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How to fold socks

Sock gremlins beware! The organization fairy has arrived. For many people folding socks can be an overwhelming chore. Once you have overcome the hurdle of matching the socks, some people tend to fold socks incorrectly causing wear on the elastic. Even still there are those who don't even bother... More

How to get bubble gum out of clothing

Several methods to remove gum from fabric As you are collecting the laundry from your child's floor you notice a sticky substance on the front. Upon closer examination, you determine that the substance is the gum that your child was chewing earlier that evening. There are several simple methods... More

How to clean an oven

How to clean an oven. The manner in which you tackle the cleaning of an oven depends upon the layout of the oven. The main principles are similar for all ovens, though floor standing ones will have other areas which need to be cleaned, such as the hob area. This guide covers the different types... More

How to clean your bedroom

From messy to clean This guide helps the messiest people to the tidy people clean up their bedrooms. No matter what you do a bedroom magically seems to continually accumulate clutter from day to day and for some procrastinators, week to week. In the end you know you have to clean your bedroom.... More

How to clean an electric kettle

A simple method for removing the chalky off-white scale from the element of your kettle. While it is not dangerous to drink water that is boiled in a kettle with lime scale deposits in it, it is rather unappealing. It also has the unfortunate side-effect of making your kettle less efficient, as... More

How to avoid bringing bed bugs into your home

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure It's on everyone's mind these days and with good reason; the population of bed bugs has exploded in recent years. Although they were almost eradicated in the 1950's, lately we've seen an unparallelled resurgence of bed bugs. The reason for this is... More

How to de-clutter your home

A place for everything and everything in its place Clutter is what makes the rooms of your home look messy and untidy. One of the main principles of Feng Shui for decorating and cleaning homes is to keep clutter to a minimum. Naturally there will be times when clutter is necessary when you are... More

How to clean the turbo brush on a  Bissell Cleanview Helix vacuum

The Bissell Cleanview Helix is an upright vacuum that comes with several attachments. One of them is the Turbo Brush, which is useful for vacuuming steps and narrow places. The Turbo Brush can get clogged with hair and dirt, keeping the brush from spinning. Cleaning the Turbo Brush is easy, and... More

How to hang out wash

Tips for hanging out laundry on a washline Lots of people agree that laundry, just off the wash line, smells great. That fresh, crisp smell goes a long way to making this chore worth the time it takes. But this chore also has other benefits. Although it takes more time than stuffing it in the... More

How to clean oil based paint from paintbrushes

Getting the paint out When you are painting the exterior of your home, chances are you are going to be using an oil based paint. Oil based paints are a better choice when the item being painted will be exposed to the elements. The same things that make oil based paint a long lasting choice also... More