Category Archives: Cleaning

Simple, homemade cleaning recipes

How to Clean an Oil Painting

One of my loyal readers was seeking advice cleaning an oil painting: “My grandmother did several oil paintings before she died. They are lovely, but only valuable to our family. My mother, a heavy smoker, hung a small oil painting (about 12” x 18”) in her small studio apartment for many years. This week she is...
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Washing Window Tricks

Have you ever wondered how those professional window washers move so fast with the squeegee, and how the windows turn out perfect? Well, there really are some tricks to it that are simple to learn, and once you do, dare I say it, you may even enjoy washing windows? Read more

Cleaning Walls

Cleaning Fabric Wall Coverings Some are vinyl-coated and easy to wash. Others, like burlap or grass cloth, are very hard to clean when stained. You might try wiping lightly with a sponge dampened in suds and water; test first in an inconspicuous spot to be sure the water won't stain the covering. Best method is to...
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6 Easy Tips To Effectively Clean Your Stainless Steel Cookware

To help you clean your stainless steel cookware and keep it great as new, use warm soapy water for general cleaning, mix vinegar and water to remove calcium deposits, use hot or boiling water for burned-on food, try baking soda or oxalic acid cleanser to remove brown stains, wipe the cookware dry and use vinegar...
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When You’re Spring Cleaning, Don’t Forget The Fridge

The same delicious treats that fill your stomach may be filling your refrigerator with germs and bacteria if messy spills and leaks are not properly cleaned up. Foods that are past their prime or containers that have not been sealed tightly can end up leaving unwanted stains and unhealthy bacteria lingering in your fridge. The...
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Cleaning Burner Pans and Covered Casserole Dishes

If your burner pans and covered casserole dishes look like mine did, they've got baked-on spots that no amount of scrubbing will remove. And if you're like me, even the thought of using chemical cleaners brings tears to your eyes and makes you want to start coughing, not to mention that the chemical cleaners are expensive....
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How to Clean Bathroom Step by Step

Cleaning the bath can be a lot of fun yet it is a dirty job. First thing first, gather all the cleaning supplies that you may need for the bathroom cleaning job. It may include soup scum remover, mildew remover, bathroom surface cleaner, window cleaning fluid, toilet bowl cleaner, dust rag, paper towel, sponge, scrub...
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