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How to Remove Grout

How to Remove Grout

Over time, grout in ceramic or porcelain tile surfaces can start to look pretty messy and dirty, even though the tiles themselves continue to look just fine. You'll be happy to know that getting rid of that old ugly grout doesn't mean you have to get rid of your expensive tiles as well. There are ac......[Read More]
Household Responsibilities List

Household Responsibilities List

The term "household responsibilities" encompasses many tasks from organizing and schedule making to cleaning and meal preparation. Household responsibilities can include child care, although married couples are more likely to fight over vacuuming and laundry because spending time with the children i......[Read More]
Video: How Do I Clean Ceramic Tile Grout Joints?

Video: How Do I Clean Ceramic Tile Grout Joints?

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Chris Wade, and I'm a Contractor from the City of Los Angeles. Today, I'm going to show you how to clean grout joints in tile. Your grout joints are dirty and you want to clean them. This works pretty much in any type of a grout whether it's ceramic,.........[Read More]
How to Fold Clothes

How to Fold Clothes

When doing laundry most people don't mind the actual washing and drying; putting them away is the more dreaded task. With these steps you can determine which clothes to hang and those which can be folded and put away. You can fold clothes to maximize space and prevent wrinkling.

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How to Power Clean

How to Power Clean

Everybody cleans, but smart people power clean. You can significantly reduce the time you spend cleaning your home by following these steps. You'll need to invest a little preparation time, and then keeping your home clean and sparkling can literally be a matter of moments a day.

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How to Fix a Spray Air Freshener Nozzle

How to Fix a Spray Air Freshener Nozzle

Air fresheners are used to mask unpleasant odors or create a favorable fragrance in the air. A clogged air freshener spray bottle can be very frustrating when the contents will not come out. Clogs can occur when debris and resin collect and build up in the small opening of the spray nozzle; fortunat......[Read More]
How to Clean Hard Water & Soap Scum Off Bathroom Tile

How to Clean Hard Water & Soap Scum Off Bathroom Tile

No matter how clean you keep your bathroom, hard water and soap scum are unavoidable. Hard-water deposits form from the minerals in the water, and soap scum is left over after repeated showering. While they can be unpleasant, hard water and soap scum are easy to clean from your bathroom tile.

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Troubleshooting Rowenta Irons

Troubleshooting Rowenta Irons

Rowenta, a company producing garment-care products, offers a line of irons. Features vary on each model, but since most have similar functions, they also have similar problems. If your Rowenta iron stops working properly, you can troubleshoot and fix most issues on your own.

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How to Organize a Household Paper Filing System

How to Organize a Household Paper Filing System

Whether you are running a home office or just need to keep the family documents and bills in order, you can always use a good filing system. Keeping your papers organized in an efficient and tidy manner makes it easier to find documents when you need them, and you'll know where to put papers when th......[Read More]
How to Clean the Brick on an Indoor Fireplace

How to Clean the Brick on an Indoor Fireplace

Dust, soot and other dirt can make the bricks on your fireplace look dirty and drab. Due to the porous nature of bricks, much of the dirt can be absorbed into them and will not easily wipe away. It will require effort to return the bricks to their former appearance, but it can be done. The more ofte......[Read More]
How to Make Baby Powder Carpet Freshener

How to Make Baby Powder Carpet Freshener

The majority of carpet fresheners found in your local department store are often expensive and full of harsh chemicals and synthetic perfumes. If you prefer natural cleaning products and want to freshen up your carpets, you can make your own affective and great smelling freshener at home. With the l......[Read More]
How to Fix Washing Machine Spinner

How to Fix Washing Machine Spinner

Washing machines, like any other mechanical device, occasionally needs servicing. A common problem with an older washing machine is that the spinner, or agitator, stops rotating during wash cycles. Fortunately, most washing machine problems are easy to troubleshoot. Any do-it-yourselfer can fix it; ......[Read More]
Different Kinds of Folding for Table Napkins

Different Kinds of Folding for Table Napkins

Folded linen napkins add elegance to dinner tables. Whether you are using traditional white or colorful cloth napkins, they will elevate the table from casual to classy. Folded napkins enhance holiday, wedding reception and other special occasion tables. There are a variety of folding techniques you......[Read More]
Video: How to Clean Mold From Caulking Around the Shower Door

Video: How to Clean Mold From Caulking Around the Shower Door

Video Transcript Hey there, my name's Mark Newman-Kuzel. I'm president, CEO of Maid U.S.A., we've been keeping Los Angeles clean for two decades, and today I'm going to teach you how to clean mold from your shower door caulking. I'm going to take my product right here that has some.........[Read More]
How to Remove Gum From Windows

How to Remove Gum From Windows

Chewing gum contains ingredients that make it sticky so you can enjoy chewing it longer. These ingredients provide equal-opportunity sticking power no matter what surface they end up on. When gum is stuck to a window, you must remove it without scratching or breaking the glass. Once the substance is......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains on Mirrors

How to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains on Mirrors

Hard water stains, which are actually mineral deposits, won't just wipe off your mirrors. They'll stubbornly cling to the surface until you find something to break them loose. Acid removes hard water stains, yet strong acids can etch the mirror. Vinegar is a safe, weak acid, capable of removing mine......[Read More]
Can You Can Squash Without Using a Pressure Cooker?

Can You Can Squash Without Using a Pressure Cooker?

Canning preserves food without the need for electricity to keep it frozen. Unlike dried or frozen foods, canned vegetables and fruit don't need to be thawed or soaked. Simply open the jar, heat the food and you're ready to eat. If you can squash, you can enjoy it throughout the year. To achieve the ......[Read More]
How to Remove Lint From Your Clothes Without a Lint Roller

How to Remove Lint From Your Clothes Without a Lint Roller

Lint accumulates from bits of fiber and fuzz from the fabrics in your home. Typically, to remove lint you would gently pull it off your clothing using some type of lint brush or roller. However, if you don't have a lint brush or roller handy, you can improvise with some common household items.

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How to Clean Felted Wool

How to Clean Felted Wool

Felted wool is special wool that is a product of washing to force the wool to shrink. When the wool shrinks, it becomes soft and dense. Felted wool is a beautiful fabric that is useful for creating a variety of home decor products and personal accessories such as handbags or hats. When you must wash......[Read More]
How to Clean Mold Off of a Shower Head

How to Clean Mold Off of a Shower Head

A shower head's exposure to moisture leaves it vulnerable to mold and mildew, which often appears as black, green or grey specks. Mold or mildew will usually be more heavily concentrated in creases and seams, such as around a pivoting joint and where the shower head connects with the shower wall. Sh......[Read More]