How To Make Fizzing Toilet Cleaning Bombs?

Cleaning the toilet – one of the most hated cleaning chores. I know that people definitely don’t look forward to cleaning their toilets which is why I wanted to share how I make these amazing fizzing cleaning bombs that you can throw in your toilet and let them do all the work. That way, you won’t have to scrub and clean for hours – you just let them do everything for you!

How To Make Them?

You need a few ingredients – baking soda, citric acid, vinegar, and your favourite essential oil. I suggest you use tea tree or lavender essential oils because they have antibacterial properties.

Mix 2 parts of baking soda with 1 part citric acid. I usually mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of citric acid. Next, I add a few drops of my lavender essential oil so these bombs can smell amazing.

Spray the mixture with vinegar (one spray is enough!). I recommend you mix all ingredients with your hands. Next, form small balls with the mixture and place them on a tray covered in wax paper so they can dry. I usually leave them overnight but sometimes they will need 24 hours depending on the brand of citric acid you used.

Once they have completely dried, transfer them to a mason jar where I store them.

How To Clean Your Glass Stovetop And Remove Burnt Marks?

If you have a glass stovetop then you probably don’t even know how easy it is to clean it. No, you don’t need to use any fancy expensive commercial cleaners, and no – you don’t need to scrub the stovetop for hours. There is such an easy cleaning method and I am about to share it with you!

How To Clean Your Glass Stovetop?

All you need to prepare is a sponge, some paper towels, a paint scraper, and… your laundry detergent. Yes, I just said your laundry detergent. I know you probably look at your screen super weirded out, however, using laundry detergent will leave your glass stovetop spotless and will get rid of all the burnt food, greasy stains, and other impurities. Just make sure it’s powder laundry detergent because the liquid one won’t work. Of course, if you want you can also use baking soda but it won’t be as effective!

Start off with running the paint scraper over any burnt residue to get as much as possible removed. Don’t apply too much pressure because you don’t want to scratch your stove.

Then spray hot water over the burners and sprinkle some of your laundry detergents on top. Let it sit for 15 minutes then grab the sponge you prepared and scrub the surface with it. If you notice any stubborn stains or impurities that don’t seem to be lifting get the paint scraper and run it over those areas.

Once you are happy with the results, grab a towel (or a cloth), dampen it with warm water and remove all the impurities and the laundry detergent.

How To Remove Chocolate Stains?

I have never met someone that doesn’t enjoy chocolate, however, no one likes chocolate stains. Unfortunately, accidents do happen which means that at some point in your life you will stain your favourite white shirt or even worse – your upholstery!

But don’t let that stop you from eating that chocolate cake because I will show you exactly how to remove chocolate stains!

How To Remove Chocolate Stains From Clothes?

Start off with removing as much chocolate as possible by scooping it with a spoon.

Then you need to rinse the stained area with cold water. Don’t use hot water because the heat will set the stain making it so much harder to remove.

Once you do that it’s time to grab your liquid laundry detergent and apply it directly to the affected area. Let it sit for 10 minutes before soaking your clothing item in cold water.

Make sure that you rub the laundry detergent in the stain with your fingers which will remove it.

If case the stain remains after following these steps then you need to grab a stain remover and follow the instructions on the package. You can also use oxygen bleach which works very well.

Now that you successfully got rid of the stain – throw your clothing item in the washing machine and wash as usual.

How To Remove Chocolate Stains From Your Carpet?

If you accidentally dropped chocolate on your carpet – don’t panic!

Start off with scooping up the excess with a spoon but be gentle!

Then mix a tablespoon of liquid soap with 2 cups of water (again, avoid using hot water). Dampen a cloth with the mixture and blot the stained area with it. Do not rub or wipe.

Next, once you are happy with the result, use a dry cloth to remove the soapy water.

How To Remove Chocolate Stains From Your Sofa?

Did you stain your sofa with chocolate? No worries – I will teach you how to get rid of the stain!

Similar to the other surfaces, you need to start off by scooping up the excess chocolate with a spoon. Some people recommend using a vacuum cleaner but I think it will make an even bigger mess.

If you can remove the cushion covers then read the tag and see whether you can wash them in your washing machine. If that is the case, then immediately throw them in the appliance and wash them (but you need to use cold water instead of hot).

If you cannot remove the cushion covers then make a mixture of a tablespoon liquid soap and two cups of water.

Next, grab a toothbrush, dip it in the solution and dab the stained area. Repeat this step until the stain is removed completely.

Then you need to wipe the soapy water by using a paper towel (blot the area).

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How To Remove Stains Out Of Your Car Seats?

Stain removal is pretty common because we all struggle with stains… however, the most popular stain removal methods will work on your upholstery but rarely on your car seats.

This is why I think that it is important for me to tell you all my secrets when it comes to removing stains out of car seats because, trust me, I am a pro at this point! As bad as it sounds – I tend to eat in my car especially when I am in a hurry to go somewhere and I also have a 1-year-old who is always making a mess on the backseat.

