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A lot of outdoorsy types of people love the smell of a campfire. Whether it reminds you of the outside or food, you cannot deny that it is a somewhat pleasant smell; unless it’s on your clothes. Sure campfire smell might be nice but no one wants their clothes to smell like that. This burnt smell is a bit harder to get out, than you might think, but don’t worry I will show you how to get rid of campfire smell from your clothing using 4 simple but effective methods.

 

 

 

Use baking soda

Using baking soda is a great way of deodorizing anything whether it’s drains, fabric, etc. It can even remove the worst scent from any clothes. To remove the campfire smell of your clothes you need to place the clothes into the washer (only the ones that smell) and add your favorite laundry detergent and half a cup of baking soda. Now wash the clothes regularly.

 

 

 

White distilled vinegar

This is another product that’s surprisingly good at deodorizing. What makes vinegar so good is the fact that you can use it for cleaning or for food, and also because it’s very inexpensive. You can get a bottle of vinegar at almost any local supermarket or even online.

To clean your campfire clothes with vinegar you first need to place the clothes into the washer and add laundry detergent then add 1 cup of vinegar into it as well. After washing the clothes they will no longer have the scent of a campfire on them. If the clothes now smell like vinegar, all you have to do is give them a second wash (without using the vinegar).

 

 

 

Warm water

Warm or hot water will definitely remove a lot of odors from clothes since it opens up cloth fibers. To remove any bad odor from your clothes using warm water, you’ll need to place the clothes into a large bucket and fill it up with hot water. Then let them soak for an hour before placing them inside the washer.

 

 

 

Sundry

This is the simplest method in this article. To do this you’ll just need to place your clothes directly under the sunlight whether you hang them or lay them down on a flat surface. After doing that you’ll need to place them in the washer.

 

 

 

Most of us wear face masks very often and when we do we usually wear them for the entire day. However, there are a surprising amount of people who want to know if they can wear a mask during sleep. I was a bit surprised by that question as I didn’t know that this is something that people want to do, but after doing some research most people who ask this usually have some sort of allergen. Now in this article, I will be answering whether you can wear a mask during sleep or not.

 

 

Is it safe to sleep with a mask on

Sleeping with a face mask might not be too unsafe. However, it depends on what type of masks you use. If you have a thick face mask that usually makes you have a hard time breathing then you should avoid sleeping with that. These types of masks may also make you feel uncomfortable while sleeping and that can lead to a lot of issues. The best option is to wear a thin breathable mask. These masks will allow you to sleep perfectly fine without any breathing issues. However, if you have asthma I would definitely not recommend you to sleep with a mask on.

 

 

Does sleeping with a mask help with allergies

There are said to be studies that prove that sleeping with a mask on helps with allergens. However I cannot prove this but masks are known to reduce allergies, so the chances of this being true is very likely.

 

 

Conclusion

While sleeping with a face mask isn’t bad for you and in most cases will help you if you are dealing with allergies, it is something that you should avoid doing if the mask is too thick or if you have asthma or other breathing issues.

 

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How to clean a face mask

 

Nowadays a lot of people are wearing facemasks for obvious reasons. But oftentimes they get really dirty and in today’s article, I will be showing you three ways to clean a facemask.

You might be wondering why would anyone clean a face mask if you can just buy a bunch of disposable ones. Well while disposable masks might be cheap, it is still better to just have a few masks that can just be washed anytime.

 

 

Washing machine

This is a very simple but effective way of cleaning a face mask. All you have to do is place the face mask inside of the washer with other clothes. After washing it place the face mask inside the dryer or air dry it.

 

 

Soak in soap and water

Get a small bucket of warm water and add your favorite laundry detergent to it. Then place the facemask inside the water and let it soak for 30 minutes to an hour. After that rinse the mask and let it air dry.

 

 

Wash it under running water

Another quick way to clean a face mask is to wash it under running water whether it’s this art in the kitchen or bathroom sink. To wash your facemask under running water you first need to squirt a few drops of dish soap onto it and then place it under the warm running water. Make sure to air dry the mask after washing it.

 

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Ever had an annoying grease stain on your shirt or pants? Of course, you have, almost everybody has had a grease or oil stain on their clothes, and it’s pretty annoying to deal with. There are many methods on how to get grease stains out of clothes but only a few of them really works. Today I am going to show you how to get grease out of your clothes using the best methods.

 

 

Baking soda

If you know anything about cleaning you’ll not be surprised that baking soda is great at removing tough stains. So it makes sense that baking soda can remove grease and oil stains as well.

