You probably already use your shower or tub as a station for drying delicate laundry, or shoes and jackets that have gotten soaked. But you can actually line dry clothes in small bathrooms.
There’s a simple way to get rid of bugs you can’t reach that doesn’t involve spraying them and getting bug spray everywhere.
If you think you need to wash your clothes every time you wear them, you’re wasting water, energy and money, and shortening the life of your clothes. You can almost always wear clothes more than once without being “dirty.”
There are quite a few things you can wash in a dishwasher besides dishes and kitchen ware. Just put theese items in with your dishes, and everything gets clean in one go.
The time to teach kids to clean their rooms is while they’re young. If they get the idea someone will always clean up after them and life is just one endless play session, it’ll be harder to convince them later that they need to pitch in.
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.
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 …
Very few candles burn so cleanly that they don’t leave any wax gunk behind in your candle holders. Sometimes it’s easy enough to scrape off, but other times – especially if you make your own candles out of old ones – it’s gross. And even when it’s not gross, even the cleanest burning candle tends …