How to clean lunch boxes, thermoses and coffee mugs

How to clean lunch boxes, thermoses and coffee mugs

To remove the most bacteria and mold, wash fabric lunch boxes and reusable food containers after every use with soap and water. Most hard plastic, metal lunch boxes and reusable containers are safe for the dishwasher, but check the manufacturer's cleaning instructions to make sure.

The best green, eco-friendly and natural cleaning products 2019

The best green, eco-friendly and natural cleaning products 2019

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner $11.07 Also available for $3 (for one bottle) at Walmart , Bed Bath and Beyond and Target . It’s great on all non-porous surfaces such as finished wood and tile floors, countertops, walls, porcelain, bathroom fixtures, sealed natural and synthetic stone.

Joy Mangano's $43 vacuum is an 'awesome everyday cleaning machine'

Joy Mangano's $43 vacuum is an 'awesome everyday cleaning machine'

It's easy to handle I was happy to discover the light vacuum is easy to maneuver, and can reach small crevices my larger vacuum has always struggled to clean. The Joy Mangano vacuum (on the right) is much easier to handle than my larger vacuum.

We tried stainless steel straws with 3,800 Amazon reviews

We tried stainless steel straws with 3,800 Amazon reviews

SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, Set of 4, Free Cleaning Brush Included, $5, Amazon SipWell Stainless Steel Drinking Straws, Set of 4, Free Cleaning Brush Included $4.69 $7.99 This is the set I tried and loved.

5 best paper towels of 2019

5 best paper towels of 2019

The best paper towels Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels, White, Family Rolls, 16 Count $38.84 "For the best bang for your buck, you will want to choose something like this ," said Alberto Navarrete, General Manager of Frisco Maids in Dallas, Texas.

12 cleaning products and tools hotel housekeepers can't live without

12 cleaning products and tools hotel housekeepers can't live without

The stain transfers from the carpet to the washcloth!" Hughes didn't say which model he uses, but this best-selling steam iron on Amazon has 4.2 stars and more than 5,000 reviews.

The 9 best cleaning products for your home

The 9 best cleaning products for your home

So, TODAY Home consulted with three cleaning experts — Jan Dougherty, author of “ The Lost Art of House Cleaning ,” Beth McGee, who wrote " Get Your House Clean Now ," and Melissa Maker, author of “ Clean My Space " — who shared their favorite products and tools to get any house spotless in no time.

The 13 best vacuums, according to HGTV stars

The 13 best vacuums, according to HGTV stars

2. Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner, $240 (normally $400), Amazon Dyson Small Ball Multi Floor Upright Vacuum Cleaner $288 Amazon 2. Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, $280 (normally $500), Amazon

A cheeky male gardening service will snip your hedges in the nude

A cheeky male gardening service will snip your hedges in the nude

The male-only service will reportedly provide a hunky gardener who will trim and mow your garden wearing only an Akubra hat and work boots. The service must be provided in a private yard and Jones said the company was acting within legal boundaries.