I’ve been a spray and wipe window cleaner for years until I was recently introduced to the glorious world of using a squeegee to clean my windows. Now my windows sparkle year round because this is the quickest and easiest way to keep the glass clean. First buy a high quality squeegee at your home improvement center. This is critical, ask for the ones the “professionals” use, the ones where you can easily replace the blade…they stock them! Then you need a big bucket, nothin
The biggest problem new appliance manufacturers have is that people don’t understand that using more soap causes problems. This is true for both your dishwasher and your washing machine. The machines we use today are much more efficient and conserve water than the machines our parents used. As a result, we are guilty of throwing money down the drain by using too much soap. Here’s a test. For a front loader, take 4 regular sized bath towels that are clean. Run them without s
Bad breath, or halitosis is caused by bacteria that lingers in your mouth after eating. An easy and natural way to get rid of bad breath germs and odors is to gargle with a little bit of lemon juice mixed with water. Don’t add sugar, this can make bad breath worse. Then, follow that up with a teaspoon of plain, again unsweetened yogurt. This combination will promote probiotics which compete with the bacteria that exists in your mouth, leaving your breath fresh smelling for ab
Get ready for a summer of great grillin! Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who just received a new gas grill for Dad’s Day, you need to get your old one up to speed. Remove the burners and clean them on the inside with a round wire brush. Tape over the openings where the gas comes into the burners, then clean inside the grill with a shop vac. Wash the inside of the grill with soapy water and dry. Use a stiff brush for the baked on parts. Wash the outside. Dry everything.
• Wash sheets weekly You should have a protective mattress cover to guard against dust mites that can build up in your mattress. • Pillows They have dust mite problems too. In five years, 10% of your pillow’s weight is due to dust mites. Use protective covers, or get new pillows that can be washed weekly with your sheets. • Towels Once you dry off from your bath or shower, if you keep your towel open and let it air dry, you can get away with up to four uses. If you fold your
In order to keep your mind young and less likely to develop memory loss as you age, engage in logic-based activities. Studies suggest that people who routinely work crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and games that involve strategy such as chess, or Scrabble, maintain a younger acting brain. These hobbies will keep your vision and your hand-eye coordination sharp while simultaneously keeping your mind active. #Blog #Usefultips
Unclog a shower head by soaking it overnight in white vinegar. Get a plastic bag, fill ¼ full with white vinegar. Position it over the head of the shower so that the entire head is submerged in the vinegar. Tie a rubber band on the pipe above the showerhead to hold the plastic bag in place. Leave overnight. The next morning, your shower head should be as good as new! #Blog #Usefultips
Knowing when and how to treat your carpet will protect your investment for up to 15 years! 1) Get rid of dirt. Acting like thousands of tiny knife blades, dirt is your carpet’s biggest enemy. Vacuum often, slowly, and with your vacuum set to the right height. Also, clean the filter often and change the bag when it is ¾ full. 2) Clean your carpet yourself when you are only looking at a mild to moderate cleaning job. Be sure to rinse any soap out of the carpet and be sure to