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How to remove odors from plastic containers

Plastic containers are especially useful when you want to take a food package on a trip or to prepare your child’s snack. The problem occurs when the plastic starts to catch an unpleasant odor that persists even after washing. Here’s the solution: Rinse the casserole and its cover thoroughly then try one of the following methods to get rid of …

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Get rid of mold & mildew on the walls with vinegar and baking soda

Mold is unpleasant, both by appearance and by the harmful effects it has on our health. Babies and children should not sit in a room that is affected by mold, because it can cause severe allergies and even asthma. Here are two simple and inexpensive ways to get rid of mold: vinegar and baking soda. To prepare a vinegar solution …

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6 things you shouldn’t keep in the bathroom

List of items that shouldn’t be kept in the bathroom is quite long. We present below the most important 6 household objects that shouldn’t be kept in the bathroom: 1. Cosmetics It is recommended that cosmetics to be stored at room temperature. Nail polish, eye shadows, foundation and mascara need to be kept in a cool, well-ventilated place. If you …

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How to remove blood stains out of clothes

Accidents happen, so most of us have experienced, at least once, blood stains on clothing or bedding. They are incredibly difficult to remove, whether they are on white or colorful clothes and especially if we do not act immediately. • By air contact, blood hemoglobin acts as a binder and sticks into the fabric. Therefore it is important to not …

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Homemade tub, tile, and grout cleaner

What a great idea to make eco-friendly cleaning baskets as holiday gifts! It might be best to include the ingredients with directions so your loved ones can mix together. The cleaner can dry up over time and is best used right after making. My bathroom tiles were a sight for sore eyes, the grout was stained and looked a bit …

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Homemade laundry booster

I have been using a scant quarter cup of regular baking soda as a laundry booster for years and it works great. I’m told it is because the sodium bicarbonate acts as a water softener to your wash water, allowing the detergent to work better. All I know is it does work. Brighten dingy laundry with this homemade eco-friendly dry …

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Child-safe all-purpose cleaner

Safe to use around pets and kids, this disinfecting cleaner is smart to have on hand. Tea-tree oil is a powerful antibacterial and antifungal, even fighting off MRSA, making it a natural option to use when cleaning your space. And this spray is great to use on toys, floors, and countertops for a quick clean. Make sure to follow up …

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Homemade mirror antifogger

Keep mirrors from getting steamy after showers with this all-natural antifogger mirror spray. A foggy mirror after showering is a real bother. You don’t want to use your towel to wipe away the steam, and sometimes opening a window or door lets all that wonderfully warm air out, leaving you shivering. Make life easier with a DIY antifogger that uses …

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How to remove stains from marble tile floor

Marble tile floors require a soft care to maintain its soft and luxurious appearance. The abrasive cleaners or acids may scratch the marble, leaving opaque light colored marks on the surface. Dust off and clean with soapy water or a stone cleaner to prevent dirt and dust from accumulating. If you used improper cleaning methods or minor marks left on …

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The fastest and the most effective method for scrubbing concrete floors

Concrete or concrete floors are easy to clean and can be found inside or outside the home. One of the main advantages of concrete floors is lacking grout, as it does with the tiles. However, in some cases, cement floors can be porous and uneven, which makes the cleaning of these areas difficult. With proper maintenance, scrubbing a concrete floor …

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