Easy Steps to Creating A Functional Basement

Easy Steps to Creating A Functional Basement

Easy Steps to Creating A Functional Basement – Most basements are dark, gloomy, and simply serve as a storage area for old toys, clothes, seasonal items, and anything else that is not More »

Bathroom Shower Stalls Contemporary Ideas

Bathroom Shower Stalls Contemporary Ideas

Bathroom Shower Stalls Contemporary Ideas – Bathroom shower stalls come in all kinds of stylish designs to suit bathrooms of all sizes and themes. If you’re thinking of revamping your bathroom, installing More »

Tips For Buying Displayed Furniture

Tips For Buying Displayed Furniture

Tips For Buying Displayed Furniture – Have you ever just had to have a certain piece of furniture right then – you won’t leave the store without it? If you have ever More »

Planning Your Dining And Living Room In Limited Space

Planning Your Dining And Living Room In Limited Space

Planning Your Dining And Living Room In Limited Space – If you are a bit limited for space and you decide that you will need a living and dining room combined you More »

Moving Into A Tiny House: Concerns And Solutions

Moving Into A Tiny House: Concerns And Solutions

Moving Into A Tiny House: Concerns And Solutions – Considering that the average cost to build a tiny house is about $250,000 less than a traditional house, it’s no surprise that they More »

 

Natural Glassware Care

Natural Glassware Care

Every home has glass in it, whether it’s wine glasses or lemonade glasses, punch bowls or flower vases. There are many different products for cleaning glass on the market, but some of them are too abrasive and will actually do damage to glassware. Here are a few tips to help you keep the glass in your house cleaner and brighter using only natural products, rather than the abrasiveness of some commercial glass cleaning products available.

1. If ammonia doesn’t get rid of a chemical build up in your glassware, smear the glass surface with vaseline (petroleum jelly) and leave overnight, or longer. Then wipe off and wash clean.

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Cleaning Worktops

Cleaning Worktops

Worktops get a lot of hard wear, so have to be made of durable materials. The most popular choices are laminates, which have the advantage of being cheap and very hard-wearing, closely followed by wood. At the luxury end of the market are composites, which are made from acrylic resin and stone, and solid stone, such as granite and slate. Tiled worktops are now decidedly out of fashion, while popular modern choices are stainless steel and glass.

Cleaning composite worktops. Wipe up spills as they occur. Fruit juices and oils can stain. Use washing-up liquid and a damp cloth. Rinse and wipe dry to prevent water marks. If stains do appear, use a little abrasive cleaning powder. Sprinkle on the surface, leave for a few minutes before cleaning with a soft cloth, using a circular motion. To prevent damage, do not put a hot pan directly on the surface; use a pan stand or trivet.

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Bedroom Storage Ideas

Bedroom Storage Ideas

Everyone needs good storage, whether to create order, save space, or simply keep things within easy reach. In the bedroom, it’s likely you’ll need places to stow pillows and bedding, and a keep clohing and shoes neatly out of sight. But that is just the begining. Today’s bedrooms are used for more than just sleeping and dressing; they’re often places for working, studying, entertaining, and even exercising. That’s why well-planned storage is essential. Clever storage works with your habits. It accommodates routine and helps you stay organized.

In practical terms, this means bedroom storage should be placed at the level you naturally tend to put things: freestanding storage on the floor (like a hamper for clothes) or the baskets on the nightstand (for books and papers). Designers often ask clients to note there daily habits and take these as cuse for space planning. Try this trick yourself: keep track of where you put things down,then seek storage ideas fitted to just those places.

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Wallpaper Cleaning Tips

Wallpaper Cleaning Tips

Home décor is an area in which most of us find enjoyment: choosing furniture, fabrics, patterns and colors; shopping for just the right item; and of course, reveling in our newly decorated room. Many home owners and decorators choose wallpaper to adorn their walls, as it comes in a plethora of different colors, patterns and textures. Wallpaper is a little tricky to put up at first, but once you get the hang of it, the results are much more immediate than with painting. Wallpaper is pretty and decorative, but if there are children or pets in the house, or even the occasional accident, the walls are bound to get dirty. Cleaning a painted wall is a cinch, but wallpaper takes a bit more consideration. After all, it’s paper on the wall; we all know that paper dissolves in water, so where does that leave us?

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Tips For More Successfully Ironing

Tips For More Successfully Ironing

The iron’s plate should be regularly checked to ensure there are no mineral deposits on it which can cause brown marks during ironing. The steam holes should be cleaned only when the iron cold. Scrub the holes with pipe cleaners soaked in soapy water. Next, eliminate the soapy water by turning on the iron and steam it out. For a dirty plate, gently rub the plate with a mild scrub cream cleaner.

Make sure to use only distilled water for your steam iron. Use a heat reflective cover for the ironing board for quicker and easier ironing. The temperature of the iron should be set according to the general laundering symbols found on the tags.

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How To Remove A Super Glue?

How To Remove A Super Glue?

Super Glue is fantastic stuff that will stick almost anything to everything. Despite this it can have it’s drawbacks also.

For example it is not hard for people to make errors when using it and then end up sticking two things together which were not intended to be glued together, or possibly even worse gluing two fingers together.

This is when folks need to get a remover on the case, to work things out again. There are some different choices available to folks, and it’s good to understand the advantages and disadvantages of every different kind of super glue remover.

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Household Chemicals Safety Tips

Household Chemicals Safety Tips

Most of us buy numerous types of cleaning supplies off the grocery store shelves. Ammonia, bleach, and a host of other chemicals fill our grocery carts, and then our homes. Many products containing these substances have been used for decades or longer, yet not everyone knows how to clean with them safely, which can lead to serious and sometimes dangerous safety hazards.

If you purchase and use a variety of chemical products to clean or repair your home, you may want to check out the following suggestions for keeping your family safe from fumes, burns, and even explosions that can occur when products are used inappropriately or incompatibly with each other.

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