Without doubt, kitchens see the most use and abuse in the average home. It doesn’t matter if it is one of the traditional kitchens or the newer outdoor kitchens we are talking about (though this does seem to depend on the season) they are going to need to be cleaned. Outdoor kitchens are not necessarily cleaned in the same manner that normal kitchens are, nor are kitchen cabinets cleaned in the same manner as kitchen sinks. Each of these different parts of a kitchen is going to need different cleaning methods. Since it would be literally impossible for anyone to know the answers to the myriad of kitchen cleaning questions, take a look at our ever expanding library. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results.

Caring for Copper Kitchen Sinks
Do you have a copper kitchen sink in your home? If so, then hopefully you know the proper way to care for it. Otherwise, you may end up with a huge problem on your hands. Here are a few simple guidelines designed to help you learn the proper way of caring for copper kitchen sinks.

Clean and Deodorize Your Wood Cutting Board
Wood cutting boards, especially those used for meat, can build up bacteria and stains quickly. Lemon juice is a huge help in cleaning and deodorizing the wood. Salt can act as a natural abrasive to help in scrubbing out stains.

Clean Behind Your Kitchen Appliances
Make a regular schedule to clean behind your large kitchen appliances, penciling it into your cleaning calendar once or twice yearly. Clean behind your small kitchen appliances once a week.

Cleaning a Dutch Oven
Used over an open campfire, a Dutch oven is a true oven; meaning that you can prepare pies, biscuits, cakes, and breads, just as you would at home in your range oven. When heated, a smaller baking pan can be placed inside the Dutch oven, with the lid tightly capped, to create a smaller outdoor version of your home oven. When cleaning a seasoned Dutch oven, simply wipe it out with a wet cloth, pat it dry with paper towels, and store it. New Dutch ovens require more care.

Cleaning a Rusty Knife
Knives often become dull or rusty. You can use a manual knife sharpener, a machine, or a whet stone to bring your knives to their original sharpness. To remove rust from a knife, simply chop up an onion.

Cleaning a Teapot
To keep your teapot functioning and looking its best, clean it by soaking it overnight in a solution of vinegar, baking soda, or denture tablets. Always remember to let it dry upside-down.

Cleaning Antique Silverware
To eliminate tarnish on your precious antique silverware, use the following method to clean and polish it. This article also mentions some important DON’Ts to avoid when it comes to caring for silverware.

Cleaning Kitchen Tile and Grout
Tile and grout can be found more and more frequently in the kitchen as well as in the bathroom. So it’s not just the bathroom where you are going to find tile and grout anymore. Since this material is finding more use throughout the rest of the home, it only stands to reason that you want to learn how to clean it—here’s how.

Cleaning Kitchen Walls
Cleaning and keeping your kitchen walls looking great, doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Just follow some of these tips, and you will have your kitchen walls looking great in no time.

Cleaning Vegetable Steamers
Vegetable steamers are a great appliance and cooking tool to have around, at least that is until it is time to clean them. For some reason cleaning vegetable steamers have a tendency to be a difficult project. Between the vegetable bits, and the stains, it can often seem impossible to clean. That is, unless you follow this wonderful method.

Cleaning Your Cabinets
Are the cabinets in your kitchen or your bathroom looking a little dirtier than usual? Read more for tips on how to keep your cabinets clean.

Cleaning Your Freezer
Cleaning your freezer doesn’t need to be an all-day job. Keep your frozen foods cold by housing them in your kitchen sink, covered with a blanket, while you quickly use spray cleaner and paper towels to clean the freezer cabinet. Wipe up spills immediately when they happen, and you shouldn’t have to deep-clean your freezer but twice a year.

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning
To ensure the best food quality and service, a commercial kitchen must be properly cleaned and maintained. Each day, there are tasks that should be completed.

Counteract Kitchen Stains with Bleach
Sometimes stains can penetrate the surface of a counter. In this case, you can use bleach-soaked paper towels to penetrate the counter’s surface and counteract the stain. Bleach is dangerous, so use protective gloves and special care while using it.

Kitchen Cleaners
What should you use to get your kitchen looking great? It is a good idea to consider which cleaners are best for each surface in your kitchen.

Kitchen Cleaning
Cleaning your kitchen can be a very overwhelming thing, but it needn’t be. After all, with all the different types of surfaces, appliances, and little nooks and crannies its no wonder that a person can be a little intimidated. Just take it one task at a time and you’ll be done in no time!

Kitchen Cleaning Supplies
The areas of your home have different cleaning needs. Have the right supplies to get cleaning jobs done in your kitchen.

