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How to Clean Grout

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How to Clean Grout Have you ever noticed your grout go from white to grey? Yup, dirt builds up here and one day it’s not going to look so new anymore! It can be pretty expensive to hire a vendor who specializes in grout cleaning so if you are cost conscientious and are in for a chore that can double as a workout  you can do it yourself. Now that’s self-gratification! Here are a few different ways you can get the job done:   Baking Soda & Water – Mix 3 parts of baking soda to 1 part water to make a thick paste. This cleaner is versatile and works with all colors of grout (this isn’t the best option for natural stones like marble or travertine). It’s easiest to use your fingers to apply the paste between the grout lines, that way you can reach every nook and cranny….

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How To Clean A Fireplace

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How To Clean A Fireplace Cleaning a fireplace is usually one of the those items that is overlooked, even in a deep home cleaning. It is important to regularly clean the fireplace as the leftover build up from fires can become toxic and can potentially harm your family. Wait at least 24 hours since the last time the fireplace has been used. Cleaning the inside of a Fireplace Supplies Needed: Plastic tarp Old Towels or Sheets Apron Handheld Broom and Dust Pan Vacuum Trash Bags STEP ONE: Prep the area. Lay a plastic tarp around and in front of the fireplace area. If you do not have a plastic tarp, old towels will do. Also, make sure to wear an apron and protective gloves. You may also want to wear old clothes as soot and dirt can be difficult to get off. If you have furniture close by it may…

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Green Cleaning Solutions Found in Your Home

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VINEGAR Vinegar is by far one of the most versatile cleaning agents. Use it to remove soap scum from the shower. Mix it with borax to get rid of hard-water rings in the toilet. Tape a bag of vinegar to your shower head and leave it overnight for an easy, sparkly clean; or add a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar to your dish soap to eliminate grease in the kitchen. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE You use your toothbrush to clean your teeth, but don’t forget about cleaning your toothbrush. Let it soak in hydrogen peroxide for a few minutes to get rid of any lingering germs. Hydrogen peroxide is also useful on many hard surfaces. Use it to scrub your toilet, trash cans, shower, mirrors and doorknob. You can even mix it with equal parts water for a safe and effective solution for mopping the bathroom and kitchen floors. LEMONS The...
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Dirty Spots in Your Home that Need Cleaning

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Are you Cleaning the Following? Bacteria and viruses don’t live exceptionally long on hard surfaces outside of the body. However, given the right conditions these bugs can live long enough to spread around disease. Often times the dirtiest spot in the home gets missed when house cleaning. Here are a few spots in your home that are seemingly clean but really are not. TV Remote: What do you do when stuck sick at home? You binge catch up with all the series you are behind on. Your remote won’t look dirty but you can be sure there is a party of germs going on. A quick wipe with a sanitized towelette will stop germs from spreading around. Keyboard/Laptop: Are you the type of person that works and eats at their desk? You can imagine what that keyboard is covered with. Make sure to wipe down your keyboard every once in…

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Speed Cleaning Your Kitchen

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How to Speed-Clean Your Kitchen Read about time-saving tips, methods, and to-do lists for getting your kitchen cleaned quick. Kitchen Cleaning List When cleaning your kitchen it is often best to start with the sink.  A clean and shiny sink becomes your kitchen's focal point for hygiene and cleanliness, help you to always load the dishwasher immediately and keep counter tops, the stove top, and refrigerator doors clean as well. Each Day Wipe down the sink after doing the dishes Wipe down the stove top and the fridge Wipe down the counters Sweep or vacuum the floor Each Week Give the floor a good mopping Wipe the exterior of your cabinets Wipe down your backsplashes Wash the outside of your appliances Clean the inside of the garbage can Every Four Months Empty and clean the inside of the refrigerator Empty and clean the your utensil drawers and other drawers Clean and polish the exterior of your cupboards Clean the stove-hood and...
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How to Keep Your Laundry Room Clean

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House Cleaning Tip #341: Keeping the Laundry Room Clean A lot of work goes on in the laundry room, but how often does that work include keeping the laundry room itself clean? If you’re like most people, very little time is ever spent keeping the laundry room clean. These simple steps are an easy way to make sure your laundry room space is just as clean as your whites. Keep it Clean! Where do you start? From the top and work your way down. Wipe down any shelves with a wet microfiber cloth. Starting from the top allows the dust and dirt that you don’t collect fall down to the ground, where you will take care of it later. On those shelves, over spray and splashes of detergent can leave surfaces sticking and gross, making them a great spot for dust, link, and even bugs to accumulate. Next, run your…

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Game Plan for Cleaning Your Room

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Game Plan for Cleaning Bedrooms Is it time to clean your room? Can’t get your head in the game? We’ve created this article to give you a few easy cleaning steps to get your head in the game and get your room cleaned. Here you go! The game plan we recommend includes three steps: (1) pick up, (2) wipe down, (3) vacuum out. Step 1: This step involves picking up garbage and recycling materials and putting them there they belong. This step also includes quick organization of objects in your room and taking other objects out of your room (ones that don’t belong there). As you go around your room, look from top to bottom and scan left to right for any items that need to be moved or trashed. Any items you don’t need in that room can be placed in a bag or empty laundry basket as an…

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How to Clean Stainless Steel

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Getting Down to Shine Stainless steel is a preferred material in kitchen appliances because of it resistance to corrosion. This popularity has also translated to it use in bathrooms. If you one stainless steel appliances you already know how well they can withstand time and use, this is of course as long as you give them the appropriate care and maintenance. Cleaning for stainless steel is pretty straight forward but we have a couple tips that will make sure your appliances look great. If your appliances are in pretty good shape, it could be all you need is a little warm water and a clean cloth. This is by far the safest way to clean your stainless steel without the risk of ruining the finish. Just damo you cloth with warm water and clean the the steel following the grain of the finish. Once you’re done dry to the surface...
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Laundry The Green Way

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Clean clothes and clean environment Yes we all love the feel and smell of clean laundry. The sensation of warmth and serenity that putting on pajamas straight out of the dryer gives. Not surprisingly the process of washing and drying your pajamas is very energy-intensive not to mention the gallons upon gallons of water that this involves. Here are some tips to get your “green on” in your laundry job. Cold/Cold: A large percentage of the energy used doing laundry is spent warming up water. Advances in Appliance and detergent technology have made to the point were washing with cold water is just as effective as hot water. Plus cold water prevents color bleed and is not as damaging to textile fabrics. So next time you start your washer, turn the temperature setting to cold. No to the Dryer Nothing beats the feel of fresh laundry out of the dryer….

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