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Do It Yourself Laundry Detergent

Ever since people started wearing clothes, we have used various products to wash them. Homemade laundry detergent is used by many people for both financial and environmental reasons. It is far less expensive by volume than commercial detergent and uses fewer chemicals and additives. Making laundry d

How to Remove Hand Prints From a Mac Book

If your white MacBook looks grey and/or stained from placing your hands on the white portions, here are a few quick tips to help you restore your MacBook to its original color.

How to Prevent Mold on a Cloth Shower Curtain

Shower curtains give you privacy while you are bathing as well as keep water from spraying all over your bathroom. Shower curtains come in a variety of materials---including vinyl and fabric---and designs to fit any decor. As with other areas of your bathroom, mold and mildew can grow and spread on

Window Scratch Remover Products

Scratches on windows can be a pain, especially if they obstruct your view. Fortunately, products to remove scratches are available on the market. These products remove scratches from car windows, the windows of your home and even your eyeglasses. Using these products can keep your windows looking ne

Error Code F51 on a Maytag Bravo

The "F51" error on Maytag Bravo washers can stop the washer from operating, is often a nuisance and may require new parts to fix the problem. The error also applies to other washer manufacturers.

Tomato Sauce Stain Removal Tips for Laminate

spaghetti with tomato sauce image by Alyona Burchette from Fotolia.comTomato sauce can be a tricky stain to remove. The pigment in tomatoes that give the fruit its red color becomes more concentrated as the tomato is cooked. Plus, most tomato sauce recipes include oils and fats. Laminate...

How to Clean Rust Spots From a Kimono

Any stain on a kimono will greatly detract from its beauty, especially when the stain is rust. Rust is challenging to remove from most surfaces and especially silk, from which most kimonos are made. You need to apply a cleaning agent that will remove the rust without damaging the delicate kimono fab

Non Chemical Ways to Clean Bathroom Drains

Bathroom drains often become clogged through everyday wear and tear. However, many of the drain cleaning products on the market contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to you, hard on your pipes and harmful to the environment. Instead of buying a drain cleaning product, you can use one of severa

Measures to Control Soil Pollution

Soil pollution occurs when a chemical or physical change in soil harms the health of soil organisms or plants in the affected area. Common causes of soil pollution include high salt levels, pesticides, herbicides, petroleum products and heavy metals. Large-scale cleanup is often costly and time-cons

Tools to Remove Mold From a Shower

If you have mold growing in your shower, removing it quickly will prevent staining and potential health issues. Tools that you have in your cleaning supplies will help you.

What Dissolves Coffee Bean Oil?

All coffee machines are prone to accumulations of coffee oil, imparting increased bitterness and unpleasant off-flavors to the brews they make. It is important to keep any implements that come in contact with the beans or brew clean in order to prevent this. In French presses, the filter is the most

How to Steam Clean Cushions

When you get down to the task of cleaning, your sofa's cushions require your full attention and care, as stains from food, children, pets and even adults often accumulate here. Cleaning cushions can be tedious, but if done with the help of steam, the job becomes easier.

How to Remove Rust Stains From Stainless Steel Silverware

You're unloading your brand new stainless steel flatware from your dishwasher. When you notice little spots of what appear to be rust on some of the knives. So you rub at them a little but it won't come off. By this time you're starting to get a little mad, that set cost quite a bit and now it

How to Remove Oil Stains From Sandstone

Sandstone is a natural stone often used to cover floors, bathrooms and kitchen countertops. Homeowners like it because it is attractive and durable. But though those rock tiles look impervious, they are actually quite susceptible to stains. Natural rock is very porous. Spilled liquid like oil easily

How to Clean a Blue Steel Pan

Blue steel pans are thin, yet strong pans made of steel heated in a way that creates the blue-black color and makes the steel resistant to corrosion. Blue steel pans heat quickly and evenly, making them good for foods such as omelets and crepes. Like cast iron, these pans must be cleaned correctly

How to Make Stained Concrete Rust Color With Sulfur

Sulfur is an important ingredient of iron sulfate, also known as copperas. It is used to stain concrete surfaces. Depending on the amount of iron sulfate used, the stain can range from light tannish-red colors to deep brown. The age of the concrete, along with its level of dryness, its wear patterns

How to Clean Insulated Coveralls

Insulated coveralls are good winter apparel for anyone spending long periods of time working or playing outdoors. Most insulated coveralls are made from a washable cotton twill or duck fabric with a quilted nylon lining. Coveralls usually have an elastic waist, zipper and several pockets. They may a

How to Harden an Iron Rod

Hardening of iron rods is done to avoid wear and tear of rod due to friction in use thereby prolonging its useful life. Iron rods used in construction of buildings, towers and machine parts are hardened. Hardening of iron rods is required to avoid bending under high mechanical stress. Hardening proc