Cleaning terracotta flower and plant pots

Clay and terracotta are classic materials used for plant pots. It works extremely well and does wonders to drier root systems. Pots made of terracotta have a porous surface that allows air to enter and help the plant. It also allows water to move out of the pot and helps prevent rotting of the root and plant disease.

However, clay pots require regular cleaning once in a while. Soil and water may leave stains on their surface. What is more, the pots can collect harmful bacteria. It is especially important to clean the pot once you remove an old plant and are about to place another one in the pot. If you don’t take enough time cleaning the residue, the bacteria will affect the new plant.
You should always thoroughly clean the pot (and all other gardening tools you used) when handling a diseased or infested plant, You should also perform a deep cleaning of pots when replanting plants, at the end of the growing season, or if you bought them used.
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How to remove lipstick stains from clothing

Lipstick has been a best friend to women for decades. They help express individuality and mood and are a perfect accent to any outfit. The best part is that they are compact enough and can accompany you everywhere.
Lipstick formula has changed throughout the years, however, to this day coloured lipsticks are made of oily or waxy components and dye. While they are a perfect touch to your makeup, the combination of grease and dyes makes dreadful stains.
Lucky for you, these stains can be removed with a strong laundry detergent and some patience. However, a cycle in the laundry machine will be required for the complete removal of all residue. Since the stains left behind by lipstick combine both grease and dyes, it is important that you do not throw the fabric in the dryer before completely removing any stain residue. The heat from the drying cycle will set the stain and make it permanent.
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Properly cleaning and taking care of white clothes

White clothes are stylish, however, when worn for a bit they may become grey, worn out looking, and dull. What is more, stains are extremely obvious on white fabrics.
When cleaning white clothes, you should use heavy-laundry detergent and the hottest suitable water for the particular fabric (always check the care label for this information to avoid damage to the fibres).
You should always separate coloured clothes from whites since colour bleeding happens quite often. Use bleaching agents only when necessary and not on a regular basis – they will damage the fibres of the fabric and cause it to wear out quickly.
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How to properly clean your glass oven door

Ovens are the kitchen appliances that are used the most. While cleaning the kitchen, in general, is one of the least favourite activities when it comes to house maintenance, cleaning the oven itself is probably even higher on the list.

If your oven has a glass door, with time, you will notice that stains and grease splatters occur, preventing you from being able to see how your favourite meals are cooking. There are numerous benefits to having a glass door on your oven. A solid glass oven door, or even a glass pane, looks sleek and modern, and it allows you to see what’s cooking in the oven without opening the door and letting heat escape. It becomes a disadvantage when a glass door or oven window becomes dirty from food splatters, baked-on grease, or finger smudges. Fortunately, this tempered glass, normally two layers thick, can be cleaned with a few household items.
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Cleaning chrome surfaces

Chrome is common for very shiny bathroom fixtures or vintage cars. Chrome is made by simply coating a base metal with the element chromium. Commercial chrome plating was employed to make ornamental car trim, gleaming residential lighting and plumbing fittings, and harden industrial instruments.
Items plated with chrome are durable, corrosion-resistant, and rather beautiful. The thickness of the coating varies and can be applied to various materials such as steel, aluminium, and even plastic.

Depending on where the chrome can be found, the need for cleaning may vary. While bathroom fixtures should be cleaned at least once a week in order to keep hard water stains at bay, decorative items usually only need dusting. If you wipe your chrome faucets daily, you will be able to make mineral deposits easier to remove and keep your chrome shiny and beautiful. Fortunately for you, chrome is very easy to clean with just a few common household ingredients you probably already have at home.

Keep reading to find out the best ways to easily restore your chrome’s shine.
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How to properly take advantage of the self-cleaning option of your oven

The kitchen is usually the part of the house that needs the most attention when it comes to cleaning. Out of all the areas that quickly accumulate grease and grime, ovens are certainly the worst. Oven cleaning is probably one of the most dreaded chores that, fortunately, has been made easier by some manufacturers. Most modern oven models include a self-cleaning option that will spare you the time and effort you would otherwise spend scrubbing the nasty buildup from the inside of your appliance.
The self-cleaning cycle is easy to use and usually requires a very small amount of prep time and a little patience. Keep reading to find out how to make the best out of this amazing cycle.
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Cleaning piano keys

A good, well-maintained piano can be a statement piece in any house. It can last for generations and will give your place a classy look. However, a good piano should be properly maintained and regularly cleaned. Even if you don’t play a lot of dust and grime buildup may affect its condition.
Depending on how often you use your piano, you may need to thoroughly clean it at least once a month. You should also tackle any stains and smudges. The keys of the piano should be regularly dusted once a week (best done with an electrostatic duster).
The good news is that you can, in fact, easily clean your piano using common household products.
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Cleaning your dorm room and keeping it that way

It is well known that dormitories are not the cleanest places and neither are the students living in them. The combination of many young people living together in one place promises nothing but mess and occasional dirt and grime. Not to forget that dorm rooms are usually tiny and even though that means there is less space to be cleaned, it also means the room will get dirty quicker.
Regularly cleaning your room and living in a tidy, neat space can improve your physical and mental health, and even your schedule. If you just moved to a dorm room, you may be surprised to see how quickly the place can get dirty and messy, especially if you share it with a roommate. The sad truth, however, is that the longer you wait, the harder it will be to clean up. It is a lot better to create a regular cleaning schedule (and make sure you follow it).

In this article, we will show you how to instantly make your room look tidier, and how often should all the chores be tackled.
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Aluminium foil hacks you will love

We all have aluminium foil at home. It is usually found in kitchens and most often for cooking. However, did you know you can use it for a lot more, such as cleaning hacks, decoration, and a bunch of other useful things altogether?
In this article, we will show you some of the best uses we found for tin foil. Keep reading and we hope you like them.
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Amazing uses for rubbing alcohol around the house

Rubbing alcohol can be found in pretty much every household. It is one of the best, most versatile cleaning products you can use at home. The best part is that it is cheap, available, and relatively safe for human health. In this article, we will talk about the many amazing uses of rubbing alcohol. Whether you want to use it for cleaning, disinfection or another purpose, you will be pleasantly surprised so keep reading.
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