To remove grease stains from your clothes with baking soda you first need to get a small dish of warm water. Then sprinkle some of the baking soda onto the grease stain. Dip a toothbrush into the warm water and rub it all over the baking soda. Make sure to rub the baking soda all over the grease stains. Keep doing this until the stain starts to disappear, then place the clothes in the washer.

 

Dish soap

This is another great way of removing grease stains from any clothing. The best dish soap that’s good for this is Dawn. Dawn is excellent at removing grease from almost anything. There are two ways in which you can use dawn dish soap to remove grease from your clothes, they are both similar but somewhat different.

To get rid of grease out of your clothes using dish soap you need to do the following:

  1. Squirt a few drops of dish soap onto the greasy area of the garment and use your fingers to rub it in.
  2. Then use a wet toothbrush to gently scrub the grease out of the garment.
  3. After doing this you should rinse and place the shirt inside the washing machine.
  4. (optional) or you can get a large bucket of warm water and add your favorite laundry detergent to it.
  5. Then place the garment into the bucket of water and let it soak for 1-2 hours.
  6. After doing that you should place it in the dryer.

 

Wd-40

While I don’t believe that wd-40 will work as best as the other methods on this list I still do believe that you should at least try it.

To get rid of grease or oil stains using wd-40 you need to spray the grease with wd-40 and use a damp cloth to rub the stained area. Then place the clothing into the washer. If the garment still has the grease stain on it then maybe you should try a different method that’s on this list.

Another issue with using wd-40 on clothes is that while it will get rid of the grease stains, you’ll still have the wd-40 residue on the clothes.

 

Salt and stain remover

This might be the weirdest method in this article but you should definitely try it because it might be the most effective. For this method what you want to do is to dampen the grease/oil-stained area of the clothes with water and then sprinkle salt all over the stained area. Let the salt absorb the grease for around 3-5 minutes. Then spray the grease with this stain remover. After spraying the garment, you should place it in the washer and let it wash with the warmest water option.

Doing this will remove all the grease stains that were on the garment.

 

Conclusion

While I do believe that all of these methods will definitely get rid of grease stains, I still recommend only trying the wd-40 method last as the rest are way more effective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaning a monitor is way easier than you might think. However, there are some things you need to know and do before cleaning your monitor, especially the screen. But that’s why I’m here, in today’s article I will be showing you how to clean your monitor without damaging it.

 

 

Precautions before cleaning your monitor

When cleaning your monitor be sure not to use paper towels, pads, cloth towels, or anything rough, because using them on the monitor might scratch it. I also think it’s best to avoid using water and vinegar as well.

When cleaning a monitor you should use a microfiber cloth and a screen cleaner. Using a microfiber cloth instead of a regular one will clean your monitor screen without leaving behind any thread residue and scratches.

 

 

How to clean your monitor screen

To clean your monitor screen you need to follow these steps

1. Turn off the monitor

Turn off the monitor and disconnect all the cables. After disconnecting all the cables wait 15 – 30 minutes before you start to clean the monitor.

 

2. Dust off the monitor screen

Make sure to dust off the monitor screen before you start the cleaning process. You can use a regular duster or a dry microfiber cloth. It’s very important to dust off the monitor before cleaning it because if you clean the screen while dust particles are on it this can make it look really messy.

 

3. Spray cloth and clean monitor screen

Now it’s time to clean the monitor screen and it’s best to use a screen cleaner instead of water or vinegar. When cleaning any screen whether it’s a tv, phone or a monitor make sure not to spray the cleaner directly onto the screen. Doing this might cause the liquid to get into some creases of the electronic and this will cause some electrical issues. So it’s best to spray the microfiber cloth instead and use it to wipe the monitor screen.

 

4. Wipe the screen multiple times

If there are still stains and fingerprint marks on your monitor screen then it’s best to repeat the previous step over and over until the stains are gone.

 

How to clean other parts of the monitor

When cleaning other parts of the monitor you have to be even more careful, because places such as the back of the monitor usually have some creasers and holes that lead directly inside of the monitor and if any liquid gets into those areas, it can cause the monitor to stop working.

But don’t worry I am going to show you how to clean the other parts of your monitor without damaging it.

 

Steps:

  1. Dust off the monitor
  2. Get a microfiber cloth and pour some rubbing alcohol onto it. Then squeeze out the excess liquid.
  3. Now use the cloth to wipe down every part of the monitor excluding the screen.

 

 

Conclusion

You see cleaning a monitor isn’t too hard. I hope you found this article useful and if you are interested in how to clean tv and phone screens then click here.

