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How to Clean Pink Suede

How to Clean Pink Suede

Cleaning your favorite pink suede shoes or jacket requires a thorough process that will ensure the item is getting completely cleaned. According to How to Clean Stuff, colors in suede fade very quickly. To slow down this fading process, it is recommended that all suede products are stored in the dar
Removing Bathroom Molds

Removing Bathroom Molds

Bathrooms provide a good environment for mold growth. Molds thrive in areas of heat, humidity and moisture. Mold will grow on almost any surface in the bathroom, including tiles, grout, carpeting, walls and ceilings. Removing mold is necessary to avoid potential illnesses caused by mold. Many types
How to Wash Windows in Freezing Weather

How to Wash Windows in Freezing Weather

Your windows allow the sunshine access to your home and give you a view of the world around you. Dirty windows not only limit the sunshine, but can make your home feel unclean. If your windows need cleaning, but the freezing temperatures outside make it difficult, there's a simple way around this pr
How to Wash Windows With Vinegar

How to Wash Windows With Vinegar

Using natural products to clean your home keeps everyone safe and does not harm the environment, but there are always concerns that the cleaner might not work as well as commercial products. When it comes to windows, it is important that all the dirt and residue is removed and that the window dries
House Cleaning Tips for Thanksgiving

House Cleaning Tips for Thanksgiving

Serving guests a delicious and sumptuous feast is made much better when served in clean and sanitary surroundings.thanksgiving dinner image by Richard Amidon III from Fotolia.comWhether guests are expected or an intimate family celebration is planned, a clean house is essential. The...
How to Remove a Set Nail

How to Remove a Set Nail

There comes a time in the life of all carpenters and homeowners when they will have to remove an old set nail. Removing nails can be a very easy task depending on the size and depth of the nail, whether or not rust is present, and the surface the nail is set into. Nail removal is a basic skill learn
What to Do When an Alkaline Battery Explodes

What to Do When an Alkaline Battery Explodes

Alkaline batteries contain powerful and toxic chemicals that may seep out or leak if the battery explodes. The exposed chemicals pose significant threats to your health and safety, and should be cleaned up as soon as possible.
How To Troubleshoot a Jandy AquaPure

How To Troubleshoot a Jandy AquaPure

AquaPure is a salt chlorine generating system used to sanitize your pool, using a closed-loop water-softening system. As with any electronic and mechanical systems, problems can occur. While some problems are technical enough that they require the attention of a qualified professional, others have a
How to Fix a Torn Japanese Screen

How to Fix a Torn Japanese Screen

Japanese folding screens originated in China and date back to the eighth century, according to the Smithsonian Institute. Although, there are many varieties of room dividers that fit into the Japanese category, one common style is the shoji. A shoji screen is a lattice frame with translucent paper o
What Are Cedar Chests Used For?

What Are Cedar Chests Used For?

Cedar's aroma and stability made this wood a favorite for storage chests as long ago as the days of ancient Egypt. The type of wood actually used in cedar chests varies, since craftsmen in different parts of the world used many different types of trees commonly called "cedar." Eastern red cedar, nat
How to Clean Peach Juice Stains

How to Clean Peach Juice Stains

A juicy peach should be memorable for its sweet flavor, not the stains it leaves on your best shirt or tablecloth. Like most fruit juice stains, peach stains are stubborn but removable -- especially if you take quick action to clean them.
Dangers of House Mold

Dangers of House Mold

Mold can cause several health problems when it multiplies in your home due to moisture problems. While small amounts of mold are normally found inside and out, it is only when the mold begins to multiply that health issues occur. Promptly removing black and green mold spots from your home as soon as
Chore List for Working Moms

Chore List for Working Moms

Making a chore list can help working moms get housework done more efficiently.laundry image by timur1970 from Fotolia.comBeing a working mom can be an overwhelming situation, and when you consider chores that need to get done at home, it means that the mom has more than enough...
How to Remove Clay From Wood

How to Remove Clay From Wood

You can wipe or mop up mud, but clay can dry to a finish that resembles cement, and it can even mar the tools you're using to try to remove it. Clay can get stuck between bristles of scrub brushes and lock into the pores of sponges, making it a true challenge to remove. Luckily, you can get the clay
Is Bleach Safe in Humidifiers?

Is Bleach Safe in Humidifiers?

A humidifier in your home helps counteract overly dry air. It can soothe irritated respiratory passages, improve dry skin and in general make your family more comfortable. Your humidifier is at risk for developing mold because its interior is moist and filled with water. Bleach can help you keep you
How to Remove Water Stains From Crystal

How to Remove Water Stains From Crystal

Crystal glassware is expensive, elegant, and needs to be maintained properly to hold the value of the items. When the crystal is washed and rinsed improperly, small water stains deposit and dry onto the crystal. Since the crystal is popular due to its clear, crisp resilience, these water spots great
How People Used to Live: Washboards & Wood Stoves

How People Used to Live: Washboards & Wood Stoves

In the days before electricity was readily available and modern appliances lightened the workload, household chores such as cooking and washing were time-consuming, all day endeavors. Wood had to be chopped to feed the stove, and water warmed to prepare for cooking meals or cleaning clothes. The woo
How to Clean the Drip Pan From a Maytag Fridge

How to Clean the Drip Pan From a Maytag Fridge

Over time, the drip pan in your refrigerator can develop a nasty aroma. In fact, if you notice a bad smell when you open the door of your Maytag refrigerator, chances are good that smell is actually emanating from under the unit, where the is drip pan located. Making cleaning the drip pan a part of
How to Clean Area Rugs and Ceramic Tile Grout

How to Clean Area Rugs and Ceramic Tile Grout

Ceramic tile is a common flooring option. Area rugs are often placed over a ceramic tile floor to give an additional touch of decor. When cleaning these surfaces, you want to remove the dirt and buildup from the rugs, tile and grout without causing damage to any of the surfaces. You also want to avo