Monday, October 11, 2010

Tip of the Day

On a recent trip to Target, I discovered my new favorite cleaning tool; Borax. This multi-purpose cleaning product is safe for the environment and can be used as a laundry booster, garbage disposal cleaner, hard water softener, the list goes on and on.  I've been using it primarily as a laundry booster because of the hard water in my condo and it's been well worth the investment.  My towels are so much more soft after using Borax, they're soft like when I first bought them.

A 1 lb. box is pretty cheap too, it cost me under $4.00.  Definitely worth the investment.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How to: Clean and Organize a Velvet Jewelry Box

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been looking at your dusty, pet fur-covered jewelry box with disdain for a while now.  The reason for the disdain; not knowing how to clean velvet.  That’s right; velvet.  A lot of jewelry boxes are lined with velvet and are a bit trickier to clean than typical cloth surfaces.  Paper towels shred and leave lint behind, a lint roller can’t clean the grooves usually reserved for rings, and feather dusters are completely useless against embedded dust and hair.  The following steps will help guide you through cleaning a velvet jewelry box.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cleaning Tip of the Day

Does the thought of cleaning your dirty shower liner both disgust and overwhelm you?  Use this time saving trick and your shower liner will get clean and hygienic in no time!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cleaning Tip of the Day

When setting out to clean anything (a bathroom, bedroom, piece of furniture, wall unit, etc.) it's smart to start from the top and work your way down.  You'll avoid cleaning areas twice by ensuring all the dirt falls down away from the already clean areas.

Friday, August 20, 2010

How To: Clean Up a Broken Flourescent Bulb

Even if you're not the greenest person in the world, most of us have at least one Compact Fluorescent Light, or CFL, in our house.  Because they last longer than standard bulbs and consume less energy, CFL bulbs are appealing to budget and environmentally conscious consumers.  But what do you do if one breaks?

Within the plastic tubing of CFL bulbs resides a small amount of mercury.  This highly toxic substance  cannot be disposed of haphazardly; specific steps must be taken to prevent exposing this toxic substance to the environment.  Follow the jump below to find out what the Environmental Protection Agency recommends you do if you break a CFL bulb: 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

How To: Organize a Closet

If you’re anything like most Americans, your closet is a room in your house with various piles of clothes, shoes, and accessories strewn about in no discernible order. It may take you anywhere from five to thirty minutes to locate an article of clothing, yet the thought of organizing this mess overwhelms you instantly. If this sounds familiar you’ve come to the right place; the following six steps will guide you through the closet organization process and make at least one part of your life a little more organized.