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What Are Venetian Blinds?

Venetian blinds are a slatted type of blind commonly used as a window covering. Their slatted design allows the blind to be adjusted for different levels of privacy or light. Unlike a Roman blind, which can only be up or down, venetian blinds have many different positions and angles dependent on wha...More...

How to Remove Color Stains From Candle Wax

A candle wax spill creates a hardened mess with greasy residue. When candle wax is removed from a surface, you may find that a color stain still remains. The color, from the dye used to add color to the candle, can stick around after the candle wax and oil are gone. You can tend to the color stain ...More...

Mattress Cleaning & Sanitizing Process

People may spend eight hours a night sleeping on top of a mattress, and because of being in such close contact with it, keeping a mattress clean should be a part of everyone's housekeeping routine....More...

Homemade Concrete Stain Formula

Concrete stains offer homeowners a simple do-it-yourself project that will improve the look of their home, and make plain concrete flooring attractive and appealing. Unlike many home improvement projects that require expensive supplies, concrete stain can be made cheaply and safely in your own home....More...

How to Clean Books That Have Been Wet & Have Mildew

Mildew is the result of the presence of mold--normally a white or black growth that grows on surfaces. In order for mildew to develop, molds need the right moisture level and the right temperature. Mildew problems are common in hot humid climates, particularly if a house remains closed and lacks air...More...

How to Get a Man to Clean

Sometimes it seems like men just don't get it. They often don't seem to notice or prioritize what is glaringly obvious to their female counterparts -- in this case, messiness and uncleanliness in the household. For many women, getting men to change their ways and help with housework is an impossible...More...

How to Remove Labels From Glasses

Perhaps you bought a single drinking glass that has a label affixed to it, or maybe the set of drinking glasses you purchased have stickers adhered to them. Rather than spending minute upon minute peeling and scraping each label off each glass, you can employ a method that will streamline the task....More...

What Is a Steam Heater?

A steam cleaner, which is also known as a steaming vacuum, is a cleaning device that resembles a miniature vacuum in appearance. It is used in combination of suction, water and an internal heating mechanism for the formulation of steam. Although the steam cleaner is most commonly used for carpets a...More...

The Best Ways to Sand & Prepare Older Sheetrock for Painting

Purchase basic drywall tools, such as a drywall knife and pole sander.drywall tools image by Sherri Camp from Fotolia.comPatching and sanding Sheetrock (commonly referred to as drywall) before painting it ensures a smooth surface and a uniform sheen. If the drywall is older and has been......More...

How to Clean Power Steering Fluid From Concrete

It's nearly impossible to prevent automotive leaks. Even if your car is in great repair, at some point you will probably have a stain from a leak on your concrete driveway or garage. Power steering fluid, like most automotive fluids, is oily and will leave a messy-looking stain on concrete. Cleaning...More...

How to Remove Beeswax From Furniture

Beeswax is a major component in many furniture waxes. It is added to protect and beautify the finish. All furniture waxes need to be removed and reapplied every two to three months. Small scratches and scuff marks to the wax surface make any piece of furniture look tired and shabby. Removal takes a ...More...

How to Clean Shades and Blinds

Where does the dust and grime come from that settles on your blinds and shades? It seems like they are nearly impossible to keep clean...unless you know the insider's cleaning tips....More...

How to Remove House Fire Smoke Smell

After a house fire, your first concern is making sure that everyone who was inside the house has gotten out safely and has no medical issues from the smoke or fire that need attended to. Your next priority will be assessing the damage inside your home. Even if only a small areas actually caught fire...More...

What Is SanaGloss on Toilets?

Toto is the largest maker of plumbing products in the world. The company treats many of its ceramic fixtures with a patented glaze called SanaGloss....More...

How to Clean White Shoe Polish Off of Windows

Since it's designed to stay on shoes and resist scuffing, white shoe polish can be nearly as difficult as paint to remove. Once it dries on windows, it creates stubborn and highly visible opaque marks. Though applying white shoe polish to car windows or house windows to advertise or celebrate is a c...More...

The Best Ways to Sterilize Pillowtop Mattresses

Most people spend one-third of their lives in their beds, making an investment in a good mattress well worth the money. A good pillow top mattress will last you 10 to 12 years, if you take care of it. To keep your mattress clean and fresh, sanitize it regularly. When those accidental spills and pet ...More...

How to Get Mildew Out of a Moonwalk

The Moonwalk is a large, inflatable play area commonly used at children's birthday parties, community events and similar occasions. To keep the Moonwalk safe for use it is important to keep it clean and cared for. If mildew develops, it can carry harmful bacteria that could cause allergic reactions ...More...

Alternatives to Vitamix

High-performance blenders can make eating healthy easier. You can blend raw vegetables to make nutritious juices and soups, you can make smoothies with no ice chunks, and you can puree fruits to use in a variety of recipes. Among high-performance blenders, the Vitamix 5200 is a popular option, but t...More...

How to Clean a Hat Made of Rabbit

Rabbit fur is warm and durable, yet delicate and fragile. Cleaning a rabbit-fur hat at home is an acceptable method for removing light stains and dust. But brittle or dull hats require professional care and cleaning by a reputable furrier....More...