The 10 Dirtiest Items in Your Home

Dirtiest Items in Your Home From Reviewed.com Remote Controls Used frequently yet rarely cleaned remote controls are the perfect place for germs to hang out. Take out batteries and clean with a soft cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol. Carpets Apparently, carpets are 4,000 times dirtier than toilet seats! Vacuum weekly and steam clean at least once a year. Pillows Known…

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Household Chemical Storage Guide

Household Chemical Storage Guide Always keep the safety of your family and pets top of mind when storing chemicals between uses. Here is a colorful infographic detailing some best practices for storing common household chemicals from our friends at SOLVCHEM.

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My Robot Cleans Toilets!

It’s finally here – the $500 portable toilet-cleaning robot! It even has a name – called “Giddel” by its developer, service robotics company Altan Robotech. Visit the website to see it in action! Altan’s website states, “With Giddel, you never have to deal with the disgust of cleaning your toilet bowl again.” Giddel has a telescopic arm that scrubs hard-to-reach…

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Baltimore Remains Number 1 on Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List
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Baltimore Remains Number 1 on Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List

Based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments in 2018, Baltimore topped the list of Orkin’s Top 50 Bed Bug Cities for the third year in a row. Washington, D.C., and Chicago remain number two and three respectively. New York moved up two spots to number six and Atlanta and Philadelphia joined…

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Germs at the Gym

It’s time for New Year's resolutions It’s time for New Year's resolutions, and one of yours might be to spend more time at the gym. Whether you go to burn calories, get fit, or increase endurance, you may get more than you bargained for depending on the hygiene level of the gym. Keeping a gym spotless and germ-free may seem…

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Hiring Help for Your Household

The decision to hire a maid or cleaning service is often one based on cost versus time. Once you have decided it is worth it, the next big step is to decide which housekeeper or cleaning service to choose. Cleaning service employees are usually bonded and insured through the service they work for, and the cleaning companies usually handle the…

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How to Clean Candle Wax

Candle Wax Candles make any room warm and inviting. The anatomy of a candle is simple – a candle consists of wax and a wick. Things get more complicated when colorants, fragrances, and additives are thrown into the mix. Paraffin, a petroleum by-product, is the most common type of candle. Other things used to make candles include beeswax (a natural…

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How to Polish Silver
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How to Polish Silver

Tarnish on Silver Pure silver is very soft, so it is usually mixed with other elements, like copper or brass, to make it stronger and more durable. Sterling silver is usually imprinted with “925,” “Ster,” or “Sterling Silver.” Silverplate is made of base metal, usually, copper or brass, with a thin layer of sterling silver electroplated onto it. This type…

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How to Get Rid of Holiday Stains
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How to Get Rid of Holiday Stains

How to Get Rid of Holiday Stains   There is no one magic way to get rid of stains that are generated over the holiday season. You will find different stain remedies for the same kind of problem, all of which may work. Mostly it takes a little extra work and a lot of patience. My favorite resource is the…

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Don’t Flush That!
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Don’t Flush That!

Don't Flush That!   Should I flush it? Most often, the answer is no! Just because something can be flushed doesn’t mean it should be, including “flushable” wipes, dental floss, contact lenses, tampons, condoms, and facial tissue. If it isn’t human waste and toilet paper, it shouldn’t be put down the drain. For more information, click here. Get Your Life…

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