How I Deep Clean My Sofa With Natural Ingredients?

You have to deep clean your sofa – and this does not include the vacuuming you perform once a week. Yes, it does help in reducing the impurities and dirt that penetrate deep into the fabric, however, the vacuum cleaner is only capable of removing what is sitting on top of the surface – and from time to time, you need to get deeper.

Thankfully, this chore is not as challenging and as difficult as you think. And the best part is that you don’t need any fancy cleaners – just a few natural ingredients which will leave excellent results.

How I Deep Clean My Sofa With Natural Ingredients?

Of course, the first step in the cleaning process is vacuuming the surface so it’s ready for the actual deep cleaning. You need to remove all impurities, debris, and chunks of chips from last night!

Then it’s time to make your own upholstery cleaner. Mix a cup of warm water with 1/4 cup of natural liquid soap. Grab your electric mixer and start to mix the ingredients until you create a thick foam.

Dip a brush in the cleaner and gently rub your sofa with it – I recommend you treat small areas at a time rather than try to cover the entire sofa. As you rub, you will notice that dirt and impurities start to lift out of the fabric and mix into the foam – which is very satisfying. Make sure you remove the foam once you are done with a certain area with a spatula.

Once you have covered the entire sofa, dampen a cloth and rinse the sofa with it so you remove the soapy residue and the impurities. Leave it all to air-dry.

If you aren’t 100% satisfied with the results, go ahead and repeat everything once or twice more because if the sofa hasn’t been cleaned in a long time chances are that it’s super dirty and might need more attention.

How To Easily Clean Your Window Screens?

I am certain that you have already figured out how to properly clean your windows so they are nice and spotless – without smudges, stains, or streaks. But how about the window screens? Have you paid attention to them recently? Well, no matter how dirty they are – I am going to teach you how to clean them easily today.

In general, this is one of those cleaning chores that needs to be done every few months and thankfully, it’s not a chore that you need to worry about every week.

How To Easily Clean Your Window Screens?

Of course, the easiest way to clean them is to remove them first then take them outside in your driveway. That way you will avoid any mess in your home since cleaning window screens is indeed a messy process.

Now that you have taken them outside, it’s time you grab a bucket where you are going to mix water and liquid dish soap. This will be our cleaner – simple soapy water!

Then you need a water hose so you can wet the screens. If you don’t have a hose then you can also fill a bucket with water that you are going to pour on the screens.

But if you are using a hose – do not use a high-pressure nozzle nor should you use one of those pressure washers because that way you can damage and tear the screens. This is why I told you you could use a bucket when you don’t have the proper tools.

Next, you need to dip a soft brush in the soapy water so you can scrub them up and down. Take as long as necessary until all of the dirt is removed. Then rinse the screens with your hose or the bucket – and make sure you let them air dry before you put them back on the windows!

How To Clean The Ice Maker Of Your Fridge With A Steam Cleaner?

There are so many items in your home that need regular cleaning and maintenance that you have probably never even thought of cleaning the ice maker of your fridge. Am I right? I know that I cleaned mine maybe a year or two after I bought my fridge. And guess what – I came to the conclusion that if I don’t take proper care of the ice maker it turns into a filthy dirty mess.

How To Clean The Ice Maker Of Your Fridge With A Steam Cleaner?

You are probably looking at your screen weird… cleaning an ice maker with steam? I know it’s bizarre but it’s probably the most effective and easy method you can apply. You will save so much time and effort because you won’t be scrubbing and wiping the ice maker for hours – and this is why I decided to give this hack a try in the first place. And to my surprise, it worked very well!

Start off with filling the steam machine with distilled water and letting it heat up. Then add the most suitable attachment in your kit.

And then just start spraying the ice maker covering every hard-to-reach area that is most likely covered in dirt, stains, and impurities.

I highly recommend you place towels underneath the fridge because it is going to start dripping dirty nasty water and it will make an even bigger mess on your floor. The towel will soak up that water so it won’t go onto the floor.

And once you are done, you can spray the ice maker with a bit of vinegar and then wipe it with a clean cloth so you get rid of any residue from the dirty water.

