Category Archives: Cleaning

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Basement Flooding

How to Avoid Standing in Knee-deep in Water

Flooding and water damage are things no homeowner ever wants to deal with. But depending on where you live, your home may be prone to flooding. (more…)

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DIY Natural Household Cleaners

5 recipes for DIY spring cleaning

Many of the products we use while spring cleaning our homes are filled with ingredients that have negative long-term effects on our health and environment. For example, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and triclosan are some of the culprits found in products ranging from laundry detergents to glass cleaners. These...

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How To Use Baking Soda As an Odor Remover

Baking Soda can be used as a natural remedy to remove unwanted odors. Baking soda has been around for quite awhile and should be in every household for a number of reasons. Listed below are a few suggestions for using baking soda as an odor remover. Read more

How to Make Laundry Smell Good

Pick up a freshly washed piece of garment from the pile of your laundry; hot out of the dryer, does it smell fresh and clean or does it have peculiar odors or has a distinct sour smell? Most of us have been through situations when it was simply impossible to get the odor out of...
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How to Clean Brass Door Handles

Brass door handles give your interior a glowing amber shine which looks great in traditionally furnished and period homes. Many brass levers are simple and plain and others have intricate details and etchings, all of which over time and use begin to tarnish and lose their shine. Read more

Cleaning Your Slow Cooker — Some Do's and Don'ts

Slow cookers are cool. This appliance helps you cook warming meals on chilly nights and gets you out of the kitchen on hot days. No wonder the popularity of slow cookers is soaring. Slow cookers are available in many sizes, colors, and some are programmable. If you don't have a slow cooker yet you may...
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Cleaning Green

Did you know that most of the cleaning supplies in your home are made from things you most likely already have? All of the added chemicals that you find in most cleaning supplies are not needed. Below is a list of ingredients you may already have in your home that you can clean with and...
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Green Spring Cleaning Ideas That are Kind to Mother Nature

It’s not necessary to use harsh chemicals and toxins to achieve a cleaner, fresh-smelling home this spring. Home-made cleaning products and earth-friendly tactics can help you clean green. Here are green cleaning ideas and a supplies list that will make Mother Nature happy: Read more

DIY Rug Cleaner Alternatives

Quite often, homeowners chose to use rugs to accent their room's décor or perhaps to add warmth to hardwood or non-carpeted or high traffic areas of their home or office. It can also soften the acoustics of the room; while at the same time make for less echoes and noise. Yes, rugs are an important...
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Dryer Vent Cleaning: 10 Tips for Success

We all depend on our clothes dryers to see that our clothes are ready to wear. After all, just having damp, clean clothing is not enough---it needs to be dried. Of course, that can be most easily attained by simply placing your clothing in the dryer. However, having a dryer that works effectively and efficiently...
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Green Ways to Clean Hardwood Floors

It's always a good idea to have your hardwood floors professionally cleaned every year. And in between these cleanings, be sure to give it some TLC on your own as well. Remember, dirt can scratch floors, make your pets sneeze, and even cause someone to skid and fall. Take care that the products you use won't...
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Vanilla Facts

Vanilla is one of the most popular spices. It is used in cooking and baking because of its sweet flavor. It is also used as a plant because it is pretty and smells good. It is also used in many other things such as soap making, oils, etc because of the essential oil extracted from...
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Advice in Removing Candle Wax Spills on the Carpet

Candles are really useful home accessories that have many different purposes. It can be used to create a romantic atmosphere when having a nice dinner with your significant other. It can also be utilized to set the mood or for aromatherapy among other things. Read more

Here Are Some Popular Natural Moth Repellents

Many homeowners have problems with moths in their house. It is very important to get rid of moths from your house. These insects may cause some problems in your house when they are not treated properly. There are some natural treatments that you can use to kill these animals easily. Natural methods are usually chosen...
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Getting Your Laundry To Smell Great

Everybody loves the fresh and clean feeling of slipping in between sheets that have just come out of the dryer or pulling on a warm pair of socks, but how can you make your washing smell fantastic straight out of the machine as well? Getting great smelling laundry doesn't require a whole lot of chemicals...
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Quick Tips on Cleaning Antique Bisque Dolls

Before cleaning any doll it is important to identify from what material the doll is made. Bisque dolls are sometimes mistakenly called porcelain dolls. Porcelain and bisque dolls are fragile and damage easily. Both types of dolls are recognized as prized collectibles with doll collectors typically specializing in collecting either porcelain or bisque dolls. Read more

First Aid for Stains

7 ways to treat stains with cupboard staples – you don't need expensive products that leave soapy chemicals in your furnishings. Act fast and you will not leave a stain. (more…)...
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