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Cleaning With Hydrogen Peroxide

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.

 

stacks of books

Removing Ink from Book Pages?This is a page about removing ink from book pages. Removing ink from paper, without damage, can be very difficult if not impossible.

 

Long black hair near shower drain

Cleaning Up Hair in the Bathroom?This is a page about cleaning up hair in the bathroom. The damp surfaces in the bathroom often act like a hair magnet.

 

Cleaning a leather purse with ink on it.

How to Remove Ink from LeatherWhether its a jacket, purse, or other item, ink stains on leather can ruin an items appearance. It is important to not further damage the leather when trying to remove the ink. This is a page about removing ink from leather.

 

White Heat Stain on Wood Table

Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood TableWhether it's from a pizza box, a coffee cup or some other hot item, heat stains on a wood table can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing heat stains from a wood table.

 

Mold on Floor

Can Mold Grow Under Laminate Flooring on a Concrete Foundation?If moisture gets between your laminate floors and the concrete underneath, it can be easy for mold to grow. This is a page about can mold grow under laminate flooring on a concrete foundation?.

 

Mold from Growing on House Siding

Keeping Mold from Growing on House Siding?Humid climates and natural disasters can lead to mold growth on the siding of your home. This is a page about keeping mold from growing on house siding.

 

Large area rug.

Cleaning a Large Area RugThere are many methods for cleaning a large area rug, from steam cleaning, to power washing. Learn how to clean an area rug in this page.

 

Hands polishing a wood table

Cleaning Wood FurnitureThis is a page on cleaning wood furniture. Some cleaners can ruin the finish on your wood furniture making it look dull or uneven. Knowing the proper methods for cleaning wood, you can keep your furniture looking new for years to come.

 

Rodent Trap

Rodent Odor in Walls and Vents?Once mice have been in residence in a house they can die in the walls and heating system, making them difficult to find. This page is about rodent odor in walls and vents.

 

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Removing Odor From China Cabinet?I have a china cabinet that we bought used about 25 years ago. I have tried Murphy's, baking soda, air fresheners, etc but nothing seems to help. The cabinet has a smell inside of it and the crystal and china has the same smell plus an oily coating on it when I take it out. Any suggestions?

 

Woman Cleaning Bathtub

Cleaning a Fiberglass TubWhen cleaning your fiberglass tub, it is important to not scratch the surface. Finding the right cleaning methods will help you keep your tub looking nice. This is a page about cleaning a fiberglass tub.

 

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Rug on a kitchen floor.

Removing Rug Backing Stuck to a FloorThis page is about removing rug backing stuck to a floor. Moisture and heat can cause a rubber backed rug to stick to a floor.

 

Cute grey and white kitten sitting on a couch.

Removing Cat Urine Odor from a CouchCat urine odor is strong and sometimes difficult to remove from upholstered furniture. This is a page about removing cat urine odor from a couch.

 

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What Can I Use for Dusting Instead of Spays?I am looking for an alternative for dust spray, ie., Pledge. Any suggestions?

 

Clothes Dryer

Removing Odors from a Clothes Dryer?This is a page about removing odors from a clothes dryer. Occasionally something is dried in the dryer that leaves a lingering odor.

 

Diapered baby on carpet.

Cleaning Human Feces Stains and Odors from...Accidents can happen. Cleaning feces stains and the accompanying odor from your carpet, while not pleasant, can be done. This is a page about cleaning human feces stains and odors from carpet.

 

Cigarette Smoke Odors

Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors From a...The smell of cigarette smoke is strong, pervasive, and often lingers in a home. This page is about removing cigarette smoke odors from a house.

 

Mold on Walls

How to Clean Mold on Painted Walls and CeilingBathrooms and other humid areas can begin to grow mold on the walls and ceilings. This is a page about removing mold from painted walls and ceiling.

 

Using a carpet cleaner to remove odors from carpet.

