Entries by Debbie

Cleaning Hairspray in the Bathroom

3 Tips for Cleaning Hairspray Off Bathroom Surfaces Hairspray. Wonderful on your hair, not so great on everything else. Unless you go outside to spray your hair, you’ll need to periodically clean up the hairspray overspray.  Use rubbing alcohol (70%) on a cotton ball or soft cloth to dissolve hairspray droplets and that fine layer […]

Cleaning Dirty Garage Floor in Winter

  Your garage floor is filthy with the salt and dirt from melted snow.   First with a push broom, sweep as much of the salt and dirt out of the garage. Second, mix up a solution of 1 gallon of very warm water to 1 cup of vinegar with a squirt of dish soap. Pour […]

Cleaning Dripped Wax from Candle Holders

The Holiday Season is often a time when several candles are glowing in our homes.  Though the ambiance is special while candles are lit, the aftermath can be difficult to clean up. Here are a two simple methods for removal of the wax on candle holders; choose the method that’s easiest for you.  Use the […]

Don’t Throw Away the Unmatched Sock!

Though it is frustrating to finish folding laundry and find you have a lone soldier sock.  Don’t throw it away, because there a many things an unmatched sock can be helpful with around the house.  Pull it down the end of a yard stick to dust all the lint from under the washer and dryer. […]

How to Clean Insides of Flower Vases

       Fill the vase with warm water, Pour in a tablespoon of baking soda (more if it’s a larger vase) Pour in white vinegar. It should fizz and eat away the residue that’s built up – This is       especially good for mineral deposits that don’t come off with scrubbing.

Cleaning the Inside of Microwave

  Microwaves that have cooked on food sides splattered on all can be very difficult to clean.  I have the found the most consistent way to clean microwaves is to have a spray bottle  of one teaspoon of Dawn with water.  Shake it well then spray thoroughly to all sides of the microwave.  If the microwave […]

Cleaning Rust Streaks in Toilet Bowl

  Often times. regular toilet bowl cleaners or bleach can not entirely remove the rust streaks that drip down the sides of a toilet bowl.  The best solution to remove the discoloration is with CLR product.  This agent is potent.  You should wear gloves or avoid CLR from touching your skin. However it is easy […]

It’s Time To Enjoy That Screened in Porch!

With spring finally here and summer right around the corner its time for you and your family to enjoy the screened in porch! One key to having a screened in porch that everyone will envy is a clean screen.  And now is the perfect time to get them clean.  Take a long handle flume or dry […]

The Many Cleaning Uses of Fresh Lemons

The following are two simple ways to clean with lemon that are easy and effective.  Cleaning the cutting board. If you think the nasty red stains on a cutting board are permanent, you are wrong.  First sprinkle board with kosher salt or baking soda.  Let that sit for 5 minutes.  Then with a halved lemon, […]