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Kitchen Countertop

Removing Super Glue from Kitchen CountertopSuper Glue sticks to most anything and it's certainly no fun to come across a hardened drop of it on your countertop. Thankfully there are simple solutions for removing it. This is a page about removing Super Glue from kitchen countertop.

 

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Removing Tape Residue From Clothing and FabricA name tag, price sticker or tape can leave adhesive on cloth. This page is about removing tape residue from clothing or fabric.

 

Borax powder, with a measuring cup and spray bottle.

Cleaning With BoraxThis is a page about cleaning with borax. Borax has many uses when it comes to cleaning. Not only is it a great stain remover it also works well as a deodorizer.

 

A man in a wheelchair doing the dishes.

Cleaning with a DisabilityLiving with a disability can make normal cleaning chores difficult. There are supportive devices that are designed for older and disabled people. Many regular household cleaning tools can be repurposed too.

 

Hard Water Stains on sink faucet.

Cleaning Hard Water Stains on PorcelainWhen there is lots of calcium or lime in your water, it can leave deposits. Effective cleaners can be Lime Away or Zud. This is a page about hard water stains on porcelain.

 

Powdered Cleanser bottle with a stack of sponges.

Using Powdered CleanserThis is a page about using powdered cleanser. Here is a quick an easy tip to avoid using too much powdered cleanser at one time.

 

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Baby Wipes

Using Baby Wipes for CleaningBaby wipes are an easy and convenient way to clean surfaces are the house. Using baby wipes for cleaning a good way to clean small areas that just need quick wipe down.

 

Natural Cleaning Products

Thrifty Cleaning IdeasCleaning your home can be expensive in both time and money. Here are some frugal ideas for removing stains, eliminating odors and other common household cleaning problems.

 

Kitchen with granite countertops.

Removing Glue From GraniteThis is a page about removing glue from granite. Granite is a durable and attractive stone used in many modern homes today, and while it can stand up to most anything, removing glue without causing damage can be challenging unless done properly.

 

Rattan Rug

Cleaning a Rattan Rug?Rattan rugs are traditionally made out of a woody palm material. This page is about cleaning a rattan rug.

 

Cleaning Up Pet Hair

Cleaning Up Pet HairThis page is about cleaning up pet hair. Living with furry friends can find your home filled with lots of hair, especially when they're shedding.

 

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Saving Money on Cleaning SuppliesThis is a page about saving money on cleaning supplies. Cleaning supplies are often a significant part of your household shopping budget.

 

Dust with Fabric Softener SheetsUse a fresh dryer sheets to dust rustic wood. Works great!

 

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Baby Powder to Temporarily Cover "Accidents"Baby powder is excellent as a covering up medium for anything that you don't want to look at, or don't want the kids to look at. This goes for children's viruses and stomach flus to kitty littler boxes to any kind of accident.

 

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Cleaning Sports EquipmentRemove mud and stains from plastic, fiberglass, or aluminum sports equipment by applying a paste of 1 part white distilled vinegar to 3 parts baking soda. Wipe off with soapy water and rinse with clear water.

 

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Cleaning Yourself After PaintingI have been a painter for 12 years, and painting ceilings can be a pain in the neck. When you're all done for the day and you get yourself cleaned up in the shower, try this to get the paint off your body.

 

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Use Recycled Plastic Bag as a "Glove"This idea may sound kind of silly, but I always reuse ziplock plastic bags after turning them inside out and squirting a little dish washing liquid in them and scrubbing them good inside and out.

 

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Masking Tape for Picking Up Small ItemsUse masking tape sticky side out for easy clean up for small items like broken glass, glitter spills, tiny paper pieces. It makes a great lint brush, too!

 

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WD-40 for Removing StickersDon't you just dread trying to remove the gummy, sticky residue from stickers on items you purchase (not including clothing)? Try spraying the sticker with WD 40, let it rest a minute and then gently scrape off.

 

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Cleaning Tips with Recycled MaterialsTip #1: Use the container from Lays Stax chips for storing your grocery bags on your cleaning cart.

