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My husband has a flourishing thermos, but somehow the lid with spout now smells and tastes like burnt coffee. How do we get rid of it?
I have dark perspiration stains on my buckskin couch. How do I remove them?
Can you really put boiling water in the plastic tank on a cheap Hoover carpet cleaner without hurting it?
Now that I'm an Oldie but Goodie I have found an easier way to clean the bathtub. After my shower, I lightly sprinkle cleanser in tub. I got a broom from Dollar Tree, wet it and swish it all over, tub and walls.
I recently saw your video on youtube about cleaning mold with borax. The problem is I live in Holland and I can't find it at local stores.Is bicarbonate sodium a good subtitute for cleaning mold out of my bedroom?
I have a small laundry shop business and I use only Downy for making clothes smell good, but the problem is the smell of the clothes lasts only 2 to 3 hours.
So my orange highlighter was left opened inside my backpack and has stained it inside and out. My backpack is blue on the outside and I don't want to ruin the outside trying something that won't work. Help!
How do I remove years of grease from cabinets above the stove and also the microwave door above the stove?
I have a spot of holly sap on a 100 percent Merino wool jumper. I have tried removing it with soap, but it hasn't budged.
I'm pretty sure I have linoleum tiles in my bathroom (though they may be vinyl, not sure how to tell the difference). They're an off white color and probably from about the 70s or 80s. Every time I try to clean or scrub them, they start to turn a blue grey color and no matter what I use.
Can I use rubbing alcohol on a fabric sofa and how do I do it? Thank you.
Sticky web tape has been used for shortening the curtains. Now I want to take them down, but it has left part of the tape on them.
My house is part of a duplex in a neighborhood that was built in 2005 in north Florida. I moved into it in 2009 and there was no smell. This past May or so (2014), I started noticing a very musty foul stale smell in my kitchen and living room (they're both basically the same space, the kitchen is see-through).
Whilst painting my walls with emulsion paint I noticed that paint spots appeared on my printed canvas painting. I tried to remove the paint with a cloth, but I made a horrible white smudge mark. Can you tell me how I can remove the smudge mark without ruining the printed picture underneath?
I got a new blue and white backpack for school this year. I let a friend borrow a highlighter. When they were finished with it, they put it in the front pocket of my new backpack. The next morning I noticed the highlighter bled through.
He changed the sensor in the dryer and told us those "dryer sheets" had coated it, causing a false signal that turned off the dryer. He told us to stop using them. Now we only use liquid with our wash and no more trouble.
I have tried nail polish remover, but only a little bit came off. The big stains won't come out. They are nice boots and still new, I don't want to give up and just give rid of them. I need help to save my boots.
I have stiff roller blinds and want to remove squashed insects that look like rust stains.
How do I remove tree sap from pelts without damaging the fur?
Can you hand wash velvet in Woolite? I have a black velvet dress (100% rayon velvet bodice, 100% polyester crepe skirt) that I bought at a consignment shop. There are no obvious spots, but I would like to"freshen" it up.
I was ironing my uniform, when I adjusted the heat capacity of the iron. I set it on level 2, but the clothes had no reaction to its heat so I adjusted it again to level 4 and unfortunately it burned a part of the uniform. My concern is not the burned uniform, but the mess it got to the surface of the iron. It looks like plastic got burned into it, but it was actually cloth.
It just started 3 days ago. At first I just smelled it a little bit in the bathroom in my room. Then it was gone the following morning. The next day I didn't smell it except underneath the sink. Now the 3rd day it's just a overwhelming foul smell.
Use a product called Goof Off. I spayed this on the marker spot and it ran off. Be sure to have a dry rag to wipe it up quickly. It's the only thing that takes it all off.
If you have a chocolate stain on clothes, try Murphy's Oil Soap. Dab it on the stain and rub. Note of caution, on loose weaves use care and be gentle. Once the stain is gone, rinse with cool water til soap is removed and launder as usual.
I split red candle wax all over my brownish/multicolored carpet, and there is a huge stain from the wax. I have no idea how to get it off, and I don't have an iron. So that method won't work. Any other suggestions?
