Removing Tree SapTree sap can get on anything from clothing to your car. This is a page about removing tree sap.
Getting Rid of Moss and Algae on ConcreteMoss growth can be a problem in shady areas. This page is about getting rid of moss and algae on concrete.
Getting Rid of Parvo Virus in the Yard and HomeWhen this virus has been present in your home and yard, you want to make sure it is completely eliminated so it does infect other dogs. This is a page about getting rid of parvo virus in the yard and home.
Cleaning With AmmoniaAmmonia is a common cleaning agent found in many cleaners you buy at the store. It can also be purchased as a stand-alone cleaner. Caution should be used when mixing ammonia with other chemicals as dangerous fumes can be created. This page talks about the benefits and dangers of cleaning with ammonia.
Cleaning WD-40 Residue?Dish soaps such as Dawn are the perfect cleaner to remove the residue left by WD-40. This is a page about cleaning WD-40 residue.
Using Hydrogen Peroxide for Cleaning Dentures?This is a page about using hydrogen peroxide for cleaning dentures. Hydrogen peroxide is a good cleaner for dentures, and a product many of us already have in the medicine cabinet.
Removing Ink From PaperThis is a page about removing ink from paper. Once ink has been applied to paper, it can be a challenge to remove with no trace or without damaging the paper.
Removing Algae from the Side of a House?I will be putting my home up for sale. There's an oak tree that has grown and doesn't let the light filter through on one corner of the house and there has become a green like as algae on the house. I need a thrifty hint on how to get rid of the algae-like stuff.
Removing Sap from a Deck?This is a page about removing sap from a deck. Trees overhanging your deck can drip sap onto the boards. Depending on the composition of the deck there are different ways to remove sap from a deck.
Cleaning Diesel Fuel on Concrete?This is a page about cleaning diesel fuel on concrete. Diesel fuel spills on concrete are common in garages, workshops, and driveways.
Removing Adhesive Residue on SkinThis is a page about removing adhesive residue on skin. Medicated patches, adhesive tape, etc. can leave sticky, hard to remove, residue on your skin.
Uses for Awesome Cleaner from Dollar GeneralAwesome cleaner is a good inexpensive multipurpose cleaner that you can get at most dollar stores. This is a page about uses for Awesome cleaner from Dollar General.
Making Yellowed Plastic White Again?Plastics can yellow over time and exposure to light. You may be able to whiten or paint it to restore a pleasing look. This is a page about making yellowed plastic white again.
Removing Sap from ConcreteTrees overhanging your driveway, sidewalk, or patio can drip sap on to the concrete surface leaving you with a sticky mess to clean up. This is a page about removing sap from concrete.
Uses for Baby WipesThis is a page about uses for baby wipes. Baby wipes aren't just for cleaning a baby's bottom. There are numerous alternative uses for these handy wipes.
Cleaning Boat SeatsThis is a page about cleaning boat seats. Get your boat seats clean and ready to use for yourself and guests on your boat.
Cleaning a Coach PurseYou spent a lot of money on your purse and want to keep it looking good. This is a page about cleaning a Coach purse.
Cleaning a Textured (Popcorn) CeilingWhen cleaning a popcorn ceiling, it is important to determine what the texture is composed of. This page is about cleaning a textured (popcorn) ceiling.
Can I Use Baking Powder Instead of Baking Soda for Cleaning?Since baking powder contains baking soda, it could be substituted when cleaning. It is however more expensive, so not a good regular alternative. This is a page about, "Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda for cleaning?".
Removing Sharpie Marker from Cement?Okay, this may sound lame but does anybody know how to get sharpie off cement? We had a few vandilizers and need help!
Removing Silicone Spray?This is a page about removing silicone spray. Removing silicone spray from surfaces is easy enough if you use the right products.
Removing Glue Residue Left By Contact Paper?This is a page about removing glue residue left by contact paper. If you have ever removed contact paper, there is sometimes a sticky residue remaining.
Removing Dried Paint from Roller Blinds?If your blinds are left in place when painting it is possible to accidentally drip paint on them. This is a page about removing dried paint from roller blinds.
Using Bleach in a Humidifier?Humidifiers can grow mold over time; using bleach to periodically clean them is common. However, adding bleach to the unit and allowing it to be dispensed is not recommended. This is a page about using bleach in a humidifier.
