This page features information to help you clean just about anything. It also has stain remover recipes, cleaning recipes, and cleaning advice.
I have been using Bonaparte on my wood floors, but there are many streaks and smudges. What can I do?
I have a grey shellacked countertop. It has a white cloudy discoloration on top from water. How can I fix it?
I have a lovely bright teal blouse that has got an oily stain on it which shows up very dark and noticeable. The material is rather stretchy. I think it is polyester. Can you help please. Thank you.
How do we get out puppy pee from our micro weave furniture covers?
My husband has a coat that is "scent stop", he got diesel on it. I have washed it several times. and still smell it. Please help. Thank you.
In trying to save time and water I washed two sets of bathroom carpets together, one dark green and the other yellow. I have previously washed the dark green carpets many times before, but the yellow rugs are new. The green dye color has bled onto the yellow and suggestions would be most appreciative.
This house is at least a hundred years old. The person smoked for years and the wood paneling is stained with cigarette smoke, and it is hard to wash off. I need a solution to make it easy to remove.
I wasn't thinking when I did laundry and I threw a purple dress in with my favorite pair of pants. Is there any way to get all this purple out of what was once white?
For 2-3 days we are smelling a bad odour only in my room. We suspect it is probably a mouse or rat (I hate the most). Firstly we thought it could be in the split AC fan and did a complete service of the whole AC. They found nothing in it and fixed it back. The smell still exists :(
I heated up a microwaveable bean bag (the kind you put around your neck, or on your feet), for too long and it burnt to black char. The microwave was filled with smoke. Is the burnt beanbag toxic? And will I be able to cook food in it again safely?
My daughter had an accident on a handmade wool rug. I am wondering what the best solution for this is?
I have well water stains on my plastic shower. How do remove them?
Is Oxiclean wash a good disinfectant and whitener? How do I know what I can use it on without damage?
My front loading washing machine has black mold. I have COPD and cannot use Clorox. Is white vinegar and baking soda a black mold cleaner?
I have this horrible smell in my bedroom of all places and I don't know what is causing it. We have had 2 things happen in the last week - first the basement got wet and I had to tear up all my carpeting and it is out of house and second we got a cat from someone who was moving.
I have a vase that has gel that looks like water in it. It is yellowed; does anyone know how to clean it?
Just moved into an apartment and the only oven is a convection/toaster oven. It is absolutely filthy! They even left the instruction booklet, but it says not to use abrasive oven cleaners. Help!
I almost never take off my gold chain link necklace. I recently dyed my hair and like an idiot, I didn't think to remove it then either. It has been about 2 weeks and I took the chain off and found that it had been stained by the dye.
Do you take the gas burners off to clean them? If so how?
Anybody have a good home remedy for spraying areas that have been cleaned of pet urine so dogs will not start to pee in the same areas again? I've heard of vinegar solutions. Does anything else work?
To quickly and efficiently clean tubs and showers, use this procedure:
My Bissell carpet shampooer won't spray the cleaning solution.
What I did was take the book and spread it out, blowing it with the blow dryer. I flipped the pages back and forth to get them all. Then, I sprayed the outer cover with some Febreeze fabric spray and then wiped it off.
If drying overalls is chipping the inside of your dryer, put the overalls in a pillow case and safety pin it shut. This should cushion the metal fitting enough to protect the paint. As long as you take them out of the pillow case right away, they will be ready to wear. Hope this helps.
To save on money but still get the job of crusty, burnt pots and pans clean, I recycle my aluminum foil. Why throw what has been used to cover something up with away?
I use dishwasher cubes to do my dishes by hand for hard stuck on food. I just fill the sink with hot/warm water and my soap and add a little dishwasher soap, as well. The food just falls off, even hard egg. It really saves time.
The grout on my shower floor has a few black lines that don't clean out. What to do?
I babysit my little cousin and he spilled his can of peaches on my car seat and now my car smells like rotten food. How can I get rid of the smell?
I washed my daughter's cheer shirt that is white and has blue and gold trim. The blue bled on the white and the gold. How do I get the blue of the white as well as off the gold?