 

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Attach Wheels To Trash CanI have a large white plastic trash can in the kitchen. I attached the trash can to a stand on wheels (the kind you get to move plants).

 

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Flexible Vacuum AttachmentTo get something out of a heat register or under the fridge, add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum.

 

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Removing Crayon Marks from the RefrigeratorFor getting crayon marks off of refrigerators, use baking soda and a damp cloth. It works great.

 

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Hey, Lets Talk About CleaningHey, Lets Talk About Cleaning. I would like to tell what really works for me in a busy schedule. I clean for 1 hour. I do not answer the phone are door. I do this daily. . .

 

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Ironing a Shower Curtain?I bought a 100% polyester shower curtain. No matter how I iron it, the packing creases will not come out. Does anyone have any suggestions?

 

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Working During CommercialsI detest sitting through commercials on television so I use that time to accomplish (or at least start) some household task that needs doing.

 

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Create Cleaning IncentivesIf you are a reforming clutteraholic, like myself, you probably need something like a 12 second reminder to stay focused on a task, just to get it done...

 

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Keep Cleaning Items HandyHave cleaning items in every room, like a roll of paper towels, etc. It makes cleanup easy and no running for supplies. Also keep the extra plastic bags...

 

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Cleaning Paved Driveways?Tips for cleaning paved driveways. Post your ideas.

 

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Removing Clingy Styrofoam PeanutsUse dryer sheets or antistatic spray when opening boxes containing styrofoam peanuts. Wipe the item being removed from box with the dryer sheet or a paper towel sprayed with antistatic spray, and all the little styrofoam pieces will come off.

 

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Loosening GlueVinegar will cut through and loosen old glue.

 

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Wastebasket TidinessIf you have other people in your home who almost never empty the wastebasket but keep filling it up, here is one small tip.

 

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Many Uses For Foam Bathroom CleanerI use the foam bathroom cleaner for tubs and sinks on my collars, cuffs of shirts before a wash. Takes out ink marks too. It takes spots out of the carpet and stops a spider in his tracks so you can pick him up for disposal.

 

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Student Uses for WD-40I truly trust in WD-40. Here's some good examples of what students can use it for. Remove leftover adhesive from new binders, backpacks and other accessories. Lubricate chains on bicycles. Clean and shine lockers. Penetrate stuck bolts on skateboard trucks. Help remove gum from hallways and classroom floors. Stop squeaks on and lubricate folding parts of scooters. By Lisa T.

 

Organizing Housework for the New Year

Organizing Housework for the New YearLooking back on last year and housework. Don't you wish you could make a new plan to keep things organized and the washing caught up? Trust me, it is possible! I'd like to suggest a few tips to frustrated and overwhelmed homemakers that I've used for many years.

 

Cleaning Products

Thrifty Tips on CleaningYou can save on cleaning products by using white vinegar and newspaper to clean your windows, windows come out sparkling clean. You can also use white vinegar for washing your floors, add 1/2 cup white vinegar to last rinse cycle of your wash to control static cling.

 

The Chem Caddy - Cleaning Supply Kit - plush frog Easter basket with painting supplies

The Chem Caddy - Cleaning Supply KitNot only will this keep all materials used to clean any area together, but it's easy to spot what needs replacing at quick glance; fluid levels, bristles on brushes, number of clean rags yet unused plus extra bags for wastebaskets. Sneak a look at that Magic eraser. Dilapidated enough yet to replace?

 

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Cleaning Mildew off Deck RailingsOur deck is on the north side of the house and the railings get a buildup of moss and mildew during the warm humid months. To keep them white, I have to clean them about twice a year, once during late summer and then again after it turns cold.

 

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Cleaning Glass Doors on Fireplace?We use our fireplace a lot. The inside glass doors to the fireplace have that thick dirty film on them from so many fires. I don't want to scrape the glass with a blade because I don't want it to have scratches on them.

 

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Removing Build Up from Tea Kettle?Get rid of lime deposits in a tea kettle by adding 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar to the water and letting it sit overnight.

 

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Preventing Static Shock?I am looking for help with static electricity on door knobs, light switches, etc. You know the generally annoying type. I found some answers on Thriftyfun

 

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