Make Stainless Steel Sparkle
Anyone with stainless steel appliances knows that the metal isn’t as “stainless” as the name would indicate. These easy methods to remove water spots and rust can help a well-used stainless steel sink or other fixture look great. Fluids from your refrigerator on a simple dish cloth can save your sink.


Have you ever noticed that when a person starts talking about the bathroom, a whole new vocabulary enters the picture? Bathroom sinks and countertops magically become bathroom vanities. Whatever you call them though, your bathroom fixtures are not going to clean themselves. Take a gander here to learn the best way to clean everything from your bathroom cabinets to the bathroom tile. When you look inside, I guarantee that no one is going to bother you about what you call the different things in your bathroom.

Bathroom Cleaners
Is there really anything more disgusting than a dirty bathroom? Help keep your bathroom sparkling clean by choosing the best possible bathroom cleaners. Here is everything you need to know to cut through all the manufacturer hype and help you choose exactly the cleaners you need.

Bathtub Cleaning
Whets the point of taking a bath if you’re going to get dirtier in your tub than out of it? Cleaning your bathtub is important and it’s important to do it right.

Cleaning a Bathroom Sink
Because of its proximity and convenient water source, a bathroom sink most times becomes a receptacle for the leftover products that we use when we groom our bodies. If you’ve more than one bathroom sink in your home, think of all of the bacteria that can grow and thrive there if you do not clean your bathroom sinks regularly.

Cleaning Bathroom Glass
It can be very surprising to realize just how much of the bathroom seems to be made up of glass. After all, it often seems like you can’t turn around without seeing something that has glass on it. Because of the amount in the bathroom, it can be a real pain when it comes to cleaning bathroom glass. That is until now.

Cleaning Bathroom Light Fixtures
Although it can be easy to forget about cleaning the light fixtures in your bathroom, keeping them clean can make a big difference. Dust and wipe them off regularly, and do a deep-cleaning once in a while as needed.

Cleaning Bathroom Tiles
Use natural household products to clean your bathroom tiles in this easy method. You’ll also learn a few tips to keep your tile cleaner longer.

Cleaning Bathroom Vanities
Try these tips to clean your bathroom vanity once a week. All you’ll need is some vinegar, rubbing alcohol, a spray bottle, a sponge, scouring pad, and paper towels.

Cleaning Bathrooms
No one really likes to clean bathrooms, but everyone has to do it. Instead of spending all day getting the task done, why not learn what needs to be cleaned the most, and focus on that? Here is the basics of cleaning bathrooms.

Cleaning Black Mold
Are you having problems with black mold in your bathroom? With the right supplies, you can make your shower sparkle.

Cleaning Clear Glass Shower Doors
Nothing really affects the general look of a bathroom as much as the shower doors. No matter how well you clean the rest of the bathroom, unless you have those clear glass shower doors sparkling, the bathroom is going to feel somewhat dirty. Cleaning clear glass shower doors is something that anyone can do, as long as you know how.

Cleaning Light Fixtures in a Bathroom
Chances are you haven’t cleaned your bathroom fixtures in quite a while. It’s just one of those jobs we don’ think about much, but if you’ve decided that you can’t ignore them any longer, read through these tips before you get started.

Cleaning Opaque Glass Shower Doors
Getting soap scum and mineral deposits off of opaque glass doors may take a little elbow grease but can be made easier by using some baking soda and a wet sponge. After the doors are clean preventing further deposits can be as easy as using a squeegee to clean doors and walls after every shower.

Cleaning Shower Doors
Shower doors can be stubborn things to clean, soap scum often builds up on them and is a pain to get off. Use household items to get those stains off and make your doors sparkle again.

Cleaning Shower Glass
Cleaning shower glass can be one of the most frustrating experiences a homeowner can experience when cleaning their home. Often stains, spots, and other kinds of offensive problems can seem to crop out of nowhere with no warning. Here are a few options that you can use to get your shower glass clean.

Cleaning Spilled Hair Products
When you have unruly or messy hair, then hair products are exactly what you need to help get everything under control again. But there are times when these things can create more of a problem then they may be worth; such as when they get spilled. Cleaning spilled hair products is actually pretty easy, if you know what to do.

Cleaning the Bathroom
Most people don’t enjoy the task of cleaning the bathroom. Don’t put if off, or the job will only take you longer to complete. Give each area of the bathroom the proper care to clean and prevent a dirty bathroom.

Cleaning Tile and Grout
Tile and grout in your bathroom or kitchen can get dirty pretty easily, and if you want to make sure that your tiled areas look as great as possible, you need to make sure that you keep your tile and grout clean. If you’re not sure how to do that, then here are some ways to get you started.

Cleaning Your Bathroom Cabinets
Don’t overlook your bathroom cabinets—they can easily be cleaned and organized instead of forgotten. Wipe dirt away with an all-purpose cleaner and organize the items inside your cabinet.

