Clothing must be cleaned on a regular basis. While stains are evident and most people know how to remove them, there is something more you should frequently take care of in order to keep your clothing neat and fresh. Odours can become embedded in the fibres of your clothing and linger for a long time.
If you have finished washing your clothes and can still smell a strong perfume, sweat, or another lingering odour, you may need to take additional cleaning steps to restore the freshness of your clothing.
Most clothing odours can be removed with baking soda or vinegar, but certain obstinate odours may require additional washing with heavy-duty liquid detergent or household ammonia. To remove odours from laundry, use a professional odour remover or pantry goods, as described below.
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Regular cleaning of clothes is a must. However, while stains are very obvious and most people know how to get rid of them, there is something else that you should regularly take care of in order to maintain your clothing neat and fresh. Odours can get stuck in the fibres of your garments and remain on them for a long time.
If you are done washing your clothes and you can still smell a heavy perfume, sweat, or another stubborn odour, you may need to take further action to restore the complete cleanliness of your clothing.
Most fabric odours may be eliminated with baking soda or vinegar, but certain stubborn smells may necessitate further cleaning procedures with heavy-duty liquid detergent or home ammonia. Choose a professional odour remover or use pantry products to remove odours from laundry following the methods mentioned below.
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Bamboo flooring has gained popularity in recent years. It is surprisingly durable and hard, similar to oak and maple. However, its water resistance is even better and bamboo floors are less susceptible to water damage than any other wood.
Bamboo floors, however, require regular cleaning and maintenance in order to look good and stay with you for many years. You should immediately wipe any liquids and spills in order to prevent them from staining the surface of your bamboo floor. Another important task is the regular dusting of the floor. Whenever mud and dirt are brought in, their little particles may scratch the bamboo and cause it to look dull and faded.
When it comes to thorough cleaning of the bamboo, the best natural solution to use is water and vinegar. Keep reading to learn how to properly do that.
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The plumbing system in a household is one of the most important things to consider when moving in, or purchasing a home. Unfortunately, even the best plumbing system can suddenly erupt, causing severe problems in any house. While there is no 100% guarantee that everything will be flawless, regular inspections are of crucial importance. They can help you erect an issue in its early stage and prevent it from growing bigger.
The bathroom and kitchen have multiple plumbing fixtures and connections. They are the areas you should mainly focus on when inspecting your property for plumbing issues. However, you should not skip the other places in the house where plumbing trouble may occur. Those could be appliances connected to the system or even the house in your garden.
In this article, we will talk about the most important places you should check when inspecting the plumbing at home and the things you should pay the most attention to.
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Tannin-based stains can be left behind by tea, coffee, beer, wine, and distilled spirits. The tannins those liquids contain can leave stains on cups made of porcelain or stainless steel, as well as fabrics. If you ignore those stains and do not clean them regularly, tannin can build up and cause very hard-to-remove spots on the inside of your favourite mugs. The worst part is, tannin stains may not only make your cups look unappealing but also affect the taste of your beverages.
Even though tannin-based stains are not so hard to get rid of, they should be taken care of on a regular basis. In this article, we will share some useful methods that you can use to keep your cups neat and clean.
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Plastic is an issue. It is most commonly seen fouling landfills, where it can take up to 400 years to degrade or poison our planet’s marine ecosystems. However, plastic is a big part of our everyday lives.
With more and more people paying attention to our planet’s needs and switching to sustainable, recyclable products, manufacturers are also beginning to take care of their packaging. Plastic bags, however, are one of the most significant plastic issues we face. Some of them are now recycled and/or recyclable but most of them are still made of the usual plastic that pollutes our ecosystem and kills animals.
The good news is that plastic bags can easily be repurposed. They can help make cleaning your kitchen a lot easier, make beautiful decorations, and help you stay more organised. Keep reading to find out what the best ways to repurpose old plastic bags are. You will spare yourself some time and money and will help keep the environment clean and safe. Get on and forget about the long hours of cleaning, shopping, and putting garbage away.
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If you like coffee, you’ve probably experimented with every form of coffee maker—the single-cup Keurig, a French press, a Moka pot, and even a grinder for fresh grounds. If you’re like most coffee drinkers, you’ve reverted to the original coffee pot since it makes enough coffee for a tableful of drinkers and swiftly creates another pot for seconds.
Most traditional coffee makers function by pumping hot water through a filtered basket of coffee grounds into a glass carafe. These makers are efficient, frequently have a warming plate, and are simple to operate. They must also be cleaned on a regular basis to eliminate minerals that adhere to the maker from the water used, as well as coffee oils that stick to the components, get rancid, and degrade the coffee taste.
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Milk is widely used for tea, coffee, meals, and baking. While you should not cry over spilled milk, the stains it can leave behind can make you tear up. Milk is made of liquid protein and along with the fats in it, it can not only leave very noticeable stains but also cause a bad smell.
The good news we have is that removing milk stains from upholstery and carpets is absolutely possible – even if you have a velvet, microfiber, or suede furniture piece. The best part is that you only need to use common household items to get rid of milk stains.
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Did you know that in the 50s pregnant women were not supposed to clean? Doctors frequently advised plenty of bed rest and no strenuous activities such as tidying up and cleaning. However, consuming alcohol and smoking cigarettes were not frowned upon back then. Crazy, huh! Fortunately for us, things have improved since then and while drinking and smoking while pregnant are off-limits, housekeeping is not.
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You certainly love living in a neat, tidy, and organised home. Sometimes, cleaning is not enough, and more needs to be done in order to get your house to that desired condition. If you have a lot of items and most of your surfaces are cluttered with stuff, cleaning will be hard, maybe even impossible. To complete the task properly, you will need to remove everything and give the whole space a thorough cleaning. Once you remove personal belongings from a room, why not spend an extra hour going through them and organising them?
Once you sort all the items in the room and put them in designated places, not only will you make the whole place look nicer and neater, but also make cleaning easier, quicker, and more efficient. Organising things, however, may not be the easiest task and this is exactly why we decided to make this guide and help you complete the task faster. Keep reading to see the useful tips we have and use them whenever you decide to make your whole place nicer.
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