How to Remove Permanent Marker From a Tub and Toilet?Little artists will use any surface to create their masterpieces. Unfortunately they are often using permanent markers. This is a page about how to remove permanent marker from a tub and toilet.
Removing Candle Wax from a Wood Deck?This is a page about removing candle wax from a wood deck. Outdoor candles can sometimes drip wax on your wood deck.
Cleaning Up Spilled Bleach?This is a page about cleaning up spilled bleach. How you clean up a bleach spill will depend in large part on where it was spilled.
Making Fabric Less Shiny?This is a page about making fabric less shiny. Fabric can be shiny as a result of wear or because of its fiber content. Trying to reduce the shine may be possible.
Removing Odors from Vintage Clothing?This is a page about removing odors from vintage clothing. Clothes that have been stored for years can have a variety of odd smells.
Cleaning FormicaThis is a page about cleaning Formica. Whether you are cleaning up a vintage table or your kitchen counters, you may be looking for tips on cleaning Formica.
Cleaning an Old DollBefore you try to clean your old doll you will want to first determine the doll's composition. That information will help determine the best cleaners to use to prevent damage. This is a page about cleaning an old doll.
Cleaning Tree Sap From HairThis is a page about cleaning tree sap from hair. Sticky tree sap seems like it might be impossible to clean out of your hair. It is in fact easy if you use the right products.
Cleaning Ink Stains from a Coach PurseThis is a page about cleaning ink stains from a Coach purse Cleaning stains on an expensive purse without damaging it further needs to be done with care. .
Cleaning Uses for Hand SanitizerThis is a page about cleaning uses for hand sanitizer. Because of the alcohol in hand sanitizer, it makes a good cleaner for other jobs as well.
Cleaning Smoke Residue From Ceramic and...This is a page about cleaning smoke residue from ceramic and porcelain figurines. A house fire or smokey fireplace can wreak havoc on your treasured figurines.
How to Keep a Kitchen Sponge from Getting StinkyAllowing your sponge to dry out between uses will help keep it from developing smells. This is a page about how to keep a kitchen sponge from getting stinky.
Removing Permanent Marker From VinylThis is a page about removing permanent marker from vinyl. Permanent marker can be difficult, but not impossible to remove from many surfaces.
Removing Roof Tar from Skin with Olive OilHome repair roof repair jobs can leave you with the roof tar on your skin if you neglect to wear gloves. This is a page about removing roof tar from skin with olive oil.
Softening Clumped Dishwasher Detergent?This is a page about softening clumped dishwasher detergent. Sometimes powdered detergent can get clumpy in the box, making it difficult to measure. This is a page about softening clumped dishwasher detergent.
Warning About Mixing Vinegar and Bleach?Warning: Mixing vinegar and bleach creates chlorine gas. The two together make a stronger cleaning solution but can be very hazardous to your health. Don't mix vinegar and bleach.
White Purse Has Yellowed?I have a Dooney and Bourke bag with multicolored hearts all over it and it is made out of vinyl I think. It has turned a yellowish color since I got it a couple years ago. Does anyone have this problem and does anyone know how to clean it so it looks white again?
Stain from Nail Polish Remover on Black Plastic?I spilled nail polish remover on a black plastic surface. Is it possible to remove the dullgrayish stain that now appears?
Removing Tree Sap from a Driveway?It can be difficult to remove sap from a driveway. Petroleum based cleaners can be very useful in removing the sap, especially if pressure washing has failed to remove it.
Preventing Polo Shirt Collars from Creasing?This is continuing to drive me crazy. The collars on polo shirts crease or curl up, destroying the look of a shirt. I've tried 100% cotton, 70-30 cotton, poly etc.
Removing Paint From a Door or Window Screen?This is a page about removing paint from a window screen. Drips and overspray from painting can result in paint on the window screens.
Cleaning Porcelain DollsThis is a page about cleaning porcelain dolls. Porcelain dolls need special care to keep them clean.
Cleaning a Rice Filled Pillow?I have one of those pillows with rice in it that you can use for sore muscles, etc. I bought it second hand and it smells like cigarette smoke. I can't wash it because of the rice, and can't use Febreze or anything because it is heated in the microwave and I don't want skin rashes.