 

 

 

Ever had a shirt that was too big for you? Most times when people have extra-large shirts like that, they hardly wear them but that doesn’t have to be the case. There are a couple of ways in which you can make extra-large shirts fit properly. This is called shrinking. I mean we all know what shrinking is but you might be wondering how you do it to T-shirts. Well, that’s why I made this post because today in this article I will show you how to shrink a shirt so that it can fit properly.

 

 

How to shrink a shirt

There are two main ways how to shrink a shirt. The first method is the boiling method and the second one is the washer/dryer method. Both of these methods are really easy and simple to do.

 

 

Boiling water method

The boiling water method is pretty simple and easy to follow. Most people who don’t have access to a washer and dryer might find this method to be the most useful.

 

Steps for this method:

  1. Boil a large pot of water on the stove.
  2. When it is boiling remove the pot from the stove.
  3. Now wait five minutes and then place the shirt inside the boiling water.
  4. Then let the shirt soak for 5 minutes. The longer the shirt is in the water the more it will shrink.
  5. Drain the water and let the shirt cool off.
  6. Then wring the shirt out and let it air dry.

 

There is something you need to know when it comes on to the shrinking process. The longer you wait for the boiling water to cool down the less the shrinkage will be. For example, if I let the boiling water cool down for 15 minutes before placing the shirt into it then the shirt will most likely only shrink down to 1/2 size, but if I place the shirt inside the boiling water immediately then it will shrink down 1 to 2 sizes instead. The reason why I recommended waiting 5 minutes is that it’s somewhat in the middle ground where the shirt will most likely shrink down 1/2 to 1 in size.

 

 

Washer/dryer method

The washer and dryer method of shrinking a shirt is by far the easiest method. While I do believe the boiling method is still a bit more effective; the washer/dryer method allows you to place multiple shirts or even cotton sweaters inside of them.

 

Here is how you shrink a shirt using the washing machine and dryer:

  1. Place the T-shirt inside the washing machine and use the warmest water option.
  2. After washing the shirt place it inside the dryer and set it on medium heat. And let it dry 2 times for 60 minutes.
  3. Repeat the process if you want more shrinking.

 

 

Conclusion

Throughout this article/post I showed you two incredibly easy but also effective ways how to shrink a shirt. I hope you found this useful and if it helped you please share it with more people.

By the wat if you are interested in how to unshrink a shirt then you should check this out:

How to unshrink clothes

 

In this article, I will show you how to remove bad odors from your shoes using some easy tricks.

 

Baby powder

Baby powder is surprisingly good at deodorizing a bad-smelling shoe. To remove any bad odor from your shoes with baby powder you need to sprinkle some of it inside the shoes. Then let the shoes sit overnight with the baby powder inside of them. The next morning you should throw the excess powder out of the shoes, after doing that your shoes should be smelling way better than before.

 

Another thing you can do is to sprinkle the baby powder inside the shoes and let them sit under the sun for a couple of hours. Then after that, you should leave them somewhere inside the house overnight.

 

 

Baking soda

Baking soda is a great product to have in your home because it has many uses. One of the uses that baking soda has is that it can be used as a way to deodorize your shoes. Deodorizing your shoes with baking soda is rather simple, all you have to do is sprinkle the baking soda inside the shoes and let it sit in them overnight. Then the next morning all you have to do is throw the baking soda out of the shoes.

 

 

Freeze them

This is the strangest method on this list but it is definitely one of the most effective. Freezing your shoes will kill any bacteria that was in them, which will make the shoes smell better. To remove the bad odors from your shoes by freezing them you’ll need to place them in a ziplock bag and put them in the freezer and let them sit in there for the whole night.

 

 

Wash the inner soles with vinegar, dish soap, and fabric softener

First, remove the inner soles of the shoes and place them under warm running water. After that add a few squirts of dish soap onto the inner soles and pour some vinegar onto them as well. After that, you should pour just a little fabric softener onto them as well.  Now use a toothbrush to scrub the shoe soles. After scrubbing them you should rinse them and then place them in the dryer.

After doing this your shoe will no longer smell bad.

 

 

Spray inside of them with rubbing alcohol

This is a very simple trick however it won’t last very long. To do this all you need to do is spray the inner sole of the shoes with rubbing alcohol. This is mostly for people in a hurry as the smell of the shoe will resurface in a couple of hours.

 

 

How to prevent shoes from smelling bad

There are many ways to prevent your shoes from smelling bad. However, I’m only going to tell you the most important methods.

