Some garments should only be dry cleaned. While most dry cleaners do a fantastic job in removing stains, filth, and odours from our garments, trips to the dry cleaner can be expensive and unpleasant. Many sorts of clothing can be cleaned and refreshed at home for much less money.
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Furniture wax, either paste or liquid, gives wooden pieces a hard finish and long-lasting protection. Wax is more durable than sprays or polishes and does not smear. Paste wax finishes can last up to two years, depending on how frequently you dust and maintain your furniture. Liquid wax is easier to apply, but it leaves a thinner coating and may require more frequent application than paste wax.
Furniture polish can add lustre to wooden furniture, but it does not last as long as wax. Liquid polishes, such as oil polish or emulsion cleaners, do not harm wood finishes and leave a lovely sheen, but they fade quickly after the liquid dries. Certain aerosol furniture polishes have an additional disadvantage: Their silicone oils can eat through varnish.
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Freezers were introduced to people during the 1940s. They certainly changed the way food was stored, prepared, and cooked. However, freezers back then (and some nowadays as well) had a downside. That is the fact that frost and ice would build up on the top and inside of the appliance.
Freezer frost happens when there is too much moisture in the freezer environment, causing ice to build up on the walls. Moisture enters through a worn door gasket when you leave the door open for too long, or from steam from overheated foods. While many freezers self-defrost, ice can still accumulate and should be cleaned on a regular basis. That will help you eliminate bad odours and sort the mysterious items that have been forgotten in the freezer for way too long.
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Sheet vinyl flooring has been considered the best choice, especially when it comes to places with moisture. Resistant to water damage and stains, vinyl flooring is still a favourite material for bathroom, kitchen, basement, and hall floors.
However, standard vinyl is constructed of a very thin layer of vinyl printed with a pattern layer and covered with a protective coating. It is prone to gouging and tearing and can be rather hard to walk on, particularly if laid over concrete.
To overcome those existing issues, manufacturers created a new type of vinyl flooring – luxury vinyl flooring or LVF. It can be found in the form of planks (LVP) or tiles (LVT). It is installed with the same click-lock interlocking edges as the laminate flooring. In fact, if they don’t go with higher quality (and more expensive) hardwood, ceramic, or stone tiles, many customers are left contemplating luxury vinyl vs. laminate as second-tier options.
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We spend so much time in our beds – cleaning and maintenance are of crucial importance. Proper bedding care will allow you to sleep more comfortably while extending your linens’ life. While blankets, comforters, and quilts can be washed less frequently, sheets require more care and should be washed every two weeks. Most sheets are made of cotton, cotton/polyester mixes, or polyester microfiber, which requires slightly different cleaning. To minimise fading or shrinking, all bedding should be regularly washed. Always make sure you follow the recommended care instructions before attempting any cleaning.
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If you just refinished your bathtub, you will want to enjoy it that way for a long time. That means you will need to be careful when cleaning it. You should avoid certain cleaning methods to prevent scratches from occurring and keep the finish shiny and sleek. The coating must be cleaned on a regular basis with mild chemicals and soft sponges, but knowing exactly what to use to clean a reglazed bathtub is beneficial. Do this and you won’t end up with the pitted and discoloured tub you just repaired. You surely want a cleaning approach that is effective. Most tub refinishers recommend using a liquid non-abrasive solution on a regular basis.
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Babies are the cutest, especially when dressed in their little clothes with sweet colours and ruffles. However, cleaning those little baby garments is not the easiest task. They constantly become stained and in order to save them for longer and make sure they are in good condition (especially if you are planning on having more children – they can be reused and save you a lot of money and effort).
Babies drool, spit up, wipe their hands on clothes (and pretty much everything around) and generally create stains that are not always the easiest to get rid of. Unfortunately, cleaning baby clothes with your regular detergent will simply not do it. Yes, it may get rid of cleaning stains and dirt, but it will irritate the gentle skin of little babies and cause rashes and itchiness. We have some tips and tricks on how you can avoid using commercial products that usually contain a lot of chemicals and artificial scents.
In this article, we will share some of the best natural ingredients you can use to wash baby clothes, as well as cleaning methods for particular stains, such as milk, formula, food, and poop stains. Keep reading to find out how to deal with all of those.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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