How To Remove Stubborn Bathtub Stains Like Hair Dye And Other Permanent Inks And Dyes

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Got an email from a visitor to this site the other day: I'm hoping you could give us some insight here. Our son used a permanent purple hair dye, and very badly stained our vinyl tub surround [it's BRAND new] that is only 6 months old. We no longer have the manufacturers info on the tub, so ANY help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for having the site. -- M.W.  Since I seem to be on a mission to document every possible way that Magic Erasers can be used to solve … [Read more...]

How To Fold Towels & Keep Them Hanging Straight In Your Bathroom

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I've written about some of the clever ways to fold things like shirts, napkins, and sheets.I've also shown you some fun ways to fold towels into creative shapes and animals.Now, it's time for the most practical folding technique that everyone can use on a daily basis: how to fold towels & keep them looking great when they're hanging on the towel rack!   How To Fold Towels & Hang Them Nicely The following how-to videos show you some unique ways to make a … [Read more...]

How To Do Cute Towel Foldings & Other Creative Ways To Fold Towels To Impress Your Guests

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I've heard it called 'towel origami' before.Personally, I've always referred to it as 'cute folded towels' or 'fun towel foldings' or 'unique ways cruise ships fold towels'.I've been keeping a collection of creatively folded towel photos for some time now.I think it's time to share them with others.  My Photos Of Cute Folded Towels I've been on 2 different cruises with 2 different cruise lines:My fun cruise with Royal Caribbean Highlights from … [Read more...]

How To Clean A Toilet… With Advice On Which Products To Use

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My recent purchase of 3 new toilet seats for our 3 old toilets has led me to now seek out "the perfect" toilet cleaning products.I'd like to keep these sparkling white toilet seating looking fresh & new for longer than 5-1/2 years this time!I've found a few interesting things (and one really cool thing!)... but others' opinions on this topic would also be welcomed. photo via Family Handyman … [Read more...]

Replacing A Toilet Seat? Here’s How To Choose A Size: Round Or Oblong… And A Style: Wood Or Plastic

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Who knew I could spend nearly an hour in the Home Depot just examining toilet seats?!Better yet, who knew I could write a 500-word article detailing the intricacies of toilet seats???Hold onto your fuzzy toilet seat cover, people... here we go!  Ode To A Commode In preparation for our move (which is still many months away), we decided to replace our old toilet seats and lids with new ones. Three in all.We're hoping that they'll last long enough to still look good when it … [Read more...]

Do You Know What The Top 10 Bathroom Upgrades Are?

According to The Family Handyman (February 2006), the top upgrades and remodeling projects for bathrooms are:1. Whirlpool tubs. "Water-jet" tubs ($800 to $8,000) provide a more powerful water stream. "Air-jet" tubs ($1,200 to $20,000) massage by blasting air through tiny holes. When it comes to whirlpool tubs, some people prefer the tingle of air massage; others find it too gentle. Air-jet tubs are often louder and incoming air cools the water faster.Did you know?... When you look at prices … [Read more...]

Toilet Paper: Over or Under?

All this talk about public restrooms, germs, and weird OCD-like behaviors got me thinking... Is it best to have the toilet paper roll dispense from the top, or from the bottom? Over or under?According to Northern Bath Tissue, the majority of people (72%) prefer their toilet paper come from the top.Me? Over. Unless, of course you've got pets. Then, it must be under. … [Read more...]

Bathroom Secrets: Do You Snoop Inside Medicine Cabinets?

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Would you believe that over 50% of all people who come to a party in your home will actually snoop inside your medicine cabinet?!It's true....But only 4% are ever caught.Snooping inside medicine cabinets is such a common phenomenon that Oprah actually did a piece about snooping in medicine cabinets on her show one time.You'd be surprised how many not only snoop, but also use things found in others' bathrooms like brushes, combs, makeup, and even toothbushes! (Of course, using … [Read more...]

I’m Not An Expert On Showerheads, But I Stayed At A Holiday Inn Express Last Night!

Of course, it rained on our little spontaneous trip to South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and East Tennessee a couple weekends ago... So we didn't camp (as planned). We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express instead. What's So Great About Holiday Inn Express? One of the first things we noticed was the very modern bathroom & shower! No joke. You could practically LIVE in that bathroom -- it was so spacious, and clean, and there were so many efficiencies. Two of the most obvious:The mini … [Read more...]

How To Clean A Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner

When it comes to laundry, there are a few "unknowns" in my world, like... how to keep whites whitehow to rid men's softball pants of reddish-brown dirtand the right way to use Bleach (It's safe with some colors? What about whites that have colored collars & trim? Then again, sometimes bleach turns whites grey, right?) … [Read more...]