It’s difficult to cook without grease going everywhere. Trust me, I know. Grease settles onto whatever surface it can find, leaving a sticky mess as it builds up over time. Add in some dirt and dust and before you know it, your cabinets are filthy. Buh. Though gross, and not really much fun, cleaning them up is easy. Just pick the method that is easiest and go!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
I don’t know about you, but my laptop seems to collect dirt and dust like small trophies. My screen proudly displays these small trophies over words I’m trying to read and pictures I’m trying to look at. Gross. Since I should probably do this anyway, here’s the scoop on cleaning up a dirty laptop…like mine.
There was once a time when popcorn ceilings were all the rage. Hard to believe, I know. Unfortunately, back then, this “desired” look was achieved with the use of asbestos. If your house was built prior to 1990, there’s a good chance that your popcorn ceiling contains this harmful chemical. That being said, it’s best to consult a professional and leave it alone. The best thing you can do is getting it removed, but don’t try doing it yourself. If your house was built after 1990 it should be safe to clean. Proceed with caution and don’t take any unnecessary risks. Most people aren’t looking at your ceiling anyway.
If you have determined that your popcorn ceiling is safe to clean:
Thursday, December 27, 2012
You wouldn’t think that a shower curtain could get so dirty, considering the only thing they really encounter is soap and water. Since most of the time shower curtains don’t get to thoroughly dry, they develop that mildew smell that no one likes. If you’re worried this is going to be a lengthy chore, you’re in luck. This is a piece of cake.
Take the shower curtain down and remove the little hooks.
Isn’t funny that the place where we go to get clean can get so dirty? Over time, residual dirt, loose hair, hard water stains, and other debris can make your tub look filthy. No doubt this chore sucks, so gather the things you need and get it over with!
- Start by rinsing the tub out. Take a paper towel and wipe away loose hair from the drain. Gross, I know, but it has to be done.
- Choose your cleaner and get to scrubbing. Comet and other bathroom cleansers are good for this. If you don’t have any of those handy, you can use dish or laundry detergent.
As anyone who has ever used hairspray knows, it doesn’t all just go into your hair. It floats through the air until it finally settles on the nearest available surface. Walls are of the victim of excess hairspray. If you’ve noticed that your walls are a little on the sticky side from hairspray buildup, here’s a few quick ways to get rid of it.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Vinegar and baking soda are great natural, cheap cleaners that can be used on just about everything. Baking soda is good to use when you need a safe abrasive to remove stains. Vinegar is best used to remove stains and odors. Both of these items are non-toxic, multi-purpose and more importantly, cheap. When mixing these two ingredients, make sure to do it slowly. There will be a lot of fizzing going on. Some enthusiasts use this combination to fuel rockets. It is not dangerous, just a lot of foam, but it could get messy quickly.
A paste created of 50-percent baking soda and 50-percent white vinegar can clean: