Spills and Stains on Leather Furniture
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Spills and Stains on Leather Furniture

Spills and Stains Dealing with spills and stains on leather is tricky and has a lot to do with how the leather is treated with color. When a pigmented coating is applied to the leather’s surface, it is more resistant to water-soluble spills and stains. If the hide is treated with an aniline dye, the leather becomes exceptionally soft and…

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How to Clean Windows

In today’s busy world, cleaning windows is often an afterthought. Pick a cloudy day to wash your windows – sunlight will dry them too quickly and cause streaking. Window glass will stay cleaner longer if you wash the window screens and frames before you wash the windows. Tips on How to Clean Windows make it a bit easier Use a…

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Cleaning Small Appliances
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Cleaning Small Appliances

Cleaning Small Appliances Advice from Tom McNulty in Clean Like a Man: Housekeeping for Men and the Women Who Love Them. Microwave: Wipe down the interior with a damp sponge or cotton cloth as soon as you see something has spilled, splattered or bubbled over. Make the microwave work for you when dealing with dried on foods – boil a…

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5 Super Simple Dusting Techniques
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5 Super Simple Dusting Techniques

5 Super Simple Dusting Techniques Wear a pair of old socks on each hand to dust. It is efficient if using both hands and cheap and you can wash and reuse them. You can also use old socks on duster and sweeper handles instead of buying disposable refills and pads. Hate dusting Venetian blinds? Fasten a cloth around each end…

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How to Clean Art and Collections
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How to Clean Art and Collections

How to Clean Art and Collections From: Making a Home: Housekeeping for Real life (Better Homes & Gardens) To many people, a sentimental object is just as valuable as one with monetary value. Take care of both types correctly and you’ll be able to pass it down for generations. Paintings, Prints and Drawings: Cover anything that might smear with glass.…

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How to Deep Clean Light Fixtures
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How to Deep Clean Light Fixtures

How to Deep Clean Light Fixtures From Making a Home: Housekeeping for Real Life (Better Homes & Gardens) Regular cleaning will keep your lighting sparkling and make your home appear cleaner! Table and Floor Lamps: Always unplug the lamp before attempting to clean it. Remove the lamp shade and the bulb, and once the bulb is room temperature, wipe the…

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How to Clean a Glass Stovetop
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How to Clean a Glass Stovetop

How to Clean a Glass Stovetop From Cooking Light With their lack of grates and coils, glass-topped stoves may seem easier to clean than their more complicated counterparts, but they can still become a huge mess. If you don’t clean it immediately after cooking, the mess never seems to go away, no matter how hard you scrub. Luckily, you can…

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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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