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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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How to get grease out of clothes

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

how to unclog a toilet without using a plunger

 

 

 

 

 

Smoking isn’t good for you it can cause some serious issues to your health. Most people who smoke cigarettes in their homes usually have a problem with smoke-stained walls. When the smoke from cigarettes stains your walls and ceilings this can be an issue because it will create a brownish-orange color on your walls and not only that but it will make them smell like cigarettes as well. So I am going to show you how to clean smoke off of walls.

 

 

What you should do first

Before you clean the smoke stain you have to loosen it up first. You need to use a vacuum with a brush attachment and run it all over the wall.

 

 

How to clean cigarette smoke off of walls with vinegar

To clean cigarette smoke stains off of walls with vinegar you first need to get a spray bottle and pour 1-2 cups of white vinegar into it. THen add 1cup of lemon juice (not the one you drink). Shake the mixture and spray it all over the walls. Then use a microfiber cloth to gently scrub away the stains.

The stains aren’t really that easy to get rid of so you may have to keep spraying and scrubbing until the smoke stains start to disappear.

Make sure you are wearing gloves and a mask.

 

Cleaning away smoke stains using dawn dish soap and Baking soda

For this method, you will be creating your own cleaner. Mix together 1 gallon of hot water, 6 tablespoons of dish soap, and 2 cups of baking soda.  Dip a rag into the mixture and use it to scrub the walls. Keep scrubbing until the stains become barely visible.

 

 

Use salt, baking soda, and warm water

Another way to get rid of cigarettes stains is to mix 1/2 cup of salt, 1 cup of baking soda, and  1 and a half cups of warm water. Now use a rag to clean away the cigarette smoke stain off your walls and ceilings. This may take a while so be patient.

 

 

Repaint the walls/ceiling

If you want to repaint the walls over the cigarette smoke without cleaning away the smoke stains first, well unfortunately you cant. You have to clean away the stains before you can paint them. Now I know some of you might be wondering what is the best paint to use to cover cigarette smoke and It depends on the type of paint you already had.

When painting your walls you could do it by yourself but personally, I would get a professional to do It since they would know how to properly cover the walls.

 

 

How to prevent cigarette smoke stains

There really isn’t an effective way to prevent cigarette smoke stains on your walls and ceiling if you will continue smoking inside your home. The best way to prevent this is if you go outside to smoke instead of doing it in your home.

 

 

Conclusion

If you are still having trouble removing the smoke stains from your walls then you need to hire a professional to deal with that. I hope this article was helpful to you and if you want more deep cleaning hacks then you should click here.

 

 

Often times electric kettles usually start to develop scales in them. This usually happens when you barely clean inside of the kettle. However, there are some incredible methods to get rid of these scales out of your kettle now only that but using these methods will also deodorize your kettle making it smell way better than before.

 

 

Why are there scales in my electric kettle?

The scales that you see in your kettle are minerals that fell to the bottom of your kettle when the water was boiling in it. How fast this scale builds up really depends on the water type in your area. If you live in an area with hard water then you’ll have this problem more frequently compared to somewhere that doesn’t have hard water.

 

 

How to clean an electric kettle with vinegar

Vinegar is the perfect choice to go with when cleaning a kettle. This is because vinegar acidity while mild is still very good at breaking down the mineral build-up inside the kettle.

 

Steps to clean kettle with vinegar:

Step 1

Pour 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of water into the kettle.

Step 2

Turn on the kettle and let the vinegar and water boil inside of it.

Step 3

After that let the vinegar and water sit in the kettle for a couple of hours or just leave it overnight. Then the next morning you should pour out the vinegar/water out of the kettle.

Step 4

Pour some water inside of the kettle and let it boil, then pour out the water and repeat. Doing this will remove the vinegar smell from your kettle.

 

 

Cleaning an electric kettle with baking soda

Using baking soda to clean away the mineral build-up inside a kettle is great because baking soda is known to have great cleaning capabilities.

Steps to clean kettle with baking soda:

 

Step 1

Sprinkle 6 tablespoons worth of baking soda into the kettle and add 2-3 cups of water to it.

Step 2

Let the water boil for around 7 minutes.

Step 3

Then use a soft cleaning brush to clean inside the kettle. Then rinse inside of it with cold water.

 

 

How to clean a kettle with citrus

Pour 1 cup of lemon juice and 2 cups of water into the kettle and let them boil for around 10 minutes. After letting them boil pour out the lemon juice and rinse the kettle with cold water.

 

 

How to clean a kettle with dawn dish soap

Cleaning a kettle with dawn dish soap is rather simple. All you have to do is pour 3 cups of water into the kettle and add 4 squirts of dawn dish soap. Mix the soap with the water so it can become sudsy and let it boil. After letting the water boil wait for it to cool down then use a cleaning sponge to clean the inside of the kettle. Make sure that you remove the mineral scale build-up when cleaning the kettle. Then after doing that, just rinse inside the kettle.

 

 

Cleaning outside a kettle

When cleaning outside a kettle there are two things that you should focus on. The first one is obviously making the kettle clean and the second one is making it look good by polishing it.

