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Nov
20
Messy Garage? 4 Tips for Organizing Your Workspace

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Did you know that only 30 percent of Americans store their cars in their garage? The other 70 percent of garage owners have been forced to park their vehicles on the street by an overwhelming amount of junk. Winter is just around the corner, and if you don't want to spend your mornings scraping ice off of your windshield, it's time to get organized.


Nov
17
Have Too Much Clutter in Your Life? Here's How to Tackle It

Stop and look around your home for a moment. If you’re like most people, then you have a lot of clutter. You may have things that you have not used in two or three years, or even longer. You might not even know why you’re holding on to those items any longer because life has taken you in an entirely different direction. If this describes your home, then you need to get rid of the clutter.

Pick the Right Room

Starting with the room with the most clutter is often a great place to begin the process of decluttering your home. Break the Twitch offers a number of different strategies to take on a pile of clutter, but fundamental to all of them is to break it down into parts. If your garage or a storage shed is more cluttered, then feel free to sta...


Oct
26
Get Oil Stains Out Of Wood

If you have any wooden surface, for example, a floor, furniture or even a wood countertop you know how tough dealing with oil stains can be. Whether you’re dealing with cooking oil spills on your kitchen floor or food splatters on your hardwood table oil stains are the enemy. To remove an oil stain use mineral spirits can help dissolve it. Mineral spirits like simple paint thinner can work wonders for restoring your wood floors or furniture. If you’re dealing with a stubborn oil stain we recommend using something like fullers earth which is a clay-based material that absorbs oil. Fuller earth is simple to use just sprinkle it over the stain and leave it for at least ten minutes for it to absorb the oil. Scrub it off with a stiff bristl...


Oct
19
Cleaning a Shower Head

Limescale is the hard, off-white, chalky deposit found in kettles, hot-water boilers and the inside of hot water pipework. Limescale comes from regular contact with hard water will inevitably lead to shower heads being clogged and reducing water flow and taking the shine off your shower head. There are a few cleaners you can use to clean up your shower head the one we recommend is vinegar. When using vinegar to clean your shower head is fine to make sure to pick the right type in vinegar. Malt vinegar isn’t particularly effective and brown vinegar may stain, so white distilled vinegar is best. Remove the showerhead from the hose. Be careful not to lose the rubber washer when you do as this stops water from leaking between the head and ...


Oct
12
Cleaning Chrome

First, fill a bucket with warm soapy water. Rub the chrome with a non-abrasive sponge or cloth using the warm soapy water. Clean hard to reach areas with an old toothbrush. Leaving the chrome wet will result in unsightly water marks. After you finish washing the chrome, dry it off with a clean lint-free hand towel. To polish the chrome go into your kitchen and get a piece of aluminum foil. Tear off a strip and gently rub the aluminum foil on the chrome to make it shine. Because aluminum is a softer metal than chrome, it can be used to polish your chrome Other Cleaners you can use are baby oil, ethanol or rubbing oil, cola, lemon or baking soda. Because chrome is a relatively soft metal, appropriately lightweight cleaning solutions are t...


Sep
28
Tips for Cleaning Your Slow Cooker

We all love our slow cookers but sometimes a great meal can make the slow cooker messy. Here are some tips to clean your slow cooker 1. If there are still some spots baked on, scrub it with baking soda. 2. When the slow cooker needs some serious TLC, fill it with water, add vinegar and baking soda (slowly). Then turn it on for an hour and let it do its thing. 3. If you’ve really made a mess of the slow cooker fill it with water and soap and turn it on low for an hour. This will help loosen whatever food has been cooked onto it. for a few more hours, scrubbing every hour or so with a kitchen brush. This will get rid of any and all residue on even the oldest of slow cookers. 4. To keep the slow cooker from this mess you can use liner...


Sep
21
The Right Playlist for Cleaning

Cleaning while sometimes a task that may not be the most fun can be made fun with the right music. We all remember Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire dancing to Aerosmith’s Dude Looks Like A Lady and having a great time vacuuming.

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Sep
13
Tips To Clean An iPhone

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Apple released a new iPhone this week so we figured why not give some cleaning tips for Apple products.

  • Unplug all cables and turn off your iPhone.
  • Use a soft, slightly damp, lint-free cloth—for example, a lens cloth.
  • Avoid getting moisture in openings.
  • Don’t use cleaning products or compressed air.
  • Never use Cleaning products and abrasive materials they might scratch your iPhone.
  • Clean your iPhone immediately if it comes in contact with anything that might cause stains or other damage

Sep
06
Tips To Easily Clean Your Toilet

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No one likes cleaning a toiler but some of these tips and tricks can make it much easier.

  • Make your own toilet bombs with baking soda, vinegar, and tea tree oil.
  • Instead of using harsh chemicals, you can disinfect your toilet with hydrogen peroxide. It needs to sit for 30 minutes before flushing
  • Clean your toilet with almost no effort using Alka Seltzer. Drop two tablets in, and leave for 5-15 minutes
  • Instead of chemicals use fruit. Just cut a grapefruit in half, dip it in salt, and scrub the toilet. I bet it smells great after!
  • You can clean your toilet with toothpaste if you have no chemical cleaner handy

Remember a clean and sanitary toilet makes your bathroom look and smell better.


Aug
24
3 Tips for Stain Removal

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1 Know What Caused the Stain

Knowing what caused the stain can really help you get the right cleaning solution to help remove the stain. Knowing if it’s an oil-based substance or water based can really be handy.

2 Don’t Always Wipe the Stain with Water

If the stain is oil based avoid rinsing it under cold water. Oil repels water, so any water that comes into contact with the stain could contribute to setting the stain deeper into the clothing. If the stains come from a non-oily source, then usually the first thing to do is dab off any excess and then rinse it in cold water. If you hold the garment under the tap so that the water is hitting the back of stain, it can help to flush out the stain from behind.

3 Apply the Stain R...


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