Archive for June 2012
As your make-up brushes are not really cheap and you want to prolong their life, you should clean them regularly. Clean your brushes when they are first purchased. Then try to clean them on a regular basis to remove old makeup, dirt and debris, oils, bacteria and dead skin cells accumulated over time. This will also help you save you money in frequent replacement costs.
When your makeup brushes are not clean they become scratchy. Such brushes can irritate your skin. So, if you have sensitive skin, you should clean your brushes regularly. This will help them stay soft and lush!
Of course, the frequency of cleaning your brushes will depend on how much you use them. Clean your brushes at least once a week. To cut down on cleaning time, have some extra brushes on hand to rotate them into use, so you always have a fresh clean one available.
When you clean your brushes, start by wetting the hairs under the faucet with tepid water. Point the hairs downwards. This will prevent any water from getting in to the ferrule or down in to the handle for brushes. Then use a lttle liquid hand soap or mild shampoo and apply it to the hairs from ferrule to hair tips. Squeeze the hairs from ferrule to hair tips. Rinse and repeat until the water runs clear.
After your make-up brushes have a good bath, let them dry on their side on a paper or regular towel. Also, reshape the brush to prevent splaying. Don’t leave your make-up brushes to dry hairs up in a brush holder.
Do you love summer cookouts? The smell of grilling vegetables and meat in your neighborhood is the true sign of summer. We all enjoy grilling on the patio, but we need to remember that after we cook something on the stove we have to wipe up the spills and then thoroughly clean our grill.
Every time you use your grill, clean it, at least lightly. When cleaning grates make sure to clean them completely after every use. This will prevent food from sticking on the grill making it much easier to cook on. To your surprise, cleaning the grill is better done after you grill and not before. Don’t allowed food particles to harden on the grate. Once your grill has cooled down, but still is warm, take the brush and clean off any remaining food particles. Nowadays there is a plenty of commercial products on the market for cleaning your grate, but any stiff wire brush will do the job.
Everything you cook on requires cleaning. Your charcoal grills are not an exception. You should clean them out after every use. So clean the grate and brush out the ashes. Do a thorough cleaning to remove cooked on foods. To make additional cleaning jobs much easier always keep a wire brush handy to sweep out the cooked on foods. Don’t forget to clen the bottom of your grill. Atleast once a year, give your grill a really good clean with a bucket of soapy water.
The same goes with a gas grill. You need to clean it every time you use it. First of all, disconnect the gas and then lift out the grill parts. With everything out of the grill, clean it completely with soapy water.
If you are the one who is responsible for suppling family members with clean, well-fitting and appropriate clothes, don’t waste another minute, check out these important tips on how to establish an efficient household laundry system.
Craft a system to handle your family’s exact clothing needs. Spontaneous system is not a good one for those who want to stay organized, and don’t want to spend a lot of time and money on household cleaning.
If there are no clean clothes, someone should do the wash. Your clothing gets clean, but along with that you waste your time and money. If you decide to buy new clothing on an unplanned, impulse basis, you will more likely purchase it at a higher price than necessary. Does this scenario describe your household’s laundry system? Then, decide what changes will make your own system function smoothly. Develop an efficient laundry system.
Scan you family calendar for events that may require special clothing. Make sure each family member has appropriate clothing. Purchase needed items for each family member, on sale.
Check supply of laundry products. Buy replacements before the supply is exhausted. You may need to purchase additional laundry baskets or hampers. Purchase laundry basket or hamper for each family member.
It’s always better to write down each thing that should be done, large or small. Enter all tasks in your list or calender. There should be clean, appropriate and well-fitting clothing for each family member each day.
Put out-of-season, outgrown or outworn items in an appropriate place. Deliver dirty clothing to collection points each day. Place dirty clothes in a hamper or basket, don’t leave them around at random. In this way you will help the family member who is responsible for laundering the clothing find dirty clothes. Then transfer that clothing to laundry area. Sort, wash, dry and fold your clothes. Iron if necessary. Return clean clothing to storage areas.
Children also can do basic household chores. For example they can operate the washer and dryer. Try to incorporate all your family members in the laundry and cleaning process. It will ease the process and help organize your busy family life.
Try to establish laundry and clothing systems and you will see how many benefits it will give to you and your family.
It may seem like a complete nightmare if you are responsible for cleaning cooking oil or grease spilled all over the kitchen floor. Use our tips on how to clean up spilled cooking oil or grease the easy way.
We hope our tips will help you make a difficult task much easier than expected. You will need a dishwashing liquid to cut the grease, a plastic trash bag, and a rag and bucket of warm water.
When you have spilled cooking oil in the kitchen, cover it with a generous amount of white flour. The flour should fully cover the spill. Allow the flour to soak it up for several minutes. Instead of an oily mess you will get a solid one.
Then, use a scraper to clean up the cooking oil. Scrape the cooking oil into a dust pan Do this section by section until the entire oily mess has been cleaned up.
Unfortunately, the countertop, floor, or other surface will still be oily. You will need also a clean rag, degreasing dishwashing liquid and warm water to clean it. Go over the area of the cooking oil spill several times, and rinse the rag with hot water in between each attempt. This is one of the easiest ways to clean up cooking oil in the kitchen or wherever it has been spilled.
