Things at home you should sanitise more often

Washing your hands regularly is a must. Especially with the recent concern over the COVID-19 pandemic, disinfection has been a hot topic. While washing your hands with hot water and soap is a good enough defence against pathogens and germs, what about all the other surfaces we touch on a regular basis that also need constant disinfection? It is particularly important to clean certain areas of your home that accumulate a lot of germs and microbes over time. You can add cleaning these hot germ spots around the house to your regular cleaning routine and ensure that your home is safe and healthy at all times.
We will list some of the most common places that collect germs and are regularly touched.
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How to clean your velvet furniture?

Velvet upholstery brings elegance to any interior decor. While it was once reserved for royalties and the very wealthy, nowadays velvet furniture is available to anyone. If you have a liking for fancy/extravagant home decor, you will love a velvet sofa in your beautiful living room. Velvet fabric is usually bright coloured, plush, and relatively easy to take care of.

There are different types of velvet fabrics that will suit different lifestyles better. If you are going to use your velvet sofa on a daily basis, and have pets or children, it is best if you choose velvet made from synthetic fibres. The other type of velvet is woven from cotton fibres and will hold onto stains and dirt more than synthetic velvet. What is more, synthetic velvet furniture will keep its colour much longer. Continue reading “How to clean your velvet furniture?”

How to clean your cleaning supplies?

We all use cleaning tools and supplies when cleaning our homes. A good set of cleaning supplies will help you maintain the cleanliness of your house, as well as make sure everything is neat, beautiful, and healthy. However, most people rarely think about the fact that cleaning supplies need cleaning as well. Whether it is your microfiber cloths, vacuum cleaner, squeegees, or any other tool you use regularly, they all collect dust and dirt which builds up on them.

If you want to have your supplies for longer and ensure that they work efficiently, you should maintain their cleanliness as well. In this article, we will talk about how often cleaning equipment has to be cleaned and how to properly take care of various pieces. Continue reading “How to clean your cleaning supplies?”

Coffee stains on carpets? Here is how to get rid of them.

Coffee stains are really common and even though they look scary, they are actually not so difficult to remove. You will need a few household items that you probably already have at home. In this article, we will show you a few simple steps you can take in order to get rid of coffee stains. By doing this, you may even be able to get rid of old coffee stains. You will only need common products like baking soda, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide.

You have the highest chance of completely removing the coffee stain from your carpet if you work as soon as the spill happens. Start by blotting it in order to prevent it from soaking deeper and spreading around more. Continue reading “Coffee stains on carpets? Here is how to get rid of them.”

Common household products that are great for stain removal

Stains occur on all types of clothing, carpets, and upholstery. However, some stains are stubborn and not too easy to remove. We are happy to tell you that you can use a number of the products that you already have at home. The key to success is to match the products you are using with the type of stain you are trying to get rid of. Some things work better for oily stains while others will rid you of saturated colours.

Here are some simple items, that are also used by professional cleaners, you have at home that you can use to get rid of stains: Continue reading “Common household products that are great for stain removal”

How to get rid of fruit flies for good?

Ripe, juicy fruits are a must for summer. Unfortunately, so are fruit flies. These pests are the last thing you want in your face while preparing a nice lunch with your family or having friends over for a garden soiree.

These extremely tiny flies are annoying and will not go away by themselves. They can reproduce super fast, laying hundreds of eggs in short periods. They usually do that on moist, overripe fruits and vegetables. Within 24-30 hours, the eggs hatch into larvae or maggots and start feeding on the source of food that happens to be their home. Within a week those larvae become active and start the cycle over again.

Do not worry. There are many effective ways in which you can easily get rid of fruit flies. Continue reading “How to get rid of fruit flies for good?”

How to get rid of the musty smell in the basement?

Basements are dark and often moist. However, you might be surprised to find out that their prominent basement smell is not actually supposed to be there.

Even though moist basements are below-grade and often don’t get enough fresh air and light, not all of them need to become musty and smelly. In this article we will talk about the main causes for bad smells in the basements, as well as some simple methods you can use in order to prevent stinky basements from smelling.

Keep in mind that the first step to properly removing musty smells, you need to understand the cause of them. Continue reading to find out what the most common causes for damp smells are and what to do in order to get rid of each one. Continue reading “How to get rid of the musty smell in the basement?”

How to prevent fabric colour bleeding and fading?

Unfortunately, clothes do not always hold colour so well. Whenever washed, they might bleed colour or fade. There are several reasons for that and even though it seems impossible to prevent, it is not. Let’s look at the difference between those terms and how to prevent that from happening.

Crocking – That is the colour transfer that occurs when fabric rubs against something (furniture, shoes or skin). This happens when the dye is not properly adhered to the fabric.

Colour Bleed – Occurs when the fabric gets wet and dye leaches out of the fibres. This usually happens in the washing machine and can result in colour transfer between items.

Colour fade – When the fabric has lost most of its dye and now lacks vibrancy or depth. Continue reading “How to prevent fabric colour bleeding and fading?”

How to properly clean white plastic garden furniture.

Whenever you are looking for a cost effective, practical and easy to maintain garden furniture, get some resin outdoor chairs and tables. They are affordable, sustainable and rather convenient to use. Most plastic furniture is 100% recycled and what is more, it is stackable and easy to store.

If you have such furniture, you probably know how lightweight it is and how easy it is to just pull them out on a sunny day. However, you probably also know how easily they become dirty and dull. When exposed to the elements, plastic chairs suffer sun damage, mold and mildew growth and all kinds of hard to remove dirt. In order to keep them nice and clean looking, you must clean them regularly. That is especially if your plastic garden furniture is white. In this article, we will discuss just that – How to clean white plastic furniture when it is looking dull and dirty.
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How to clean smelly drains?

Kitchen drains sometimes smell bad. That is completely normal and it is due to the grease that builds up in there, traps food residue, produces bacteria and attracts fruit flies and other pests. A similar buildup occurs in the bathroom but it is caused by soap, toothpaste and body oils collecting hair and dead skin cells. Whenever you start smelling your drain, it probably means that a clog is starting to develop down there. We will show you some methods that you can use in which situations. They will help you remove the clog and clean your drain
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