Cotton is made of plant fibres and is used for clothes, bed linens, tablecloths, and a number of fabrics we use in our everyday life. Fabrics made of cotton are breathable, soft, and comfortable. While cotton blends require a bit less maintenance, 100% cotton textiles will need a bit more to stay in good shape over the years.
Cotton clothing can be washed in the washing machine or by hand. Even though the fabric can withstand high temperatures, try to avoid them to prevent the fading of the colours. What is more, frequent washing at high temperatures will cause shrinkage and wrinkling.
In this article, we will talk about things you can do to properly take care of your cotton garments and make sure they look good even.
The cleaning and maintaining methods we mention below are suitable for 100% cotton fabrics, as well as for cotton blends. Before attempting anything, check the fabric care label for any specific requirements and follow all instructions to avoid damage to the fabric and make sure you achieve the best results possible.
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No one really witnesses the birth of scuff marks, yet they exist. Every time you sit on the sofa, drag a chair, or wear shoes around the house, microscopic (or not so much) scuffs and marks are left on your painted walls or on your floors.
Lucky for you, scuff marks are easily removed using common household products. If you manage to get to them while they are fresh, the removal will be extra quick and easy so watch out.
We will show you how to get rid of all scuff marks using simple ingredients like baking soda and dish soap. Keep reading and try it out for yourself. Your walls and floors will be spotless.
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Coconut oil can be extremely useful when it comes to cooking or moisturising. No matter what you chose to use it for, this wonderful product will eventually end up on your clothing, leaving unsightly greasy stains.
Fortunately, coconut oil stains (if treated on time) can be easily removed from fabrics with only a few common household ingredients that you probably already have at home. Keep reading to see what steps you should take when you end up having oily stains anywhere on your clothing, upholstery, or other fabrics.
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Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring has the same ease of care and cleaning as sheet vinyl but is more durable and comfortable underfoot. PVC is used in both types of flooring.
Sheet vinyl is a thin, flexible roll or tile that has a clear protective coating over the pattern layer. To improve strength and rigidity, luxury vinyl includes additional and thicker layers, including a transparent top-coat layer, a design layer with the printed image, a cushion layer of foam, a fibreglass backing layer, and a rigid PVC backing layer. Luxury vinyl flooring is a distinct sort of flooring, despite the fact that it is manufactured of the same PVC vinyl as conventional vinyl flooring. Luxury vinyl is available in multi-ply planks or tiles with wear layers ranging in thickness from 2 to 8 mm. Luxury vinyl planks are far thicker than normal vinyl, giving them a semi-rigid appearance. Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) and tiles (LVT) are installed using a click-and-lock mechanism similar to laminate flooring.
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Nowadays, more and more people are looking into green cleaning and want to live more sustainably. While that sounds easy and simple, the details can get confusing. Even though some items or actions seem sustainable, they may need to be revised. In this article, we will discuss whether or not using a dishwasher can help save water or not.
The short answer is yes. A lot of water is used in the kitchen, cleaning your dishes manually does not reduce its amount. While a lot of consumers believe that dishwashers use more water than washing by hand, this is not true. In fact, you can clean a full dishwasher with the same amount of water as it takes to wash dishes by hand for two minutes.
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Bathrooms are one of the most challenging areas of the house to clean. They accumulate dirt and grime quickly and cause mould, mildew, soap scum, and hard water deposits to build up. If you are behind with your regular bathroom cleaning routine, you may also notice that some foul odours are developing.
However, thorough cleaning is not always sufficient. Sometimes bad smells are caused by other circumstances that have nothing to do with cleanliness. The main source of bad smells is usually the drain. Since the bathroom is a high-traffic area used by friends, family, and other guests, a strong rotten egg odour from the shower drain might give the impression that your home is unclean or in disrepair. If your shower drain smells like rotten eggs, it’s critical to determine what’s generating the odour in order to address the issue. Begin by inspecting the drain for one of several common culprits.
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Decorating colourful, fun eggs for Christmas is a great tradition crossing many cultures. Depending on where you come from, you may use different dyes to paint your beautiful eggs. The most common way to dye eggs is by giving them a bath in food colouring. This is an easy technique that gives great results but that is until dye ends up on your hands, tablecloth, clothes, or carpet.
This type of dye stain is possible to get rid of, however, there are a few things you must remember. You should always tend to the stained area as soon as possible and blot at it and never rub it. Press a clean dry cloth on top of the stain to soak up most of the moisture. Do not rub it since you may push the dye deeper into the fibres of the fabric. Another important thing to keep in mind is to never place a stained garment in the dryer because the heat may set the stain and make it hard to remove or even permanent.
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Cleaning and organising go hand in hand. But junk drawers come in handy when you are decluttering and putting items away. To be honest, how many junk drawers do you have in your kitchen? You’re not alone if you can’t answer that question. Many of us believe we are organised enough to answer “one” but the truth may be far from that. This is why you should learn how to organise junk drawers so they are not so..well, junky.
The junk drawer is never intentionally designed to be a junk drawer. It usually begins as something pretty functional, such as the location for our piping bags or the keeper of cheese knives. Then there is life! The cheese knives are suddenly mixed in with the bottle openers, as are batteries, matchbooks, a half-empty container of super glue, and some random cookie cutters.
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Cornstarch is usually used in the kitchen to thicken sauces and other meals. However, this is just a small part of its potential. In fact, cornstarch can be extremely useful and help you with cleaning, crafting, polishing, and a number of other useful things that will pleasantly surprise you.
We will share some of our favourite uses for cornstarch. We hope you like them, so keep reading to find out what those are.
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Cleaning bathrooms is never pleasant. Some may say it’s their least pleasant chore at home and who could blame them? This article will show you a few tricks which will make the cleaning of your bathroom a bit more bearable.
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