It can be extremely difficult to remove wax from carpet if you don’t know how to do it the right way. Use our tips to remove the wax quickly and easily.
For spilled wax on carpet, use a thick dry paper bag as a blotter and run a hot clothes iron over it. You can take the iron away and put it back on again to really heat the wax and soften it. It really works. In order not to damage your carpet, make sure you don’t touch iron to carpet without paper bag. The paper will absorb the candle wax. Be careful if your carpet is of synthetic fibers. The hot iron might melt the carpet. Keep moving the paper bag until all the wax is gone. The melted wax should have transferred from the carpet to the paper bag. So, after finishing the procedure just throw the bag away! Once wax is up your carpet looks like before! This procedure may take a long time but eventually it does work. You may have to repeat the procedure, but it is worth it!
Don’t spend your money on replacing the carpet. Just use our tried and tested ideas on how to remove the wax from your carpeting. Good luck!
If you don’t want a garbage stench to take over your kitchen, learn how to treat your trash. You should pay regular attention to your garbage disposal. When you empty the can take a wet paper towel and wipe away any debris stuck under the lid or at the bottom. Then use a disinfectant spray. After you have sprayed the can let it dry. Repeat such procedure about once a week, and you will avoid a deeper cleaning for good.
If you want to get rid of those bad cooking fumes, use the following tip. Mix 3 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 cup of water in your saucepan, and boil the mixture for several minutes. This solution will help you erase the scent of yesterday’s accidentally burned food.
When it comes to kitchen items, hand-rinse them before loading into the dishwasher. Regularly clean the filter from any particles. Food bits left inside will definitely lead to funky smells. To wash away any debris, run a “rinse only” cycle with the empty machine.
We hope you will use our tips on how to deal with and fight kitchen odors.
After installing your hard wood floor don’t forget that you should take care of it. Floor mat is a great idea when it comes to hardwood floors. Dirt can damage your floor as tiny particles can scratch it. Place a floor mat at each entryway as dirt and grime will remain on the mat. Encourage your family to wipe their feet before entering the house. Also put a floor mat like near the kitchen sink where water could be spilled. In this way you will prevent possible water damage problems. But don’t forget to shake your mats out on a regular basis. Also use floor mats made especially for hardwood floors.
If you want your floor to maintain its original beauty, strive to keep it clean. First of all sweep your floor regularly. Buy a quality broom. Second, buy vacuum cleaner without a beater bar. This will help you clean hard to reach areas.
If you need to remove tough stains and spills buy professional cleaning products recommended by flooring retailer in order not to dull the finish of your wood floor. Use cleaning solutions that don’t leave a film or residue. Stay away from cleaners that contain ammonia or oil soaps. Try to clean the spills immediately and minimize water exposure as wood expands when it’s wet. So try to not wet mop your wood floor as this can cause your floor to crack.
We should face it that some stains are very hard to clean out. You can spend your efforts energy and time, but still don’t get any results.
Don’t worry even if you spill red wine on your carpet. With our hints you will easily and quickly get rid of all the stains. By using the proper stain removal method on your valuable carpeting you can remove most stains.
Of course, getting beverage stains out can be a daunting task. If you have to deal with the wine, beer or coffee stains, be aware that the best you can do is to clean them up before they have a chance to set. Use a proper cleaner to remove the stains. Blot the stain carefully, don’t rub it. If you find the stain dried on your valuable carpeting, follow the next steps. You should follow the correct procedure in order to remove red wine stains. Before treating the stained area always test the solution on an inconspicuous area to avoid further damage.
First of all pour hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Then, make a mixture of half water and half of a carpet cleaning shampoo and mist the stain. Blot dry with a clean cloth.
We hope our tips will help you combat with all the cleaning difficulties.
Make your kitchen look stylish! Add elegance to your kitchen with the help of sparkling clean washing machine.
Years of constant use are noticeable. But still strive to maintain cleanliness of your machine. Ingrained look of your washing machine can be very hard to shift.
To bring your washing machine back to “clean life”, you will need to clean both the inside and outside. First of all pull your washing machine out if it’s hidden under a kitchen counter.
Before you start, collect all the following tools: several cloths, bowl of hot water, toothbrush, toothpick, washing up liquid, and some bactericidal products.
When cleaning the outside, concentrate on the buttons first. Use a toothpick to dig out the grot. Then take the toothbrush, apply some bactericidal cleaner and work around the buttons. Take a cloth with some bactericidal cleaner and wipe down the sides, the front and bottom of the machine. Use an old cloth to wipe down the back of the washing machine.
If the detergent tray is removable, take it out and soak it into hot water. Use the bactericidal cleaner to clean where the tray slides into the machine. Use a toothbrush for hard to reach areas. Clean the detergent tray regularly to prevent build up. Wipe down the door with your cleaner.
Now we are going to clean the insides of your machine. In order to disinfect the insides, pour a few caps of vinegar into the tray and allow the machine to complete the cycle or two. With all that done your kitchen now looks cleaner than before.