Here Is How To Remove Stains Our Of Your Car Seats

Start with vacuuming the car seats so that you can remove any pet hair, crumbs, dirt, dust, and impurities. That way you will be able to remove the stain easier because you will have a clean surface.

Then it’s time for the stain removal. I normally make my own cleaners using different natural ingredients. I do not believe in commercial cleaners or stain removers – and I also think that they are a waste of money!

Instead, I mix two cups of water, a cup of vinegar, and a tablespoon of liquid soap in a spray bottle. Then I spray the affected area with my homemade cleaner and continue with blotting using a microfiber cloth.

Now, if the stain is stubborn and you can’t seem to remove it do the following:

– If the seats are leather/ vinyl dab a bit of toothpaste on the stain then scrub with a toothbrush.

– If the seats are fabric then mix some baking soda with a bit of warm water (create a paste), apply it on a toothbrush and scrub.

When you are done make sure you remove the product with a damp cloth.

How To Easily Clean Under The Bed?

There are a lot of areas in a home that people neglect and don’t clean – the space under the bed being one of them!

Usually, there is plenty of dirt and dust accumulated there because it’s an area that is hard to reach so usually people just give up and act like it doesn’t need cleaning. But even if you don’t see how dirty it actually is, it still requires to be taken care of if you want a healthy and spotless home.

I want to share with you some pretty interesting and creative ways which you can use to clean the area under your bed without wasting too much time on this chore.

Browse through your vacuum cleaner’s attachments

Usually, vacuum cleaners come with a lot of attachments which are meant to be used in different scenarios. Check out the extensions your vacuum has and see whether something can be used to clean underneath the bed.

Use a hairdryer

This hack probably sounds crazy but it does work especially if the area under your bed is really dirty.

Grab your hairdryer and blow under your bed so that the accumulated dirt and dust can transport from under your bed to a place where you can easily vacuum it.

Consider buying a robot vacuum

I recently decided to buy my first robot vacuum. The whole idea that the appliance can do all the work for you while you either sit on your couch, cook or you are even out had been so appealing to me that I did decide to get a Roomba,

It can vacuum hard flooring as well as carpets and rugs which is extremely helpful. I have been using mine for about a month now and I am really happy with the results. I no longer have to worry whether I have time to clean my home – and those hard to reach places like under the bed is always spotless!

The easiest ways to clean paint brushes

If you own paintbrushes then it is absolutely necessary to know exactly how to clean them since it will make them last longer. Of course, this task is not pleasant and it requires some time so be patient.

Removing water-based paint from brushes

Once you are done using your brushes make sure you scrape as much paint as possible off of them. Then get either a bucket or a bowl, fill it with soapy water, dip your brushes in there and leave them for a couple of hours.

Once they are done soaking make sure you throw the water and refill the bucket or the bowl with the soapy water. Dip your brushes again and start removing the paint using your fingers.

Repeat this method as many times as needed in order to completely remove the paint.

Removing oil-based paint from brushes

Start with scraping as much paint as possible. Continue with filling a glass jar with white spirit and placing the brush inside. Leave it in there for a couple of hours so it can soak.

I recommend you remove the liquid and refill the jar a couple of times. Repeat this step until the brush is clean then rinse it with water.

And keep one thing in mind: Do NOT pour the leftover liquid in your sink.

With which foods can you boost your serotonin?

So first of all – what is serotonin? It’s the chemical in your brain responsible for your happiness. It is said to boost your mood, help with sleep, etc. The levels of serotonin have an effect on your mood and behaviour. It is called the happy chemical and is the key to maintaining balance in your mood. So do you want to feel good, live longer and make your brain produce more serotonin?

The most natural way to increase it is to know which foods stimulate it. Serotonin is not produced in foods but tryptophan is. You need to look out for food rich in tryptophan which will boost the serotonin in your brain.

  • Cheese

Cheese is a great food full of tryptophan.

  • Eggs

The yolk of an egg is rich in tryptophan. It also has tyrosine, choline, biotin, omega-3 fatty acids. All of these things contribute to the increase of serotonin.

  • Tofu

All soy products have plenty of tryptophan in them.

  • Pineapples

Pineapples are very good for you. They contain bromelain which is a protein that helps suppress coughs. It will also boost your serotonin.

  • Salmon

Not only is it full of tryptophan but it has other nutritional benefits which can help you balance cholesterol, lower blood pressure.

  • Nuts

All nuts contain tryptophan. There are studies made that show how eating a handful of nuts can lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, respiratory problems.

  • Turkey

There is so much tryptophan in turkey. Cook it with some other food on the list that’s also full of tryptophan and the results will be amazing.

Tips on how to maintain a vinyl floor in good shape

Vinyl floorings are becoming more and more popular because of the fact that vinyl is a wet-proof material and more importantly is much more affordable than the other flooring materials. Another immense advantage that vinyl has over the other types of flooring is the fact that vinyl is easy to clean and extremely resilient against stains especially if it is maintained right by professionals like Carpet Cleaning Clapham.