 

 

1. Moisturize your feet regularly

This means you should put on some lotion on your feet an hour before you wear your shoes. This will make your feet smell good for the rest of the day, which will also prevent your shoes from having any bad odor.

 

 

2. Wear moisture-wicking socks

These are the best type of socks to wear when you are about to work for a long time. These types of socks will prevent your shoes from smelling bad due to how they don’t absorb sweat that easily.

 

 

 

 

Stepping on chewing gum might be one of the most infuriating things when walking or running. I’ve stepped on gum countless times back when I was younger and I used to accidentally mess up the car carpets because of it. However, there are a couple of ways in which you can get gum off your shoes and I will show you them.

 

 

Spray with wd-40

Wd-40 is made up of different types of lubricants. So it’s best to use it if you want to remove something sticky from a surface and in this case we are dealing with gum. Just spray the gum with wd-40 for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then use a paper towel to remove it. It should be easy to remove because of the wd-40.

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Place the shoe in the freezer

This might seem weird but it is a really effective way to get rid of gum off of your shoe bottom. TO do this you will need to wrap a plastic bag tightly around the shoes. THen place it in the freezer for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes you’ll realize that the gum is now on the plastic bag instead of the shoes. Even if the gum is still on the bottom of the shoe, it should be way easier to remove now since it isn’t warm anymore.

 

 

Scrape it off with something flat

Get a thin flat utensil such as a spatula or a butter knife and drench it in oil. You should also pour a little oil on the gum as well. Then use the flat item to scrape off the gum.

 

 

Remove the gum using peanut butter

Place a large scoop of peanut butter onto the gum and leave it there for 15 minutes. Then use a wire brush to rub the area and remove the gum. After removing the gum rinse the shoe bottom with water.

 

 

Use ice cubes

Place the shoes in a plastic bag filled with ice cubes. Make sure that it’s only the bottom of the shoes that’s touching the ice cubes. If you expose the other parts of the shoes to ice cubes for too long this may damage the shoes. Now press the shoe down on the ice cubes. While doing this, the gum should be pressed against the ice cubes. What we are trying to do is to freeze the gum quickly so that it can be removed easily. When the gum is frozen you should use a knife or a flat utensil to remove the gum.

A plunger is one if not the filthiest thing in your bathroom and I don’t think I even need to explain why it is. There are many different ways in which you can clean a plunger but today I am going to show you two of the best ones. These plunger cleaning methods are pretty simple so you don’t have to worry about following thousands of different steps.

 

How to clean a plunger

 

Step 1

Pour 1-2 cups of liquid bleach into the toilet bowl.

 

Step 2

Place the plunger inside the toilet and swirl it around for 2-3 minutes. Then flush the toilet.

 

Step 3

After cleaning the plunger rinse it with water. And let it dry in the shower

 

 

2nd method

 

Step 1

Get a bucket and fill it halfway up with hot water.

 

Step 2

Add 1 cup of bleach and a few squirts of dawn dish soap into it.

 

Step 3

Now place the plunger into the bucket of water and swirl it around for 2 minutes and let it sit in there for 1 hour.

 

Step 4

After one hour take out the plunger and rinse it using clean fresh water and let it dry in the shower.

 

Conclusion

I know there are a lot of ways to clean a plunger but these two methods are the best in my opinion. The reason why I prefer these methods is that they aren’t unnecessarily long and complicated to follow.

I hope this article showed you how to clean your plunger.

 

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Many people have so many questions when it comes on to dollar stores and today I will be answering a few of the most asked dollar store questions.

 

 

Does dollar storeS take apple pay?

This may come as a surprise but dollar store such as Dollar general does not accept apple pay. However there is an app you can use called dollar general go (DG go) to pay for your items when you are in store, but this app is only supported in a few dollar general areas. If you want to know if your local dollar general uses this app then do a quick google search and you’ll find out in less than a minute.

 

 

Does dollar store drug test employees?

While most dollar tree employee roles do not require a drug test, they will still do a test randomly when it comes on to an employee’s performance and they also do a drug test on employees that are in a management role.

 

 

Are dollar store pregnancy tests accurate?

Most times when it comes on to pregnancy tests people usually avoid buying the dollar store ones as they find them too cheap, hard to use, or maybe not as effective. However most dollar store pregnancy tests are accurate, the only problem is that some people find them somewhat hard to use but other than that they are very accurate.

 

 

Does dollar storeS sell gift boxes?

Most dollar stores usually sell gift boxes and gift wraps. To find them just ask an employee at the store to show you or just look at what each aisle has.