioritizing keeping her house a clean and calming place, you can find her traveling, binge-watching true crime documentaries, or competitively playing board games.

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Man inserting a clear shelf liner into a bathroom drawer.

Best Shelf Liners of 2021

Woman cleaning window glass with steam mop

How to Clean Windows (Step by Step Guide)

Mix of vegetables waste stuck in garbage disposal strainer

How to Get Rid of Garbage Disposal Smells (7 Methods)

Woman noticing bad smell from fridge

Easy Ways to Remove Refrigerator Odors

Woman cleaning silver jewelry with homemade jewelry cleaner at home

How to Clean Silver Jewelry in Minutes

Men's dress shirt with tie

How to Clean a Tie (8 Simple Steps)

Little child just finishing her bath in a jacuzzi

How to Clean a Jacuzzi Tub With and Without Bleach

T-shirt with an iron burn

How to Remove Scorch Marks With and Without Bleach

Woman cleaning the car seat with anti-odor spray

How to Remove All Bad Smells From Car

Cute toddler lying on the floor with pet cat

How to Get Rid of Pet Odor in Sealed and Unsealed Hardwood Floors

Basement laundry room with old appliances.

How to Get Rid of Basement Odor (10 Easy Methods)

Woman smelling laundry while ironing

How to Remove Body Odors From Clothes

Indoor plants, candle and aromatic reed air freshener to clear bedroom odor

10 Tips on How to Get Rid of Bedroom Odor

Natural methods for cleaning after dog mess

How to Get Rid of Dog Smell Once and for All

T-shirt with deodorant stain

How To Remove Deodorant Stains (7 Effective Methods)

Woman hand cleaning leather car seat

How to Remove Ink From Leather

Spraying anti-odor spray to leather boots

The Best Ways to Get Rid of Odor in Boots

Beautiful mom and daughter baking together wearing matching aprons

Best Aprons of 2021

Kitchen countertop paper towel holder

7 Best Paper Towel Holders (2021 Reviews)

Rolls of paper towels, mortar and pestle on kitchen table

Best Paper Towels (2021 Reviews)

Beautiful Frigidaire dishwasher in the kitchen

The Best Frigidaire Dishwasher Reviews

a person cleaning the vinyl floor using an orange mop

7 Best Mops for Vinyl Floors (2021 Reviews)

man preparing to winterize his pressure washer outdoor

How to Winterize a Pressure Washer (Gas or Electric)

gloved hand cleaning the car using pressure washer with pink detergent

The Best Pressure Washer Detergents for Deep Cleaning

white handheld vacuum near the pool

10 Best Handheld Pool Vacuums (2021 Reviews)

Hands cleaning stove top grates using a spray and cloth

How to Clean Stove Grates (Weekly and Daily)

A hand of a person making homemade air freshener at table

15 Homemade Air Fresheners for Any Season

Cleaning earbuds

How to Clean and Care for Your Earbuds

Cleaning soap scum frim shower faucet

How to Clean Soap Scum from Every Bathroom Surface

Cleaning carpet using baking soda

How to Use Baking Soda As Carpet Cleaner

Flushing down toilet bowl ring

How to Get Rid of the Toilet Bowl Ring With and Without Bleach

Man inspecting mold on air vent

Seven Ways to Remove Mold on Air Vents

Bathroom shower curtain

How to Clean Shower Curtains of Any Material

Professional kitchen dishwasher

Best Commercial Dishwashers of 2021

The Best Whirlpool Dishwasher Reviews

Best Whirlpool Dishwasher Reviews of 2021

Girl reaching for glass above the dishwasher

7 Best GE Dishwashers (2021 Reviews)

Thermador Dishwasher

Luxury Dishwashers: Best Thermador Dishwasher Reviews

Siblings emptying the dishwasher

7 Best Apartment Size Dishwashers (2021 Reviews)

Best Miele Dishwasher Reviews of 2021

5 Best Miele Dishwashers (2021 Reviews)

Samsung Dishwasher

The Best Samsung Dishwashers to Buy

A built in LG dishwasher

The Best LG Dishwasher Reviews 

Bosch Dishwasher

The Best Bosch Dishwasher Reviews 

Man opening a panel ready dishwasher

The Best Panel Ready Dishwashers for Stylish Kitchens

Man loading a portable dishwasher

5 Best Portable Dishwashers (2021 Reviews)

Cute little toddler unloading the dishwasher

How Long a Dishwasher Should Take to Wash? (Complete Guide)

Open the dishwasher with clean dishes

How to Wash a Hat in the Dishwasher (4 Easy Steps)