Uses for Pine-SolThis page contains uses for Pine-Sol. A strong smelling cleaning agent that has been manufactured since 1929. It is effective for a variety of jobs.
Bleaching Colored ClothingThis is a page about bleaching colored clothing. Trying to bleach the color out of clothing can have mixed results.
Adding Vinegar to Your HumidifierAdding a bit of vinegar to your home humidifier can help freshen the air. This is a page about adding vinegar to your humidifier.
Removing Hardened Clay Cat Litter from the Driveway?How do I clean up cat litter with clay from the driveway? It was on my garage floor and when I swept it out into my driveway the clay stuck to the black top seal. When the litter got wet it turned into a thick gray mass.
Removing Sharpie from SkinSharpies are great to have around for many reasons but it can be easy to get on yourself. Whether it was from a broken pen or a child got a hold of your Sharpie, it can tough to get Sharpie ink off of skin. This is a page about removing Sharpie from skin.
Cleaning Stains on Crocheted Items?This is a page about cleaning stains on crocheted items. Care needs to be taken when cleaning crochet items, especially the more delicate lace style ones.
Cleaning and Restoring an Old TrunkThis is a page about cleaning and restoring an old trunk. Whether it's an heirloom or an antique store find, an old trunk can be a wonder addition to your home for both storage and decoration.
Cleaning With Hydrogen PeroxideThis is a page about cleaning with hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is a less noxious alternative to bleach for many of your cleaning jobs.
Cleaning a Ceiling FanThis is a page about cleaning a ceiling fan. With ceiling fans being up high and out of reach, we tend to neglect cleaning them regularly. When we do finally get around to it, the layer of dust can be quite thick.
Cleaning Nicotine from Painted Wood?This is a page about cleaning nicotine from painted wood. Cigarette smoke, which contains nicotine and tar, and leave yellow stains on your painted wood trim or furniture.
Removing Double-Sided Tape From Ceramic Tile?This is a page about removing double-sided tape from ceramic tile. Double-sided tape residue can be hard to remove. Here are some tips for removing double-sided tape from ceramic tile.
Removing Mould from Inside Face of Watch?How do you remove mould from behind the glass face of a watch? I have a very old mechanical wind up watch. The glass is not air tight. There is a tiny bit of loose mould inside, on the dial. Is there a way to remove the loose mould without opening the watch?
How to Clean an Old TypewriterWhether you are old school and still use a manual typewriter or are refurbishing one as a bit of decor, cleaning it is one of the necessary steps. This is a page about how to clean an old typewriter.
Cleaning Smelly DrainsThis is a page about cleaning smelly drains. Bacteria growing in your drain can produce odors that waft throughout the house.
Cleaning a Wood Banister?Banisters can get quite dirty and sticky from general usage. This is a page about cleaning a wood banister.
Getting Mechanical Grease Off a Suitcase?On a recent flight from NY to Denver, my brand new suitcase got stuck "behind" the luggage carousel and is now covered with grease. It is your typical mechanical grease and the suitcase is your typical poly canvas blend. How can I get the grease out of my new suitcase so it looks new again?
Removing Super Glue from HairThis is a page about removing super glue from hair. Before you get out the scissors, there are some ways you can try to remove Super Glue from hair.
Cleaning Collectibles Damaged in a House Fire?Water and smoke damage can lessen the value of collectibles. This is a page features advice about cleaning collectibles damaged in a house fire.
Cleaning Painted SurfacesThis is a page about cleaning painted surfaces. When cleaning painted surfaces you want to use products and methods that will not harm the finish.
Cleaning Fabric Paint Off Kids' Hands?This is a page about cleaning fabric paint off kids' hands. Kids can really get into their fabric painting projects.
Removing Gorilla Glue from a CountertopThis is a page about removing Gorilla Glue from a countertop. It is easy to get glue on the countertop while working on a project or making a repair.
Sweat Odor in Room?Can anyone help? My 9 year old son sweats really bad a night while asleep. It leaves an oder in his room. I wash his bedding twice a week and vacum daily with carpet freshener. Does anyone have any advice for me. Thank you
Channon From N,Y
Cleaning Up Battery Acid?This is a page about cleaning up battery acid. If you have a battery acid spill it is best to clean it up right away or the acid will begin to eat through whatever it has been spilled on.