How to Remove Human Urine Odors from Carpet?If your carpet has been urinated upon, it may be difficult to remove the smell. Here are some ideas for how to remove human urine odors from carpet.

 

Cleaning Nicotine Off Walls

Cleaning Nicotine (Cigarette Smoke) Off...A home occupied by smokers will collect nicotine residue on the walls and other surfaces. This is a page about cleaning nicotine (cigarette smoke) off walls.

 

Shampooing a sofa.

Removing Urine Odors from a CouchRemoving urine odors from upholstered furniture can be difficult. This is a page about removing urine odors from a couch.

 

Woman standing in front of open refrigerator door holding her nose

Refrigerator Fan Blowing a Bad Smell?This is a page about refrigerator fan blowing bad smell. Odors in your refrigerator drip pan can be blown into your home by the fridge fan.

 

Sofa being shampooed.

Removing Mold and Mildew From an Upholstered CouchThis is a page about removing mold or mildew from an upholstered couch. Stored furniture can develop mold or mildew on the upholstery.

 

A woman holding her nose.

Locating the Source of a Foul Smell in HouseIt is not always easy to determine where a bad smell is coming from in your home. This page is about locating the source of a foul smell in the house.

 

Puppy next to a puddle on laminate floors.

Cleaning Pet Urine Stains and Odors from...Because of its composition, removing pet urine stains and odors from laminate flooring may seem daunting. This is a page about cleaning pet urine stains and odors from laminate flooring.

 

Cleaning a flat screen TV with a soft cloth.

Removing Cigarette Smoke Residue from Flat Screen...This is a page about removing cigarette smoke residue from flat screen TV. Residue from cigarette smoke can cling to many things in your home.

 

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spilled ink on document

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.

 

Charcoal

Using Charcoal to Remove OdorsCharcoal is used to remove odors in many situations. This is a page about using charcoal to remove odors.

 

A stain above the water line in a toilet.

Removing Stains Above Toilet Water Line?To remove stains above the water line in a toilet there are a couple of good methods to try. Using a pumice stone may work. Also, shut off the water and fill the bowl to just below the rim and add a cleaner or vinegar, soak, and then scrub. This is a page about removing stains above the toilet water line.

 

Mothballs

Removing Mothball Smell From Your HouseThe strong odor of these moth deterrers can linger in your home. This page is about removing mothball smell from your house.

 

Smoke rising from a cigarette in an ashtray.

Removing Smoke Smell From Carpets?Cigarette smoke smell can permeate many locations in your house, especially the carpet. This is a page about removing smoke smell from carpets.

 

cleaning products on a floor

Cleaning Pet Urine Odors on FloorsThe are several ways to remove pet urine odors from your tile, laminate, hardwood, and resilient floors. This is a page about cleaning pet urine odors on floors.

 

Dawn and baking soda for cleaning a smooth top stove.

Use Dawn and Baking Soda to Clean a Smooth Top RangeA simple mix of Dawn dish soap and some baking soda can make an effective cleaner for many surfaces, even your smooth glass top range. This is a page about use dawn and baking soda to clean a smooth top range.

 

Swiffer Wet Jet

Changing the Batteries on a Swiffer Wet JetYou are not alone if you have been frustrated when trying to change the batteries in your Swiffer Wet Jet. This is a page about changing the batteries on a Swiffer Wet Jet.

 

Close up of carpet shampooer removing suds from carpet

Pet Urine Smell After Using a Carpet...This page is about pet urine smell after using a carpet cleaning machine. Removing dog or cat pee odors from carpets can be a challenge.

 

Artificial Flowers

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.

 

Open sock drawer.

Removing Perfume Smell from Wooden DresserThe essential oils and alcohol in perfume can penetrate wooden furniture creating a lingering odor that may be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing perfume smell from a wooden dresser.

 

A woman holding her nose.

