cleaning

Sanitise Or Quarantine Your Hotel Room's TV Remote Before Using It

We’ve mentioned how dirty remote controls are, and they may not be cleaned very often — if ever. When you stay in a hotel, you might want to clean off previous occupants’ germs before using it, but there are other options too.


Thoroughly Clean A Hair Brush With A Toothbrush

The many bristles of a hair brush might be great for detangling hair, but they can also trap all sorts of filth. The tool to clean a hairbrush? A toothbrush.


Apply The 80/20 Rule To Clutter To Get Rid Of Old Junk

Nobody likes clutter, but it can be hard to let go of items you’ve had around for a long time. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, author Jennifer Baumgartner suggests you apply the 80/20 rule to your stuff to help you get rid of it.


Velcro A Dustpan And Brush To A Vertical Surface To Free Up Space

If you’re short on space, vertical storage solutions are ideal. Mount your dustpan and brush vertically with Velcro to keep it accessible but out of the way.


Clean Stainless Steel With Vinegar And Oil

Stainless steel appliances look amazing, but grease and fingerprints can make them look dingy. The Kitchn shows us how to get a streak-free shine with just vinegar and olive oil.


Deep Clean Your Mattress With Hydrogen Peroxide, Soap And Salt

You spend a lot of time in very close contact with your mattress, and it’s important to keep it clean. As you can’t just throw it in the washing machine, you need to gets hands on, and Katie Berry has a few tips to help get your mattress looking like new again.


Freshen Up Fabrics With A Homemade Vodka Spray

Commercial products like Febreze are great for getting rid of odours, but personally, I hate the chemical smell. Vodka is a great alternative.


Wash Baseball Caps And Thongs In Your Dishwasher

Your dishwasher is a great help in the kitchen, but it can be put to many more uses than just cleaning plates and saucepans. Real Simple suggests a few other items you can clean.


What Each Vacuum Attachment Is Actually For

Chances are that your vacuum has a bunch of different attachments on it. If you’re anything like me, you’ve never used a single one of them. Popular Mechanics shows off how they’re supposed to be used.


Use A Sex Swing For Washing Large Dogs

We present this without comment. A review of a sex swing on Amazon (link mildly NSFW) suggests it’s also a useful way of washing larger dogs.