A new pair of teal blue jeans were washed then put in my new dryer. The inside of the washer is stainless, but the dryer is white. It is now teal blue, does anyone know how to get it off?
How do your remove the yellowing stains from a 31 year old christening gown? This gown is crocheted with white yarn, and has a white satin slip.
I have laminate flooring in 2 rooms, hardwood floor in one, and rubber tile flooring in 2 rooms. We are smelling cat urine as soon as we come in the house, but can't find the exact location of the where she did it. So I need some advice as to what to use on each of these floorings.
We had our kitchen cabinets painted about 2 month ago and everything was fine. Since we have had the furnace on, the cabinets give off a smell that makes me sick to my stomach.
What is the best cleaner to use to get out a grape juice stain?
I have a pink winter jacket. I took off the duct tape, but I noticed a lot of residue. How do I remove it?
I've got a small dried on food stain, on the front of my blue velvet blazer. The stain is only the size of a grain of rice, but it is on the front centre, so in full view. I have not tried cleaning it yet, as I would surely make it worse not knowing the correct trick.
My hot water heater makes my hot water yellow which has in turn yellowed my white kitchen sink that's only 3 years old. Bleach, vinegar, and baking soda did nothing.
I was dyeing my hair with Kool Aid and when I washed it out it staned my bathtub. How do I get it out; it's dark red.
How do I remove yellowish discolored burn stains from an electric stove that are around the drip pan?
What can I use to remove cat spray from vinyl siding? What can I do to have it not happen again?
Can anyone advise me on how to remove motor oil, from a chainsaw, that has leaked onto my outside couch fabric which is tapestry?
I had to get rid of a completely finished wood storage chest that had wools and moth balls in it because of lingering odor, 2 years after emptying it. The clothes put in it afterward got smelly after a month.
My suede jacket has a dark ring around the collar. I don't know how long it's been there as it was given to me by a friend.
So, I accidentally washed and dried my grey skinny jeans with acrylic paint on them and didn't realize it was on till after. How do I get it off?
I got wax on a pair of pants and it dried before I found it. I put stain removal product on it and washed in cold water. After washing it is still there. What do I do? How do I get this out?
How do I get rid of the salt stains on my suede boots?
My coffee pot is thick with coffee residue. What can I use around my house to clean my coffee maker?
It looks like someone put the butter dish on the stove and burned into the porcelain.
Our walk out basement has a cellar smell. The floor is fully carpeted over cement and has been there for about 25 years. The cellar smell/concrete smell appeared about 2 years ago.
How to get red ink stain out of my white microfiber chair?
A bowl of chili loaded with sour cream was dropped in my lap. Any suggestions for removing chili and sour cream from wool pants that say "dry clean only"?
How do I remove wrinkles from sheers after washing them?
What volume of hydrogen peroxide should I use?
I have a nylon jacket that's dry clean only, oh and it's down. I thought I'd wash it with gentle soap and hang dry and then after put it in dryer to fluff.
Help! I made my daughter's pink and white uniform tie-dye on the white. She has 2 tournaments this weekend. It cost $200 and no way can I buy one as it can take weeks. What can I do?
How do I remove a Coke stain from a white raincoat?
My microwave smells like old milk, but it's only 6 weeks old and I clean it every day.
I have an older Wetjet and don't know how to change the batteries. They're at the bottom of the Swiffer WetJet.
I just bought a used large desk (very shiny, nice cherry veneer) which has what looks like many oily fingerprints. I tried to use just a soft, dry rag but it didn't help a lot.
How do you get hazed over looking headlights on a used car to look clear again? Thanks.
How do I use Boraxo hand soap to wash clothes in my machine? and do I mix it with regular washing detergent?
After washing my clothes small particles like cotton appear on the clothes mainly on dark colour clothes like dark blue or black.
Any suggestions on how to remove candle wax from a wall would be appreciated.
I have a leather love seat that my cat peed on and I can't get the smell out. The cushions are not removeable and the urine got down in the seams. Any solutions to getting rid of the smell?