5 Effective Cleaning Methods You Can Use To Remove Crayon from Walls

If you accidentally got crayon marks on your walls for some reason – or your kid loves to draw on everything… from the floors to the walls, and does not like using paper then this is just the article for you because I will show you a few different effective methods for removing crayon from walls.

All of these methods are super easy to do and you only need a few natural ingredients or household items you already have at home!

5 Effective Cleaning Methods You Can Use To Remove Crayon from Walls

– Use a dryer sheet

Did you know that you can rub a dryer sheet and remove crayons from walls? Yes, it’s that easy! You can use both dry and wet dryer sheets – it really doesn’t matter!

– Use your blow dryer

Yes, you can use your blow dryer when dealing with crayon marks on your walls. Just turn the blow dryer on and heat up the affected area. Then grab a washcloth and wipe the marks while they are still hot.

– Use a liquid dish soap

You are most likely surprised to see that using something as simple as liquid dish soap can indeed remove crayon marks off walls. Mix soap with water in a bowl, dip a cloth in there and start scrubbing – however, keep in mind that you do have to apply a bit of pressure and you will most likely scrub for a while – but it does work!

– Use ammonia

This is probably my favourite method on this list because it’s easy to do. Dip a cloth in ammonia and start scrubbing the affected area – the crayon marks will come right off!

– Use baking soda

And last on my list is using baking soda. It’s another favourite method of mine – not only is it cheap and effective but it’s easy to do.

Mix equal amount of baking soda and water in a bowl so you create a paste. Scoop it with a sponge and start scrubbing the crayon marks.

Once you are happy with the result, remove the baking soda paste and the area dry!

Top 2 Ways To Clean The Grout In Your Bathroom?

Are you searching for an effective way to clean the grout in your bathroom? Well, if you don’t want to waste too much time, scrub for hours, or spend a lot of money on a cleaner then this is just the article for you because I will show you not only one but two effective cleaning methods that you can easily follow!

Top 2 Ways To Clean The Grout In Your Bathroom!

– The First Method You Can Use

For the first method, the only things you will need are baking soda and vinegar. Yes, you don’t need fancy cleaners – just these two amazing ingredients that you already have at home.

You probably know that these two ingredients are incredible for cleaning – especially when you combine them together. They are effective, powerful, and can leave any surface spotless which is why I love using them!

Start off with spraying the grout with vinegar. I like to pour it in a spray bottle because then it’s easier to apply directly on the grout – and I am all about working smarter rather than harder when it comes to cleaning! I let it sit for 5 minutes while I mix baking soda and a bit of water in a bowl.

The paste that I make – I dip a brush in it and start scrubbing the grout.

Both ingredients will start to react creating a fizzing – which is the thing that will loosen up all of the dirt and impurities without you having to scrub for hours. This is why I love using baking soda and vinegar together when cleaning!

Scrub for a few minutes then rinse with warm water. If you need to – repeat these steps a few times until you are happy with the result and the grout is spotless!

– The Second Method You Can Use

Now this second method is a bit different because it requires you to have a steam cleaner. If you don’t have one just stick to following the first method – don’t go out buying a steam cleaner just for cleaning the grout in your bathroom.

But if you do have a steam cleaner then put it to use! Fill it with water then turn it on. Attach a nylon brush to the end of the handle and start cleaning the grout.

Once everything is clean, wipe with a cloth!

How To Remove Marker Stains From Your Carpet?

If for some reason there are marker stains on your favourite carpet then keep on reading because I will teach you how to remove them. It’s actually super easy and you don’t need any fancy cleaners – just a few household items you already most likely have in your home.

So if you want to know how to remove marker stains from your carpet – keep on reading!

Here Is What You Need To Do!

– The First Stain Removal Method

Start off with pouring rubbing alcohol on a white cloth. I have seen people using hairspray, however, this hack would have worked in the past because hairsprays used to be made with rubbing alcohol – but they no longer contain this ingredient in them. So instead just go for using rubbing alcohol alone!

