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How to Clean the Hardwoods in My Kitchen

How to Clean the Hardwoods in My Kitchen

Hardwood is a durable surface used in kitchen areas, particularly as a floor and cabinet choice. Since the kitchen is used to prepare and eat meals, dirt and buildup can accumulate quickly. This means you need a cleaning routine that removes crumbs, residue and bacteria quickly without causing damag......[Read More]
How to Resurface Terrazzo Floors

How to Resurface Terrazzo Floors

Terrazzo flooring dates back to the Roman Empire, and its reputation for beauty and durability still lives on in many homes today. A mixture of marble and concrete, Terrazzo flooring is porous by nature and without the proper protection can be susceptible to damage brought on by dirt and staining. R......[Read More]
How to Remove a Metal Towel Hanger

How to Remove a Metal Towel Hanger

Towel hangers cling to walls with the use of screws, glue or brackets. You may be able to remove the hanger using your hands, or you may need tools, depending on how the hanger attaches to the wall. A screwed-in towel hanger is the easiest to remove and leaves the least amount of mess, while a glue......[Read More]
How to Remove Mold Stains from a Refrigerator Interior

How to Remove Mold Stains from a Refrigerator Interior

Mold is often associated with growing in warm, moist locations. Although the inside of a refrigerator doesn't offer these same conditions, the moisture and lack of air circulation contribute toward the growth of mold. Whether the mold begins to grow on food or directly on the refrigerator's surface,......[Read More]
How to Remove Walnut Stains From the Hull When It Gets on Your Hands

How to Remove Walnut Stains From the Hull When It Gets on Your Hands

The juice from an unhulled walnut can leave a dark stain on your hands. This type of stain is called a tannin stain, which is a plant-based stain. Other tannin stains include berries, coffee, ink and juice. Tannin stains are known as some of the more difficult stains to remove. While you might becom......[Read More]
How to Gauge Snowfall

How to Gauge Snowfall

Unlike measuring rain, gauging snowfall presents challenges. Snow mixes with rain or sleet, blows into drifts or melts, and all these factors can inhibit an accurate measurement. For these reasons, the National Weather Service recommends two low-tech ways to gauge snowfall: measuring snow with a yar......[Read More]
How to Remove Fresh Motor Oil From Carpet

How to Remove Fresh Motor Oil From Carpet

Motor oil spills can be very damaging to carpet. If not cleaned up immediately, set-in oil stains may be impossible to remove. If a stain is treated while the oil spot is still fresh, however, saving the carpet is a possibility. Though extreme care and some elbow grease are required, removing oil st......[Read More]
How to Clean Scuff Marks Off Trex Decking

How to Clean Scuff Marks Off Trex Decking

Composite decks, often called Trex decking, require some basic care and maintenance to keep them looking good. Although composite decks require less work than standard wood decks, certain things can still leave stains or marks, such as scuff marks from shoes. Cleaning scuff marks from Trex decking i......[Read More]
Garlic to Kill Ticks

Garlic to Kill Ticks

Each time you let your cat or dog out of the house, you risk the pet bringing ticks into your house. Ticks live in areas with a large amount of weeds and wooded areas. Garlic won't kill ticks, but it does repel the ticks and keep the pests away from your home.......[Read More]
How to Remove Garlic Odor From a Refrigerator

How to Remove Garlic Odor From a Refrigerator

Garlic can emit an odor that will stick to the refrigerator or other items inside the unit. The strong scent can linger for days even after you remove the garlic. When you notice the offensive garlic smell, you will need to remove it from the refrigerator safely to protect the perishables inside the......[Read More]
How to Keep Crystals Looking Shiny

How to Keep Crystals Looking Shiny

Once polished and finished, crystals are eye-catching stones that capture and refract light. They can be used in jewelry and in new age healing rituals, but in order to maintain the energy of the stones, you must keep them looking clean and shiny. Polishing crystals is essential to maintaining their......[Read More]
Steps on Cleaning Wallpaper

Steps on Cleaning Wallpaper

Wallpaper comes in a variety of colors, textures and materials. From paper to vinyl and fabric -- wallpaper requires gentle cleaning to remove dust or stains. Most types of wallpaper won't withstand harsh cleaners or abrasives, but can hold up to cleaning with mild detergents. Some types of wallpape......[Read More]
Pet Friendly Indoor Plants

Pet Friendly Indoor Plants

Gerbera daises are pet friendly indoor plants that are non-toxic to cats, dogs and horses.pink gerber daisy image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.comWhen keeping houseplants and pets at the same time, it is important to make sure you are choosing pet friendly indoor plants. Many plants.........[Read More]
How to Get Rid of a Skunk Smell With Peroxide

How to Get Rid of a Skunk Smell With Peroxide

Skunks spray as a defensive mechanism when they feel threatened. The smell of skunk spray is distinctive and overpowering. If that spray happens to be targeted at you, your family or your family pet, the smell can be even worse, since you cannot get away from it. Many people will reach for tomato ju......[Read More]
Grout Repair Products

Grout Repair Products

There are a variety of grout repair products available.Boden image by Milosz Bartoszczuk from Fotolia.comRepairing grout is not a job that anyone looks forward to, but it must be done. Over time, grout can become stained from spills, and cracks can form due to the house settling or.........[Read More]
How to Make a Homemade Remedy for Cleaning Leather Car Seats

How to Make a Homemade Remedy for Cleaning Leather Car Seats

The best method to clean your leather could be simply purchasing a leather cleaner from the market. However, such products are chemically altered and could change the color and texture of your leather seats. Going with a few natural home remedies could prove to be less expensive and can also aid in ......[Read More]
What Kind of Pesticide Kills Bedbugs?

What Kind of Pesticide Kills Bedbugs?

The number of bedbug infestations in the United States and Europe has dramatically increased because of global warming and the increasing popularity of international travel, according to the Bed Bug Info website. Bedbugs infest bedroom and living areas in homes and survive by sucking the blood of hu......[Read More]
How to Clean Mildew and Mold From Leather Shoes and Bags

How to Clean Mildew and Mold From Leather Shoes and Bags

How to Clean Flood Damaged Leather Shoes and Bags - Restore Flood Damaged Leather Shoes......[Read More]
How to Remove Tomato Stains From a Whirlpool Dishwasher

How to Remove Tomato Stains From a Whirlpool Dishwasher

A bright red tomato stain can make any plastic dish or container look bad, and it also can be challenging to remove. When the tomato stains are located inside a Whirlpool dishwasher, though, they can seem almost impossible to get out. Fortunately, it isn't as hard as you might think and can be accom......[Read More]