Cleaning & Laundry : Home & Garden
Hardwood floors will remain intact and looking like new for a lifetime when cared for properly. The problem is, when cleaning the floors you often end up using a commercial cleaning solution that leaves film behind. This quickly dulls the look of the hardwood and diminishes the attractive shine of y
Oasis produces a range of water coolers for use in the home and office. Features of Oasis water coolers include drip trays, large refrigeration units, extra capacity storage tanks, and hot and cold water availability. If your Oasis water cooler does not operate properly, you can troubleshoot the ma
White shirts are a staple in many people's wardrobes. Unfortunately, white clothes are also very likely to getting stained. One of the most prominent stains on white shirts are perspiration stains. These unsightly yellow stains might seem impossible to get rid of, but you can actually remove sweat s
Leaf mold is a certain species of mold that grows on leaves after they've fallen to the ground in the fall and started to decay. Mold from leaves can be dangerous to some individuals who are predisposed to allergies, but other people can tolerate it, and even find it useful for gardening application
Be courteous to neighbors when choosing an exterior home color.House and Color image by Aleksandar Jovanovic from Fotolia.comChoosing the perfect colors for the exterior of your home can be quite a task. You need to consider the neighborhood and how the surrounding homes will influence...
Removing the dishwasher panel is a job that can be done in less than 30 minutes. Taking the panel off gives you access to the mechanical system of the dishwasher as well as being able to locate the screws to remove the dishwasher door when you need to disassemble or replace the dishwasher. You can r
Many shoes have plastic coating or accessories that quickly develop residue and film. The plastic is typically clear and shiny, but normal wear and tear will leave the plastic parts of the shoes looking dull and worn. To clean the plastic parts of the shoes properly, keep a few inexpensive cleaning
Mud may seem innocuous enough. But if left in place long enough, mud can stain your clothes, your carpet, and any other fabric it finds its way onto. The good news is that mud is fairly easy to get out of any washable fabric, but only if you haven't washed it yet. The heat from the washing machine a
Tangles in your hair can ruin your day. Not only are they messy and unsightly, but they can also be painful to remove. The fine hairs along the hairline at the back of your neck can be sensitive to the pulling and tugging that accompany your morning grooming session. When you are sleeping, these hai
Exterior wood paneling provides many years of protection for your home. Unfortunately, a number of environmental factors, such as trees, can occasionally cause stains. You must clean wood siding with a cleaner that's appropriate for your specific type of paneling. You should also take into considera
When redoing your garage or simply trying to place vinyl on the ceiling, this small change can enhance the entire look of the garage. You want to use vinyl that wears well and is easy to install. Placing vinyl on your garage ceiling also will act as a great insulator
Cleaning stainless steelStainless Steel Sink image by Hedgehog from Fotolia.comStainless steel has become a very popular choice for kitchen appliances in the past few years. Its durability and aesthetics make it ideal for kitchens as well as other areas of the home. Keeping it clean is...
If you have ever tried to dig postholes by hand with jobbers, you know it's a difficult task. Even using a gas-powered posthole digger is hard work. Using a PTO (power take off) posthole digger attached to a tractor can make the task much easier especially if you have several postholes to dig. Knowi
Latex paint is relatively simple and easy to work with. It is water-soluble, dries quickly and rarely needs to be removed before the surface can be repainted. Nonetheless, latex paint can create stains on some surfaces. If the paint is peeling or flaking, it must be removed before repainting. Method
The next time you use up your dish soap, rinse out the squeeze bottle and save it. You can make your own antibacterial dish soap in less than 10 minutes with just a few ingredients. Making your own dish soap is friendly to your budget. Plus, you can control the ingredients that go into it. Homemade
Spray bottle nozzles are designed to spray liquid in an even fashion from a bottle. Nozzles are used on hairspray, paint, leave-in conditioner and household cleaning bottles. Occasionally, residue from the liquid inside the bottle can build up on the nozzle and clog the spraying mechanism. This is e
Fingernail polish can cause stubborn stains on fabric, furniture and any other items it comes into contact with. A simple slip can knock over a bottle or brush wet polish from newly painted fingernails onto a blouse. While fingernail polish will wash off skin, other items are not so simple to clean.