Getting Rid of Dead Rodent Odors in a Wall?When a rodent dies inside your wall there are only a few solutions. One is to open the wall and remove it. Otherwise, you will be waiting for the odor to dissipate and using products to help absorb or mask it in the meantime. This is a page about getting rid of dead rodent odor in a wall.

 

Rusty muffin pan.

Removing Rust from Baking PansHave your favorite baking pans started to develop rusty spots? This happens to older, well used pans. Rather than throw it away you may want to try cleaning it. This is a page about removing rust from baking pans.

 

A pair of tan suede boots.

How to Remove Salt Stains From Suede BootsWhen the sidewalks are icy and salt gets put down, it's easy to get salt stains on suede boots. This is a page about cleaning salt stains from suede boots.

 

Mopping Laminate Floor

Cleaning Dull Laminate FloorsLaminate floors can become dull from wear or the use of certain cleaning products. Many homeowners have had success cleaning them using steam or vinegar and water. They typically need to be dried to prevent water spots and streaks. This is a page about cleaning dull laminate floors.

 

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Shower Power Cleaner

Buying Shower Power Cleaner?This is a page about buying Shower Power cleaner. Shower Power cleaner is a popular cleaner for removing soap scum in your shower. Find where to buy Shower Power near you.

 

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Buying an Old-fashioned Dust Mop?I know the Swiffer has taken over the market, but I need to know where to purchase the "old fashioned dust mops"? None of the stores I checked carry them any more.Please advise.Thank you.

 

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Where Do Cobwebs Come From?Where do cob webs come from and HOW can I keep them from coming back all the time? I can clean them up today and by tomorrow they are back. I hate that, so any information you can share with me would be greatly appreciated.

 

Honeycomb Fabric Blinds

Cleaning Honeycomb Fabric Blinds?Cleaning honeycomb style blinds can be quite difficult to do without damaging their rather delicate structure. This is a page about cleaning honeycomb fabric blinds.

 

Pair of men's suede boots in hall

Cleaning Grease Stains on SuedeThis is a page about cleaning grease stains on suede. To remove grease stains on suede you will first want to use a product to absorb the oil from the suede.

 

Dishwasher detergent being poured into a dishwasher.

Cleaning With Dishwashing DetergentThis is a page about cleaning with dishwashing detergent. Dishwasher liquid, powder and tabs can be effective helpers when cleaning or doing the laundry.

 

Hand Sanitizer

Removing Hand Sanitizer Stains on Wood?This is a page about removing hand sanitizer stains on wood. The alcohol content found in hand sanitizers can leave awful spots on your wood furniture. Thankfully, there are solutions to help remove or minimize any damage done.

 

Cleaning Tub

Cleaning Yellow Bleach Stains in a Plastic...Sometimes using bleach on plastic can result in yellow stains. If this has happened to your bathtub it can be difficult if not impossible to remove the stains. This is a page about removing yellow bleach stains in a plastic bathtub.

 

White toilet against blue tile floor and wall

Repairing a Toilet Scratched by a Plumber's SnakeThe use of a plumber's snake is common for removing clogs in a toilet. Unfortunately, the metal snake can leave unsightly marks in the bowl. This is a page about repairing a toilet scratched by a plumber's snake.

 

Assorted plastic cosmetic bottles.

Removing Labels from Plastic ContainersYou have a perfect reusable container if you can easily get that label off. This is a page about removing labels from plastic containers.

 

Pair of dentures in a glass of clear liquid

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.

 

applying adhesive on a window

Removing Adhesive from Glass?This is a page about removing adhesive from glass. Tape, sticker, and other types of adhesive can be difficult to remove from glass.

 

A price tag sticker on a shirt.

Removing Sticker Residue on ClothingSize and price labels on clothing can leave sticky residue that can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing sticker residue on clothing.

 

Kitchen With Vinyl Flooring

Restoring Shine to Vinyl FlooringThis is a page about restoring shine to vinyl flooring. Over time the shine on your vinyl flooring can get dull.

