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Cleaning a Nickel Faucet Use a damp a soft rag with warm soapy water. Wipe the faucet from handles to base with the damp rag. Pay close attention to the underside of the handles and spigot and around the base, which are areas where soap residue and mineral deposits can collect. Rinse the rag with plain water and wipe the soap off the faucet. Buff the faucet with a dry cotton cloth until the soap is removed and the nickel shows no water spots. Be very careful as Nickel can scratch easily. For harder areas mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a small spray bottle. Spray the solution directly on mineral deposits, which look white and crusty. Spray around the base of the fixtures as well, where water often accumulates and may lead to m...

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One place dust always seems to build up is on ceiling fans. Cleaning a ceiling fan is a messy job but should be done a few times a year to keep dust from being thrown into the air. Most fans are used in the spring, summer, and fall. There are a few ways to go about cleaning a fan. One option is to take a damp cloth and whip down the fan blades and the decorative light bulb covers. The other option is to unscrew the fan blades and take them down to be cleaned. You can put those decorative light covers into the dishwasher for cleaning I would recommend making sure they are dishwasher safe before doing this as they could damage a very good light cover.

To clean your ceramic-tile floors first sweep or vacuum to remove any loose soil, grit or pet hair. Go over your floors once with a sponge mop using soapy water or a cleaning product line Pine-Sol. We recommend Pine-Sol because it’s great cleaner, easy on the floor and leaves the house smelling nice. Next use a micro-fiber mop picks up all the dirt that a sponge mop leaves behind. Pour the ingredients into a bucket and use a rag or microfiber mop to clean the grouted area if they need a little extra use a very soft brush. If you do use a rag and the on-your-hands-and-knees method to clean your tile floors, be sure to wipe in a circular motion across the floor. Don't forget the cabinets and baseboards and clean the corners where dirt and ...

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Brass is a popular metal household it’s fancy and very durable. Brass is used in many different places in your home furniture, accessories, sinks and bathtubs. Over time, brass tarnishes and loses its shine. Before cleaning, check to see if your item is solid brass, or brass-plated. Do this by grabbing any magnet and placing it on the piece. Magnets don’t stick to solid brass, so if the magnet sticks, your item is brass-plated. Knowing the difference between brass and brass-plated is important because if you scrub a brass-plated item too hard you can remove the plating. If an item is brass-plated to clean just wipe with hot, soapy water and dry thoroughly the same goes for regular brass that just needs some light cleaning. For regular br...

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Granite is one of the most popular materials for counters in kitchens and bathrooms since the early 2000s. Granite is as porous as marble, so it is less prone to soaking up oils, spills, and stains. Granite countertops are generally sealed at the time of fabrication. Resealing is necessary if the surface is chipped cracked or damaged in anyway. To clean your Granite counter top, wipe the counter surface with warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Don’t use vinegar, Windex, bleach, Lysol, or 409 on granite. Never use harsh or abrasive cleaners and sponges.

Giving your floors a good dusting with a microfiber mop or cloth will be your best defense against scratches and surface damage. Microfiber cleaning pads often use static electricity to trap dirt, particles, and other household allergens. Wet mops are ideal for getting the dirt out of trouble areas like corners and the spaces between each piece of hardwood. When you’re using a mop, remember that water and wood don’t mix! Avoid putting any excess liquid on your floor. Lightly misting your floor with a hardwood floor cleaner will be enough to give it a great clean. A gentle touch is one of the best ways to clean hardwood flooring. Never use your vacuum to clean hardwood floors. Vacuums have a bar in them that can damage the floor and the w...

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Bathtubs seem to be magnets for soap scum, mildew, and grime, not to mention stubborn stains. To clean the tub fill a spray bottle with a half-and-half solution of vinegar and warm water. Spray the tub surface, let stand for 15 minutes, then wipe down with a cloth. Rinse with clean water and wipe again. To remove tougher stains, make a bathtub cleaner paste of one part hydrogen peroxide to two parts baking soda. Rub the paste on the stain and let stand for 30 minutes to one hour, then wipe and rinse with a cloth. Repeat the process over again until the stain is gone. To keep your tub in the best shape after bathing rinse the tub with clean warm water and whip the tub down with a towel.

Cleaning out your closet can be a daunting task and not very fun at times. To start, take everything out of the closet first. Next, go through the clothing get rid of anything you have not worn in over a year. If you have not worn it in a year you probably will never wear it ever. The next thing to do is hang your clothing on hangers. Hanging clothing is a major space saver, will keep clothing wrinkle free and help keep you organized as you won’t need to look through drawers to find clothing. Next, don’t let floor space go to waste get some shelves for the floor to put shoes and clothing on for storage. Lastly don't just use your closet doors for opening and closing, use them for extra storage by buying door organizers for extra hanging ...

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Clean Out Your Drawers Do you have a messy or unorganized drawer? It’s time to clean that junk drawer out. The key is to start small and pick your messiest kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or desk drawer and get started. Start by completely emptying the drawer onto the floor or counter. Start the decluttering process by tossing anything you do not need as the first step. Next whip out the inside of the drawer with a disinfectant wipe. The put everything else back, but this time in an organized manner. You will be surprised how much room you have in that drawer after this process is complete

6 Tips for A Cleaner Better Refrigerator 1.Remember you’re not just cleaning your sanitizing this is where your food is going daily always make sure to wipe down with disinfectant wipes after you clean 2. Use toothpaste to remove tough stains. Not only does toothpaste clean your teeth it removes stains 3.Air flow is important to a fridges life span get under your fridge with a duster and pull out all those dust bunnies to make your fridge last longer. 4. Eliminate lingering odors in your vegetable bins by putting a crumpled piece of a brown paper grocery bag inside and leaving it for 48 hours. The paper will absorb the odor. 5. If you don't keep your refrigerator full, fill a large bottle (at least a gallon) with water and leave it ...

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