Cleaning Your Bathroom Vanity and Cabinets
Bathroom cabinets are easy to clean. All you need is some time, a few cleaning supplies and a little bit of organization know-how and you’ll be happy with the results.

Cleaning Your Cabinets
Are the cabinets in your kitchen or your bathroom looking a little dirtier than usual? Read more for tips on how to keep your cabinets clean.

Cleaning Your Toothbrush
Learn seven popular methods for cleaning and disinfecting your toothbrush. Read on for some simple tips for maintaining a clean toothbrush for good oral health.

Dealing with Porcelain Water Rings
Porcelain, while beautiful, often is a little difficult to keep clean. Many times porcelain sinks have a habit of collecting water rings, and they can be a major task to get rid of. Well, dealing with porcelain water rings doesn’t need to be particularly difficult any more. Here’s why.

Dealing with Rust Stains on Bathroom Faucets
How do you remove the rust stains from your household fixtures? How do you prevent them from returning? These are fairly easy jobs to accomplish if you know what to do. Here are the simple answers to these questions.

Difficult Hard Water Stains
If you live in an area that happens to have particularly hard water, then you know just how annoying difficult hard water stains can be. However, just because they are annoying or difficult doesn’t mean that hard water stains are impossible to remove.

Getting Rid of Bathtub Rings
Bathtub rings can be difficult to remove. You need to select products and methods that won’t harm your bathtub, so try these cleaning methods. They are specific to either porcelain or enamel tubs, or acrylic or fiberglass tubs.

How to Clean Your Toilet
Oh yay! Our favorite household item to clean! The bad news is there’s more to clean than you think. The good news is if you clean the toilet right, the easier it will be to clean later.

Moldy Shower Curtains
Shower curtains need to be cleaned periodically just like a shower door does. If this is not done, you can easily find yourself faced with some moldy shower curtains that are not only disgusting to look at, but also fairly unhealthy as well. Dealing with moldy shower curtains doesn’t require that you simply throw them away, though that is an option. Instead try one of these methods before resorting to the more expensive option.

Quick Toilet Cleaning Strategies
Although it is not a pleasant chore, cleaning the toilet can be made quick and easy with a few tips. Scrub with a toilet brush each day to prevent build-up, and use natural cleaners you have in your home to help save money.

Removing Calcium Buildup from Granite Shower Floors
If the granite flooring in your shower has started to look cloudy from calcium build-up, it is possible to clean it. Follow these tips to help you through the process.

Removing Calcium Stains
When you have hard water, calcium and magnesium can build up and create stains on your sinks, tiles, and other fixtures. While commercial cleaners can remove these stains easily, try lemon juice or vinegar and baking soda for a natural method. If you clean your fixtures weekly, you can stop hard water stains from sinking into the surface of your tiles and becoming permanent.

Removing Copper Stains
If you have some copper stains left by pipe water on the floor of your shower, or at the bottom of your sink, never fear. While it may seem a little difficult at first to get rid of this pernicious stain, it is possible. All you need to do is follow this method, and you will find that removing copper stains isn’t as hard as it used to be.

Removing Grout Stains
Mold and mildew tend to build up between bathroom tiles. To remove these growths, you’ll need to scrub first with water, then with a commercial grout cleaner, and then with a bleach-based cleanser. To avoid fumes, you can also scrub grout with a toothbrush and a vinegar solution, but it will take longer.

Removing Hard Water Stains
Hard water stains build up over time and can become increasingly difficult to wash away. Chlorine bleach and many commercial cleaners are effective, but for a more natural method, use a paste of vinegar and baking soda or lemon juice and baking soda. Vinegar works wonders to both remove and prevent hard water stains.

Removing Hard Water Stains – Video
Hard water stains are never an attractive addition to home decoration. Want to know how to remove them, while limiting their reappearance? Then just take a look at this.

Removing Lime Scale from Stainless Steel
Even at the best of times, lime scale can be somewhat difficult to remove. When dealing with stainless steel, it often seems harder. Often, the reason for this is that you have to be careful when removing lime scale from stainless steel, since you can accidentally create more of a problem than you intended. Here are a few methods that you can use get the job done.

Removing Mold Stains
To remove mold from surfaces, wash the surfaces using a bleach solution. For deep mold stains or stains in wood or cement, use a fungicide. For mold in fabrics, beat or brush as much of the mold out as possible, then wash the fabrics in the washing machine with bleach. Be sure to dry out any moldy areas by keeping your house well ventilated and full of sunlight.