 

Removing Mold Stains from Linoleum Floor

How to Remove Mold Stains from a Linoleum Floor?Mold will stain just about anything it grows on and linoleum is no exception. Check out these ideas on how to remove mold stains from a linoleum floor.

 

Man installing new windows with labels on them

Removing Labels from New Windows?Removing the labels from new windows can be surprisingly difficult. This is a page about removing labels from new windows.

 

A used cookie sheet in need of cleaning.

Cleaning Cookie Sheets and BakewareAluminum ccookie sheets and other types of bakeware can be frustrating to clean, especially the baked on grease and cooking sprays. This is guide about cleaning cookie sheets and bakeware.

 

Black mold on a bathroom ceiling.

How Do I Remove Black Mold on the Ceiling?This is a page about removing black mold on the ceiling. Black mold can be difficult to get rid of anywhere in the home, but the ceiling can be one of the most challenging.

 

Removing Smoke Odor After a House FireSmoke damage can be very difficult to remove even from a small house or kitchen fire. This is a page about removing smoke odors after a house fire.

 

Vick's Vaporub

Vicks VapoRub Stains on Clothing?This is a page about Vicks VapoRub stains on clothing. Because of its oil base Vicks VapoRub stains may need special treatment.

 

A dog laying on a hardwood floor.

Removing Pet Urine Stains from Hardwood FloorsWhen you have pets accidents happen, even on your beautiful hardwood flooring. stains from hardwood floors. This is a page about removing pet urine

 

Dry Erase Markers

Removing Dry Erase Marker from a Couch?This is a page about removing dry erase marker from a couch. Removing dry erase marker from a couch can be done with cleaners you have around the house.

 

woman holding her nose

Getting Rid of Urine OdorsIt can appear clean, but sometimes the foul smell lingers. This is a page about getting rid of urine odors.

 

Basement brick wall and window edge.

Getting Rid of a Musty Smell in the BasementBasements are notorious for developing musty smells. This is a page about getting rid of a musty smell in the basement.

 

A memory foam mattress.

Cleaning Pet Urine on Memory Foam?This is a page about cleaning pet urine on memory foam. Using an enzyme based cleaner will help eliminate the odor of urine.

 

Mildew Smell in Car

Getting Rid of Mildew Smell in a Car?Excess moisture can allow mold and mildew to develop inside a car. This page is about getting rid of mildew smell in a car.

 

Antique cabinet with drawer open

Removing Odors From Dresser DrawersThis is a page about removing odors from dresser drawers. Older furniture can have a musty odor which in the case of a dresser can transfer to your clothing.

 

A bottle of dawn dish soap.

Why Is Dawn Detergent Recommended So Often?Original blue Dawn dish detergent has a wide variety of uses other than its intended one for cleaning dishes. They range from removing fleas from pets, ridding your plants of insect pests, to its inclusion in homemade cleaning solutions. This is a page about, "Why is Dawn detergent recommended so often?".

 

Pressure washing concrete pavers.

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.

 

Daughter painting her mother's nails on the sofa.

Removing Nail Polish Stains From a CouchRemoving nail polish stains from an upholstered couch or sofa can be challenging. This is a page about removing nail polish stains from a couch.

 

Photo of decals stuck to the bottom of a bathtub.

Removing Bathtub DecalsThis is a page about removing bathtub decals. Over time bathtub decals can begin to come off. Removing them completely can make it easier to clean your tub or to apply new decals.

 

Two white t-shirts hanging on a clothes line

Cleaning Yellow Hydrogen Peroxide...This is a page about cleaning yellow hydrogen peroxide stains on clothing. Using hydrogen peroxide to remove stains on some fabrics can unfortunately leave you with a new yellow stain.

 

Cleaning Leather Ottoman with light soap and water

Removing Krazy Glue from LeatherCyanoacrylate adhesives such as Krazy Glue and Super glue are strong fast acting glues that are widely used. When they accidentally spill on surfaces other then those being glued, removing it must be done carefully. This is a page about removing Krazy glue from leather.

