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Kitchen Bin Hygiene – For the average-sized family, choose a bin that is at least 40 liters in volume. For one- and two-person households, a 20-30 liter bin is adequate. A pedal bin is a hygienic option because you will not be touching the lid with your hands. Unless your kitchen is so small there is no alternative, avoid those bins that are attached to the inside of a cupboard door. They are usually too small for normal family use and are ﬁddly to clean.
Clean Home With A Dog In It – We love dogs. A messy house, however, is something we don’t love. And it seems like dogs go out of their way to get dirt, hair, stains, and odors, and all manner of nasty things everywhere.
Fortunately there are a few things you can do to ‘dog proof’ your home. You’ll learn about them below, along with some easy ways to clean up those unavoidable doggy messes.
Fireplace Smoking Problems and Solutions – There is nothing worse than coming in after a hard day and when you finally get a decent fire going, all you get is smoke coming back into the room. It burns the eyes and lungs, and you wind up having to open windows and doors to let the cold air in to air the room out. That smell gets into all of the fabrics in the house as well as in your clothes, and it seems to take forever to get rid of it.
Many of the common smoking problems deal with the fact that a fire needs to be supplied with a large amount of make up air as one of its three primary elements, as well as needing to have an adequate opening through the chimney to the outside in order to exhaust out the smoke and gases so that they don’t come back into the room.
How To Dry A Wet Carpet? When our homes are plagued by flooding, leaking and other disasters which lead to the unwanted entry of water, we find ourselves weighed down with the problem of having a wet carpet. Having a wet carpet is a big inconvenience. After all, the presence of water in the carpet can be very destructive. Since the material from which carpets are usually made is absorbent, the moisture stays in there for a long time. This can encourage the growth and reproduction of molds and mildew. To avoid the further deterioration of the carpet, it is important to dry the carpet right after it comes in contact with water.
Spring Cleaning List: Don’t Forget These Few Things – Spring cleaning can be overwhelming because there are so many things to clean. There are some items that are often forgotten and neglected until they are extremely dirty. Some of these items can include ceiling fans that accumulate dust on the top and light fixtures that have attracted bugs or dirt. It’s also common to clean out the contents of a closet, but to forget to clean the floor and wipe out the shelves. Cleaning or vacuuming out the heating and air conditioning vents is very important.
Here are four things that can be easily overlooked when doing your yearly cleaning:
Vinegar Use – Like bicarbonate of soda,vinegar is a cheap, efficient, non-toxic and environmentally safe cleaner. Vinegar – distilled malt vinegar, although the brown variety will do – is the best descaler, and is wonderful for cleaning windows, is a good deodorizer and a gentle cleaner. It is especially good for descaling kettles and giving a shine to glass.
Vinegar, which means literally ‘sour wine’, results when wine or another alcoholic liquid is allowed to ferment a second time by exposure to bacteria in the air. Eventually, the fermented liquid will become vinegar – acetic acid (C2H4O2).
Clean Air In Your Home – Eco-friendly way to live green and healthy is to periodically air out your home. Taking advantage of this routine releases out the reused, polluted air, and lets in a bath of fresh, clean air in your home.
If not enough outdoor air gets inside a home, wafting pollutants and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can accumulate and rise to levels that can pose health and comfort problems, such as increased allergens and asthma attacks. High heat and humidity also contribute to the problem of indoor air pollutants.
Begin by checking the air circulation system already in your home. Start with a clean, up-to-date, energy-efficient ventilation system. A number of mechanical ventilation systems built into homes successfully and consistently circulate the air.