Cleaning

bed

How to Clean a Mattress

When we sleep, we sweat and shed skin cells which add up over the months and years. Mattresses also pick up stains, spills, dust mites and bacteria. When you consider that you spend about a third of your life lying down on it, it really makes sense to keep your mattress as clean as possible. …

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Vax handheld vacuum cleaner

Best Handheld Vacuum Cleaners (UK)

Handheld vacuum cleaners are very convenient for vacuuming the stairs, the car and other small spaces. They come in two main types: corded vacuum cleaners which use mains power and cordless vacuum cleaners that run on a battery. Advantages of corded handheld vacuum cleaners You don’t need to worry about battery life. Corded vacuum cleaners …

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Rusty metal on a door

How to Remove Rust From Metal

It can be very hard to remove rust from metal, but there are several methods for doing so. Method One: Use vinegar White vinegar can be used to get rust off metal. You can either apply vinegar directly or put the metal item in a receptacle filled with vinegar. Once the rust starts to dissolve, …

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Cleaning windows

Best Way to Clean Windows (UK)

Cleaning windows is harder than it sounds, and if you’re not careful you’ll end up with a streaky window that looks worse than it did before. Here’s how to clean windows the right way. Step One: Remove tough stains and stickers Tough stains can develop on the outside of windows. Stains can form from the …

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Sink

How to Unblock a Sink

Sinks can get blocked for a number of reasons. If your kitchen sink is blocked, it’s probably because of small bits of food going down the plughole, whereas if your bathroom sink is blocked it could be due to a build-up of hair. Here are several ways to unblock your sink. Method One: Use a …

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shower

How to Clean Shower Curtains

Since shower curtains are exposed to lots of water, they can acquire mildew, which is a type of fungus. Here are some tips for cleaning your shower curtain. Put it in your washing machine If your shower curtain is plastic, it can probably be machine-washed. As long as you wash it at a low temperature …

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