I have had fabric softener stains on some clothes before, usually if it spilled directly on the fabric. Has anyone found that these wrinkle-release spray recipes leave spots or anything?
My neighbour had a gas leak and the smell of the fumes came into my home. I cannot get the smell out of my suede couch. I have tried Febreze and baking soda.
How do I remove nicotine safely from dry wall without doing any damage?
I have a black and white top, the cuffs of the sleeves are white. It said to wash it in cold water. I did and the black ran into the cuffs. Does anyone know how this can be fixed? It is a new top.
I am in a jam. My grandson has spilt some super glue on a fabric sofa. Can I get any of the products to remove it in the UK?
What is the best and easiest way to clean the headlights on your car?
When I was a little kid I was always underfoot while Mama was doing chores. When washing the dishes she had a really peculiar (to me) habit. This was eons before dishwashers became commonplace. She always ran her hand over a dish before putting it to rinse.
A whole gallon of bleach got spilled on my laundry room floor which is tile. I have been airing the room out and cleaning the floor going on 3 days and still the smell is there and the smell is going into my bedroom. Help, how can I get rid of the smell?
I washed my shirt and didn't realize there was gum in the pocket, so I dried it too. Well, I tried to freeze it, but that didn't work and also I took it to the dry cleaners. They said they can't get it out, but I don't think they even tried to be honest.
How do I clean the inside of trailer double windows?
We have an unpleasant bitter acidic smell in the house. The smell is coming from heat registers. We had the furnace and air conditioning coil checked we had one of the walls in the basement rebuilt. There are no visible leaks and no source of the strong odor.
Several years ago I painted my teenage daughter's dresser black. She never forgave me because underneath that black was a dresser full of "writing"and "doodles" by her and her friends.
I have black ceramic floor tiles in my bathroom with white marks/stains. I never had these before, but unfortunately my maid cleaned it with cleansers (Ajax) and left unsightly white stains.
On my toilet around the top circle part is what looks to be some brownish material. I don't know what it is or how to get rid of it.
I live alone and have run into a tornado of a mess. I am beginning treatments and possible extensive back surgery. I am not able to tackle the mess I keep turning over and over to find anything.
The stain is set in. I have tried vinegar and water.
What type tools do you use for cleaning hard to reach places like around and behind the toilet? Any other tools you use for various things? I have a grabber that helps me get things out of the dryer without bending over.
I've recently experienced the same problem. I used a little bit of gasoline and it came right off, worked great!
I have a blue dress with white collar and cuffs. I washed this item and the white has turned grey. How do I get it white again?
Need a way to make a substitute for Shout Color Catcher. It's the laundry product that allows darks and whites to be washed in the same load. Wintertime most clothes are dark, and the whites are a minority. I like to wash it all together since it saves energy.
What is a PVC pipe mop? I searched for a better way to mop and a couple people mentioned this.
I washed my yellowish orange cotton dress on which there is a dark blue colour block print design. After washing the blue colour ran out on my yellowish dress. Is there any way to remove this blue colour from my dress?
How do I get a saffron stain out of my white chef apron?
There is a dusty smell in a recycled sweater-like robe I bought at the thrift store. I have washed it, but let it air dry. It is like a crocheted sweater type material that probably would not do well in the dryer.
My parents are smokers and every 3 weeks I go to my boyfriend's house and I reek with smoke and he has asthma. We live in an apartment and they don't open the windows or anything.
The rubber printer feet left black marks on my cherry desk. How can I remove these?
I have ivory wall to wall carpet and have placed a red wool multi-colored throw rug from Turkey on it in a dimly lit hallway to brighten it up. Now, I have a fading pinkish stain under the throw rug.
I purchased 3 pair of tights that are polyester/spandex and they have a horrible kerosene type order to them. I'm sure it's from the material. I've washed them 2X now and the odor is still there.
How do you remove glue from a plastic container? I have tried soaking the plastic with liquid soap wrapped around a washcloth. It did not work.
