We all want to take some time off once in a while and the well-deserved vacation is a real godsend. Whether you decide to travel abroad or within the country, your fellow suitcase will carry everything you need and eventually end up being your best friend.
However, a suitcase goes through a lot during a vacation (especially if you frequently change location, hotels, etc.). There are many things that will affect the cleanliness and overall condition of your suitcase. Those would be the weather, the terrain you are dragging it around on, the types of transportation you are using, etc. A suitcase that has been brought to a hotel room by car and stayed in during the whole holiday will probably need less cleaning than a suitcase that has been dragged on public transport, in small streets, mud, etc.
Continue reading “How to clean a suitcase after a long vacation?”
Velcro comes from the two french words Velour and Crochet. Simply, this is a fabric, consisting of hook-and-loop fasteners. Nowadays, each house has at least one pair of shoes with velcro. What is more, it has found wider use in attaching carpets, pictures, and other useful items around the house. Velcro uses nylon fibres to create a two-piece self-attachable fastener with one soft, fuzzy side with loops, and one rough side with scratchy hooks that attach to one another. Even though they create a strong bond when connected to each other, they can still be pulled apart.
The good news is that velcro is washable as long as it is attached to fabrics that are also washable.
Continue reading “How to properly wash velcro”
Even though water is a universal ingredient used for cleaning, it may also leave stains. How? Water is not always pure and what is more, some fabrics do not respond well to getting wet. They may lose their shape or suffer discolouration of the fibres. Another common reason for water stains is when the area has stayed wet for a while. That often happens to walls or carpets. Plumbing or roof leaks may cause that. Those types of stains can be cleaned with common household ingredients, however, that depends on the fabric or material that has suffered the staining. If you have any vintage or fragile upholstery or carpets that you need to clean, it is best to contact professionals in order to avoid damage.
In this article, we will discuss the ways in which you can easily get rid of water stains from various materials and areas around the house and how to prevent those unsightly marks from appearing all over your place.
Continue reading “Cleaning water stains from walls and fabrics”
While cleaning the bathroom may never become your favourite activity, there are some inventions that will help make it much more tolerable. Regular cleaning of the bathroom is of crucial importance. Bathrooms are a place where a lot of moisture and warmth accumulate making them the perfect ground for bacteria, mould, and mildew growth. To prevent that, you should thoroughly clean the bathroom at least once a week. On top of everything, soap scum, hard water stains, limescale, and rust also turn up all of the time. Fortunately for you, there are a few amazing inventions that will help you keep all those nasty things at bay.
They will reduce the number of bad odours, grime, and other issues that you have to deal with.
Continue reading “Genius inventions that will help you maintain your bathroom in an immaculate condition”
There are many scented commercial cleaning products on the market. However, they usually use artificial aromas and can contain harsh and even toxic chemicals. If you are trying to steer clear of regular cleaning products and decided to take on a green cleaning approach, you might already know that essential oils are a huge part of natural cleaning solutions and homemade products. They come in a wide variety of scents and each has amazing properties that you can pick, depending on your best interest. The best part is, essential oils are easy to find and inexpensive. We will show you what amazing uses you can find for essential oils around the house, as well as what are the special properties of some of the most common aromas used in natural cleaning. You will be surprised how useful they can be for cleaning, freshening, scenting, and calming your mind and body.
Keep reading to see how to implement those amazing natural oils in your household, as well as which oil will help you achieve your goals.
Continue reading “Uses for essential oils around the house”
It has undoubtedly happened, at least once in your life, that you forgot a plastic cutting board too close to the stove or you accidentally ended up melting a plastic item that unfortunately dripped onto another surface. Depending on the plastic, those spills can cause a sticky mess, release toxic fumes, and even cause a fire hazard. This is why it is essential that you completely remove any melted plastic residue from any surface it might have ended up on.
When attempting to remove any melted plastic residue, you should always make sure the area is well-ventilated and all electric appliances are turned off or unplugged.
If the affected area is more delicate, we recommend that you contact cleaning professionals to remove the plastic without unnecessary damage.
Continue reading “Cleaning melted plastic from various surfaces”
Cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis is of crucial importance. Wherever you are tackling such a task, you want to get rid of soap scum, mould, mildew, and hard water spots altogether. Bleach is a powerful cleaning ingredient that is able to deal with bacteria, germs, brighten surfaces and eliminate odours.
Bleach, however, is a strong chemical and whenever you are using it, you should take some safety precautions. For example, you should never pour bleach directly down the drain as it may cause damage to the pipes or septic system. Ideally, you should work with bleach in only well-ventilated areas with the fan or bathroom exhaust fan on. Keep children and pets away from the bathroom while you are cleaning with bleach and always wear gloves in order to protect your skin from getting damaged by the strong chemical.
Another important thing to keep in mind is to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals. Bleach and ammonia, for example, is a dangerous combination that may emit dangerous gases.
Whenever it is time to clean up your bathroom, follow these tips from professional cleaners for doing it in the best and most efficient way using bleach.
Continue reading “Cleaning your bathroom with bleach”
If you love cooking, you probably know that dutch ovens are one of the most versatile cooking pieces in any kitchen. They can be used both on the stovetop and in the oven. Some models are even suitable for a campfire! Their many uses include making soups and stews, simmering pasta and other sauces, braising meats, baking bread, as well as a serving pot. They come in a variety of sizes and always have a tight-fitting lid. The biggest sizes of dutch ovens can hold a whole turkey.
Depending on the type of dutch oven that you have, the price may vary, as well as the materials they are made from. Originally, dutch ovens are made of seasoned cast iron. Nowadays, however, the most common type of dutch oven you can find is enameled cast iron. You can also find them made of aluminium with non-stick interior coating, stainless steel, and ceramic stoneware – in general, heavy, durable materials. This is why, with proper cleaning and maintenance, a dutch oven can last for generations. The method you should use depends on the materials your pot is made from.
As with all kitchenware, you should clean your dutch oven after every use. Most solid cast iron ones do not need to be scrubbed every time, however, the interior should be wiped clean.
Continue reading “How to properly clean a dutch oven?”
Whether salted or not, caramel is a popular topping for a wide range of food. If you have been making caramel sauce or something else, stains occur. It is not uncommon for people to spill or drop caramel on the floor or the couch. And the worst part is cleaning the pot after making caramel. Luckily, this type of stain is very easy to get rid of as long as you know the correct method and tools.
In this article, we will share tips and tricks about how to get rid of caramel residue from pots and pans, as well as how to remove caramel stains from carpets and different fabrics. Continue reading “How to clean caramel from pots, fabrics, and carpets?”
No matter how often you clean your house on a regular basis, deep cleaning of the whole property is needed once in a while. By doing this you will be able to get rid of dirt, grime, and buildup. However, deep cleaning a house is a big task and you should not expect it to be done in a day, especially if you are tackling the task by yourself. If you want to do a thorough job and actually get everything done fast and efficiently, it is best to handle the basic tasks first. Once you have completed those, you can move on to the more specific chores required for each room. One of the first things you have to do when taking care of such tasks is to make a checklist. As long as you follow this list, you will make sure that everything is well taken care of and you will reduce stress and worries. Continue reading “How to deep clean every part of your house?”