Then dab the stain with the cloth for a few minutes. You will notice that the marker will start to transfer from the carpet to the cloth. Repeat these steps as many times as necessary until the stain is completely removed.

And that’s it – you don’t have to rinse or clean the area after because the rubbing alcohol will evaporate very quickly and it won’t leave any mark behind!

– The Second Stain Removal Method

If for some reason you don’t want to use the first method I showed you – I have a backup one so don’t worry!

Grab a cloth and blot the marker from the surface. You want to be quick so don’t wait for it to dry – immediately grab the cloth and get to work!

Then dampen another cloth, pour a bit of dish soap into it, and blot the affected area. After a few minutes, the marker will start to fade. Continue until the stain is removed completely.

And then you need to rinse the area because if you leave the soap on the carpet, it will attract dirt, dust, and impurities that will eventually form a dirty patch – and no one want that!

The Best DIY Window Cleaner You Can Make Using Tea!

There are so many DIY glass cleaner recipes on the internet all of which contain vinegar – and I am definitely not saying that vinegar doesn’t clean windows well because it is one of the best ingredients you can use when cleaning your home, however, I do hate the smell of it and I refuse to use it. But at the same time, I love making my own cleaners using different household ingredients. So this forced me to come up with creative and unique recipes that work just as well as the ones containing vinegar. Thankfully, after half a year I managed to figure out how to clean my windows without vinegar… and it turns out that all I needed was black tea!

Yes, it sounds pretty bizarre – cleaning with black tea, but it does work super well so don’t knock it until you try it! If you are just like me and you can’t stand the smell of vinegar then this recipe is perfect for you. You will still achieve spotless windows (or mirrors) but you will avoid the smell of vinegar!

Here Is My Recipe!

You need to prepare 4 bags of black tea, a cup of boiling water, and a spray bottle. You need to use black tea – nothing else will work!

Then mix the four bags of tea with the boiling water and leave them for 15 minutes. Then get rid of the tea bags and let the tea cool down completely before you pour it into your spray bottle.

I recommend you store this DIY cleaner in the fridge to extend its shelf life, however, since the recipe I gave you has only one glass of water, you will probably use it in a few days. Just make sure you take it out of the fridge a few hours before you use it because it needs to be at room temperature in order for it to work!

And if you are wondering how to use it, simply spray the glass surface with it then wipe with a microfiber cloth… and that’s it!

How To Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Properly?

Deep cleaning your dishwasher from time to time is crucial for the appliance’s performance and a long lifespan. If you do take proper care of your dishwasher, it will perform properly and it will have a long lifespan – and we all want that, right?

Since your appliance is constantly fighting with dirt, grime, limescale, hard water, and all sorts of other impurities you need to get rid of them otherwise the appliance won’t be able to work properly and will eventually break. Have you ever taken dishes out of your dishwasher only to find out they are ever dirtier than when you first placed them there? Well, this is a sign it’s time to deep clean it!

How To Properly Deep Clean Your Dishwasher?

Start off with cleaning the drain. Pour half a cup of baking soda and a cup of white vinegar right into the drain then cover it with something heavy so the reaction of both ingredients doesn’t cause a huge mess.

After 30 minutes pour a few cups of boiling water down the drain to “rinse” it and remove the baking soda and vinegar.

Then clean the filter. You can simply soak it in water for 5-10 minutes.

Once you clean everything else, it’s time to take care of the interior of the appliance. I like to fill a cup with vinegar, place it on the top rack then run a full cycle.

Finally, you can wipe the interior of the dishwasher with a damp cloth or with an all-purpose cleaner. If you have a stainless steel appliance you can also use olive oil to bring back the shine. Just apply a bit of olive oil on a cloth then buff it into the interior!

And just like that you deep cleaned your dishwasher – it’s super easy yet important!

How To Clean Your Iron With Salt?

When was the last time you cleaned your iron? Did you know that you have to clean it in the first place? I know that you might feel frustrated because you have to add another cleaning chore to your list but don’t worry too much – it’s super easy and it won’t waste too much of your time!

