Cleaning & Laundry : Home & Garden
Refinishing wooden stairs seems like a a difficult endeavor for many homeowners. However, refinishing wooden stairs is not that daunting of a task. The name of the game is patience, as refinishing stairs requires lots of sanding and multiple coats of polyurethane. Ultimately, with just a few simple
The spray you use in your home to keep it smelling fresh may contain some ingredients you were not aware of. In 2007, the Natural Resources Defense Council conducted an independent study of household air fresheners and found some disturbing information. According to their study, 12 of the 14 product
Effective January 1, 2010, New Jersey's Dry Cell Battery Management Act, which originally took effect in 1991, changed. Under this change, rechargeable batteries, such as NiMH, Li-Ion and NiCad batteries must be recycled and can no longer be disposed of with your regular garbage. Another key change
Louis Vuitton is a high-end designer, manufacturing a variety of leather handbags and accessories. As these items are very expensive, you should properly clean and maintain them. Clean the leather with elements that will safely remove dirt and residue without doing any damage.
You can scrub all you want, but standard methods may never completely remove a wax spill from a paved driveway. Whether your driveway is made up of concrete, asphalt or paver stones, spills of hot wax will seep into the grain, texture and pores of the paving material, making unsightly and seemingly
A good cleaning can remove cigarette smoke film and odors.smoking image by Dozet from Fotolia.comCigarette smoke is notoriously difficult to remove from walls and floors. Follow a few simple tips to remove cigarette smoke film and odor from your home. You may need to repeat these steps...
Mildew in the home is commonly thought of as an unsightly nuisance, but for people with sensitive systems, considerable levels of mildew can cause a host of physical ailments including headaches, rashes, runny noses, nausea, sinus problems, fatigue and coughing. For those not willing to go the extra
Light scratches on leather can be remedied in a variety of ways. If they are shallow scratches and scuffs, olive oil or orange oil will help to cover any visible damage. Spray-on solutions for furniture, such as Pledge, can also cover surface scratches. Shoe polish is another method for hiding sc
Acrylic is a durable, semi-opaque material used in the construction of many showers. The shower doors themselves come into contact with fingerprints, soap scum and other elements that make the shower feel and look unclean. To clean the shower doors, make your own homemade cleaner from inexpensive el
A musty smell is a fairly common occurrence in front-loading washing machines. The smell is result of mold developing in the front gasket due to water retained in the gasket after many wash cycles. Fortunately with the correct cleaning products and method, you can remove the unpleasant odor from you
Limescale buildup commonly accumulates in the plumbing systems of homes, as hard water runs through the pipes and settles on the sides of these surfaces. Since you cannot see the limescale buildup or determine when you have a serious problem, it is best to regularly clean your drains and pipes in a
Glue can be one of the most difficult substances to clean off of household surfaces. Unlike other residue, it tends to linger and often becomes a challenge to remove. It can be especially frustrating when glue is stuck to something as fragile as glass, which must be handled with extra care. Fortunat
Leaving spaghetti to boil too long causes it to stick to the pan and burn. Burnt spaghetti leaves crispy, black fragments on the pan that emanates an unpleasant odor and makes cleaning challenging. Like all burnt foods, spaghetti becomes harder to detach from cookware over time. Fast action is the k
Clothing often ends up in the laundry with stickers still attached. Children use stickers to show their achievements and personalities. From your son getting a sticker for exceptional performance in school to your husband wearing a label proclaiming that he gave blood today, stickers can be an honor
LCD panels are a little different than your traditional glass style television screen, as the LCD screen is made of a resin and plastic blend that provides a lightweight, functioning screen with a crisp and clear picture image. Sanyo offers a projection-style LCD television that, as with any other T
Insect infestations can ruin your crops and cost you a lot of money. You may keep the insects away with an insecticide to protect your plants from harm. Instead of purchasing a commercial insecticide, which may be toxic to humans and pets, you may make your own at home with natural ingredients.