Cleaning Tips

Tough carpet stain? Break out your steam iron and a damp washcloth for maximum cleaning power. The heat and the moisture act as a one-two punch against even the toughest stains. To get stubborn food stains off your cutting board, sprinkle it with kosher salt and scrub the salt using half a lemon. Once you rinse, you’ve got a fresh-smelling and sparkling board. To get rid of the dark grease...
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DIY video: Prepare your home for spring

DIY video: Prepare your home for spring With winter now a long way behind us, it’s time to start thinking about all the jobs we didn’t want to think about during the cold weather. To give you the motivation to get going, DIY expert Craig Phillips takes us through jobs you can get the professionals in for, or tackle yourself. Watch the video...
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How to clean kitchen cabinets

Watch as Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to clean kitchen cabinets! House cleaning just got easier with these helpful hints for getting the job done faster. Instead of wiping down all cabinets regularly, just spot clean. Spray multi-purpose cleaner on a micro-fibre cloth. With this, you can quickly wipe away fingerprints and splatters on the kitchen cabinets you use most often. Make sure...
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How to Kill Bed Bugs With Steam

Bed bugs may be resilient, but one thing they cannot withstand is the high heat of a steamer. Steamers are an excellent, chemical-free way to treat for bed bugs and other pests such as dust mites. Reaching upwards of 250ºF or 121ºC, steamers will kill any bed bug or bed bug eggs on contact, and thoroughly clean the infested area. When treating an area for bed bugs, there are a few guidelines to...
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What is the best way to environmentally clean brushes and rollers?

Cleaning paints out of brushes and rollers uses substantial amount of water or solvent. If you need to reuse the brush/roller again for the same job then an alternative to washing them is to place them in an airtight plastic bag, applying masking tape around the handle to keep the air out. This will keep the equipment supple over-night. Washing solvent-based paint from brushes required the use of...
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How To Prevent and Remove Mildew

Mildew can be found on many different surfaces. It is a thin, black, or sometimes white, growth produced by mould. Molds are simple plants belonging to the group known as fungi. Though moulds are always present in the air, those that cause mildew need moisture and certain temperatures to grow. They commonly develop in humid summer weather, especially in closed houses. These moulds grow on...
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