If I have to be completely honest, I learned that I have to clean my iron just a few months ago so I still haven’t made it a habit but I am working on it. One of the reasons why we all need to clean our irons is their long lifespan. If your iron is clean and you take proper care of it it will work properly, therefore, its lifespan will be long and it won’t break. This is very important if you don’t want to waste money on buying new iron’s every couple of month.

In the past, I could never really understand why they broke so often but now I get it – I wasn’t cleaning them.

So How Can You Clean Your Iron?

Start off with sprinkling salt on a sheet of paper. Then turn on your iron and run it over the salt. Any stains will be removed. That way your clothes will be stain-free (from using a dirty iron) and your iron will be… clean.

Repeat these steps a few times then turn the iron off and let it cool down completely.

Then I like to clean the steam holes. I usually dip a cotton swab in vinegar then rub the holes with it.

Then I continue with dipping a cloth in vinegar and wiping the iron plate with it. This is the last thing I do when cleaning my iron. Next, in order to make sure the vinegar is removed, I turn on my iron and run it on an old rag or an old t-shirt.

5 Things You Have Been Neglecting But Need To Clean

We all tend to neglect a lot of cleaning chores which we know we must do but we never have the time or energy, right?

Your Oven

If you are like me then chances are you always forget about your oven – the most important appliance in any kitchen. But it’s very important for your health as well as the long lifespan of your oven. All of those impurities are getting in the way of your oven working properly which means that every time you turn it on it uses twice the energy to heat up to the temperature you want. This will eventually resolve in a lot of problems and the appliance will break.

All the build-up, greasy stains, burnt food, and other impurities accumulated in your oven are waiting to get cleaned.

Your Trash Can

I can’t even remember the last time I cleaned my trash can – and this is something I want to change. I have promised myself that I will pay attention to these small details whenever I do my cleaning chores.

And just because you use a garbage bag doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t clean the trash can.

I found a great hack I intend to use: whenever you take out the trash spray the can with a disinfectant before you put the next garbage bag. Then once a month wash the can with bleach and hot water.

Your Mattress

Recently I understood how important cleaning your mattress really is. Do you know how much dirt, dust, body-liquids, bad odours, and all sorts of other impurities get absorbed by your mattress? If you tend to have allergies then you need to look into cleaning your mattress on regular basis.

Some people recommend airing it outdoors when it’s sunny but I have it very difficult to find a clean place to put it. So what I do instead is sprinkle it with baking soda once a month so that any liquid and bad smells can get absorbed by the powder. I also vacuum clean it once every two weeks to get rid of any dirt and dust that are on the surface.

If you have the budget you should also look into steam cleaning – either get a steam cleaning machine or book a cleaning company to do the cleaning for you. Hot water extraction is very beneficial not to only your mattress but to every other upholstery in your home.

Your Dishwasher

I never really thought that my dishwasher would need cleaning but it turns out that even the appliances that are made to clean need to be taken care of.

I clean my dishwasher by placing a cup filled with vinegar on the bottom rack and running an empty hot cycle.

Your Washing Machine

Another appliance many people neglect is the washing machine. I use vinegar to clean my washing machine as well – I pour it where I normally put the laundry detergent then I run an empty hot cycle.

I do this once every month!

How To Easily Clean Baking Sheets (Without Scrubbing)?

Baking sheets are an essential part of our lives – regardless of whether you enjoy cooking or not. This, of course, means that they are often covered in build-up, greasy stains, spilt sauce, burnt food, and all sorts of other impurities you definitely do not want on there! Many people choose to throw away their baking sheets after using them a certain amount of time but I like to clean them and use them for a long period of time! And I know you probably think that the cleaning process is hard and will require a lot of time and scrubbing; however, it actually doesn’t – it’s very easy!

If you too want to learn how to clean your baking sheet (without too much effort) then keep on reading!

Prepare Three Things

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda
  • A sponge

Yes, this is all you need to clean your baking sheets – no fancy ingredients or cleaners, just baking soda and hydrogen peroxide!

Now that you have everything you need ready, sprinkle baking soda on the sheet. Then pour a little bit of the hydrogen peroxide and sprinkle some more baking soda on top of that.