We have lived in our house for 1 year now. When we moved in our linen closet smelled like a dead animal had just died. We could smell it all over the house. Over time the smell dissipated in the house....
I have recently got a lot of PVA glue on my dark yellow chenille sofa and it has dried now. I need help fast!
I cleaned the carpeting in an outdoor cat shelter with a strong solution of bleach, water, and a little laundry soap. The bleach smell is still very strong and the carpet doesn't seem to be drying even though I blotted it dry.
I have a white cotton blouse that I tried to get nicotine stains out of. A lot of the stain was removed, but you can still see yellow. Can I dye the blouse black to cover it?
I accidently washed and dried a pack of gum with my clothes and now there are streaks and spots of gum all over them. Help!
On a night out I managed to ruin my favourite white tee. Long story short, I had a wristband on that bleeds when it gets wet; the wristband bled bright red dye all over my white shirt.
We found a dead mouse in the frame under the back seat of our BMW x5. It is in a very small hole. How do we get it out and how do we get rid of the smell?
I have an orange leather purse and a black leather purse faded on it. Is there anything that will take this out?
How do I remove the smell of spilled gasoline from my car carpet?
How do you remove sticky tape residue from carpets?
For removing wax build up, can I use a mop or a scrper to remove it? Will ammonia work without the machine?
We found some antique dishes in a trash pile. They have been in a fire and have thick black residue on them. I have soaked them in everything and scrubbed with the Magic Eraser, but I cannot get all of the black off.
I live in an apartment and the previous tenants didn't ever clean the shower doors. They are extremely stained. I have tried lemon juice, vinegar, and Lime Away, but nothing seems to work.
I have a dark carpet and want to use ammonia to clean it. Wll this discolor my carpet?
We purchased a home built in 2006 and it had been empty for over a year. There was a smoke/stale smell when we bought the house. The people who lived there prior were both smokers...
I use black hair dye occasionally. Sometimes I see some splashes on the walls. How can I remove it?
My white sweater turned grey, but it has a black design on it. It says "Paris Darling" in black with the Eiffel Tower
Our basement is musty; I clean it often, but am not doing what needs to be done. What can we do to remove odor?
Every time we go to visit our kids, we pack our suitcase and when we get there our clothes have musty smell. The suitcase and clothes don't have the odor when being packed.
I was out side with my teacher; we were looking for rocks and I decided to stay at the first creek we passed.
How do you remove nail polish from a white acrylic sweater?
What is isopropyl alcohol? I've never heard of it so I don't know what to buy. I tried a Rug Doctor and Vanish spray, but nothing works. I can't sit it in the sunlight, as it is a carpet.
For the past three years when October arrives we experience a horrible skunk like smell coming from behind our bathroom vanity. I have called a plumber who said it was definitely not a mold or sewage smell.
Over several years two male cats peed in a particular place in our living room. Will refinishing the floor ever get rid of the stain/odor? Or, should I use KILZ on the floor and put down new flooring?
I used baking soda and ice cubes to clean the coffee residue from inside my glass lined thermos. Within thirty seconds of swirling it exploded, what did I do to get that?
I knocked over a container of nail polishes onto my light blue bedroom carpet. Needless to say some of them broke; hot pinks, lime greens, etc. After I blotted up what I could with a napkin, I used a bottle of liquid hairspray, a brush, and after scrubbing a bit it came out in no time.
How do I stop my plastic square bowls from flipping over?
A Kleenex was left in a pocket and was washed with the clothes and is everywhere! Can I go ahead and put them in the dryer? Shake out? Or wash again?
Help! I just found two black stains on my beautiful new(ish) soft red leather handbag. I got the bag as a gift. I cannot believe that I had a leaky pen that seeped right through from the inside of the bag to the outside.
During a walk with my granddaughter, we happened upon a beautifully shaped wicker basket along side a busy road. We decided that it was too nice to leave there to decay.
how do I get gold nail polish out of a white dress?
What can I use to get the smell of dog milk out of my carpet? My dog had pups and leaked milk.