Removing Powder from Grout
Tile is perhaps one of the most commonly used surfaces in both the bathroom and kitchen today. Since it is so common, it only makes sense that over time that all kinds of powders will get caught up in the grouting. Removing powder from grout is possible, though you will need to work at it.

Removing Shower Stains
Sometimes the cause of shower stains doesn’t lie in the soap, dirt, or grime that seems to often build up in showers. Rather, the problem can actually lie in the water itself. Whatever the cause, removing shower stains is a task that we are all going to be faced with at some point in life. Here’s how you can do it quickly and easily.

Removing Stubborn Bathroom Stains
No matter how hard we try to prevent it, bathrooms have a habit of collecting stubborn stains. Removing stubborn bathroom stains can be a long and difficult process, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be. There are a few tricks that you can use to get rid of many of the more stubborn stains. However, just because there are tricks doesn’t mean that you won’t still have to produce some elbow grease.

Shower Cleaners
You use your shower everyday, sometimes every other day, sometimes multiple times a day, either way that means your shower can build up a lot of gunk really fast. Cleaning your shower is a pretty basic process but learn how to do it more efficiently to get the best results from your work.


Out of all the rooms in our home, we tend to spend the most time in our bedroom. Now, while it may be true that on the average, we are asleep for 8 of the hours that we spend in there, it doesn’t change the underlying fact. Because we spend so much of our time in our bedrooms, we look upon it as our oasis from the world. That is where bedding and bedroom furniture come in, since we use these items to set the tone for our room. However, do you know the quickest and most effective ways to take care of the bedding and bedroom furniture? The answers to your bedroom questions are here.

Cleaning a Mattress
That unclean forgotten mattress could be making you sick. In as little as thirty minutes you could help fight those dirty little dust mites and prolong the use of your mattress.

Cleaning Decorative Pillows
Decorative pillows are great items that can help increase the beauty, and general comfort level, of almost any home design. However, cleaning decorative pillows can often present a few unique problems that need to be addressed. If the proper care isn’t taken, these pillows can quickly go from being decorative, to being an eyesore.

Cleaning Out Your Closet
Closets are sometimes scary areas, and ones that need to be cleaned out regularly. If cleaning your closet freaks you out or intimidates, then here are some tips to help you get started.

Cleaning Out Your Clothes Closet
Cleaning out your closet does not have to be a huge all day process. You can have a clean closet in just a few days with only a couple of hours of work.

Cleaning the Kids Room
Lead by example if you expect your kids to keep their rooms clean. Teach them the basic steps to clean their rooms, set rules and expectations, and then follow through. Your kids will learn quickly that keeping their rooms clean is just another responsibility, and not a chore.

Getting Your Mattress Clean
Mattresses get used quite a bit, and it’s not surprising if they get a little dirty now and again. However, the day might come when you’ll want to clean your mattress, and here’s how to do it.

How to Remove Silly Putty from Blankets
What’s worse than trying to get Silly Putty out of carpeting? Try getting it out of fabric. It’s even more difficult to accomplish, especially if the fabric is an angora blanket!

Make Your Beds Much Neater
If you add a stitch to the top center of all of your bedding, you will be able to line all of it up when you make the bed to have a perfectly centered bed. To perfectly center all of your bedding every time, but a stitch in the bottom of your bedding as well. Your bed will look as nice as one in a hotel.

Making a Bedroom Less Stuffy
One of the problems of a long winter is that bedrooms tend to become a tad stuffy and end up feeling claustrophobic. Instead of throwing your hands up in the air in despair, reclaim your bedroom during your annual spring cleaning regimen. When beginning your spring cleaning regimen, there are a few things that anyone can do to reclaim their bedroom and make it livable once again.

Neat Bedroom Closet
Your bedroom closet is nothing else than a filing cabinet for your clothes. Nobody ever thinks of throwing, or perhaps with more care, placing documents and folders into an unorganized filing cabinet. Would you be ashamed if you died tonight and someone else had to come and pack your things and to fulfill your wishes after you died?

Organizing Your Closet Clutter
Do your closets seem to be a black hole, perpetually collecting items but never giving anything up? You can clean up the clutter by trying a few simple, inexpensive ideas.

Quick Clean Your Curtains and Bedspreads
Curtains and bedspreads are hard to clean, and running them through a wash cycle could damage them. To clean these items without damaging them, run them through the delicate cycle on your dryer. For even fresher results, throw a dryer sheet and a damp towel in the dryer with your curtains or bedspreads.

Removing Blood Stains from Bedding
How many times have you had to run into the kids room due to someone screaming in pain? Getting into the room, you find yourself faced with a crimson mess from one of the kids having a bloody nose. Blood can leave a terrible stain. Luckily, it’s usually possible to get out if you catch it fresh enough. And if not? There’s still a chance!