Refilling Scented Oil Warmers?We inherited several of the plug-in scented oil warmers (ours are Airwick) when we bought our house. I would like to use them, but the refills are so expensive and they only come in a few scents. Does anybody have any ideas on how to refill the little bottles, or even if you can?
Removing Adhesive from Plexiglass?This is a page about removing adhesive from Plexiglas. With the proper products and care you can remove stubborn adhesive from Plexiglass without damaging the surface.
Other Uses for Laundry Detergent?This is a page about other uses for laundry detergent. Laundry detergent can be put to other uses around the house.
Cleaning Cat Urine From Suede?This is a page about cleaning cat urine from suede. If your sweet little kitty has an accident on your suede shoes, clothing, or furniture it can be stressful determining how to clean it.
Removing Tree Sap from a Vinyl Awning?Removing tree sap from various items is a common cleaning chore. The process may vary depending on the item onto which the sap has transferred. This is a page about removing tree sap from a vinyl awning.
How to Remove Calcium Deposits on FaucetsThis is a page about how to remove calcium deposits on faucets. Hard water spots or calcium deposits develop wherever the minerals in you household water remain after the liquid evaporates. Faucets are a common place to find them. Vinegar is a good cleaner for this job.
Caring for Rubber Backed Throw RugsAir drying throw rugs after laundering can help maintain the rubber backing. This is a page about caring for rubber backed throw rugs.
How Long Should Dishwashing Gloves Last?I use rubber household gloves when I wash dishes. How long should I wait before I buy a new pair? Any help would be appreciated.
Cleaning Candle Wax from Candle SticksThis is a page about cleaning candle wax from candle sticks. Candles tend to drip and run down candle sticks as they burn. Removing this wax build up will keep your candle sticks looking nice.
Removing Paint from HandsThis is a page about removing paint from hands. Home improvement and craft projects can leave you with paint stained hands.
Life Without a Garbage Disposal?Life Without a Garbage Disposal. My new home does not have a garbage disposal in it. I thought all homes came with garbage disposals. I am used to putting everything down the garbage disposal. . .
Removing Paint from ConcreteRemoving paint from concrete can be difficult. Whether you are removing old paint on a concrete porch and stairs or graffiti on a wall, there are several methods you can try. This is a page about removing paint from concrete.
Removing Insect Repellent on Eyeglasses?This page is about removing insect repellent on eyeglasses. Certain chemicals can leave a cloudy film on your eyewear.
Cleaning the Feathers on an Angel Doll?Use a small brush and salt to gently clean the feathers on dolls and figurines. This is a page about cleaning the feathers on an angel doll.
Cleaning Grease from Painted SurfacesThis is a page about cleaning grease from painted surfaces. Care always needs to be taken when cleaning a painted surface.
Removing Stickers from PlasticThis is a page about removing stickers from plastic. Care should be taken when removing stickers from plastic, as some solvents can react negatively with the plastic item.
Stain Remover Formula Using Dawn, Peroxide, and Baking SodaCommon household products can be combined to make a powerful stain lifter. Use it with a brush for good results. This is a page about a stain remover formula using Dawn, peroxide, and baking soda.
Cleaning Coffee Stain Off Plastic Carafe LidRemoving stubborn coffee stains on cups and carafes can be done in one of the several ways found in this page, including using denture tablets, baking soda, or lemon juice mixed with salt or sugar. This is a page about cleaning a coffee stain off of a plastic carafe lid.
Cleaning Artificial PlantsThey may not need light and water, but artificial plants do require regular cleaning to look their best. This is a page about cleaning artificial plants.
Removing Tree Sap from a Tombstone?This is a page about removing tree sap from a tombstone. Tree sap can often be fairly easily removed from many surfaces, using a variety of products that act as solvents.
Removing Dry Erase Marker on WoodIt is easy to accidentally get dry erase marker on a wood surface such as a table. Try one of the solutions found on this page about removing dry erase marker on wood.
Cleaning Products You Already HaveThis is a page about cleaning products you already have. You probably already have many products in your home that are perfect for your cleaning jobs, without having to buy expensive commercial cleaners.
Copier Ink on 3-Ring Binders?I have several plastic 3-ring binders that have been stained with copier toner that comes off the printed page facing the inside covers. Is there any cleaner that will take this off the plastic?