 

 

Cleaning the exterior of a kettle

There are a couple of ways how to clean outside of a kettle but I will show you two of the best methods to do so.

 

Using vinegar

To clean the outside of a kettle with vinegar you need to get a clean damp microfiber cloth and pour 1/2 cup fo vinegar onto it. Now use the vinegar-soaked cloth to wipe the kettle. Vinegar is great for cleaning stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about it damaging your kettle.

 

Using dish soap

You can use any type of dish soap you want but the one I recommend is dawn. This is because dawn dish soap is an excellent degreaser and it is also one of the best things to use when cleaning stainless steel.

To clean the exterior of your kettle with dawn dish soap you need to get a microfiber cloth and squirt 1 drop of dish soap onto it. Then use the cloth to wipe the kettle and then use another damp cloth to remove the soap.

 

Polishing the kettle

To polish your kettle you need to get a clean microfiber cloth and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to it. THen use the cloth to shine the kettle (only do this for stainless steel kettles). After doing that use another dry cloth to wipe the kettle again. The reason why you should do this again is that with the second wipe you’ll make the kettle shiny while also getting rid of the grease.

 

 

How to prevent limescale build-up in the kettle

 

To prevent limescale build-up in a kettle you can either use a kettle protector or just clean inside your kettle once a week.

 

Often times our bathroom sink drains gets dirty really fast and easily. You may wonder why? And this is because stuff like hair, dirt, and grime usually builds up in the sink making running water harder to flow through and also making the sink have a bad smell. However, there are a few ways to clean a dirty bathroom sink drain and I am going to show you; them.

 

 

Best ways to clean bathroom sink drain

There are a couple of ways to clean the bathroom sink drain but out of all of them, one of them is really necessary and not optional. I’m talking about removing hair from the sink. If you are someone who does their hair in the bathroom chances are you probably have some hair in your bathroom sink drain. It is very important to remove hair before you clean the sink drain.

I am going to show you how to remove hair from your sink as doing this will make the cleaning process much faster.

 

 

How to remove hair from bathroom sink drain

To remove hair from your sink drain you first need to remove the drains stopper and see if you can clear the hair from the sink using your fingers (make sure you are wearing gloves) but if the hair is too far down then you need to use an unclogging gel. If you are planning on using an unclogging gel then make sure to read the instructions on the bottle to avoid messing something up.

 

 

Baking soda and vinegar

When you mix both vinegar and baking soda together, they make the best sink drain cleaner. The acidic nature of the vinegar and the powder thick form of the baking soda makes cleaning and even unclogging sinks easy. To clean your sink drain with baking soda you first need to mix 1 cup of vinegar and 5 tablespoons of baking soda together. After mixing them together this should create a thick pasty mixture (if the mixture inst thick and pasty, don’t worry, you can still use it). Now remove the sink drain stopper and pour some of the mixtures into the drain. After pouring the mixture into the drain, let the mixture sit for an hour then use running water to clear away the mixture.

 

Option 2

There is another way you can use baking soda and vinegar to clean your sink drain. For this option, you need to remove the drain stopper and sprinkle the baking soda in the drain, then pour 1 cup of vinegar into the drain as well. After doing this you’ll realize that when the vinegar and baking soda comes into contact they will start to bubble up, this is a good thing.

 

 

Boiling water and dawn dish soap

To clean your sink drain with boiling water and dish soap you first need to pour 1/2 gallon of boiling water (slowly pour into the drain). After pouring the boiling water into the drain wait 7 minutes then pour some cool water into it. Remove the drain stopper then squeeze the dawn dish soap into the drain (make sure to squeeze a lot). Let the dish soap sit in the drain overnight and then the next morning you should rinse the drain with running water (just turn on the faucet).

 

 

How to get rid of smelly drains in the bathroom

This is a question that is frequently asked but surprisingly it hasn’t been answered properly. When most people talk about deodorizing smelly drains in the bathroom they are talking about deep cleaning them however some people may just want to deodorize their bathroom sink drain without having to deep clean.

To get rid of a smelly sink drain you need to remove the stopper and pour 1-2 cups of bleach. After pouring the bleach pour 1 cup of Fabuloso disinfectant into the drain as well. Doing this will make your bathroom sink smell better.

 

Conclusion

As you can see by reading this article; cleaning a sink drain isn’t hard at all. If you tried all of these methods and none worked for then it’s best to get professional help but  I know that at least one of these methods will work for you.

 

Washing a baseball hat is actually really simple. But I do understand why some people would have some issues cleaning theirs. Sometimes the hat may not have been cleaned for a long time which means there is a lot of dust and dirt built upon them. Usually, if the baseball cap has a dark color you won’t have to worry about it being too dirty because the dust/dirt won’t be too visible. However the same cannot be said for a light-colored hat because this hat looks ten times worse than a dark-colored hat when dirty. If you have a dirty baseball hat without ruining it whether it’s light or dark-colored don’t worry because in this article I will show you how to clean your baseball hat using some simple methods.

