A pressure washer makes quick cleaning of driveways, decks, siding, windows and more.
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A couple weeks ago I had a garage sale. I dreaded the thought of cleaning out my house for the months leading up to the big date but I knew it needed to be done. It had come to the point where everything was bugging me, from my messy T-shirt […]
Give your bbq grill a quick clean after each use and it will last you for years.
It’s amazing the places you can pick up DIY tips from. If you pay attention, you can learn all sorts of tricks and hacks from seemingly unrelated places. Take for instance, middle-school art class. We had the fortune of being instructed by an art preservationist who specialized in restoration and […]
The first step in our great tub refinishing project was prep work — dismantling the tub as much as possible so we could address each issue separately, without potential damage to any other component. Also, clean the everloving bejeebus out of it because after three years of storage and however […]
Fireplaces have been getting a bad rap lately as they are to blame for pollution, losing heat, and being an overall hazard, but some of us still love the sound, feel and smell of a wood burning fireplace. One of the main issues with a wood fireplace is the build […]
So you’re planning for a renovation — congratulations! You’re probably up to your neck in sketches, plans, samples, swatches and other necessary materials. But before you proceed with the actual work, make sure you accomplish this crucial first step: purge. Annie Selke documented her home’s renovation through a monthly column […]
It’s a joy to live in the country, isn’t it? Um, except when you’ve just completed a painting project and it’s time for clean up. Because the delicate balance of biological elements in your septic tank can be severely upset by paint, cleaning your brushes, rollers and even your hands […]
Obviously vinyl siding doesn’t require the maintenance and paint that traditional wood siding does but if you aren’t satisfied with the color can you still paint it? The answer is yes but you need to clean the siding with a general household cleaner (like Simple Green) beforehand to remove all […]
Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]
Despite their simple use, not all mops are created equal. The New York Times takes 15 mops to task and reviews and rates them based on tests on three surfaces — sealed hardwood, ceramic tile and linoleum — using a bucket of warm, soapy water or the cleaning solution that […]
One of the most low-tech but effective products we saw at CES this year was the Cyber Clean. It was marketed as a keyboard and desk cleaner but can be used to clean any item that may have hard to reach crevices such as auto air-conditioner vents, printer buttons, phone […]
One things for sure. Almost everyone uses more detergent in their dishwashers and laundry machines than is needed. Manufacturers have gone to great lengths to determine the optimal amount of detergent needed to clean a load of dishes and today’s high efficient machines do an excellent job of cleaning dishes. […]
The Wall Street Journal recently raised an interesting point. Why don’t we clean our refrigerators more? According to them most Americans clean their fridges only once or twice a year. Yes, we’re guilty as charged but it seems to be an case of ignorance is bliss because if we really […]
CES is all about the gadgets and this automated hardwood floor cleaner certainly fits the bill. The Mint automatic floor cleaner works with popular cleaning clothes such as Swiffer or Pledge. You simply install the cloth of your choice, turn the unit on and let it run. It will go […]
Prepping your wall and work area before you paint is vital to your final results. Your paint surface must be clean and your work area clear. You must also tape off any areas you do not want paint to drip on or brush over. Here are 5 steps to prep […]
The concrete that makes up your driveway, sidewalk, garage floor, and pathways needs periodical cleaning to remove any excess oils, dirt, debris, and moss that can build up quickly over a short period of time.
This homeowner had to go the extreme route of completely removing the wood floors and subflooring to rid their home of dog urine smell. Apparently the previous owners had tenants who had left dogs inside for weeks with no place to go but inside and on the floors.
You know those little tasks in the back of our heads that we know need to get done, but somehow just never do? Here’s one of those: cleaning your portable humidifier. Yes they bring us relief from the dry cold of the winter, but if not cleaned regularly, they’ll just […]
It’s amazing how quickly our kitchens can become disaster zones. After just a few meals (or one) the plates can be piled to the ceilings and there can be numerous appliances to clean. It’s tough when cooking to stay on top of the mess that you are always creating. You […]