Entries by Maryanne

Cleaning Patio Cushions

MATERIALS NEEDED – Vacuum – Bucket – Warm water – Dishwashing liquid – Borax – Sponge – Scrub brush – Towels – Fabric protector spray   Pile up your outdoor pillows! Unzip cases wherever possible and run them through the wash following the instructions on the tags. Then turn your attention to the cushions. Remove any loose dirt and dust from them using the […]

Back to School Special

Many Ways H & H Cleaning Can Help Ease Your Family Back to School   Whether you have kids going back to school or not, it is that time of year when you realize there are many projects you’d like to get done and haven’t built in the time to do so. H & H cleaning […]

How to Clean Your Grill (Charcoal and Gas)

How to Clean a Charcoal Grill Here’s how to get your charcoal grill ready to go: Start by cleaning grill grates with a brass grill brush and warm soapy water.If you meet resistance, try rubbing it lightly with steel wool. Rinse and dry. (Lightly coat cast-iron grates with cooking oil.) Remove any ashes. Clean the […]

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 […]