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Vacuums
The Top Robotic Vacuums of 2020

Selecting the right machine for your home needs some research, though. Each model can have a variety of features that may or may not be helpful to your lifestyle, and the price ranges can vary widely.

Coffee filters
Top 7 Other Uses for Coffee Filters

If you’re part of the 50% of Americans who drink coffee daily, you’re in for a pleasant surprise - coffee filters are incredibly helpful to have around.

Car Maintenance
How Often to Change Your Car or Truck Air Filter?

It’s easy to remember when you should change the oil filter on your car or truck - but what about the air filter? With no helpful warning light or reminder sticker, is there any way to tell when you should replace it?

Ideas
2020 Gift Guide: The Best Ideas For the Home

There’s always room for a home gift list! So why not ask for something that you can honestly appreciate - or give someone else a gift that makes their life easier every day? We’ve selected some fantastic items perfect for any household - and don’t forget to pick out something for yourself.

air conditioning Filters
How to Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

A properly functioning HVAC system is the lifeline to your home. Since it runs all year long and sometimes day and night, it won’t last forever. In fact, the average lifespan varies from 12 to 15 years.

Vacuum Bags
Why It’s a Terrible Idea to Reuse Vacuum Bags

We all love our vacuum cleaners. Almost every home has them, and vacuuming is a job that should be undertaken once a week for hard floors, and twice a week for carpeted areas - even more often if your home has pets.

DIY Vacuum Bags
How to Change Vacuum Bag On Your BISSELL Zing Lightweight

The Bissell Zing Lightweight is so portable and colorful, you might like it just for its looks. As Zing owners agree: it packs a lot of punch into a compact 7.5 lb package. Perfect for small homes, apartments, and use on multiple floors, it features a grab-and-go handle and a generous 15 feet of cord that allows users to cover lots of ground and reach deep into corners with its hand attachments.

DIY Vacuum Bags
How to Change Vacuum Bag on your Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick Vacuum Cleaner

Miele has been at the top of the vacuum cleaner game for years, and its Dynamic U1 Maverick model is popular for a multitude of reasons. Its variable suction control, easy maneuverability, and AirClean Sealed System create a clean environment and a satisfying experience.

DIY Pets
How to Eliminate the Pet Odor Smell Coming From Your Vacuum Cleaner

Pet owners can have a love-hate relationship with their vacuums at times. They do a fantastic job of sucking up animal hair, making it sometimes impossible to tell that you even have a pet in your home. On the other hand, with all that highly efficient cleaning, they can have a tendency to smell a little strong.

flu
Do You Have The Flu? Or is it Just a Cold? And How Do You Treat It?

Uh oh. You’ve gotten sick and you’re coughing a bit. You also have a stuffy nose and you’re sneezing too. So, do you have a cold? Or do you have the flu? And does it...

flu
What You Should Know About the Flu Shot

Flu season is upon us. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu season runs rampant in the northern hemisphere from October to April of every year. Of course, the flu brings with it a host of misery, especially for...

allergies
Allergies – Why Do They Make Us Miserable?

If you’re one of over 50 million people in the United States who suffers from some sort of nasal allergy, you know how miserable a hot windy summer day can be. Heck, you know...

exercising
Tips to Maximizing your Workout in the Summer

Summer is a blast and it’s a great time to get out and take your workout outside. Unfortunately, it also gets pretty hot some days, putting a damper on your motivation and your training. Of course, you know...

bugs
Chemical Free Insect Repellents That Work

Now that summer is here, it’s time to enjoy all the things that it brings with it. From picnics to backyard barbecues to just hanging out and enjoying the company of good friends, there’s plenty to...

other
Beating the Summer Heat

Ah, summer – that time of year when it’s time to plan vacations, hit the beach, and enjoy long sunny days. It’s also the time of year when temperatures rise and the blazing sun beats down on us. Temperatures across the globe have...

Vacuums
The Top Robotic Vacuums of 2020

Selecting the right machine for your home needs some research, though. Each model can have a variety of features that may or may not be helpful to your lifestyle, and the price ranges can vary widely.