Smiling woman loading the dishwasher

The Best Quiet Dishwashers for Sound-Sensitive People

Woman taking out dry dishes from dishwasher

The Best Drying Dishwashers for Your Kitchen

Man removing dishwasher from kitchen

How to Remove a Dishwasher (Hard-Wired or Standard)

Filling dishwasher with dishwasher pod

How to Use Dishwasher Pods (Step by Step)

Countertop dishwasher

7 Best Countertop Dishwashers (2021 Reviews)

Woman loading dishwasher with plates

15 Best Affordable Dishwashers (2021 Reviews)

Kitchenaid Dishwasher

The Best KitchenAid Dishwashers: Which One to Choose?

A clean dishwasher

7 Best Dishwasher Cleaners (2021 Reviews)

Woman washing a plate with liquid dish soap

The Best Dish Soaps for Squeaky Clean Dishes

Woman scrubbing a dirty pan with dish scrubber

The Best Dish Scrubbers to Deep Clean Dishes

A kitchen sink caddy

Best Sink Caddies of 2021

Clean dishes on drying rack

The Best Dish Drying Racks for Every Home

Woman drying a plate with a dish towel

The Best Dish Towels (Top Picks)

Woman filling dishwasher with liquid detergent

The Best Dishwasher Detergents for Spotless Dishes

Woman washing the dishes in the kitchen sink

How to Wash Dishes (Step by Step Guide)

Man unclogging a dishwasher

How to Unclog a Dishwasher

How to Load a Dishwasher Rack by Rack

How to Load a Dishwasher the Right Way

Woman Cleaning Dishwasher In Kitchen

How to Clean the Dishwasher (3 Quick Methods)

Waste disposal leak under a sink,

Fix Your Leaking Garbage Disposal (8 Easy Ways)

A clean car floor mat

The Best Car Floor Mats for Every Vehicle

Woman mopping laminate floor with a flat mop

Best Flat Mops of 2021

Beautiful woman dusting the fireplace

Best Dusting Tools of 2021

Cleaning woman sweeping wooden floor with push broom

The Best Push Brooms for Indoor and Outdoor Use

Hand washing jeans

How to Wash Jeans So They Last Forever

Plumber fixing a humming garbage disposal

Fix Garbage Disposal Humming: Causes and Solutions

Food waste disposer machine in sink in modern kitchen

What Size Garbage Disposal Do I Need for My Family? 

Soaking dirty clothes in soapy water

How to Wash Clothes With Poop On Them (Step Guide)

Little boy sitting and drawing with color crayons

How to Get Crayon Out of Clothes

Person turning on the garbage disposal switch

Best Garbage Disposal Switches of 2021

Toilet Plunger

10 Best Toilet Plungers (2021 Reviews)

Cleaning toilet with toilet brush

Best Toilet Brushes of 2021

Beautiful young woman wiping the tv with a microfiber cloth

Best Microfiber Cloths of 2021

Woman hanging clothes on a clothes drying rack in the bathroom

13 Best Clothes Drying Racks (2021 Reviews)

Clean and shiny vinyl flooring

How to Clean Discolored Vinyl Flooring

Vacuuming a bathroom rug

How to Clean Bathroom Rugs and Mats

Removing gum from fabric

How to Get Gum Out of Clothes (11 Methods That Work!)

Curry stain on white shirt

How to Remove Curry Stains (In a Flash)

Washing a down comforter

How to Dry a Down Comforter (And How Often Should You Wash It?) 

Fresh clean pillows

How to Wash Pillows (Machine & Hand Wash)

Woman hanging clothes to dry on the rack

How to Dry Clothing (Protect Clothes and Ditch the Damp Smell)

Woman having pollen allergies

How to Get Rid of Allergies (16 Home Remedies)

Clean garbage disposal

Best Garbage Disposal Cleaners of 2021

Under the sink garbage disposal

The Best Garbage Disposals (Get Rid of Food Waste)

Woman throwing out trash bags full of garbage

Best Trash Bags of 2021

7 Best Trash Compactors (2021 Reviews)

Best Trash Compactors (To Crush Up Waste)

A car trash can

The Best Car Trash Cans to Curb the Mess on the Go

Outdoor trash cans

The Best Outdoor Trash Cans Money Can Buy

Woman throwing banana peel in the kitchen trash can

10 Best Kitchen Trash Cans (2021 Reviews)

Clean bathroom with trash can

The Best Trash Cans to Fit Any Bathroom 

Reading laundry washing symbols on shirt

What Do Laundry Symbols Mean? (Ultimate Guide)

Cleaning vans shoes in the washing machine

How to Clean White Vans Without Ruining Them

Woman accidentally staining colored clothes during laundry

How to Stop Clothes From Bleeding in the Wash

Little girls painting and getting paint on their clothes

How to Get Paint Out of Clothes (5 Easy Methods)

Toddler with spilled ink on his clothes

How to Get Ink Out of Clothes (7 Easy Ways)

Laundry soaps and detergens

Soap vs Detergent: What’s the Difference?

