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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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 dye your hair at home, you probably have experienced stains on your clothing and even carpets. The best thing you can do is take care of it as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more it sets. It will end up being hard or even impossible to remove. Depending on the type of dye you use, cleaning approaches may vary. Fortunately, the things you need for the cleaning of such stains are easily found at home. Important things to pay attention to are: treat the stain as soon as you see it and never put any fabric with hair dye on it in the dryer. The heat may set the stain and make it permanent. Never scrub or rub the stain in, since that may cause it to spread and soak further in the fibres. Keep reading to find out how to remove hair dye stains.
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Carpets and rugs bring great comfort in every house. However, dirty shoes, food, drinks, pets, children and others may leave your carpets stained and dirty looking. Ideally, you should treat every type of stain as soon as possible.
Some stains are harder to remove and require special knowledge. In this article we will talk about different methods you can use in order to treat different types of dirt and stains. We will also share how to prevent stains from reappearing and how to regularly maintain the general cleanliness of your carpets.
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