Cleaning & Laundry : Home & Garden

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How to Re-fluff a Comforter

How to Re-fluff a Comforter

Accidentally sit or lay down on top of your down or down-alternative comforter and you will likely notice the comforter flatten in that area. Down is especially susceptible to flattening under weight, causing your comforter to look lumpy and unattractive. To remedy this problem, you can simply re-fl......[Read More]
How to Use the FoodSaver to Seal Jars

How to Use the FoodSaver to Seal Jars

The FoodSaver vacuum-packing system allows you to store food in bags, containers and jars for longer-lasting freshness. The FoodSaver technique removes all air from the items your food is in, allowing the food to retain its flavor and color. You can use ready-made freezer bags or make your own size ......[Read More]
How to Clean a White Kitchen Sink

How to Clean a White Kitchen Sink

Often made from porcelain enamel or resin, white kitchen sinks need to be properly cleaned to prevent the spread of food-borne illness and germs. Stains, food and soap scum build up over time, making the white sink appear dingy. Remove the stains and restore brightness with a mild abrasive cleanser ......[Read More]
How to Cook Chicken With an Infrared Rotisserie Burner

How to Cook Chicken With an Infrared Rotisserie Burner

Located in modern gas barbecue grills, infrared rotisserie burners allow you to slow-roast a wide range of foods. This back burner is located on the inner wall of the gas grill, which provides just enough heat to cook foods while the rotisserie spit turns. Cooking a chicken with an infrared rotisser......[Read More]
How to Kill Mold Under a House

How to Kill Mold Under a House

Mold thrives in dark and wet conditions. If you have a crawlspace under your house, that may very well be the darkest place in it. Add a little moisture from a leak or high humidity, and the space under your house becomes an ideal habitat for mold. Cleaning this area out differs from other do-it-you......[Read More]
How to Clean Ink off Plastic

How to Clean Ink off Plastic

An accidental ink swipe or deliberate artistic creation from your child can result in ink stains on your plastic surface. It seems you should be able to just wipe an ink stain off plastic but, since ink is meant to adhere to the surface to which it's applied, this isn't usually the case. Remove the ......[Read More]
How To Remove Road Tar Stains From Clothes

How To Remove Road Tar Stains From Clothes

Tar can be tough to remove from any surface. Learn how to remove tar stains from clothes.......[Read More]
How to Get Windex Stains Off of Eye Glasses

How to Get Windex Stains Off of Eye Glasses

Streaks from glass cleaners such as Windex can be rather annoying, especially if they end up on your eyeglasses while you're cleaning. Standard procedures for cleaning glasses are able to remove them should this happen.......[Read More]
What is Green Dry Cleaning?

What is Green Dry Cleaning?

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Do You Prune Hyacinth?

Do You Prune Hyacinth?

Hyacinths flower in early to mid-spring. Although the blossoms are short lived, the plants survive for many years and return each spring. Hyacinths grow from bulbs. Since the plants need their foliage to collect energy for the bulb, it's vital to only prune them at the right time so you don't interf......[Read More]
What Causes a Sour Smell in Wet Carpet?

What Causes a Sour Smell in Wet Carpet?

Wet carpet quickly develops a sour musty smell due to mildew growth. Drying carpets immediately after a flood or large spill occurs is essential to saving your carpet and your floor. If the carpet already smells sour, you may need to replace the carpet, carpet pad or both.......[Read More]
How to Remove Adhesive Duct Tape From Marble

How to Remove Adhesive Duct Tape From Marble

Marble flooring, countertops, statues and other fixtures, although beautiful, do require special care when it comes to general cleaning or adhesive removal. Products that are safe for metal or wood are often unsuitable for marble and other natural stone fixtures. Acidic cleaners, even mild ones like......[Read More]
How to Remove Dried Concrete From Vinyl Siding

How to Remove Dried Concrete From Vinyl Siding

Home improvement projects involving concrete can become messy and may lead to your having dried concrete on areas of your house, including vinyl siding. There are several ways in which to remove dried concrete. Cleaning projects that utilize corrosive materials such as this must be done very careful......[Read More]
How to Stain a Pine Kitchen Table

How to Stain a Pine Kitchen Table

Pine is a fairly soft wood, and absorbs stain quickly and easily. When staining your pine table, do the work in a well-ventilated area that is away from sparks or flames since the stain is flammable. Visit your local home and garden supply or hardware store to procure the materials needed to underta......[Read More]
Stove & Oven Cleaning Checklist

Stove & Oven Cleaning Checklist

Clean your kitchen stove and oven with this cleaning checklist.kitchen stove image by weim from Fotolia.comKeeping a stove and oven clean is somewhat like taking care of a car. If you treat your car well, with proper oil changes, the right gasoline and the best cleaning products, it will.........[Read More]
Cream of Tartar to Clean Stainless Steel Silverware

Cream of Tartar to Clean Stainless Steel Silverware

Flatware dulls over time and develops rust spots that form because of oxidation. Stainless steel flatware has a lustrous shine that shows almost all imperfections such as fingerprints, dust and water streaks. Instead of purchasing a commercial stainless steel cleaner, you can use items around your h......[Read More]
Instructions for Reupholstering a Recliner

Instructions for Reupholstering a Recliner

Reupholstering a recliner can be a big challenge. Although a professional offers quick and reliable service, doing it yourself can save money. Although there are many different types of recliners, they can be reupholstered much in the same way. You'll need more fabric for bigger projects.......[Read More]
How to Remove Spilt Wax From Carpet

How to Remove Spilt Wax From Carpet

Candles are lovely and decorative and can fill your home with the lovely scent of cinnamon and spices. One false move, however, and you've got a nasty spill to try to clean up. Since candle wax is liquid when it is hot and quickly cools into a hard-to-remove solid, you may be staring at your damaged......[Read More]
How to Clean Rust From a Stove Burner

How to Clean Rust From a Stove Burner

Over time, with a little moisture, metal tends to rust. Coil-type stove eyes and the metal pans used on them are no exception to the rule. Rust on stove eyes can pose fire, shock and inhalation hazards to people, pets and your home. Cleaning the rust from your stove will reduce these risks and give ......[Read More]
How to Clean the Soles of Leather Shoes

How to Clean the Soles of Leather Shoes

Leather shoes may be the perfect accompaniment to your formal or casual wear, but dirty shoes can detract from your appearance. If you have recently stepped in mud with your leather shoes, it may be caked onto the soles, leaving dirty footprints wherever you go. If you need to clean the soles of you......[Read More]