Different types of detergetns: Powder, Liquid, Pods

11 Types of Laundry Detergents You Should Know

A portable clothes hand wringer

The Best Hand Wringers (Remove Excess Water)

A home dry cleaning kit

Best Home Dry Cleaning Kits of 2021

Dryer sheets

10 Best Dryer Sheets (2021 Reviews)

Doing laundry with different types of detergents

The Best Laundry Detergents for Every Family

Bleaching stain on colored clothes

The Best Color Safe Bleaches to Remove Stains & Brighten Colors

Woman wearing ugg boots in the snow

How to Clean Ugg Boots (Remove Stubborn Stains)

Toms shoes

How to Wash TOMS (Lace and Canvas Shoes)

Man wearing Sperrys

How to Clean Sperrys Without Ruining Them

Woman putting mesh bag with white sneakers into washing machine

How to Clean White Shoes (and Keep Them White)

Mother and daughter having fun while doing laundry

30 Laundry Hacks You’ll Wish You Already Knew

Woman pointing to her shirt without print

How to Remove Ironed on Letters and Residual Glue

Woman cleaning a washing machine

How to Clean Your Washing Machine (Front/Top Loader)

Bloody sheet

How to Get Blood Out of Sheets (7 Easy Methods)

Boxes of dryer sheets and a bottle of fabric softener

Dryer Sheets vs Fabric Softener (Plus Some Alternatives)

Cat jumping into a laundry basket

How to Remove Pet Hair From Laundry (8 Simple Tips)

Man wearing shrunken shirt after doing laundry

Shrunk Your Sweater in the Wash? Here’s How to Unshrink Clothes

Oxygen bleach

How to Use Oxygen Bleach (12 Different Uses)

Washing wool sweaters

How to Wash Wool Sweaters (Hand & Machine)

Woman machine washing towels

How to Wash Towels (for Hotel Level Fluffiness)

Woman ironing polyester shirt

How to Iron Polyester (Goodbye Wrinkles!)

A young boy folding a shirt with a folding board

Best Folding Boards of 2021

Woman organizing clothes in the drawer

Best Closet and Drawer Organizers of 2021

Clothespins

The Best Clothespins (For Laundry, Decor, Crafts, and More)

Fresh laundry hanging on a clothesline

10 Best Clotheslines to Hang Laundry (2021 Reviews)%%page%%

A stack of clothes hanging on a rack

The Best Clothes Hangers (Organize Your Closet Today)

Wall mounted garage vacuums

Best Wall Mounted Garage Vacuums of 2021

Hardwood floor polish

The Best Hardwood Floor Polishes (for a Shiny Finish)

Man cleaning house's vinyl siding

Best Vinyl Siding Cleaners of 2021

Woman's hands with a laundry detergent rash

Laundry Detergent Rashes: Are You Allergic?

Folding a fitted sheet

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet (Like Marie Kondo)

Wool dryer balls

8 Handy Dryer Sheet Alternatives (Go Green)

A weighted blanket

Keep It Clean: How to Wash Weighted Blankets

Woman holding a bottle of laundry softener

Should I Use Fabric Softener? (7 Green Alternatives)

Man doing laundry with a laundry pod

How to Use Laundry Pods: A Complete Guide

Woman applying floor wax on wood floor

7 Best Floor Wax Choices (2021 Reviews)

Woman removing lint from her sweater with a fuzz shaver

The Best Lint Removers (Say Goodbye to Lint)

Cleaning tile floor with electric mop

The Best Tile Floor Cleaning Machines for No-Scrub Shine

Plug in air freshener in a wall socket

The Best Plug-In Air Fresheners for Cleaning Your Air

Cleaning ink stain with a stain remover pen

The Best Laundry Stain Removers (Say No to Stains)

Freshly cleaned white towels

Best Laundry Whiteners of 2021

A black and decker iron

The Best Black and Decker Irons (Reviewed & Ranked)

Shark Max Power 1800 watts iron

The Best Shark Iron Reviews: Shark Irons Ranked

Rowenta iron

Best Rowenta Iron Reviews of 2021 (Top 7)