Removing Stains from Mattresses
Stains on mattresses may be covered with sheets, but they can still damage the mattress and should be removed to extend the life of the mattress. Start trying to remove the stain with just water, then move on to soap suds if water is not enough. For really tough stains, use upholstery shampoo. Make sure to use as little liquid as possible, since liquid can damage the mattress and allow mold to grow.

Removing Urine Smells from Mattresses
Removing urine and urine smells from a mattress isn’t hard work, as long as you do it right. With just a little bit of patience, time, and elbow grease your mattress can smell clean once again. Here are a few suggestions to get the urine smell out of your mattress.

Restoring Plushies
Chances are we all have had a favorite stuffed plush animal at some point or another in our lives. With such fond memories of our plush friends, it only makes sense that we would like to be able to restore them to their rightful glory. The first step in restoring plushies is to learn how to clean them without actually ruining their fur.

Storing Sheets and Pillowcases
It’s inevitable that you’ll accrue a collection of sheets and pillowcases over your lifetime so you need a good way to store them. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Urine Stain Removal
Urine stains on clothing are best treated by rubbing a paste of baking soda and water on the stain, then soaking the garment in a mixture of vinegar and water. For urine on the carpet, blot the stain with a mixture of water, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol. Then soak up the stain with paper towels.


Is there really anything more boring than cleaning? It always seems to take forever, and the job never really seems to end does it? Whether you are interested in house cleaning, or you are trying limit the time spent office cleaning, there is more to good housekeeping than you might realize. Good housekeeping is more properly be described as general cleaning. So, if you are looking for ideas about making your general cleaning tasks less boring, time consuming, or simply just less, then look no further. Your answers are here.

Always Ready for Guests
When you have little or no notice that guests are coming over, you’ll want the most embarrassing messes cleaned up first. The best way to be always ready for guests is to clean your bathroom on a regular basis. In reality, last minute cleaning can be done quickly and discreetly if you keep cleaning supplies under your bathroom sink.

Bug Bomb Cleanup
Bug bombs are a wonderfully effective method to get rid of an infestation of the creepy crawlies. The one item that makes them so affective, leads to a problem after they have been used—the get everywhere. Post-bug-bombing cleanup can be frustrating, and a little daunting, if you don’t know what to do or where to begin. The next time that you need to clean up, just use one of these methods.

Carpet Cleaning Companies
It is a good idea to clean the carpets in your home at least once a year. To save yourself time and hassle, think about hiring a carpet cleaning company to do the work.

Carpet Cleaning Equipment
There’s a lot to consider when deciding to clean your carpet. Hopefully, this article will make things much clearer.

Choosing a Cleaning Service
Sometimes cleaning may just not be your thing, or you just don’t have time to do it. If this is you, then know that you don’t have to have a dirty house—you can hire a cleaning service. If that’s what you want to do, then here’s how to choose a great cleaning service that will meet your needs.

Clean Egg Messes Easily
Eggs are one of the most common cooking ingredients, but they spill at least a little almost all of the time. To easily clean up egg spills, all you need is salt. Just sprinkle a good amount of salt on any egg spill, and the egg will come right up instead of running away from the towel every time.

Cleaning a Chalkboard
For routine cleaning, wipe your chalkboard down with a dry cloth. For a dirtier board, the following method can be used occasionally. You’ll need an eraser, a dustrag, a sponge, liquid soap, and a bucket of warm water.

Cleaning a Thermos Flask
Thermos flasks, because of their depth, can be as hard to clean as bottles. You can scrub out a thermos with a cloth at the end of a wooden spoon, or you can soak the thermos with different cleaners. To keep your thermos clean, dry it before storing it and store it without the lid on.

Cleaning a Whiteboard
If your whiteboard is now a grayboard, this article is for you. It describes how to routinely dry-clean your board with a paper towel. It also describes how to wet-clean using an alcohol solvent if your board is dirtier.

Cleaning an Ink Stamp
Those of you who love ink stamps know the importance of keeping them clean. This article provides four methods for cleaning your stamps: baby wipes, running water, stamp scrubbers, and a sponge with dish soap.

Cleaning and Sanitizing Home Gym Equipment
Home gyms are very convenient, but it s up to you to keep the equipment clean and sanitary. You will need to clean all the equipment you use regularly to prevent the spread of bacteria and dirt.

Cleaning Brushes
Why wash your hair and then brush it with a dirty brush? Keep your brush clean with a little washing.

Cleaning Electric Razors
Electric razors, or shavers as they are commonly known, are supposed to save time and the skin of the men who use it. However, if the electric razor isn’t clean then it is going to take more time to shave—and possibly cost you some skin at the same time. Cleaning your electric razor can save you all kinds of grief.