I purchase microfiber dish towels at the dollar store. Since they're not very good for drying dishes because they do not absorb water, I use them for my Swiffer to clean my kitchen and bathroom floor.
We recently purchased a home that had been rental property. The gas burner grates are filthy with burned on food. I have tried the combo of Dawn dish soap with white vinegar and baking soda; bought a so-called restaurant product used for difficult cleanup jobs called "Greased Lightening".
My favorite jacket has been drawn on with permanent marker and the stain has been there for months. Is there any way to remove dried permanent marker?
I found a recent cat urine stain on my real hardwood under my carpet. It had turned black, I got some of it off by scrubbing.
This is a tip if you have a garment which isn't soiled or sweaty but has been worn, and which you want to freshen. Just hang it on the clothes line in light rain, and simply leave it there until dry.
I used Nair while wearing my brand new sterling silver engagement ring. It tarnished my ring and believe me, I was freaking out. I read tips on here and tried using cigarette ashes.
I have a washer and dryer I just purchased from a good friend. They're both very clean and don't have a lot of use. But the washer has a removable fabric softener "bowl" that fits in the middle of the agitator.
I have a bright green sweater that was to be washed only on gentle in cold water, has gotten some red on it somehow! I am pretty sure it happened in the dryer. I thought I read something about adding vinegar to the water for this?
I have patio door tracks that support glass doors with movement to open and shut by gliding on aluminum tracks for entry and view. They have gotten weather beaten and pitted. Is there any cleanser to get them looking better?
I borrowed my sister's white Omni-Shield Colombia jacket. The day before she wanted it returned, I had thrown it in the washer with other white articles of clothing, along with a bright pink wash cloth I failed to notice.
I found two nice, almost new shirts that have a tag with the name of the previous owner on them. They are unobtrusive and seem to have been added by a dry-cleaner, but I would prefer to remove them.
I am looking for home remedies to get nicotine off of painted walls and paneling in the easiest way.
My jacket has been drawn on with permanent marker. The stain has been there for almost two months. Is there any way to remove the marks now?
Whenever my downstairs heater comes on after is been off for awhile, the bad odor smell will be coming through vents and when the heater stops, the odor goes away.
I tried everything (vinegar, lemon juice, baking powder, and anything I could think of) to clean my hands of the nasty orange staining I got from peeling butternut squash. I was desperate because I didn't want to go to work with hands that looked absolutely awful.
Several years ago I was given some large beautiful conch shells. To get them clean I put them in bleach water over night, now they have a white film on some areas. When wet they are shiny, it dries to dull. What can I use besides a spray sealer?
I have some uniforms that went from bright white to dingy. I've tried borax, Rit, peroxide, Cascade, bleach, and baking soda... none of which have worked.
The top broke off of a hot pink nail polish and spilled on my light blue carpet. What should I do:( ?
I left a can of hot pink hair spray on my window ledge and didn't realize it had leaked for the longest time. (It was laying on it's side) and I am unsure on how to remove it.
What is the best way to get black dye stains off a bathroom wood cabinet that is a very light wood?
I've tried rubbing alcohol and several types of stain removers, and thus far, nothing much worked. Does anyone have any suggestions?
We have a very small kennel run and cannot thoroughly clean it with water but once a week at best. We really hate using chemicals, but would like to find something natural and very safe for our kids.
Use hand gel! Put a little on the disc and wipe away. Easy.
Can you kindly offer an easy way to keep the very high ceilings of foyers, which face the main road, cobweb and dust free ?
Just put some rubbing alcohol, mineral oil, or nail polish remover on a cotton ball or paper towel and rub it. The residue comes right off. So easy!
I bought a dress top, only wore it once and when I did laundry the black from the lining of the shirt had made spots onto the rest of the shirt.
How do you remove road film from exterior car windshield?
I spilled soup on my sweatshirt and I used a stain stick, but after washing the stains are still noticeable. Is there any other cleaner I can use on this sweatshirt?
Help please. Can anyone let me know how to get a mark from a roasting bag off my stainless steel microwave oven?