Use these tips to clean, disinfect, and remove mold, mildew, bacteria, germs, soap scum… like a pro! A list of all the best cleaning products for the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, bathtub, bath mats, refrigerator, chrome, mirrors, appliances, carpet, upholstery, glass, wood trim, baseboards, cabinets, hardwood floors, vinyl flooring, fingerprints, painted walls, scuff marks, crayon marks, stovetop, stainless steel, and polishing the furniture.
Here, homeowners are sharing their personal experiences & favorite tips for removing stains from your carpet, upholstery, countertops, appliances, bathtubs, floors, clothing -- even your walls! You'll find fast and helpful tricks for removing common (and not so common) stains around the house and in your laundry. Plus our favorite sponges and scrubbers that remove stains best.
Of all the different sponges I’ve used, the melamine foam sponge is the one I use most often in our house with 3 dogs. But I still get questions from curious readers about the safety of melamine foam — on skin, with kids, around pets, etc. Here’s what you need to know about melamine sponges and how they work.
My husband calls me the sponge expert because I’ve tried practically every sponge under the sun. I definitely have my favorites (Sponge Mommy sponges and Magic Erasers). When the Eraser Daddy sponge hit the market, I couldn’t wait to try it! Here’s my review of this 2-sided sponge — it’s a Scrub Daddy sponge on 1 side and a melamine sponge on the other.
The Scrub Daddy sponge, a popular kitchen scrubber, gets SOFT in hot water and HARD in cold water. Plus it doesn’t hold onto food & odors. Lots of fun uses here!
I’ve had a problem with the underarms of my white shirts turning yellow for years. If you want to remove sweat stains naturally, here are 3 things that have worked for me. Also, I’ve found 2 great ways to prevent sweat stains in the first place!
Have you seen the new Scrub Mommy sponges? They’re nice because they’re soft on one side and scrubby like a Scrub Daddy smiley face sponge on the other side
I’ve always wondered if no-name melamine cleaning blocks are as good as Magic Erasers. So I tested them side by side. A cheap melamine sponge works great!
I tried 3 chemical-free cleaning products: A Dishwasher Disk and Laundry Balls that each use bio ceramic cleaning beads instead of harsh detergents. Also, scented dryer balls.
Want to know how to clean a sponge & remove 99.9% of bacteria? Facts about cleaning sponges in the microwave, dishwasher, with vinegar and with bleach.
Stainless steel requires careful cleaning in order to maintain its luster. Abrasive cleaners or those containing chlorine can cause permanent damage and discoloration to the surface of your stainless steel appliances. Here’s how to clean stainless steel and remove scratches from stainless steel appliances.
One 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 countertop.
If you’ve ever had a marble countertop — either cultured marble or solid marble — then you know how easily they can be damaged. Normal wear and tear alone can leave your countertop or vanity looking less than stellar, mostly due to minor scratches. Here’s how to restore the color and shine to your marble countertop or vanity sink.
I seem to be on a mission to document every possible way that Magic Erasers can be used to solve unique problems around the house. So I thought I’d share this latest helpful idea: Use Magic Erasers to remove a bad stain from a bathroom tub surround.
Want to see some more examples regarding the ‘magic’ of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?… Here are a few more ways that I’ve used Magic Erasers in our home and how I continue to be amazed by these low-tech gadgets.
Ever wonder what those black lines are along the edges of your carpet — at the baseboards and under doorways? The black stuff that looks like soot is called ‘filtration soil’. Filtration Soiling comes from dirty air ducts — among other things. Here’s what to do about it.
With two dogs in the house, we NEED a powerful carpet cleaner! I can’t tell you just how many times I’ve used our Bissell Pro Heat steam cleaner to clean up even the toughest of pet stains. If you’re wondering how it works, and whether or not it’s worth the money, consider this…
All about my favorite house cleaning products: the Bissell Pro-heat steam cleaner, the Oreck vacuum cleaner, Tech stain remover, and Air Delights air deoderizers.