Category Archives: Cleaning

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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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Three Fantastic Green Ways to Clean Your Clothes

Laundry detergents have come a long way since the first product was introduced in 1930, Today's detergents are of better quality and are powerful enough to remove even the toughest stains while still gentle enough to care for your clothes and minimise their impact on the environment. Read more

Green Cleaning Tips – Save Money, Save the Environment

Switching to green cleaning products is an important part of making your home greener. Regular cleaning products are full of toxic chemicals and yet we use them every day to clean our homes, getting rid of the dirt but leaving behind a residue of chemicals in the air that our family breathes and which contributes...
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Housework Schedules Through the Decades

A housework routine enables us to get our work done efficiently in a timely manner. An orderly home may also contribute to a calmer family. Here are some examples of various housework routines from the early 1900s to more recent times. Keep in mind that in those early years, housework was physically harder, but most...
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Spray & Urine Odor Removal – Using Common Household Product

As a cat lover and owner of multiple male cats, spray and urine odor was a constant concern. When you have more than one male cat [I have three] you will have problems with spraying. While neutering male cats can sometimes prevent or cut down the amount of spraying by some, others will continue to...
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Bathroom Mold – Cleaning it up and Keeping it Clean

Mold growing in your bathroom is undesirable for several reasons. First, it is unsightly. Second, many people are allergic to mold, and it can aggravate athsma. Third, a particular type of mold, Stachybotrys chartarum (synonyms: Stachybotrys alternans and S. atra) produces mycotoxins ; there is some anecdotal evidence that these toxins can be deadly. This...
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Laundry Made Easy – 7 Simple Tricks That Won’t Let You Down

Laundry day! We dread this day more than anything. When you finally clear through the over piling mountain of dirty clothes, presto, the laundry basket is refilled again and before you realize it, you are bang-on at the same spot. From sorting, pre-treating, loading the washer to turning the clothes over, there is a lot...
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How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains in Your Home

So you've been told that your home has hard water, aka a lot of minerals. While this may not mean a whole lot to you right now, aside from your bar of soap not lathering very well, what will ultimately start to happen is that your sinks, showers, tubs, toilets, even the dishwasher will develop...
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Washing Your Wool Socks

Perhaps you're teetering on the edge of making the switch from your old cotton socks to wool socks. You've read about all the great benefits of wool socks, so you're ready to set aside a few extra dollars to update your sock drawer. (more…)...
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