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How to Clean Your Clothes

Cleaning your own clothes might seem straightforward to some, but not all fabrics can just be thrown in the washer. Here are some tips to help you care for those outfits you love the most. [more…]

How to Cut Your Cleaning Workload

The furniture, floor surfaces, and how you store your personal possessions have a huge impact on how frequently you need to clean. Choose wisely and you can significantly cut your work. [more…]

How to Choose Cleaning Solutions

Elbow grease used always to be the good cleaner’s best tool. But today – hooray – you can bid farewell to muscle power and say hello to cleaner living through chemistry if you choose to. You can employ [more…]

How to Mix a Multi-Purpose Cleaner

For less than five pence for the entire bottle, you can make an efficient cleaner for all the hard surfaces in your home that can safely withstand bleach without risk of damage or colour fade. Zap it over [more…]

How to Go Green with Alternative Cleaners

Commercial cleaning products often get the thumbs down in cleaning books. Somehow, using a lemon to shift scum from a metal tap is seen to be that bit more wonderful than reaching for a can of bathroom [more…]

How to Use Strong Cleaning Chemicals Safely

Don’t underestimate the dangers of cleaning products, especially those that contain chlorine or ammonia. Wonderful cleaning solutions can cause not-so-wonderful damage to your possessions and to yourself [more…]

How to Store Strong Cleaning Chemicals Safely

How and where you store your cleaning supplies can have a big impact on your health, safety, and pocketbook. By treating cleaning chemicals with respect, you can prolong the life of your cleaning tools [more…]

How to Decide on Cleaning Frequency

Previous generations had a neat answer to the question of how often you should clean: every day, from dawn until dusk, would be about right so long as it was the hired help who wielded the broom. [more…]

How to Incorporate Effective Cleaning Techniques

You rarely have to worry about overdoing it in your cleaning habits. As long as you get the cleaning solutions and equipment right, there isn’t a wrong way to wash a wall or scrub a floor. But there is [more…]

How to Clean Room by Room

Take it from the top, says the musical conductor. It’s also the best way to work through cleaning your home. Follow these steps to work through your home quickly and efficiently: [more…]

How to Make a Day of Cleaning

By tradition, the truly big clean of the year is done in spring because the worst of the dirt and dust caused by chimney fires is over. Especially if you work outside the home, your major clean is likely [more…]

How to Clean Pillows

So unless you adopt a yearly throw-away-and-replace approach, cleaning pillows is a must. You want to rest your head someplace clean and cosy. Your feather pillow tells you when you’re overdue for laundering [more…]

How to Clean Duvets and Eiderdowns

Few beds these days boast plain old blankets, but the duvets and eiderdowns that we do use need special cleaning. Chances are you snuggle down under a [more…]

How to Clean Your Computer

Before you start to clean your computer, switch it off at the plug! Simply not turning it on isn’t enough: Your machine is still on standby, which means active electrical circuits. [more…]

How to Clean Your Fax and Copier

Fax machines and copiers are pretty low-maintenance and can get by on dusting every few weeks – but only if the paper you process through them is clean as well. Faxes and copiers get dirty inside when [more…]

How to Clean Your Telephone

No one notices the phone unless it’s ringing, but that needs cleaning, too. Like kitchen kettles, it’s amazingly easy to avoid cleaning things you use all the time. You make a point of dusting ornaments [more…]

What You Need to Clean Your Camera

Exposure to sand, sun, and rain means your camera picks up a good deal of dirt and dust too! To effectively clean a camera, you need a few special items. [more…]

How to Clean Your Camera

To keep your camera working cleanly, avoid exposing it to bad weather and dusty conditions. When it does get dirty, follow these steps to keep it working as it should. [more…]

How to Keep Your Music Collection Clean

Always start your cleaning where it counts most by cleaning your playing equipment. Cassettes in particular get damaged through being played on a dirty machine, and tape decks, CD players, and turntables [more…]

How to Clean Brass Instruments

Brass musical instruments need regular cleaning to continue to deliver good sound. Regularly polish the outside with a dry, lint-free cloth. Some players get more shine using a specialist cleaner, such [more…]

How to Clean Books

Cleaning books is a big, once-a-year task. But hey, it’s also a fun one, because the best way to keep books clean is to open them up and turn the pages! If you haven’t the time to leaf through your entire [more…]

How to Clean Up at Sports’ Matches

When you play hard your equipment is going to get dirty and cleaning it up after use will make sure everything will be ready to use at the next match. [more…]

A Basic Cleaning Kit for Personal Valuables

The unhurried cleaning of favourite possessions can provide an absorbing, relaxing way to spend a cosy afternoon at home. What you won’t want is to spend an hour or so beforehand searching for equipment [more…]

How to Make Stone and Metal Jewelry Sparkle

Stone and metal jewellery benefits most from your cleaning attention. Most people know that diamonds are amongst the hardest of nature’s rocks. Industrial ones get used as cutting blades. Yet, many other [more…]

How to Clean Pearls

Pearls have very special cleaning needs to hold their lustre. Cultured pearls are formed when a bead is inserted into an oyster shell. The oyster proceeds to give it a beautiful coat, or [more…]

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