When it comes to cleaning, some people like to follow old school advice, or trust common myths they already know. However, times have changed, technology has as well, and there are some common cleaning myths you should stop believing.
Keep reading to find out what the worst cleaning myths are and make sure to avoid them in the future.
Bleach is the best for cleaning
Most people associate bleach and its smell with ultimate cleanliness. However, even though bleach is a powerful disinfectant, it does not clean at all. It will kill germs and remove stains but it will not get rid of dirt and grime. That is why you should not use this product to clean. Whenever your shirt needs whitening, or you want to kill all the bacteria and microbes from your sink, bleach is your go to but do not expect it to clean any surfaces.
Newspapers will give you streak-free glass
You have certainly seen your grandma use newspapers to clean the windows. While this myth was actually true back in the day, it is no longer suitable to use. The reason for that is the paper and ink newspapers are made of. Some years ago, newspapers were made of thicker paper that did indeed leave windows streak-free. However, nowadays the paper used instead is thin and easily dissolves when wet. That will leave paper bits and streaks all over your windows. It is best to use rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth.
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When renovating, it is not uncommon to accidentally stain your carpet with paint. However, this is not a reason to panic. A number of oil and water-based paint stains can be removed from carpet fibres with a little time and a few cleaning materials. It is important to treat the stain as soon as it happens. Removing paint from clothes and paintbrushes can wait. That way you will ensure proper stain removal.
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If you are a salad lover, you know that salad dressings can leave behind unsightly and annoying stains on your clothes, carpets, and upholstery. Depending on the salad dressing’s ingredients, the stains they produce can be dye-based, tannin-based, or protein-based. Of course, all those different stains require a variety of approaches. However, one thing is for sure, they all contain oil. That makes creamy dressings slightly easier to remove than heavy oily vinaigrettes. Whatever the stain is, you will most likely be able to get rid of it by simply using common household items that are usually found in every pantry or kitchen cupboard. Make sure to never put your clothes in the dryer since the high heat may cause the stains to set, become harder to remove, or even permanent.
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Chewing gum is fun. However, it can also be healthy if you don’t do too much of it. It helps relieve stress and exercise your facial muscles. Beloved by both children and adults, chewing gum, unfortunately, finds its way to the places where we least want it. Sometimes we drop our gum on our clothing or worse – sit on it. And you may agree that there is nothing more frustrating than a piece of chewing gum stuck in your hair. On such occasions pulling is useless. Instead of chopping off chunks of your hair, keep reading to find out how you can easily remove gum from your hair, clothing, and fabrics according to proffessional cleaners.
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Disinfecting your house is of crucial importance when maintaining its cleanliness on a regular basis. Especially with the recent COVID-19 outbreak that brought attention to how important disinfection really is. Whenever you are taking care of any contaminated surfaces it is important to handle them correctly in order to avoid damage and further spreading of the germs. Another thing to keep in mind is the chemicals you are working with and how you use them. By not using certain methods properly, you may expose yourself and your family to health hazards.
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Many people have sheepskin rugs at home nowadays. They are beautiful, soft, and fluffy, and give a cosy, somewhat fancy feeling. However, like with every rug, natural sheepskin ones need regular cleaning. The cleaning of a real sheepskin rug is not a complicated process. However, there are some special steps you need to take in order to keep its fibres clean, soft, and beautiful.
In this article, we will share the best method you can use to keep your sheepskin rugs in good condition. Also, we will talk about cleaning faux sheepskin rugs. Nowadays a lot of people turn to vegan and animal cruelty-free alternatives to food, clothing, and home decorations. Keep reading to find out what the best cleaning method is.
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Stains are a pain, in general. However, grease stains are certainly some of the worst to get rid of. If you are in a hurry and have to eat on the go, a slice of pizza can cause a stubborn, tough grease stain. You have probably experienced this before and wondered if you will ever be able to get rid of that stain and enjoy your favourite jeans again.
There is no reason to worry though, grease stains can be removed in a few simple steps by only using items and products you most probably already have at home. Keep reading to find out what to do in order to remove those horrible grease stains and keep enjoying your favourite foods without fearing ruining your jeans.
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Regardless of how those got wherever they are, ink stains are never welcome. They may actually look scary and make you believe that you should part with your favourite shirt or even replace your carpets. Fortunately for you, we have some good news – some ink stains can actually be removed. And the best part is – you can even use simple household products in order to do that. The only important thing to remember is not to wash and dry your clothes before removing the ink stains. The heat will set the stain and make it impossible to remove.
We will show you a few ways in which you can treat ink stains so keep reading and choose the one that you like the best.
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If you have been researching cleaning tips and tricks on the internet or in magazines, you probably already realised that most of them do not work. Even though a lot of them sound very promising, it is rare that they actually work as promised. Instead of spending hours trying random hacks, or using a lot of commercial products in order to get rid of common stains and grime that can be found at home, keep reading to find out the tips we picked out for you that certainly work.
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We have all read cleaning hacks and tips on the internet or in magazines. However, how often do these actually work? If you have ever tried any, you might have ended up disappointed because, in fact, most of them do not work. We would like to share some cleaning tips that may seem strange but will work for sure. They will help you reduce the number of commercial products that you use at home.
Even though well-marketed cleaning products seem promising, in a lot of cases, nature already has a solution that will be as efficient and much more eco-friendly. Keep reading to find out what the cleaning tips, tested by professional cleaners that will help you clean and save money are.
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