Scrub Daddy Uses: 50+ Creative Ways To Use A Scrub Daddy Sponge

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Much like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser's many uses, I've found a number unique uses for Scrub Daddy sponges as well.If you're not already familiar with the Scrub Daddy sponge, it's a popular kitchen scrubber that changes texture in hot water vs cold water.When it's super-cold or perfectly dry, it's a coarse and powerful heavy-duty scrubber. When it's warm or hot, it's a soft and pliable light-duty scrubber.Scrub Daddy adapts/converts to the perfect texture -- either soft (hot) or … [Read more...]

Steam Cleaning Hardwood Floors: Monster Steam Mop vs Bona Spray Mop

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Ever since we moved into a home that has hardwood flooring throughout, I've used the Bona spray mop to clean my hardwood floors.It's been over 5 years now. I'm very happy with the Bona spray mop itself and the Bona hardwood floor cleaner. My floors look great!But I've often been asked about -- and wondered myself about -- using steam to clean hardwood floors. Mostly because it's generally a safer, greener, kid-friendly way to clean. (Who doesn't want "sanitized" floors?)Since my … [Read more...]

DIY Fiberglass Tub Repair: Tips For Fixing A Scratched Or Cracked Bathtub/Shower

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We received this question from a reader:We have a fiberglass tub, and 7 years ago when we moved into our brand new house with brand new tub, there was a chip or crack in a couple places of the tub, so the builder "fixed" those spots, but really they ended up looking worse, and have seriously yellowed over the years. What should we have done instead of letting him "sand down" the cracks? They were like hairline scratches, rather than deep cracks, but his "repair" actually made it worse. … [Read more...]

How To Clean Travertine Countertops, Floors, Shower Tiles & Backsplashes

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Travertine. You can hardly beat the look of this natural sedimentary rock.It adds a unique feel and texture to almost any room in the house.We have it in our kitchen -- along the backsplash area of our countertop.However, I've learned firsthand that keeping your Travertine surfaces looking their best requires some extra attention when it comes to cleaning... and sealing.These tips will help you keep your Travertine looking great for years...  Do You Really Want … [Read more...]

DIY Tips For Making Your Own Foaming Soap Refills + Prettier Foam Soap Pump Bottles

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I used to spend a fortune on those foaming soap dispensers filled with Dawn dishwashing soap!Seriously. They're so darned convenient that I quickly became addicted. I was always on the hunt for good deals on little bottles of Dawn foaming dish soap.When the soap ran out and the bottles became empty, I would just toss the bottle and replace it with a new one.For awhile, I was thrilled to actually find Dawn foaming soap refill bottles. They weren't nearly as large or economical as the … [Read more...]

How To Clean Marble Countertops & Bathroom Vanities Without Scratching And Dulling

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As you probably know, it is very easy to damage cultured marble. All it takes is placing something too hot (like a curling iron left on the counter too long, or a little cigarette burn) or even just setting something sharp (like a barrette) on the counter, and then when you pick it up you inadvertantly scratch the marble countertop by accident. Another way that you can quickly damage a cultured marble countertop is by not cleaning it properly.Here is the proper way to clean a cultured marble … [Read more...]

How To Restore Shine To A Marble Countertop Or Bathroom Vanity That Is Scratched & Dull

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We got this question the other day... Help! I think I've ruined the cultured marble countertop in my bathroom! It's still white, and looks clean, but it's got tiny scratches all over it. I've only used soft rags to clean it (once I might have used the softest scrubber I could find). I recently used Soft Scrub to clean it, and now our marble countertop is no longer glossy/shiny like before. Is there any hope for restoring the surface of this countertop back to its original shine? If you've ever … [Read more...]

When It Pays To Hire A Professional For Home Repairs & Home Projects And When It’s Better To Do It Yourself

What's on your to-do list these days?  Does it include one or more projects around the house that you might be able to hire a professional to do for you instead?I've already told you about my recent carpet cleaning experience (...where I wish we would have called a professional to clean the carpets for us instead of spending 2 days doing it ourselves!).We learned a valuable lesson there.  In addition to paying to rent the carpet cleaner machine (and the carpet cleaning solution), three … [Read more...]

The Best Soap Scum Removers For Removing Soap Scum In The Bathroom

Soap scum is a combination of soap, bacteria, dead skin, and body oils that builds up builds up on showers and bathtubs.This waxy film can often be difficult to remove, if you don't have the right products.Throughout my cleaning career, I have cleaned a lot of showers and tubs -- many times without great success. But over time, I've found what I consider to be the best products and methods for soap scum removal.  … [Read more...]