Once you do that – let everything sit for at least 2 hours so that the ingredients can work their magic.

Then it’s time to remove the mixture by wiping it away with a damp sponge. You don’t need to scrub – simply wipe. If you notice some stains haven’t been removed repeat the entire process on this area.

How To Always Have A Clean Home Without Wasting Too Much Time On Your Cleaning Chores?

Do you want to know how my home is always spotless?

I clean my home one day at a time during the entire week. That is right – I clean each room on different days of the week. I never exhaust myself and clean every single room in a day. This will take up way too much time and by the end of it, I will be totally exhausted.

I divide all the rooms in my home in days of the week. For example, on Mondays, I clean my living room. On Tuesdays, I focus on my bathroom.

Here Is How I Clean My Home!

On Mondays

As I said, on Mondays I clean my living room. This means that I deep clean the entire room.

I start off with decluttering and putting everything when back to its place. Then I dust off my coffee table, the cabinets, my bookshelf, frames, artwork, my mirror, etc.

Then I continue with my vacuum cleaner. First, I vacuum my couch in order to get rid of any dust and dirt.

Then I continue with vacuuming the floors. Once I do that I grab a lint roller and remove any pet hairs that are on my couch because usually, the vacuum cleaner can’t remove them. If you have a pet then you know this step is crucial!

Once I am done with that I usually clean the windows and move on to mopping the floor. I don’t have any rugs or carpets – my floors are wooden which makes cleaning even easier!

On Tuesdays

It’s time to focus on the bathroom! I myself hate cleaning my bathroom but it’s an important task that needs to be done. This is why I put on some music and start cleaning!

The biggest piece of advice I have for you is to use vinegar and baking soda when cleaning your bathroom. They are very helpful and will clean soap scum, dirt, etc.

I clean my bathtub, showerhead, fixtures, sink, and just about anything in my bathroom with vinegar.

Once I am done with all that I move to the toilet. I usually use a disinfectant.

Once I am done with everything I mop the floors – and I am done for the day!

On Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, I focus on my kitchen! Now, keep in mind that I always clean up after myself after cooking. This means that I don’t let any dirty dishes pile in my sink or stains on my countertops. This makes cleaning my kitchen a lot easier and I don’t spend too much time on it.

Now, once a month I clean my dishwasher by running an empty cycle with a cup filled with vinegar on the inside.

Also, once every few months I deep clean my fridge, oven, microwave, and every other kitchen appliance.

But for my general weekly cleaning, I focus on cleaning and disinfecting the countertops and the table, wiping the chairs with an all-purpose cleaner, replacing the towel, and finally – vacuuming and mopping the floors.

On Thursdays

Now, it’s time to clean the bedroom! My favourite room in my home…

Of course, I start off by replacing the sheets and pillowcases. Another tip I have for you is to wash your pillows once every few months.

Next, I make sure I throw any clothes I have piled in the washing machine. If my closet is messy I take some clothes out, fold them properly then put them back.

Another thing I do is dust off all surfaces including the bed frame!

Then I move to clean the windows and it’s finally time to vacuum and mop!

On Fridays

Now, I have saved the easiest spot for last. It’s the end of the work week and I definitely do not feel like cleaning. This is why on Fridays I focus on my hallway.

I dust off everything, vacuum the floor then mop!

And That Is How I Clean My Home

On Saturdays and Sundays, I relax and spend time with family and friends – I have already cleaned my home during the week, therefore, I don’t need to worry about a single cleaning chore!

How To Clean Your Home With Vinegar?

Green cleaning using natural ingredients has been extremely popular over the last couple of years. People love the idea of saving money, avoiding toxic or harsh chemicals, and using ingredients that are environmentally-friendly.

We can all agree on one thing – vinegar is the number one natural ingredients to use when cleaning your home. It’s safe to use on almost every surface in your home, it cleans and disinfects, and it’s very powerful. But if you are new to the whole “green cleaning” movement then you need to know a few things in order to incorporate vinegar in your cleaning routine!

How To Deal With The Smell?