Coffee filters
Top 7 Other Uses for Coffee Filters

If you’re part of the 50% of Americans who drink coffee daily, you’re in for a pleasant surprise - coffee filters are incredibly helpful to have around.

Vacuum Bags
Why It’s a Terrible Idea to Reuse Vacuum Bags

We all love our vacuum cleaners. Almost every home has them, and vacuuming is a job that should be undertaken once a week for hard floors, and twice a week for carpeted areas - even more often if your home has pets.

DIY Vacuum Bags
How to Change Vacuum Bag On Your BISSELL Zing Lightweight

The Bissell Zing Lightweight is so portable and colorful, you might like it just for its looks. As Zing owners agree: it packs a lot of punch into a compact 7.5 lb package. Perfect for small homes, apartments, and use on multiple floors, it features a grab-and-go handle and a generous 15 feet of cord that allows users to cover lots of ground and reach deep into corners with its hand attachments.

DIY Vacuum Bags
How to Change Vacuum Bag on your Miele Dynamic U1 Maverick Vacuum Cleaner

Miele has been at the top of the vacuum cleaner game for years, and its Dynamic U1 Maverick model is popular for a multitude of reasons. Its variable suction control, easy maneuverability, and AirClean Sealed System create a clean environment and a satisfying experience.

DIY Pets
How to Eliminate the Pet Odor Smell Coming From Your Vacuum Cleaner

Pet owners can have a love-hate relationship with their vacuums at times. They do a fantastic job of sucking up animal hair, making it sometimes impossible to tell that you even have a pet in your home. On the other hand, with all that highly efficient cleaning, they can have a tendency to smell a little strong.

Vacuums
How Can I Tell if it's Time to Change My Vacuum Cleaner Belt?

If you’ve never done a belt change on a vacuum cleaner, you may not realize that they can wear out and break fairly easily. The good news is that it’s often simple to change your vacuum belt. The tricky part is often first diagnosing the problem. So, how do you know when it’s time to change your vacuum cleaner’s belt? Read on to find out.

Vacuums
Top 10 Reasons You Should Buy A Robotic Vacuum

Why then has everyone become so enamored of these little guys and their sweeping prowess? And why should you take the plunge and buy your own? We explain all of this for you in the post...

Filters Vacuums
Why You Shouldn't Vacuum During Smoky Air Without a HEPA Filter

If you’re in an area where wildfires or other situations have made outdoor air quality a problem, it’s easy enough to follow the precautions that are given about staying inside. But did you know that your vacuum cleaner can cause further problems?

Allergies Vacuums
The Best Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters Buying Guide

Vacuum bags & filters are your first line of defence against dust, allergens & microbes. Get it right with this guide to the best vacuum bags and filters for your needs. Learn the features you should look for in vacuum filters and find reviews of the different types of vacuum bags & filters available.

coffee
The Best Coffee Filters Buying Guide

Coffee filters make a real difference to how your coffee tastes. To help you get it right, we have created this guide to the best coffee filters for your needs. Learn the key features you should look for in coffee filters and find reviews of the different types of coffee filters available.

Home
The Best Furnace and HVAC Filters Buying Guide

Buying the wrong furnace or HVAC filter can be both costly and unsafe. To help you get it right, we have created this guide to the best furnace and HVAC filters for your needs.  Learn the key features you should look for when choosing the best air filters and discover reviews the different types of filters available.

cooking
3 Ingredients You Can Smoke for Your Cooking Needs

Nearly everyone knows about hot smoking as a method of cooking delicious briskets, making amazing ribs, and other succulent meats. You take wood chips and throw them into your smoker, add your meat and let it cook for a few hours. 

Floor Care
Top Vacuum Cleaners of 2017 – The Weird and Wonderful

Last week, we covered some of the best all-purpose vacuums that you can get, no matter if you prefer an upright or a canister model. This week, we’re going to finish our coverage of the best vacuums of 2017 by taking a look at the outliers in the vacuum world. Here are the best weird and wonderful vacuums of 2017.

Floor Care
Top Vacuum Cleaners of 2017 – Top All Purpose Vacuums

When you think about the end of the year, you’re probably thinking about what the best vacuums of the year are. Which is one heck of a coincidence; because that’s what we here at ThinkCrucial were thinking about too.