Removing Odors From Coffee ContainersA new, unused coffee filter can be used to absorb the coffee smell from inside plastic coffee containers. This is a page about removing odors from coffee containers.
Removing Pine Sap on Artificial Grass?Removing pine tree sap from artificial grass will probably require some research to find a product that will not damage the turf. Try testing a small area with something like Goo Gone. This is a page about removing pine sap on artificial grass.
Can I Machine Wash Dry Clean Only Draperies?Dry cleaning drapes can be quite expensive tempting you to consider machine washing them. This is a page about, "Can I machine wash dry clean only draperies?".
White Artificial Flowers Turning Yellow?I have some very old (about 40 years) artificial flowers which used to be white but have yellowed with age. Is there any way I can clean them and bring the colour back as close to it's original colour as possible without destroying them?
Cleaning Dirty Glass Bottles?Cleaning the inside of a glass bottle can be problematic, especially if the neck is narrow or the bottle quite small. This is a page about cleaning dirty glass bottles.
Removing Candle Wax from Plastic Cups in Microwave?How do I remove candle wax from plastic candle cups using a microwave?
Cleaning a Stainless Steel ThermosThis is a page about cleaning a stainless steel thermos. Tea and coffee are common beverages kept in a thermos. Both can leave stains inside.
Spray Paint On Acrylic Nails?I was wondering how you clean spray paint off of acrylic nails and hands! I have the solar acrylic nails and it just doesn't seem to come off!
How to Wash a Cashmere SweaterCashmere sweaters are lovely, soft, elegant, and often dry clean only clothing items. This is a page about how to wash a cashmere sweater.
How to Care for Your SwimwearSwimwear goes through a lot more than your typical article of clothing. It gets in contact with chlorine, salt, sun lotions, and sprays. They're also way more elastic than your usual garment, so throwing them in the washer and dryer will only shorten its lifespan and kill its colour. Here is how I wash my swimwear to elongate its life and keep the quality pristine.
Removing Sticky Adhesive Residue from PlasticFill a container with pretty warm water (as hot as you can without it distorting the plastic container of course) and let it sit 5 minutes. This heats up the adhesive on the outside of the container. Don't get the outside (where the glue is) wet though. Dump out the water (still keeping the outside dry) and generously wipe the gluey spot with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil.
Cleaning a Dry Erase BoardThis is a page about cleaning a dry erase board. Cleaning a white board can be difficult, especially if the ink has been on it a long time. Properly cleaning the surface will keep your dry erase board looking new and easy to read.
How to Clean Water Spots on MarbleMarble polish is one possible solution for removing water spots on a marble surface. This is a page about how to clean water spots on marble.
Removing Sticker ResidueIt is so frustrating trying to remove sticker residue from your purchases or elsewhere around your home. This is a page about removing sticker residue.
Cleaning With VinegarA frugal and effective natural cleaner is vinegar. It can be used to disinfect surfaces, soften and brighten laundry, deodorize and much more. This is a page about cleaning with vinegar.
Removing Vapor Film?How do I remove the vapor film collected on my TV (most importantly) and other surfaces caused from vaping (not smoking) inside. It is a small space and despite the remedies I've tried, nothing seems to work. It simply smears the stain and moves it around. You can see the smear around the flash in the pic. I've since resorted to going outside. But that doesnt fix the problem that already exists. Any help is appreciated.
Perfume Stain on Glossy Surface?Help! How do I get rid of this perfume stain on my glossy counter? I tried soapy water but it just doesnt go
How to Clean Mouse Pee From Clothing Storage Dresser?We had a really bad mice infestation and they got into these dressers. They are fabric clothing storage dressers. They have those storage cubes which feel like they have cardboard inside. I wiped them down with Clorox wipes and sprayed them with Dreft. Some were used for clothing and some were used for holding snacks and stuff. Can I clean and reuse or should I toss. Thanks
Removing Hair Dye from Painted Wood?So I accidentally got some blue hair dye on painted wood in my bathroom. It's been a few days so I'm hoping it's not permanently stained. It's a light yellow paint if that helps. I've tried using a Mr. Clean eraser and a mix of water/dish soap/baking soda. What can I use that won't ruin the pain, but lift the stain?
Removing Sharpie from Hair?How do I get blue Sharpie out of light brown hair?
Removing Super Glue from a Beard?How do you remove super glue from your beard safely?