Now, the first thing I want to cover is the smell – some people don’t mind it while others absolutely hate it. I know that I despise the smell of vinegar ever since I was little. But that hasn’t stopped me from using it! I have found a very creative way to deal with the scent – I infuse vinegar with herbs and lemon/ orange peels.

How do I do that? I simply fill a mason jar with vinegar and I place different herbs in there. I also add the peels of an orange and a lemon then I close the lid and allow the vinegar to infuse for about a week or two.

Then, once my infused vinegar is ready, I remove the peels and the herbs and I pour it in a spray bottle!

So if you can’t stand the smell you can still use it – just do what I do!

What To Clean With Vinegar?

Now that I told you how I make my own infused vinegar it’s time to tell you what I clean in my home.

– Windows

You can clean your windows with vinegar. All you need to do is dilute it with water.

– My dishwasher

All I do to clean and disinfect my dishwasher is place a cup of my infused vinegar on the top rack then I run a hot cycle!

– Everything else!

Yes, vinegar is the perfect all-purpose cleaner. I love using it to remove dust from surfaces, clean my sinks, my toilet, the bathtub, the showerhead, etc. Basically, everything!

The only thing you need to be careful with and never clean with vinegar is marble/ granite countertops as well as stone floor tiles!

What is the easiest way to remove apple juice stains?

Juice stains are extremely common. It happens to the best of us, right? But different juice stains shouldn’t be treated the same – after all, the main ingredient is different. A stain from cherry juice and a stain from mango juice can be removed by using completely different methods – and the way you remove cherry juice won’t work on the mango one!

Today, I wanted to talk about apple juice and what to do when you spill it on your favourite shirt, your carpet, or even your couch.

How to remove apple juice stains from clothes?

Let’s start with clothes. Usually, there is a specific ingredient in juices called tannin which is basically the colour of the fruit. Thankfully, apple juice don’t have a high concentration of that ingredient in them. For example, the juice of berries, red grapes, etc. have a lot more of the tannin which makes their stains hard to remove.

If you spill apple juice on your clothes you should immediately blot the liquid with a clean cloth. Then you need to flush the affected area under running cold water.

Then you can easily throw the clothing item in the washing machine and wash it with the laundry detergent you normally use. This will be enough to get rid of the stain!

How to remove apple juice stains from carpets/ upholstery?

Now, let’s talk about stains on carpets and upholstery.

Again, the first thing you want to do is to blot the liquid with a clean cloth as much as possible. When to stop blotting? When no more moisture transfers to the cloth.

Then brag a bowl and mix two cups of warm water with two teaspoons of dishwashing detergent. Continue with dipping a clean cloth or a sponge in the soapy water and start treating the stain. Once you are done you should blot the affected area with another clean cloth just in order to absorb the soapy water.

Then rinse the area with a damp cloth!

Are you cleaning your bathroom wrong?

I must say over the past couple of years I have become a master in cleaning my bathroom and it went from my least favourite cleaning chore to one of my favourites. I know you must think I am crazy but if you know how to do it properly it won’t be that bad.

I have learned that there are a lot of common mistakes people make when cleaning their bathroom and I wanted to share them with you so that you can correct them.

– Leaving products for longer than indicated

Lime scale products as well as bleach or products that do contain bleach shouldn’t be left longer than indicated. This might cause some damage on faucets and taps. This is exactly why you need to strictly follow the instructions on the bottle.

– Turning on the exhaust fan after cleaning

I must say that I am guilty of doing this so many times. I thought that it is what you are supposed to do but it turns out I was wrong.

Turning it on is needed when you had a shower because it reduces the chances of developping mold and mildew.

However, if the exhaust fan is dirty, turning it on after cleaning your bathroom will only allow dust and dirt to fall on the clean surfaces.

– Cleaning the entire bathroom using one sponge

If you are doing this than you need to stop! Why? Rubbing every area of your bathroom using the same sponge will only transfer bacteria from one surface to the other which is definitely the last thing you want when cleaning your bathroom.

That is why you need to clean different surfaces with different sponges or clothes depending on what you use.

