Dealing with Mildew

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Keep ahead of mildew so it doesn't become a problem. Every six months spray your bathroom ceiling with a 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water. Peroxide is a safe bleach and won't harm the environment or your lungs. Find larger quantities of peroxide at beauty or medical supply stores.

How to clean faucet

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Water deposits build up around faucets and drain areas. Use a paper towel soaked in white vinegar and place around the faucet. Plug the drain and pour 1/2 cup white vinegar in the sink and wait. It takes time for the white vinegar to dissolve the alkaline deposits. Scrub using a stiff bristled nylon toothbrush.

How to clean Tubs and Shower Stalls

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Alkaline deposits in the water cause those not so pretty spots on your glass doors and shower walls. Apply a car wax to the walls and doors, but not the floor or it gets real slick. Both fiberglass and glass are porous. The car wax seals those pores, which makes cleaning easier and keeps water spots away. Reapply twice yearly.

What can we do to make our vacuum cleaner last longer?

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1.Empty or replace the bag frequently. A good rule of thumb – if the bag is two-thirds full, it’s time to empty or replace the bag. This applies to both cloth and paper bags.

2. Air flow is also important. The principle behind vacuuming is very simple: You move air through a carpet and suck the dirt into a bag. If you reduce the air flow, you don’t get the dirt. There’s another danger to restricting airflow. It can cause the vacuum motor to burn out. Plastic parts may melt when temperatures rise, following restricted air movement.

Home made products for cleaning yourself

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Who doesn't want to cut the cost of their families toiletries? Shampoo, soap, deodorant, all of these can cost you hundreds every year. Here are some recipes--other than the old stand by of adding water to the shampoo to stretch it--for homemade toiletries that will save your family money and best of all, which really work.

Cleaning gloves

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Some people insist on cleaning with gloves, some people refuse to use them. While the stereotypical yellow latex gloves are most commonly used to clean some nastier places in the house, such as the bathroom, there are other choices, so if you're one of the people who like to use gloves when cleaning, here are the different types; the right glove for the right job.