 

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Smears on Windows After Cleaning?When I wash my windows and later in the day the sun shines through, the window has smear marks. I have tried various cleaners and I still get smears which are hard to remove. Any suggestions?

 

A humidifier blowing steam.

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.

 

Swiffer Wet Jet

Replacing the Bottle on a Swiffer Wet Jet?This is a page about replacing the bottle on a Swiffer Wet Jet. When the bottle on your Swiffer breaks or needs to be refilled it can be a hassle to accomplish the job. You don't, however, necessarily need to go buy a new mop.

 

A porcelain sink in a bathroom.

Removing Stains from a Porcelain SinkSometimes your sink may have stains that are difficult to remove. This is a page about removing stains from a porcelain sink.

 

musty smelling wood trunk

Removing Musty Odors from Wood FurnitureThis is a page about removing musty odors from wood furniture. Old wood furniture or pieces that may have been in storage can develop a musty smell.

 

Old Leather Work Boots

Removing Mold and Mildew from LeatherThis is a page about removing mold and mildew from leather. Unfortunately, mold and mildew can easily grow on leather under the right conditions.

 

A gold chain.

Removing Tangled Hair from JewelryThis is a page about removing tangled hair from jewelry. When your hair gets tangled up in your necklace or earrings, it can be difficult to remove.

 

Toilet

Preventing Mineral Deposits in a ToiletMineral deposits in the toilet not only create an unsightly ring in the bowl, they can also cause problems if they disrupt normal flow of water into and out of the tank. This is a page about preventing mineral deposits in a toilet.

 

Hard Water Spots on Windows

Removing Hard Water Spots on WindowsSometimes the water from the sink or a sprinkler can make stubborn water spots on your windows. This page is about removing hard water spots.

 

Woman frustrated with laundry

Removing Urine Stains and Odor From ClothingThis is a page about removing urine odor from fabrics. Urine odor can be difficult to remove from fabric. With the know how, you can have your clothes smelling fresh again.

 

Kitchen with wood cabinets

Cleaning Nicotine Stains on Wood Cabinets?This is a page about cleaning nicotine on wood cabinets. Choosing a product that will remove the nicotine and not damage your cabinets only requires a bit of research.

 

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How Do I Remove Cat Urine Odor from Mesh Running Shoes?One of my cats had a urinary tract infection and peed in my son's expensive Reebok runners. They are a black mesh, and not the leather shoe. How do I get the smell out of them?

 

An old suitcase sitting open.

Removing Odors From a SuitcaseSuitcases spend a lot of time stored away until they are needed for your next trip. Sometimes the storage conditions are perfect for the growth mold, mildew, and bacteria. This is a page about removing odors from a suitcase.

 

Cleaning Vinyl Clad Wire Shelves

Cleaning Sticky Vinyl Clad Wire Shelves?Wire shelving is very common in appliances, kitchens, closets, and elsewhere. Keeping them clean can be a challenge. This is a page about cleaning sticky vinyl clad wire shelves.

 

Man mopping with spray mop.

Swiffer WetJet Isn't WorkingThis is a page about when Swiffer WetJet isn't working. The main reason your probably purchased your WetJet was the spray feature. So when it stops working it is very frustrating.

 

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.

 

laminate wood flooring

White Marks on Laminate FlooringIf your laminate flooring has pale or white marks, they can be unsightly and difficult to remove. Use these tips to get your laminate floor looking good again. This is a page about white marks on laminate flooring.

 

Curtains

Removing Mold and Mildew From CurtainsThis page is about removing mold and mildew from curtains. A difficult stain can develop when window coverings come in contact with moisture from condensation.

 

Bottle of Dawn Dish Soap

Using Dawn Dish Soap as a Stain RemoverThis is a page about using Dawn dish soap as a stain remover. In addition to being an excellent grease cutting detergent for washing dishes, Dawn is also a very effective stain remover for your laundry, carpet, or other fabric items.