Cleaning Glass Tables
Because glass tables don’t hide any amount of dust, grease or grime, you’ll need to clean them often. Here are three easy glass-cleaning methods for you to try: hot towel, Windex, and white vinegar.

Cleaning Hairbrushes
This article describes a quick, easy way to routinely clean your hairbrushes using basic household items. You’ll also learn a method to soak dirtier brushes and a list of types of brushes that shouldn’t be immersed in water.

Cleaning Houseplants
Without spending much time you can have shiny, healthy looking houseplants. Houseplants are rarely dusted and cleaned, which means that with time even the healthiest plants can become sick. Prevent this with just a little time every couple of months. There are several different ways to clean and dust your plant, each described in this tip.

Cleaning My House
Cleaning your house can seem like a huge job. If you set up a schedule for daily cleaning, however, you can keep things looking great all of the time.

Cleaning Old Books
Whether it is from storage, or improper handling, over time your books will eventually get dirty or grungy. Instead of throwing your hands up and thinking that its a forgone conclusion that eventually your books will get dirty, why not try to clean them. Cleaning old books is surprisingly easy, read on to find out how.

Cleaning Old Dolls
Old dolls are often more than just an old toy that has been around for a few years. They can easily become a beloved heirloom that is passed from one generation to the next. In order to get the most from your old dolls, you will need to do some periodic cleaning. Luckily, cleaning old dolls is fairly easy.

Cleaning Old Photographs
When working with old photographs it is best to try to determine the method by which they were processed before you attempt to clean them. For very old photographs, consult with a professional restorer before you try to clean them yourself.

Cleaning Rubberized Watchbands
There is one part of a watch that always seems to get a little dirtier than another, and that is the watch band. Considering that the vast majority of watchbands are made out of a plastic or rubberized material, this is actually a pretty easy problem to remedy. Here’s how you can begin cleaning rubberized watchbands yourself.

Cleaning the Fireplace
Use this method for a clean, healthy fireplace. You’ll need 1-2 hours of time, some protective and cleaning items, and old-fashioned elbow grease to get the job done properly.

Cleaning the Inside of Bottles and Vases
Stains on the insides and outsides of bottles can be easily removed with the methods below. Instead of putting in tons of work into trying to scrape off stains with bottle brushes, try these tips to remove stains with household chemicals and natural abrasives.

Cleaning Up After a Toilet Reversal
Cleaning up anything that has spilled from the toilet can be a dirty and disgusting job. Often when you find yourself cleaning up after a toilet reversal, it can even be worse. It is best to clean the mess as soon as possible to prevent any damage, and make sure any problems with the toilet are fixed immediately.

Cleaning Vinyl Records
A gentle approach is the key to washing vinyl records. Handling with care you want to wet the record on both sides with slightly soapy water and run a wash cloth around each side following the grooves. Rinse it in cool water and try to keep the label as dry as you can, then run a dry washcloth around the grooves and press the label between two dry cloths and set the record on its side to finish drying before you put it away.

Cleaning Watchbands
Watchbands should be washed occasionally to remove any gunk buildup. Cloth bands can be washed in warm soapy water and scrubbed with your fingers if necessary, and rinsed in cool water. Leather bands should be washed with saddle soap and conditioned afterward. Metal bands need to be scrubbed a little with a toothbrush or nailbrush in warm soapy water. To avoid a buildup on your watchband you should take it off at night and keep the band a dry as possible.

Cleaning Wax Spills
Candles are perfect for creating a warm, welcoming ambience in a room. But when melted wax drips or spills, it can leave you wondering how to clean it up. This article will give you tips and tricks for cleaning wax spills from several different surfaces, and also how to prevent wax spills in the first place.

Combine Cleaning and Weatherproofing
When the weather begins to turn cold, it is time to finally begin thinking about weatherproofing your home. However, instead of taking any extra time to go around and make a special trip to inspect everything in your home, simply take a look at a few things while you are dong your regular routine cleaning. Here’s how.

Dealing with Wheelchair Stains
Wheelchairs, though very useful for getting around, aren’t exactly the most clean of items. In fact wheelchairs can create huge messes that are a major hassle to clean up. However, dealing with wheelchair stains is entirely possible if you take a few simple steps.

Enjoy Yourself while Cleaning
Cleaning is many people’s least favorite chore. However, these simple ideas can keep you entertained while cleaning, or even make cleaning time go by faster. You can spoil yourself with beauty treatments, get other things done at the same time like phone calls or exercise, or give yourself something to look forward to.

Finding Professional Cleaners
The house is out of control and you just don’t have the time to clean your home yourself. Then it’s time to think about finding a professional cleaner. Here are some ideas on how to find the right person or company.