– Wiping products immediately

Did you know that bathroom cleaners need to be sprayed on the surface and left there for a while before wiping? I didn’t know that either! But it turns out that you shouldn’t wipe them immediately because that way they wouldn’t be able to kill bacteria.

– Mixing bleach and acidic products

This is very common, however, it is pretty dangerous. Bleach should never be mixed with acidic products because they create a toxic chlorine gas – something that is dangerous!

– Using a multipurpose cleaner

While the idea of using the same cleaner everywhere is amazing the reality is that this is useless.

Multipurpose cleaners aren’t actually meant to be used on every surface of the bathroom. For example, your bath and the tile should be cleaned with a separate product.

The best way to get rid of spray paint from walls

If you need to know exactly how to get rid of spray paint from your walls then I might just have what you are looking for. And the best part is that it doesn’t really matter what material the wall is made out of – brick or metal – I will show you how to deal with this problem either way.

How to remove spray paint from brick walls?

If you have brick walls then you either need a paint thinner or a porous graffiti remover. This is the most important item you need when it comes to removing spray paint.

You need to spray the paint with the product of your choice and leave it for 20 minutes. Then continue with rinsing the wall. If you can use a pressure washer then this process will be a lot faster.

If you notice there is still some paint residue make sure you repeat everything once again.

Keep in mind that you should never use acids on brick walls because you can damage them.

How to remove spray paint from metal?

When it comes to removing spray paint from metal you have three options. The first one is using a commercial cleaner – and always follow the instructions.

The second option is to heat the area of spray paint. You can use a hairdryer to do that. Then soak a sponge in soapy water and clean the affected area.

And the third option is to use household items. I love using baking soda for cleaning around my home and I am going to include it in this article. Make a paste with the baking soda and hot water. Apply the paste on the spray paint and leave it for 20 minutes. In my experience, the paint should start peeling once the paste is dry.

How to remove mold from your home

Are you dealing with mold in your house? Here is everything you need to do in order to remove it fully. Mold can be very dangerous to your health and well-being so you would want to get rid of it as soon as you see it.

The growth and spread of mold are very fast and all it takes is for it to find a new moist surface and start growing. If you have a basement, cellar, etc. make sure you go and check out for mold since these places are ideal for the growth because of the lack of sunshine and the cold damp environment.

The health risks

The most common health risks are allergies and allergic reactions for both you and your pets. If you have been exposed to mold for a longer period of time and it’s at a high level then it’s possible to experience neurological issues.

Some of the symptoms are a runny nose, nasal congestion, watery eyes, itchy eyes, problematic breathing, couch, sneezing, rash, headaches, etc. Individuals that have asthma or any other similar respiratory conditions can experience serious health issues.

So how to get rid of mold?

Grab rubber gloves, goggles, a dust mask before you start with the cleaning.

Make a mixture of bleach (one part), water (four parts) and put it in a spray bottle. Now grab a damp cloth and start scrubbing the mold with the help of the mixture you made until the mold is gone.

Don’t forget to dry off the area once you are finished.

How to avoid mold?

When you are done the cleaning you need to do some things to prevent the mold from appearing once again. You can even do this when you don’t have mold in your home.

Because mold like dark and moist places make sure to leave the curtains open so that light can enter.

Another thing you should do is regularly clean your home to ger rid of the dirt and germs.

The one effective tip you need for cleaning your rug

Keeping your house clean and sanitized at all times is very important. One thing that is harder to clean and is a magnet to dirt is rugs. You can’t deny that just like carpets they collect dust, bacteria and all kinds of unpleasant things that you definitely don’t want in your home. If you are a pet parent than you know that you can’t avoid having your rug covered in hair at all times.

Rugs tend to be expensive so they need to be treated with proper care and need special attention when cleaning. Otherwise, you might ruin them and regret the fact that you even decided to start cleaning them yourself. Of course, you can always reach out to a cleaning company like this one to do all the work instead of you but where’s the fun in that? I will tell you my secret that does wonders every time.

What’s the trick?