 

Canvas Tent

Removing Mold From Canvas?This page is about removing mold from canvas. When fabric can not dry out completely, mold and mildew can develop.

 

Bathroom with vinyl flooring.

Removing Stains on Vinyl and Linoleum FlooringVinyl and linoleum are both types of resilient flooring. Because they are very different in their composition, you will want to determine your flooring type before attempting to remove stains. This is a page about removing stains on vinyl or linoleum flooring.

 

Man Removing Wax From Laminate Flooring

Removing Floor Wax From Laminate FlooringFloor wax and some floor cleaning products leave a waxy residue on laminate flooring. This is a page about removing wax from laminate flooring.

 

Construction Worker

Cleaning Dirty Construction Work ClothingAt the end of the day manual labor jobs can leave you with very dirty clothes. This page is about cleaning dirty construction work clothing.

 

Old Stained Book Laying Open

Removing Musty Smell from BooksBooks that have been stored or shelved for a long time can sometimes start to smell musty, especially if they have been in a slightly damp environment. This is a page about removing the musty smell from books.

 

Open chest freezer

Cleaning a Freezer After a Power OutageThis is a page about cleaning a freezer after a power outage. A power outage can leave your freezer full of spoiled food. It is important to clean out the freezer and remove any odors before putting new food in it.

 

A person trying to clean stains off of carpet.

Removing Rubber Stains on CarpetRubber items such as vacuum cleaner belts or furniture stops can sometimes leave marks on your carpet. This is a page about removing rubber stains on carpet.

 

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Removing a Hand Sanitizer Stain on Clothing?I got some hand sanitizer spilled on a brand new black top. It shows stains and I can't get them to wash out. Has anyone had this happen and what did they do?

 

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Disposable Sport Water Bottle to Hold Dish Soap - clear bottle with blue dish soap

Disposable Sport Water Bottle to Hold Dish SoapIf you purchase dish soap in bulk, you'll know that the container is huge! It is heavy to pour out on a daily basis and it's not very convenient.

 

Protecting Clothespin Bag Left on Clothesline - dog food bag slipped over clothespin bag

Protecting Clothespin Bag Left on ClotheslineSoon begins the hanging laundry on the line season. I have a very nice cloth monogrammed bag that I like to keep hanging on the clothesline right where I need it. To protect it from the rain and sun I found a simple solution. After I emptied a large birdseed bag I cleaned it out and cut a hole in the top, slipped it over the bag and it is well protected with ease.

 

Make Your Own Box Fan Air Filter - filter taped to the fan

Make Your Own Box Fan Air FilterWith all the wildfires right now air quality has gone down throughout the west coast. Here's an easy way to make a room air filter out of a box fan and a furnace filter.

 

Removing Sticky Adhesive Residue from Plastic - container with water inside

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 In Tough Kitchen Areas - paper towel wrapped tube

Cleaning In Tough Kitchen AreasI always have difficulty cleaning in those small spaces between the stove and the refrigerator and the stove and the counter top. You all know what falls between those areas.

 

Washing a Sunbeam Heated Blanket - blue and white heated throw

Washing a Sunbeam Heated BlanketI received a heated throw for Christmas and recently my kids spilled some food on it. I assumed that all I could do was wipe it with a damp cloth, but it turns out you can wash them! You do need to be careful when washing and drying and you can not wash as you would a regular blanket.

 

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Removing Roof Tar from Skin with Olive OilRoof tar and other sticky substances can be gently removed from skin by using regular olive oil from the kitchen. Learn how to do it in this short video.

 

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Sanitize With Vinegar and Hydrogen PeroxideThis green cleaning method is a great way to sanitize those yucky places in your home. Check out this video and learn how easy it is to clean green.

 

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Dishwasher CubesInstead of buying expensive and caustic dishwasher detergent, make your own version with simple ingredients and an ice cube tray. It will save you money and peace of mind. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

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Removing Burnt Oil From a Frying PanIf you are having a hard time getting burnt oil off a frying pan, try this simple tip. This method will get your pan looking like new in no time!

