cleaning

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.


This DIY Fix Keeps You From Losing Change Between Car Seats

It’s hard to retrieve coins and other things that fall into the little gap between the car seat and the door or the gear box. Here’s a quick, DIY solution that costs a dollar and almost no time.


Break Through A Productivity Wall By Cleaning Your Work Space

If you’re having a hard to time breaking through a productivity barrier, taking a few minutes to clean your work space can help clear your mind and rid yourself of distractions.


Dust Right After Returning From Holiday For A Longer-Lasting Clean

Dusting is my least favourite household chore. Here’s a tip to get more bang for your dusting buck: If you’re away for any significant period, like a holiday, dust as soon as you get back. The air has settled, you’ll pick up more dust, and you’ll get a longer-lasting clean before you have to dust again.


Remove Plastic Food Container Odours By Storing Them With Salt

If you tend to make pungent meals — or just forgot about one in the fridge — you probably have to deal with smelly containers. Adding a pinch of salt to your container after washing it can help keep the leftover odours at bay.


'Getting Organised Isn't Your End Goal, Saving Your Sanity Is'

Getting organised might take effort, but it’s better than never knowing where anything is. However, there’s a point when you spend more time organising than is necessary to get the job done. The Small Notebook reminds us to stop there before we hit those diminishing returns.


Take Inventory Of Your Wardrobe And Clean It All At Once

All of us need to go through our wardrobe and make some cuts once in a while. Apartment Therapy presents a good inventory and cleaning system to purge your closet effectively.


Top 10 Ways To Banish Bad Smells From Your Home And Your Body

Pet odours, stinky shoes, mildew-y wet laundry, and your everyday household odours: A spray of Febreze might not be enough to conquer them. Here’s how to get your home and yourself smelling fresher.