  1. Vacuum your carpet.
  2. Turn it upside-down and vacuum there as well. (This sucks dirt and pushes the dirt from the front side of the rug). Warning: The first time you do this it might be kinda nasty since there is going to be so much dirt.
  3. Fold up half of the rug and vacuum your floor so that the dirt doesn’t get back in the rug.
  4. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Now vacuum the front side again.
  6. Flip the rug again and see if there’s dirt on the floor. If there is – you repeat this process until you suck all of the dirt.

I have another way.

If you have an outdoor space you can just take the rug outside and beat it until all the dirt leaves.

Tips for cleaning the hallway

Hallway Cleaning

By Cleaning Services London

Your big home cleaning day is towards its end. And you suddenly realize that you have forgotten to take care of the hallways. Instead of giving up and leaving today’s work for tomorrow, when you are going to postpone it once more, get to the hallway cleaning now. It is neither hard nor time-consuming, especially if you approach the task in a proper way.

Listed below are a number of tips and strategies that will definitely help you achieve that with no hassle and stress whatsoever.

  • If you have skirting boards, banisters and other decorative features on your walls, be advised that they are the place where most of the dust in your hallway gathers. So pay special attention to them when dusting.

  • Use a damp cloth to clean the dirt accumulated on your front door – both on the inside and the outside part, as well as the frame. Do a little research and see what detergent is suitable for the material your door is made of. Then, of course, use it. Do not forget the handles, doorknobs and the bell.

  • If you have pictures or photographs hanging on the walls of your hallway, do not forget to clean their frames.

  • Cobwebs are most likely abundant in every corner of the hallway, so go around them and remove any webs that might possibly be there.

  • Most of the dirt that enters your home from the outside comes from the shoes you and the members of your family wear. So it would be more than logical to spend ten to fifteen minutes carefully cleaning the drawers where your shoes stay when taken off.

  • Hallway CleaningIf your hallway is uncarpeted, sweep or vacuum it, then mop it using some nice cleaning product to bring back the shine of the wood/stone.

  • If you have carpets, look around for any stains. If there are, take them off using either a white vinegar with water solution, or a commercially sold cleaning product of your choice. Then proceed to thoroughly vacuum both the carpet and the doormat. If you have a steam carpet cleaning machine at home (the smaller ones became quite popular with households throughout the country in recent years) threat your carpet with it. It will refresh the way it looks and preserve it clean for a longer period of time.

See? It was easy, wasn’t it?

Quickly clean your kid’s room

There is an easy to follow strategy that will ensure your kids’ room is clean and tidy in no time. Well, it is natural that you do not believe that statement, so why don’t you just follow those simple steps and see what the end results are:

  • Kids Room CleaningThe experts of End of Tenancy advise to start by gathering all the necessary supplies for the task: from a big basket to gather the toys, to the vacuum machine, microfiber cloths, dusting spray and/or Furniture Polish as well as a number of other little things every household should be equipped with.

  • The first step in every cleaning task is de-cluttering. If there are a lot of dirty clothes, and other items scattered across the floor and on the bed, simply put them in order. Throw the clothes in the laundry basket, put the toys in their respective places.

  • All possible trash is to be disposed of immediately, so put it in the trash can you have brought with you.

  • Move on to the bed. Smooth the sheets and put everything in order. When you step aside and take a look at the result, you will see that the whole room looks like as if it has magically become neater. No magic here though – you are just walking towards your final goal one step at a time.

  • Fold and hang all clean clothes that lie around unnoticed by your kid/kids. You can use the already made bed to spread them, so that the task becomes easier.

  • Inevitably, there will be items that have no place in your kid’s room, so take them outside and leave them by the door. Once you are finished cleaning and tidying up the room, you can put them in their right places.

  • Kids Room CleaningNow it is time to move on to the final part of your cleaning process. Plug in the vacuum cleaner and vacuum the floors and any upholstered furniture. Sweep and mop the floors if necessary (or the flooring material allows it, of course).

  • Now you are finished and you can put away your cleaning supplies. Look at the clock. It didn’t take you more than a quarter of an hour, right?

The next step would be, of course, to convince your kid that it is fun and necessary to learn how to maintain a clean state in his or her room.