 

 

Cleaning a hat with a toothbrush ( Spot cleaning)

This method is for hats that aren’t too dirty and only have a few stains on them. Cleaning hats like these are the easiest and that’s why I listed this method first.  The first thing you need to do when you are about to clean a hat with a toothbrush is to look for the spots that you need to clean hence the name “spot cleaning”. After spotting the stains it is now time to clean them.

When spot cleaning a hat you can use several different options but today I am going to show you 2 of them.

 

Option 1 Using soap

This method is pretty simple all you have to do is get a small container with water and add your favorite soap or detergent to it. You can add dish soap, laundry detergent, or oxi clean (make sure your hat isn’t made out of any material that oxi clean will damage). Just don’t use anything that contains bleach or any other harsh chemicals. After that dip the hat into the soapy water and then dip the toothbrush inside of it as well. After doing that you should use the toothbrush to gently scrub the stains that you see on the hat and let the soap sit on the stain for a couple of minutes. After doing this your hat will be looking cleaner than ever.

 

Option 2 vinegar and baking soda

I’m just going to get straight to the point. The first thing you need to do is mix both vinegar and baking soda together in a small dish or bowl. After doing that dip the hat that you want to clean in water and then place the baking soda and vinegar mixture onto the stains on the hat. Let the stains sit on the hat for an hour then rinse the hat.

Only use this option if the hat is white because it may damage the color on darker hats.

 

 

Soaking method

This method is really simple and similar to the previous one. To clean your baseball hat by soaking it you first need to get a bucket of warm water and add 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of your favorite laundry detergent. After that place the hat inside the bucket of water and let it soak for an hour. After an hour just rinse the hat with cold water and let it air dry.

 

 

Cleaning a baseball hat in the washing machine

A lot of people usually ask if it’s ok to wash a baseball cap or any other hat in the washing machine and to that, I have to say; it depends. If the hat doesn’t have any cardboard in it. You can definitely wash your hat using the washer but it’s best to stick to your hands, however, I am still going to show you how to clean your hat using the washing machine.

All you have to do Is place the hat inside the washer and use your favorite detergent. Set the time to a low one and after washing the hat place it in the dryer.

Again while this will clean your hat you have to be careful about using the washing machine might damage your hat over time.

 

 

Hand washing method

You might be wondering if washing with hands isn’t the same as washing the hat with a toothbrush and to that, I have to say “no”. This method just involves using your hands and nothing else.

 

For this method, all you have to do is place the hat inside a container filled with water and add any laundry detergent into it. After that use your hands to clean the hat by squeezing and rubbing it together. After doing this you should let the hat soak for 15 minutes then use your hands to clean it again. Then rinse the cap under running water.

 

 

I hope this article was helpful to you.

 

 

 

 

Most people hate when their clothes shrink. Oftentimes when this happens it can ruin the look of the clothes and if you decide to wear it you have to pull it down to your waist over and over again especially if it’s a shirt or blouse. But don’t worry because in this article I will show you how to unshrink your clothes using some simple methods.

 

 

 

What causes clothes to shrink

Most clothes usually shrink when we wash them. Especially if we wash them in warm water. However, this does not mean that if you wash your clothes in cold water they won’t shrink. Most clothes are made out of different types of fabric and often times when that fabric comes in contact with water they usually relax and when this happens the yarns retract and shrink.

 

 

How to unshrink your clothes

When unshrinking your clothes you have to think about the different types of fabric you are dealing with. Some clothes that are made out of cotton will most likely be easier to unshrink than clothes made out of wool. However, unshrinking them still uses the same method it just depends on how long you do it.

 

Unshrinking regular clothes

If you are confessed by what I mean by “regular clothes” I’m mostly talking about clothes made out of cotton, such as shirts, blouses, underwear, etc.

To unshrink these clothes just do the following:

  1. Get a large container of cold water filled halfway up ( a large bucket )
  2. Add 3-4 tablespoons of conditioner (add more depending on the amount of water)
  3. Now place the clothes into the bucket of water.
  4. Use your hands and stretch the clothes by gently pulling on each end. Do this for 1 minute.
  5. Now let the clothes soak in the bucket of water for 45 minutes. After this, the fibers should be loose enough to make the shrinkage go away.
  6. Rinse the clothes with fresh water and hang them to dry.

 

 

Unshrinking clothes made out of animal fabric

Clothes made out of animal fibers such as wool require a slightly different process to get them to unshrink.

 

To unshrink clothes made out of animal fibers, just do the following:

  1. Get a bucket and fill it up with lukewarm water
  2. Add 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of borax, and 4 tablespoons of conditioner. If you don’t have conditioner you can use baby shampoo instead.
  3. Place the clothes inside the bucket and gently stretch them for around 1-2 minutes.
  4. After stretching them let them soak for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes stretch them with your hands again.
  6. Now rinse and let them air dry

 

Conclusion

After following all these steps your clothes whether they are made out of cotton, wool, etc, should be able to fit you better now.