Fixing Scratches in CDs and DVDs – Video
While less prone to damage than tapes, CDs and DVDs are not invincible. What should you do when dirt, dust, and scratches introduce skips to your music or movies? Well, I’ve got just the thing for you, as this video shows.

Green Cleaning Products
Green cleaning products can be really confusing to the layperson. Have a look at this article and you’ll have a better handle on ways you can bring a little more green into your life.

Household Cleaning Supplies
Have you ever wondered what should be included in your household cleaning supplies? Well then wonder no more. Here is a great list of supplies that you can use to help make your supply cabinet the best around.

How to Get Rid of Oil Smell in Plastic
Plastic is a material that we can find just about everywhere in our homes and offices. One of the more annoying traits associated with plastic though is that it will absorb the smells and odors that it comes into contact with. If you need to learn how to get rid of an oil smell in plastic, then here is what you need to do.

Make a Checklist for Cleaning Chores
Making a checklist will help to give you a sense of accomplishment when you get things done. It will help you to remain organized and remember the things that you need to do. You can also assign rewards to different checklist items to motivate you to do them.

Microfiber Cleaning
Microfiber is the hottest thing in cleaning these days. It’s no wonder, with the heavy-duty jobs it can handle.

Move In Cleaning
Are you wondering just how clean your new place is? Be sure everything is spotless by cleaning thoroughly before you move in.

Move Out Cleaning
Moving can be loads of fun. The excitement of meeting new people, seeing new places, and the adventure of creating a new life in new surroundings are all things that just about everyone can understand and feel their pulse quicken over. Usually, though, there is one part of moving that no one really likes—the final move out clean up. Here are a few easy-to-follow guidelines that you can use to help make the whole process a little easier.

Never Again Clean On Weekends
Weekends are made for having fun. If you don’t want to spend your weekends cleaning instead of having fun, you need to make a plan for when you will clean your house during the week. Write down which rooms you will clean each day, and a little bit of work at a time will go a long way; save your weekend for yourself.

Photo Cleaning
One of the great things about photos is that they can help us remember and re-experience many of the greatest moments of our lives. However, there is often a slight problem. Over time, photos can become “stuck” in their albums. When this happens you have two options—either leave them in the album, or attempt some photo cleaning.

Polishing Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tile is an extremely durable and relatively cheap material, all of which makes it more attractive to home owners and builders. Due to reasons such as these it is a pretty safe bet that there are some ceramic tiles in your home. There are times when cleaning alone isn’t going to cut it; that is when polishing comes into play. Luckily, it’s not that hard to do.

Professional Carpet Cleaning
Does you carpet look dull and worn? Instead of thinking about replacing it, call a carpet cleaner to get it back in good shape.

Properly Disposing of Hazardous Household Products
Not all of your garbage should actually go in the garbage can. Hazardous household products should be dropped off at specific places to keep the environment safe.

Quick and Easy Home Sanitization Methods
There are many quick and easy things you can do that can help sanitize your home. Try them out to get your home’s surfaces clean and safe.

Remove Scratches from CDs or DVDs
While less prone to damage than tapes, CDs and DVDs are not invincible. These tips can help you prevent and repair scratches to your discs. Toothpaste and a soft cloth can solve many skipping problems. Keeping the shiny, grooved side of the CD or DVD out of contact with other surfaces will prevent almost all scratches and gouges on the surface of a disc.

Removing Chewing Gum
Gum will stick to anything dry, including carpets, fabric, and hair. Ice or a freezer can harden gum up and make it easy to chip off. Oil or peanut butter works to make gum less sticky so it can be combed out. It will take work to remove the gum, but these tips make it possible.

Removing Musty Smells from Upholstery
Just about all upholstery can end up smelling really terrible. It is possible to get the scent out though…and possibly wash off the mold from which the musty smell might be coming.

Removing Paint from Hands
When painting anything, it is next to impossible to keep paint from getting on your hands. While it would be nice to go and wash your hands immediately whenever this happens, it is not a very practical solution. Removing paint from hands is usually a job that is saved till after the painting task if finished. By that time the paint is usually pretty difficult to get off. However, there are a few tricks that you can use to make the task a little easier.

Removing Residue from Adhesive Tape
It’s so frustrating when you remove adhesive tape and it leaves gunk behind, and sometimes that gunk seems impossible to remove. Here are some ways that you can remove that gunk from your surfaces.

Removing Soot Stains from Carpet
Soot can leave an unsightly dark stain on your carpet. Although the situation might look bad, there are ways to get the stain out in most cases. Just remember that removing soot stains from carpet can really be an exceptionally easy task. Here’s how.