 

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Using the Last of the Clorox 2Make sure you are getting every lost drop out of each bottle of Clorox 2 by following this simple tip.

 

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Removing Blood from GarmentI was in the hospital this week with a hip replacement. I had gotten all dressed to come home and the student nurse removed the IV from my arm. Next thing we knew, the gauze was soaked with blood and blood was running down my arm. A big drop fell on my shirt. The Physical Therapy lady told me to spit on it. The enzymes in my spit would help to take it out.

 

A before and after photo of cleaning writing on a wall.

Removing Oil Pastel, Crayon and Pencil Writing on WallWhen there's kids at home, always expect a mess. Children, especially toddlers love to draw anywhere and mostly on walls. The worst thing is, they draw with different coloring materials such as wax crayons. I was pretty worried seeing my apartment walls full of crayon and oil pastel drawings. Good thing I discovered this very effective way of cleaning this kind of mess.

 

A clean glass jar with no label residue.

How to Remove a Jar LabelI removed this jar label by holding it over the spout of my kettle of hot steaming water. Within a couple of seconds, it loosened the glue and I was able to peel the label a little at the time. It took only a few seconds to remove the whole label. Easy as pie.

 

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Cleaning Plastic Dish Strainer?I need something to help me clean my plastic dish strainer. It has a build up of soap, I do not have the money to buy another one. I know its only a couple dollars for one, but money is tight.

 

Adding cornstarch to a rubber glove.

Quick Fix for Rubber GlovesWhen your rubber gloves don't slip on easily, try putting a dab of corn starch in them. Blow air into the glove like you would a balloon and give it a shake. The corn starch makes putting them on much easier.

 

Clean Hair from Vacuum Brush Roll

Clean Hair from Vacuum Brush RollHave you ever looked underneath your vacuum brush? Or notice your vacuum isn't functioning at full capacity/strength. Or perhaps the roller is stuck and not suctioning well. If so, see if there is hair stuck like mine. Easy to fix.

 

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Red Color Bled On White Lace?Twenty-five years ago, I made a Christmas tree skirt with green/red plaid taffeta and red twill on other side, with expensive delicate white lace. I over watered the tree this year and the skirt got wet. The red twill bled onto the white lace. How do I get the red dye out of the white lace. I have used Oxyclean with peroxide so far. Waiting a little while before rinsing. Any other suggestions?

 

A collar on a shirt with frayed edges.

Preventing Shirt Collars From Fraying?Is there a way to prevent the collars of shirts from fraying or at least slow the process? Many of my husband's shirts are in excellent condition apart from the collars which have started to fray along the fold. I've seen some posts about unpicking, turning the collar and sewing it back on but that's beyond my capabilities so I was hoping to prevent it in the future.

 

Removing a Spot on a Chanel Satin Purse? - whitish spot

Removing a Spot on a Chanel Satin Purse?I had an old spot on my Chanel satin bag. It looked like maybe lipstick or something oil based. I put on a little bit of cornstarch and blotted. Now I can't fully get the white from the cornstarch out and as you can see from the photo, the spot has lost its shine and doesn't blend fully. I tried blotting with a little water and Woolite on a microfiber cloth and then using a hairdryer on low.

 

Removing an Ink Stain on a Vinyl Purse? - Coach purse with stains

Removing an Ink Stain on a Vinyl Purse?How do I get this ink stain off a vinyl purse?

 

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Using Purple Power?When using purple power in the laundry, do you also use detergent or no?

 

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Removing Miracle-Gro Stains?I spilled Miracle-Gro on a vintage stoneware platter with some crazing. It now has blue spots. I have tried bleach, Bar Keeper's Friend, hydrogen peroxide, oxyclean powder, and alcohol, all of which I had on hand. Any ideas on how to get this stain out?

 

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