Woman ironing clothes in a messy living room

15 Ironing Board Storage Ideas

Woman washing soiled laundry

How to Get Blood out of Clothes (Top Tips for Fresh and Dried Blood)

Woman washing smelly laundry

How to Remove Sweat Smells From Clothes (7 Methods)

Ironing clothes on the floor

How to Iron Without an Ironing Board (3 Easy Steps)

Hanging clothes outside to prevent wrinkles

How to Keep Clothes From Wrinkling and Look Your Best

Folding a standing ironing board

How to Fold Up an Ironing Board

Man spraying a wrinkle remover on a business suit

7 Best Wrinkle Release Sprays (2021 Reviews)

Laundry sorter with a pile dirty clothes

The Best Laundry Sorters (Stay Organized on Wash Day)

An over the door ironing board

5 Best Over the Door Ironing Boards (2021 Reviews)

A wall-mounted ironing board

Best Wall-Mounted Ironing Boards of 2021

Woman ironing on the floor with a tabletop ironing board

Best Table Top Ironing Boards of 2021

Woman using a nice ironing board cover while ironing

7 Best Ironing Board Covers (2021 Reviews)

Saleslady ironing clothes with a garment steamer

The Best Garment Steamers (Wrinkles Be Gone)

A quilting iron

The Best Irons for Quilting (Get Your Quilt On)

Woman ironing a shirt with a cordless iron

5 Best Cordless Irons (2021 Reviews)

Woman ironing clothes with a steam iron

The Best Steam Irons (Crisp Clothes Every Time)

Woman ironing a shirt on an ironing board

Best Ironing Boards of 2021

Woman ironing a blouse with a steamer

10 Best Clothes Steamers (2021 Reviews)

Iron burn mark on carpet

How to Get Burns out of Carpet (and Save Money)

Washing greasy clothes

How to Get Grease out of Clothes (Quickly and Effectively)

Starched white clothes on a rack

Starching Clothes (How to Starch Clothes at Home) 

Washing a stuffed toy in the washing machine

How to Wash Stuffed Animals

Best Air Fresheners of 2021

10 Best Air Fresheners (2021 Reviews)

Woman waking up with a humidifier running in the bedroom

The Best Humidifiers (Top Humidifiers of All Time)

Woman ironing with a steam generator iron

Best Steam Generator Irons of 2021

Ironing patches on fabric

How To Iron On Patches (Step-by-Step)

Cleaning a rusted iron

How to Clean an Iron Properly

Doing laundry using laundry detergent for hard water

Best Laundry Detergents for Hard Water of 2021

Doing laundry with green laundry detergents

The Best Green Laundry Detergents (Go Green)

Kids doing laundry

Best Laundry Detergents for Sensitive Skin of 2021

Woman taking out fresh smelling laundry

The Best Smelling Laundry Detergents (Freshest Picks)

Woman hand washing clothes with a basin

How to Hand Wash Clothes (7 Different Fabrics)

Woman machine washing polyester

How to Wash Polyester (Our Top Tips for Hand and Machine Wash)

Collection of laundry baskets and hampers

The Best Laundry Baskets and Hampers (Laundry Made Easy)

Air pollution from industrial chimney

Indoor And Outdoor Air Pollution Facts (50+ Bits of Info You May Not Know)

Woman ironing dress pants

How to Iron Dress Pants (7 Easy Steps)

Ironing clothes with a steam iron

Dry Iron vs Steam Iron (Which is Better?)

Woman steaming coat with a steamer

Steamer vs. Iron: The Pros And Cons

Woman ironing fresh laundry

17 Ironing Hacks and Tips to Help You Get the Most out of Ironing

Freshly washed cashmere sweaters

How to Wash Cashmere (Hand and Machine Wash)

Man washing silk in washing machine

How to Wash Silk (Step by Step Guide)

How To Strip Laundry (8 Simple Steps)

Get Cleaner Clothes (By Learning How To Strip Laundry in 8 Steps)

Man ironing a shirt

How To Iron A Shirt

Woman washing laundry exposed to bedbugs

How to Kill Bedbugs On Laundry Day: All You Need to Know

Disinfecting laundry with bleach

How To Disinfect Laundry And Why You Need To

Common laundry detergent alternatives

Laundry Detergent Alternatives That You Already Have In The House

Making homemade laundry detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergents: Powder And Liquid

Hand washing white clothes

How to Wash White Clothes (With And Without Bleach)

Woman holding two types of mops

11 Different Types Of Mops & Their Uses