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Video: The Best Way to Clean a Butcher Block Cutting Board

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Leslie Reichert, and I'm the cleaning coach. You can visit my website, for more tips and tricks, just like this one. Today, what we're going to do is, I'm going to give you a few different ways to clean a wood cutting board. What...

How to Get White Socks Clean

There's nothing like new white socks-crisp and fresh-until you wear them one time. White socks can get dirty and dingy, and emerge from the laundry not much cleaner than when they went into the washing machine. Try this method to get white socks "like new" again!

How to Tell if a Ceramic Bowl Is Oven-Proof

Ceramic bowls come in a variety of sizes and designs. Some are glass-based, others have glaze coating and still others are unglazed and clay-like. Because of these differences, which may not be visibly noticed, manufacturers often include safe usage indications to let you know if the bowl is safe fo

Home Remedies to Get Dried Gum Off Clothes

Chewing gum provides oral stimulation and can help fight hunger pains. Children, however, are not always careful while chewing gum. Before you know it, you have a wad of gum stuck to the front of your daughter's shirt. You need to remove the gum without doing any damage to the shirt. Fortunately, th

How to Clean Mold From a Shower Stall

Mold thrives in damp areas with high humidity and low air circulation. Shower stalls harbor mold because the conditions are right for the fungus to survive. Mold appears in shades of black, pink, brown or green. The fungus can even leave behind a musty odor in your bathroom. Remove the mold from the

How to Organize A Walk In Closet

Organization allows us to maintain a neat environment, free of clutter, where you can find what you need when you need it. The process of organizing, whether for a walk-in closet or any other part of the house, takes a willingness to get rid of things you do not need and stick to whatever system you

How to Make Money Recycling in California

California residents are beneficiaries of one of the most robust recycling systems in the United States. Since the advent of the California Redemption Value (CRV) program and home pickup of recyclables, Californians can save landfill space and benefit the environment. You could just throw your recyc

What Ingredients Are in Sparkle Paper Towels?

Sparkle paper towels are a cleaning aid, with the ability to absorb liquids. They can be used in the home or for commercial purposes. They are always ready to use and are easily disposed of.

Video: How to Clean Bathroom Floor Tiles

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Chris Wade, and I'm a Contractor from the City of Los Angeles. Today, we're going to show you how to clean bathroom floor tiles. Here we are with your bathroom floor tile, and it's dirty, and we want to clean it up. Most of the time, if you just spend a...

How to Crochet Pot Scrubbers

No kitchen sink should be without a pot scrubber for getting into the nooks and crannies of dirty pots and pans. While you can purchase a basic pot scrubber, if you enjoy crocheting you can also crochet pot scrubbers for sudsing your dirty dishes. Use tulle in a color that fits your kitchen decor, a

How to Remove Perspiration Stains From White Cotton Shirts

Perspiration occurs when the body becomes overheated and tries to regulate the internal temperature by stimulating the sweat glands. Exercise, sickness or stress may all activate sweat glands, leading to perspiration stains on clothing. Perspiration stains inflicted on white cotton shirts appear as

10 Storage Hacks to Keep Food Fresher Longer

Too often we throw away food that wasted away on the kitchen counter or pantry shelf before we could consume it. Sometimes we purchase more than we need, but many times food spoils before we have the opportunity to cook with it. Thankfully, there are some things we can do to make the food we bring h

How to Clean a Sofa With a Steamer

Fabric upholstery can get very dirty from pets, food or drink spills and everyday use. Upholstery steamers clean deep down in the fabric to remove any tough dirt and stains you can't get rid of with vacuuming alone. The heat from the steam combined with manual scrubbing action and cleaning solution

Instructions for the Rowenta Self-Cleaning Iron

Rowenta provides a wide variety of steam irons to keep your garments looking fresh and wrinkle-free. Some models of Rowenta irons include a self-cleaning option, which allows you to clean impurities from the steam chamber and vents with minimal effort. Minerals from tap water can clog them, resultin

How to Get Yellow Spots Out of Table Linen

Although there is no sure-fire method to remove all yellow stains from your special table linens, there are a few things you can try. Don't throw away those family heirlooms until you have tried at least some of these tips.

How to Get Rid of a Dead Animal Smell in the Wall

If you have a smell in your house that you can't seem to locate the source for, unfortunately it may be because something has died in your walls. Normally, the smell will eventually go away on its own, but waiting it out can be unpleasant, and even embarrassing if you have guests over. Fortunately t

How to Remove Dog Urine From a Feather Duvet

Removing dog urine from a feather duvet is a difficult task. There are two issues to consider: removing the urine stain and removing the smell. Feathers are a natural material. They will hold odors and they can be damaged by improper cleaning. The trick is to remove the stain and the odor while keep

How to Create a Home Filing System

Setting up a home filing system allows you to quickly retrieve important papers and information. Setting it up is easy. Follow these steps.

Video: How to Get a Stinky Smell Out of a Dishwasher

Video Transcript Hi, I'm Lisa Yakas, microbiologist in The Consumer Products Program at NSF International. Today I'm going to show you how to get that stinky smell out of your dishwasher. You will need your dishwasher's manual, vinegar and bleach. Step one, read your dishwasher's...

How to Make your own Stain Remover

Don't panic if you or a guest spills a few drops, or a whole glass of red wine on your carpet or upholstery. It will come out.

I spilled an entire glass of wine on white carpet and thought I had managed to get it all up. When we moved and pulled the furniture away, I found a large spot that had