Holidays
Strange Holiday Traditions From Around the World

Christmas is a time for traditions that are shared with family and friends. Whether it’s Santa Claus, or singing carols, or heading to your chosen religious observation, there are many holiday traditions that are held close to everyone’s hearts. But the United States isn’t the only country with holiday traditions....

thanksgiving
Let’s Talk Turkey: The Best Four Turkey Tips This Thanksgiving

So, you’re hosting this year’s Thanksgiving get together. Friends, family, your dog and your goldfish are all looking to you to make sure that the annual feast goes off without a hitch. As you’re frantically making sure you have...

winter
Four Key Steps to Winterizing Your Home

Even though it seems like summer has yet to relinquish its grip on the United States, Old Man Winter is just around the corner, waiting with glee. With winter comes snow, ice, and cold, all designed to make your...

pumpkin spice
Tis the Season to Be...Pumpkin?

Fall is upon us, bringing leaves of many colored hues, crackling fires, crisp apples, and of course, pumpkins. For some reason, pumpkin spiced foods, candies, and...

pressure cooking
What You Should Know About Your New Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers have become the hottest new way to cook one-pot dinners. The advent of new multi-cookers such as the Instant Pot is winning the hearts and stomachs of people all over the country. If you’ve recently gotten...

home bar
Setting up Your First At-Home Bar

At some point in their lives, everyone who drinks begins to realize that there is more to alcohol than just beer. Don’t get us wrong, the world of beer is complex and filled with nooks and crannies to explore. However, there’s...

grilling
Keeping Your Grill In Tip-Top Shape for The Peak Grilling Season

It’s the height of summer and grilling season has been underway for at least a couple of months. During that time, hopefully, you’ve had more than your fair share of burgers, steaks, and hot dogs come and...

deodorizers
Activated Charcoal Filters 101: What Are They And How Do They Work?

Activated charcoal filters are modern marvels. They're found in vacuum cleaners, ovens, air purifiers, trash cans and even water filters. But how do activated charcoal filters work to eliminate odors and remove impurities from water? Find out with this guide to activated charcoal filters.

cooking
Quick and Easy Summer Sides and Desserts

There’s nothing that screams summer quite like a cookout. Grilling steaks, burgers, and hot dogs is a quintessential summer activity. But, to paraphrase an old saying...

grilling
Grilling the Perfect Steak

When you think of summer cookouts and get-togethers, there’s nothing like imagining that perfect steak coming off the grill with those grill marks letting you know how delicious it’s going to be. It’s too bad that...

aquariums
Setting Up Your Aquarium For the First Time

So you decided that you want to get some fish for your home. That’s a great decision; the world of tropical freshwater fish is huge and the ranges of colors and sizes will make for a spectacular display. But before you...

stains
Banishing Summer Stains

It’s summer when the sky is blue, the weather is warm, and it’s time to run around and enjoy all that life has to offer. There are picnics to enjoy, games to be played, and...

essential oils
20 Ways to Use Your Essential Oils Besides Aromatherapy

When it comes to essential oils, everyone knows how to put them in a diffuser to reap the benefits of aromatherapy. But did you know that there are other ways that you can use your essential oil that will provide...

air conditioning
Keeping Your Air Conditioner In Top Shape With Preventive Maintenance

We already discussed what to do when your air conditioner goes on the fritz. In most cases, you’re going to need to call an HVAC qualified service tech to come out and take a look. Now, there are some things...

air conditioning
Help! My Air Conditioner Isn’t Working!

We are rapidly approaching the dog days of summer when the star Sirius comes over the horizon. The ancient Greeks believed that this was the time when...

carpets
Properly Cleaning Your Carpet Efficiently and Quickly

The main problem with trying to keep your carpet clean is that it’s always underfoot. You and your loved ones are always walking on it, introducing new dirt every day. Still, keeping your carpet clean doesn’t...

Floor Care
Caring for Hard Surface Floors, Part Two: Tile, Stone And Everything Else

Last week we here at Think Crucial talked about how to care for your wood floors to make sure that they remain as gorgeous as the day you first got them. However, we also realize that...

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