cleaning

Avoid A Nasty Mildew Smell Around Your Sink By Using Two Sponges

If you have a potent stench coming from your sink, it could be your poor, abused sponge. You can keep two of them around and rotate use so your sponges won’t develop a mildew smell ever again.


Ask LH: How Can I Get The Smoke Smell Out Of Things?

Dear Lifehacker, We recently moved my father into a long-term care facility. There are a number of wonderful things he wanted my sister and I to have and to share with our children. The trouble is that he was a lifelong smoker and everything reeks from years of smoke. We want to keep these things, but the smell is just awful. What can we do?


Prevent Bumper Sticker Residue With Car Wax

Bumper stickers are a great way to show your affinity for anything you want the person driving behind you to know about, but when you want to remove them, it’s often a pain. Apartment Therapy suggests putting down a bit of wax before you stick that sticker on.


Fight Allergies By Changing Clothes As You Walk In The Door

For those of us who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring and summer can be miserable. A few tweaks to your daily routine can keep the outdoors from invading your home.


The Complete Guide To Avoiding (And Removing) Windows Crapware

Windows has a lot going for it, but it’s also saddled with one of computing’s biggest annoyances: crapware. Here’s everything you need to know about identifying, avoiding and removing unwanted software from your system.


Spend Time Away From Home To Catch Unwanted Scents

Nose-blindness is real, according to Science of Us. All of our homes have a smell, and we are all oblivious to them. Our guests, however, are much more aware.


Office Spring Cleaning Is Good For Your Health [Infographic]

September is the traditional time for spring cleaning around these parts. This infographic reminds us that cleaning around the office doesn’t just reduce clutter — it can also improve efficiency.


Remove Dinnerware Scratches With Cream Of Tartar

As your plates and bowls get used over time, knives, forks and spoons turn a bright sheen into a scratched-up mess. Dive into your pantry to find some cream of tartar, and you can rub those ugly marks away.


Ask LH: How Can I Remove Mould From A Picture Frame?

Hey Lifehacker, I have a picture printed onto canvas and behind a glass frame on the wall of our outdoor area. The problem is that when it gets cold the glass gets condensation on it and over time the picture has started to become mouldy. How do I get rid of the mould without damaging my canvas print? And how do I stop it from happening again?


Clean And Sanitise Reusable Water Bottles With Denture Tablets

Reusable water bottles are handy and a great money savey, but even with the help of soapy water and a bottle brush, they can be difficult to clean. When you’re finished with the brush, fill your reusable bottle with water and pop in a couple of denture cleaning tablets. Let it sit overnight, and the bottle will be as good as new.