Remove odors from carpets and rugs

Vacuum on carpet near woman's feet

Stinky carpets and rugs are pretty nasty to live with. A deep professional cleaning is a good long-term answer, but if you can’t afford those as often as needed, there’s quite a bit you can do yourself to fix the problem.

How to clean and care for wooden bowls

Wooden bowls are gorgeous, but you need to know how to clean them if you want them to last in the kitchen. Wood is porous, so it needs different care from the non-porous materials that make up most dinner ware. The first and most important rule in caring for wooden bowls: never let them soak …

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How to Clean Wax off of Candle Holders

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Even the cleanest burning candle tends to leave some residue behind that will dull the shine of a glass or metal candle holder. These tips will help you whether you’re struggling to pop the bottom of a candle out of the holder or just to get the last few pieces of gunky wax and sooty stuff off of it.

How to clean copper cookware

Copper pots and pans are wonderful for cooking, but over time they can develop tarnish. While tarnish doesn’t affect their performance, it’s not pretty. It’s worth mentioning that the tarnish patina actually protects the copper from corrosion. If you can live with the look of the tarnish, you may want to just leave it alone …

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Iron your clothes less, and still look great

Clothing iron on white surface

Unclutterer has an old post about buying no-iron clothes that you really never have to iron so you can eliminate that annoying chore from your daily list. If you want to go completely iron-free and still look as immaculately groomed as anyone else, there are a few things you need to do. If you can’t …

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