Helpful Tips

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Add One Common Ingredient To Laundry For Whiter, Brighter Clothes

Sunday 8th January 2017

I have a confession. There's a shelf in my laundry room that I'm ashamed of. It's above the washer and holds all of the various laundry products that I have bought in hopes of having the cleanest, brightest, freshest smelling laundry. Recently, this shelf became so overloaded that it fell. I was watching television in the living room and heard a horrible crash. I thought a meteor had hit the house. But no, it was just my laundry shelf falling down. Detergents, sprays, powders, and more went tumbling to the floor. Instead of doing the right thing and sorting through those cleaners, I simply put the shelf back up and neatly placed all of the bottles and boxes back where…

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Water damage to shoes

Saturday 26th November 2016

Knowing basic water damage restoration procedures can save you a lot of money. While there are some possessions that are just too sensitive to water, and hence require a water damage restoration professional to salvage them, there are those that can be restored by the average person if the right procedures are followed. Leather shoes were industrially manufactured at the end of the 19th century. Until today, they remain a precious commodity. One of the enemies of leather is water. Water damaged leather shoes can best be remedied by the following old fashioned methods which are somehow still very effective. Get a dry sponge and swab the shoes to remove as much moisture as you can. If there is mud,…

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How to clean silver

Saturday 26th November 2016

Many people have old silver tea sets or commemorative bowls of silver or copper all of which tarnish over time. The usual method of restoring the shine is to buy silver or copper polish and rub it on the object. That method is messy and sometimes hard work. There is a much easier way to clean silver and copper using things you already have around the house. The photos show my results at cleaning a silver bowl and some copper objects. I cleaned just half of each object to show the before and after. The Procedure for Silver: Place aluminum foil (shiny side up) in the bottom of a non-metallic container big enough to hold the piece to be cleaned. Add two…

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How to clean your P C

Thursday 4th August 2016

Keeping your computer clean can not only make it look great, but it can also help your computer to run great. I've seen many really dirty computers (both inside and out) that have problems simply because they are dirty; dust, grime and electricity don't mix well. It is also very hard to see what's on your screen if you have a layer of dirt or grime. And don't get me started on sticky keyboards and mice! Ick! The following are essential items for cleaning your computer: Microfiber cloth (found online or at computer retailers) Compressed Air spray can (found at computer retailers) The Monitor/Display (LCD flat panel and laptop displays): Because LCD displays have a special non-glare coating, you should NEVER use any alcohol…

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How to clean a dishwasher

Thursday 4th August 2016

Steps to clean a dishwasher: Start with an empty dishwasher. Fill one side of kitchen sink with distilled white vinegar water (I just dump, but I would say 1-2 cups of vinegar with a half full sink of water) Remove the utensil holders and racks. Wipe them down checking for stuck-on food bits and debris in the bottom of washer. Remove and disassemble the arm and grate and filter, if you have one, from the floor of the dishwasher (I remove all parts that I can remove by hand). Place in sink to wipe down with damp rag and vinegar water. Make sure the holes that spray the water out on the blades are clear of tiny bits of food, you…

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What can you use a steam cleaner for ?

Sunday 29th May 2016

Steam cleaners are an amazingly versatile tool that can be used for a myriad of cleaning jobs around your home. The high temperature of the steam is great for sanitizing surfaces and lifting away grease and grime. Even better, cleaning with water alone is great value for money and kind to the environment too. Here's our top ten uses for your steam cleaner, around the home and beyond: 1. Cleaning your oven and hob Everyone hates cleaning their oven - shifting the baked-on grease and spilt food can be a real challenge. There are plenty of strong oven cleaning sprays on the market, but they are often quite toxic and fill your kitchen with a strong chemical smell. Using a steamer instead…

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Best way to clean windows

Monday 23rd May 2016

Many people put off cleaning windows or struggle through it because they make the same mistakes I have made for 30 years. I had it all wrong! Do you want crystal clear windows - just like you see at businesses and commercial buildings? Here is how to achieve it! 1. Use the Right Tools - You must use the professional squeegees, soap and applicators I have already spoken of. If you don't, your windows will look like they do now! 2. A Clean Scrubber - Always start the job with a clean scrubber or lambs wool applicator, sponge and/or porcupine cleaner. A dirty applicator can leave dirt behind. Rinse the scrubber frequently if you are cleaning many windows, especially dirty windows. 3. Watch…

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How to clean the screen of my LED TV

Monday 18th April 2016

The Best Ways to Clean an LED TV Your LED TV forms the focal point of your entertainment area, with a bright, colorful screen several times larger than the biggest set you remember from childhood. Like any object in the room, it attracts its share of dust and fingerprints. However, when it is time to clean it, don't treat it like a piece of furniture. Despite the TV's size and sturdy construction, its front panel requires special handling to preserve its video performance. Let It Cool Before you tackle cleaning your big, beautiful LED TV, shut it off and give it a chance to cool down. These slim sets don't use as much electricity or vent as much byproduct heat as previous-generation sets…

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How to Remove Limescale from an Eletric Kettle using Vinegar Only

Sunday 21st February 2016

kettle limescale Limescale in Electric Kettle Like most people in the UK I use an electric kettle to boil water for tea and coffee. The trouble with this is the kettle will quickly end up with a large build up of lime scale. If dealt with regularly it wont actually do any damage to the kettle, however after an extended period of time lime scale can build up and start to make the kettle look yucky (have a look at the first picture of my kettle), so I like to use this simple, low cost and natural way to clean my kettle from all traces of lime scale and calcium. To naturally remove lime scale in kettles all you need…

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Kitchen tips, by Kevin

Tuesday 26th January 2016

Cleaning up the kitchen is part of cooking. Not only is it easier to cook and bake in a clean kitchen, but clean surfaces and storage containers will keep your family healthier and safer. See Food Safety for more storage and cleaning tips. Take some time to learn these easy tips and preventative measures and before you know it your kitchen will be automatically cleaner and less cluttered. Make cleaning second nature with these kitchen cleaning tips and you'll save time and money. General Tips •Have a place for everything. It's much easier to use a utensil or appliance, clean it and put it away when it has a home. I use foil as an example in my kitchen. I have a…

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