cleaning

Wash Your Towels Every 3-5 Uses For Best Results

Some of you may wait until your towels smell funky to wash them. As it turns out, it’s better to launder towels pretty frequently — ideally, after every 3-5 uses.


Automatically Clear Your Downloads Folder With A Batch Script

Windows: If you download files you only need once or twice and then forget about, you downloads folder can get cluttered. Use this batch file to automatically delete those files on a schedule.


Go Ahead And Use Soap To Clean Your Cast Iron Pan

The image above from Serious Eats might be making more than a few of you shudder. Conventional wisdom (myth) says that you should never use soap to clean cast iron because it will damage the seasoning.


Quickly Clean Up Art And Craft Messes With A Lint Roller

If you’re doing any sort of crafts — or have kids around that like to get creative — a mess of glitter, tiny bits of paper, and other small, granular bits will likely be everywhere. A few rolls with a lint roller can clean it all up in a flash.


Use Cold Cream To Remove All Your Makeup In One Go

Cold cream has a variety of claimed uses, from moisturising skin to soothing sunburn. As PureWow demonstrates, it’s also great at cleaning the makeup from your face.


Clean Your Woodworking Blades And Bits To Keep Them In Good Shape

If you take care of your woodworking blades and bits, they will take care of you. Set up a cleaning station that makes it easy to remove dirt, rust and resin from your blades and bits.


Use A 'Donation Station' To Downsize Your Clutter

We all have stuff around the house that we’re not using, like clothes that no longer fit or a book you’ve finished reading. Create a “donation station” in your house, so even outgoing clutter has a place.


Clean Your Hardwood Floors And Hide Scratches With Black Tea

Black tea is a tasty, uplifting drink, but it also has other uses around the house. If you have hardwood flooring, you can put together a large batch of black tea to use for cleaning and disguising scratches.


Tackle Dirty Dishes In Small Sessions With The 'One Soapy Sponge' Rule

Your dishes are starting to pile up in your sink. Instead of putting off washing them because it seems like too much work, just clean as many as you can with one soapy sponge.


Get Rid Of That 'Old Book Smell' With Cornflour

If you have some books that have been sitting around in the garage, they might pick up “old book smell”. Sprinkling some cornflour helps get rid of the smell without damaging the book.