The easiest way to maintain a vinyl floor in top condition is to vacuum, mop or sweep it on a day to day basis. This simple cleaning routine takes no more than five minutes but it will maintain your vinyl flooring clean and good looking. If you opt to mop the floor, you can use your personal homemade cleaning detergent. Simply mix equal parts of hot water and vinegar in a bucket. If you don’t like the odor of vinegar you can substitute it with ammonia. If you don’t have the time to make your own cleaning detergent you can purchase a commercial cleaner from any supermarket or cleaning firm. Keep in mind that some commercial cleaners are made of strong chemicals, so it is for the best if you test it on a hidden part of the flooring before you commence mopping the floor.

Heavily soiled vinyl floors can also be easily cleaned with a homemade cleaner. Get a bucket or laver and pour in it hot water and a small amount of liquid dish-washing soap. Now apply the cleaner on your floor with the aid of mop and allow it to sit from five to ten minutes. The cleaning detergent will loosen the harden particles and you will be able to remove them quickly once you mop your floor with clean water. If the stains aren’t getting off, either repeat the procedure or call professional cleaners to help you.

Mix one part of isopropyl alcohol and three parts of water in bowl and use the mixture to remove wax buildups from your vinyl floor. Apply the wax remover on the problematic areas with a mop or sponge. It is preferable that you use a sponge because you will be able to apply more pressure on the areas that you are treating. Once again if the wax buildups are too much for you to handle, don’t be hesitant to call professional cleaners for reinforcement.

Scuff marks can be removed by treating them with lighter fluid or paint thinner. Once the marks are removed, wash the floor with clean water to remove any excess of the paint thinner or lighter fluid.

The benefits of using professional cleaning services

Lots of people are reluctant into hiring professional cleaners because they don’t believe that such services may be beneficial for them. Others on the other hand avoid using such services because they deem them too expensive. The thing that these people don’t realize is that cleaning services can be very beneficial and more importantly aren’t as costly as some may believe.

The greatest benefit of using professional cleaning services like is that you will save yourself a lot of time. Proper cleaning requires lots of time and nowadays fewer and fewer people have the necessary time to clean their homes and places of work appropriately. This is why hiring professional cleaners can save you a lot of time and provide you a clean indoor environment. Keep in mind that most cleaning companies work with weekly, bi-weekly and monthly contacts, so you won’t have any problem arranging a timeframe that suits you and your cleaning requirements.

Another amazing benefit is that you won’t have to worry about the hard-to-clean areas and objects such as the kitchen, bathroom, carpets and rugs, basement, window treatments and etc. It is like this because a team of professionals will take care of these problematic areas and objects for you. Also you won’t have to deal with stains as the cleaners will remove them for you. They will be able to do all these things and much more because of the fact that professional cleaners have a large arsenal of cleaning instruments that allow them to easily and quickly clean any type of household and place of work.

The third benefit of hiring a cleaning firm to handle your cleaning routines is that, believe or not, you will be saving money. Just think about how much money you spend on cleaning detergents and materials. Now add to the equation the amount of time that you will spend cleaning and how much money you are losing because of this due to the fact that you won’t be able to go to work. As you can see, cleaning services aren’t that expensive after all and in most cases end up to be more cost effective than cleaning on your own.

As you can see there are benefits into using cleaning services, so the next time you are facing laborious and time consuming cleaning routines such as a spring cleaning, after construction cleaning or an after party cleaning, don’t be hesitant to call the professionals.

How to clean stainless steel cookware

Stainless steel cookware is beyond any doubt the finest cookware on the market. It is like this because of the fact that stainless steel cookware is much more durable than the more common types of cookware and by far better looking. The only disadvantage of stainless steel cookware is that it require much more cleaning than the other types of cookware. If you neglect to clean it, the stainless steel will lose its qualities and this is something that you don’t want to happen. This is why we have decided to write down several cleaning tips that will permit you to maintain your stainless steel cookware in top shape.

Burn marks can be removed with the aid of baking soda. Dry the cookware meticulously and sprinkle baking soda over the problematic areas. Now rub the baking soda around the cookware with a cloth or sponge. Allow the baking soda to sit for half an hour and rinse the cookware. If the burn marks are still present afterwards, sprinkle some more baking soda over the cookware but this time, add water to it. Once again allow the baking soda and water to site for approximately 20 minutes before you wash the cookware. If the burn marks are still present after your second attempt, call professional cleaners.

You can easily remove water spots by swishing club soda over them. Once you have swished the club soda, rinse the cookware with fresh water and hand dry the cooking pan. If the water spots are too resilient don’t be hesitant to use professional cleaning services.

Hard stains can be removed by filling your cookware with water and placing it on the stove. Heat the water until it boils and add a few spoonfuls of salt into the water. Turn off your stove and allow the water to cool before you empty the cookware. Now take a scouring pad and commence scrubbing the stains. If the stains are well crusted into the cookware’s surface don’t waste your time and energy and call the professional cleaners.

You can remove crusted food by soaking your stainless steel pan in soapy water. Let the pan site for several hours before you wash it. The soapy water will loosen the crusted food and you will be able to scrub it off more easily. Use a scouring pad to scrub the food but don’t use too much pressure as you may damage the stainless steel surface of your pan.

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