Removing Soot Stains From the Mantel
Just about everyone loves to see a fireplace whenever they go to look at a new home or go away on a vacation. However, what many people do not realize is that these wonderfully romantic additions to any home can be a wonderfully major hassle to clean. Here is everything that you need to know about removing soot stains from the mantel of your home fireplace.

Removing Staph from Surfaces
Staph is infectious bacteria that lives on human skin. It can be controlled by cleaning public surfaces with antibacterial products and by practicing personal hygiene.

Removing Urine Odor
It doesn’t matter if you have young children or a pet; you can pretty much expect some kind of bathroom accident to happen. When that happens, it can be a huge pain to remove the odor of urine if you don’t know what to do. Removing urine odors from carpeting, upholstery, or even bedspreads can be a relatively simple task as long as you are willing to experiment a little.

Safely Cleaning Antiques
Antiques need to be cleaned with care, if they should even be cleaned at all. This article gives suggestions for cleaning items made of metal, ceramic, glass, wood, etc. and also lists products that are safe to use on antique wood.

Save Time when Cleaning
You can save time while cleaning by making sure you always have the right supplies with you. You can make sure of this by using caddies or carry-alls for all of your cleaning supplies. If you cart around these handy containers, you’ll never leave behind the cleaning supplies you need.

Saving Money When Cleaning
In these tough economic times, who doesn’t like to save a little money? Since we can’t all be huge banks, it only makes sense that we would like to be as money wise as possible. Saving money when cleaning is something that can be more than a dream, here’s how.

Selecting a Cleaning Service
If you want a clean home, but don’t exactly have the time to do the work yourself, you may want to think about getting a cleaning service to do the work for you. There is more to selecting a cleaning service than simply picking a name out of the phone book though. Use these guidelines to make sure that you know how to go about getting a cleaning service that you can work with.

Selecting a Maid Service
Choosing a maid service is a foreign concept to some of us. It is for these people that this article has been written.

Spring Cleaning Checklist
When people mention spring cleaning, the phrase may evoke feelings of consternation at having to perform hours of drudgery. If you have a spring cleaning checklist, however, and organize your home by regions, spring cleaning can be completed easily over several weekends, leaving time for other springtime activities.

Spring Cleaning Made Easy
Spring is a great time for renewal, and renewing your home should be no exception. Spring cleaning is an intense endeavor, but if you know how to do it right, then spring cleaning will be a breeze!

Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring cleaning can be accomplished more easily if you first remove the clutter accumulated throughout the year. After removing clutter, assign one room per family member, and provide a checklist to ensure that everything that needs to be cleaned is cleaned.

Start at the Top when Cleaning a Room
Having an order and method to everything may seem excessive, but it really can help in your cleaning. If you clean a room from top to bottom and from one end to the other, you’ll save yourself the hassle of dirtying things you’ve already cleaned and needing to clean them again.

Storage Shelving
Shelving as a means of storing items comes a long way from ancient times when our ancestors built mud shelving into their caves or mud homes. These shelves were used for cooking utensils to displaying of gifts received from neighboring heads of state. We have come a long way from mud shelving to the most sophisticated shelving used today.

Storage Solutions
Don’t let items in your home pile up. Store items in an organized way and enjoy more space as a result.

Teaching Your Children to Recycle
Recycling can seem like a chore, but getting kids excited about it can help get them to recycle, too. There are many fun ways to get kids into the idea of recycling, and some of them could work for your family.

Top Tips for Spring Cleaning
If you make spring cleaning a family tradition, they will learn that it is expected. Make a schedule for each room, and assign tasks. Spread the cleaning over several weekends, and make sure you reward the family with a special treat when you are finished.

Using Carpet Cleaning Equipment
Paying someone to professionally clean your carpet can be expensive. Rent or buy carpet cleaning equipment that you can use to clean the carpets yourself.

Wake Up to a Cleaner Home
In order to wake up to a clean home, you’ll need to do some tidying before you go to sleep each night. While actually having to put in the work after a fun day may sound depressing, it is much easier to finish when you’re jazzed up from you activities than when you should be starting a fresh new day.

Water Damage Restoration
Water damage can come from a variety of different sources. Some of the most common are flood, burst pipes, backed up sewage, and sometimes children. While hopefully not a common occurrence, water damage restoration is generally a good skill to have. Here are some pointers that you should keep in mind.

Weekly Checklist for Housecleaning
Using a weekly checklist for housecleaning provides a feeling that you are in control of your house � instead of becoming bewildered and overwhelmed at the sight of clutter, debris, and dirt. Make a checklist of chores for each day of the week, and then your weekend will be free with time to spend for entertainment and family.