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How to Get Burnt Barbeque off of a Pan

How to Get Burnt Barbeque off of a Pan

When making barbeque, you often use sauces that burn onto a pan if you let the food cook too long without stirring. The barbeque typically still turns out well, but you are left with a cleaning job that requires you to safely remove the burnt-on barbeque sauce and meat without damaging the pan. Avoi......[Read More]
How to Remove Kitchen Grease From Cabinet Hardware

How to Remove Kitchen Grease From Cabinet Hardware

Even the most efficient housekeepers can overlook the handles on kitchen cabinets; yet these can accumulate quite a bit of grease over time. Grubby fingers are part of the problem, but the majority of the grease comes from oils released while cooking. It's not much of a bother to wipe down the handl......[Read More]
Homemade Gold or Brass Cleaner

Homemade Gold or Brass Cleaner

Brass and the primary alloys mixed into gold to give gold items strength and color (usually copper or silver) will tarnish and dull when exposed to air over time. Use a mild acid to remove oxidation.......[Read More]
How to Wash Serapes

How to Wash Serapes

The Spanish word sarape (pronounced suh-RAH-pay) means blanket. In the United States, serape is the alternate spelling. Serapes were originally an article of masculine clothing made of two hand-woven strips of wool of various designs sewn together with an opening left in the center for slipping over......[Read More]
How to Make House Cleaning Wipes

How to Make House Cleaning Wipes

Now that many families are having to cut down on things that once did not seem to be such a big deal, buying everyday products such as house cleaning items is just too expensive and out of the budget for many homes. The best way to handle this situation is to learn how to make cleaning products at h......[Read More]
How to Remove Cigarette Odor From a Computer

How to Remove Cigarette Odor From a Computer

Cigarette smoke leaves behind a layer of nicotine and tar that builds up to cause stains and odors on your computer. Because excessive moisture can damage a computer's components, special care is required to remove cigarette smell. Proper treatment and supplies help deodorize the computer and get th......[Read More]
How to Exterminate Carpenter Bees

How to Exterminate Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are black and yellow with round bodies that are surprisingly hairy. They do not sting but can become a nuisance, though ithey are also valuable natural pollinators that help your garden. The carpenter bees burrow into wood to create their nests. You can often find nests in wooden fenc......[Read More]
How to Make a Cake Plate With Soda Bottles

How to Make a Cake Plate With Soda Bottles

Glass soda bottles do not need to be thrown away and forgotten once they’re empty. They can be recycled, or used for one-of-a-kind projects such as a cake plate. The end result is a translucent, reflective piece that will make a grand statement on your table.......[Read More]
How to Use Electrasol Gel Tabs

How to Use Electrasol Gel Tabs

Dishwashers are one of the most convenient appliances to have in your kitchen. If you've never used a dishwasher before, running one may seem a little confusing, but you'll get the hang of it after one or two tries. Every dishwasher requires either liquid soap or a gel tab. Electrasol, now known as ......[Read More]
How to Clean Brick Siding With Acid

How to Clean Brick Siding With Acid

Brick is a very durable material that is frequently used in construction because of its ability to hold up for an extended period of time. Brick buildings can last for decades, which means the bricks are subjected to a lot of wear and tear from the weather elements and can be stained by water, mold,......[Read More]
How to Remove Ball Point Pen Ink From a Shirt

How to Remove Ball Point Pen Ink From a Shirt

Ball point ink stains may appear to have ruined your favorite shirt. If you take the time to treat the stain as soon as you notice it, you can salvage your shirt. Ink stains will come out of your shirt with common items you have around your home, but it may take several applications to remove the st......[Read More]
What Metals Do Scrap Yards Take?

What Metals Do Scrap Yards Take?

Scrap yards will accept any type of metal that it can resell for a profit. The most common metals resold are steel and aluminum. Iron, tin, copper, brass and nickel are less common due to the smaller amount of these materials in circulation. Check with your local scrap yard for current pricing......[Read More]
How to Get Ink Out of Upholstery

How to Get Ink Out of Upholstery

Ink stains can turn a couch or other upholstered item into an eyesore. Generally, an ink stain occurs on upholstered items when an individual sits down with a pen inside a pants pocket and it breaks or a child creates the stain by drawing on the fabric. Ink stains can be daunting--but fortunately no......[Read More]
How to Expedite Formaldehyde Offgassing on Carpets

How to Expedite Formaldehyde Offgassing on Carpets

Naturally occurring formaldehyde, a chemical compound of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon, is used in the manufacture of household goods, including carpeting. Post production, it transforms into a volatile organic compound, or VOC, the term used to describe the transformation of the compound into a gas. ......[Read More]
Everything You Need To Know About Country Save Oxygen Bleach

Everything You Need To Know About Country Save Oxygen Bleach

Country Save Oxygen-Powered Bleach - Laundry Guide Review......[Read More]
How to Make Glass Cleaner at Home

How to Make Glass Cleaner at Home

Making your own glass cleaner at home from common household products not only saves you money, but it eliminates the need to run out to the store when you run out. When it comes to cleaning your windows and mirrors, it is important that the cleaner removes dirt and residue and dries to a streakless ......[Read More]
How to Clean Bluebird Houses in Northwestern Wisconsin

How to Clean Bluebird Houses in Northwestern Wisconsin

Bluebirds, a cute and colorful species of "cavity nesting" birds, are common and beloved residents of birdhouses. Eastern bluebirds are the type of bluebird found between the Rocky Mountains and the Atlantic. In Northwestern Wisconsin, eastern bluebirds typically migrate south for winter due to the ......[Read More]
Some Mother's Want Gifts For The Laundry Room

Some Mother's Want Gifts For The Laundry Room

Laundry Room gifts for Mother's Day.......[Read More]
How to Remove Cat Urine Smell From Wood Trim

How to Remove Cat Urine Smell From Wood Trim

Cat urine can leave a foul odor on wood trim, such as baseboards and doorways. Simply wiping up messes isn't going to get rid of the offending smell. Removing the cat urine odor is challenging and commercial cleaners often mask the odor and can harm your trim as well as the health of your pets and f......[Read More]