Keep it clean
The best way to preserve floors is to clean and maintain them so that they don't get ruined in the first place.
One of the biggest source of indoor pollution can sometimes lie unnoticed - the air ducts that move hot or cold air through your home.
Clean the Screens
A buildup of grit trapped by screen filters that screw onto the tips of most faucets
Microwave Water Safety
Post these precautions near your microwave oven for safe heating:
Bleaching a ceiling stain
A minor water leak can be repaired, but if it happens on the second floor, it's almost sure to leave a water stain on the main-floor ceiling.
Eliminate Rust Rings
The bottoms of metal shaving cream cans often rust and leave hard-to-remove rings on bathtub surrounds.
Off with Adhesives
Glue deposits are usually left behind when you clean decals or tape off of glass.
Clean Sweep for Broken Glass
Next time you accidentally drop a glass on the kitchen floor, try this tip to find all of the smallest shards. After picking up all of the pieces you can see, turn off the overhead light and shine a flashlight on the floor.
Old cast-iron pans are great to cook with, but they can become thick with carbon buildup or food residue that is hard to wash off.
Appliances Cleaning : Dishwashers
To clean your dish-washer, put a cup of white vinegar at the bottom of your empty dishwasher and run it through the entire
Bathroom Cleaning: Prevention
Wipe bathroom mirrors with some washing-up liquid on a cloth - this will reduce condensation, or try wiping with a baby wipe and buff with kitchen paper towel for an effortless shine.
Bathroom Cleaning: Toilets
Keep your toilet bowl looking clean - just put 150ml of white vinegar in the bowl for about 5 minutes and then flush.
Bathroom Cleaning: Shower curtains , Doors and Tiles
Mildew spots should be soaked in a solution of one part domestic bleach to four parts water. Then rinse thoroughly or machine wash if possible.
Furnitures Cleaning Tips:
Remove water marks by applied toothpaste to the water mark with a damp cloth.
Moss Cleaner for Decks
Pour undiluted apple cider vinegar over the deck
Oven Cleaner and Drain Cleaner
1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup white vinegar
Gentle Leather Cleaner
1 cup water, 1 tablespoon liquid soap, 1/2 cup white vinegar
Gentle Wood Cleaner (Furnitures)
Never use straight water for cleaning wood furniture or harsh substances ( such as vinegar or ammonia) that will stain your
Gentle Window Cleaner
Clean windows and mirrors with a soft cloth or news papers
Lemon Fresh Cleaner ( tile and vinyl floors)
1 cup liquid soap blend, 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice,
1/4 eyedropper of tea-tree extract, 6 cups warm water
Keyboard and Computer Screen
1/2 cup isopropyl alcohol, 1/2 cup water, 1 tablespoon baking soda
Anti-Static Wipe for Computer
6 pieces of soft flannel or cotton cut into 12 inch square
Cleaning Outdoor Tile
Dissolve the baking soda in the warm water. Perpare the area by washing it thoroughly with a basic soap and water compound and then rinsing.
Staining can also be a result of bacterial overgrowth, but it's
usually accompanied by a smell.
BED BUGS (Dust Mites)
To reduce your child's allergy risk, choose a spring mattress for his crib or bed instead of one made out of form.
Baking Soda is a naturally occurring substance that is present in all living things--it helps living things maintain the pH balance necessary for life.
dust off the window and sill with a clean paintbrush. Excess dust and water can cause mud.
Cleaning Glass Table Tops
Clean by rubbing with a little lemon juice, dry with paper towels and polish with newspaper for a sparkling table.
At-a glance Guide to Hard Floor Care
Maintenance Tips for Floor
Sain, Stain Go Away
Solve your stubborn stain problems on walls , floor, clothes, carpets....
Kitchen Grease Control
Mix up a spray bottle of degreasing solution- use a couple drops of liquid dish detergent in water to lighter deposits and a degreaser such as Soilmaster for heavier ones.
To keep your kitchen "swabber" sweet-smelling
You can get the sponge and scrub pads that made with built-in germ resistance.
A checklist for the children
I help clean our house...
Six " C's" for cutting cleaning
The six unfailing principles that will enliminate "the big cleanup"
Cotton and other naturalfabric can be bleached, but synthetics may yellow with bleach, and respond better to
Ingrained Dirt on collars and cuffs
This need a pre-wash treatment by gently rub a bar of moistened soap along the length of the dirty mark.
Chewing gum on garment
Put the marked garment in a plastic bag and place it in the freezer for an hour or until the gum hardens.
Clean the interior of a teapot
Use bicarbonate of soda powder to clean the interior of a teapot, as it leave behind no taste or smell.
Add sparkle in glasses
Adding lemon rind in the rinsing water will cut through fingermarks and food grease on glasses.
Preventing silver from tarnishing
Put several strips of aluminium foil in a washing-up bowl.
Dull stainless steel sinks
Surgical spirit or vinegar can be use to remove water spots on your sink.
Kitchen - to whitening a porcelain sink
Arrange a thick layer of paper towels over the bottom and sides of the sink and wearing rubber gloves, saturate the towels with house-hold bleach.
Use toothpaste and old toothbrush or soft bristled brush to remove the dirt on the grounted ceramic tiles and on the tiles too. Rinse it throughly after brushing with toothpaste.
Scuff marks on linoleum
To protect kitchen and bathroom floor and other wet area from surface damage, polish them regularly with an emulsion polish - being water based, it will not leave water marks.
Soot marks on bricks
Use the nozzle of a vacuum - cleaner to suck up light marks,
and scrub ingrained dirt with clean water and a stiff brush.
Burn marks on fireplaces
Scrub these burnt areas with clean water and a hard scrubbing brush...
Greasy fingerprints on window
Add white vinegar to water to make your own window cleaning
solution that cuts through greasy marks.
Scratches on varnished wood
Gently rub the scratch with fine-grade steel wool to smooth it out.