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How to Remove Stains

How to Remove StainsThere are a lot of stain removers in the stores, often highly specialized. One for stains from rust, the other for stains from blood and eggs, and others for example for juices or fat. It does not make sense to buy many stain removers. Most of the stains can be washed away in home ways. You will liquidate almost everyone with just the usual soap, acid or lemon juice and hydrogen peroxide. There is only one condition: do it before you throw the fabric into the washing machine. After washing, no persistent stain is practically removable.

How to remove stubborn stains

Fat. All you need to do is moisten the stained area with warm water, rub it well with gray soap (as a last resort it can also be perfumed) and leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash the fabric in the washing machine, on a program adapted to the type of fiber.

All colorful spots. With tea, coffee, juices, blood, ketchup, beetroots, etc. Soak with lukewarm water, sprinkle with plenty of hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice or citric acid dissolved in water (a pinch of 4-5 tbsp of water). Underneath, put a wad of cotton or lignin. Leave for 15 minutes, then wash the fabric.

Wax. Put the fabric in the fridge or cover with ice so that the wax hardens. Scrape as much as possible, then place a paper towel underneath, put the same on top and iron with a hot iron until all the wax is absorbed. If discoloration persists, do as with a colored stain.

Red wine. Sprinkle the wet spot with salt or talcum immediately. When the liquid is absorbed, rinse the fabric. If the discoloration is still persisting, pour more oxygenated water and leave for 15 minutes. Then wash the fabric.

Сitrus stains. To remove citrus stains (oranges, tangerines, grapefruits) – prepare a paste of baking soda and dishwashing detergent (1: 2 ratio). Using a soft brush, apply the paste on the stain and leave for 30 minutes. After time, rinse with clean water.

Chocolate. The remains of chocolate scrape with a knife. Rinse the fabric in warm water and then soak in a detergent solution with bleach. You can also eliminate dirt by applying a mixture of yolk and glycerin. After a few minutes, rinse with warm water.

There are enough tools to clean the stains at home. In addition to the above methods, you can use the popular stain removers, which include components that can remove many types of stains. The main thing you need to remember: the fresher the stain, the greater the likelihood that you successfully remove it. Therefore, do not postpone this troublesome case.

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How to Get Rid of Fish Smell in Your House

How to Get the Fish Smell Out of the HouseSome people like the smell of fish, but in many people it causes irritation, because it is very persistent, obsessive and specific. How to get rid of the smell of fish after its treatment or cooking?

How to reduce the fish smell

Fish is a very useful product, and the characteristic smell is not a reason to refuse it. Fish can be fried, boiled, baked in foil under vegetables, cooked from it chops, dumplings and soup. To avoid catching the fish in the refrigerator, keep it in a closed container, wrapped in foil or frozen in a package. It is even better to cook it right away, brought from a store or from fishing, because fresh fish are the most delicious.

Before cleaning and treating the fish, keep it for 20-30 minutes in cold water with the addition of vinegar. Like acetic water, there is a beer. The fish in it seem to be marinated and subsequently fry almost without smelling.

There must be at least one knife and a board for the handling of fish products. This is very convenient because you will never confuse the kitchen utensils and, even forgetting to wash them immediately, save other products from the fish smell.

Washing hands and dishes

Many are concerned about how to get rid of the smell of fish on their hands. You can do this with lemon. Wipe with a lemon slice of your fingers and palms so they do not smell unpleasant. Lemon can be replaced with table vinegar or dry mustard. Mustard perfectly absorbs fat and foreign smell.

If you have smoked or dried fish, rinse your hands with a small amount of beer, and then wash with ordinary water and soap. From the smoked smell there will not be a trace.

The above methods will allow you to get rid of the fish smell on the dishes. In addition, there are detergents with the aroma of lemon. With their help, as well as using hot water, you can remove the smell from any dish. From forks and knives you can remove the smell, rubing them with a slice of raw potatoes, carrots or a piece of onion.

If you have only one cutting board, and you have cleaned the fish on it, then rinse it with hot water, in which salt is added. Especially the method helps for wooden boards.

Get rid of the smell of fish indoors

When frying fish in an apartment there is a characteristic smell. It can not be called unpleasant, but it impregnates all the objects and becomes obsessive. To remove it, use one of the following methods:

  • Bring boiling water to an open pan and add 3-4 large spoons of vinegar, which will smell the fried fish.
  • Instead of vinegar, boil some minutes of clove and lemon.
  • Slightly fry the coffee beans on a dry pan. They spread a pleasant aroma in the room.
    Burn the dry orange peel, then ventilate the kitchen.
  • Even more useful tips – cleaning the apartment and house!

The ventilation in the apartment helps quite well, but if the fish flavors persecute you, then you need to do a thorough cleaning. Rinse the floor, wipe the furniture in the room with water, adding some flavoring detergent. Instead of detergent, you can use ordinary baking soda, dissolving it in warm water.

How to refresh the fabric

To remove the odor from the fabric will help the same vinegar. Soak clothes, a towel or curtains in warm water with the addition of vinegar. After an hour, remove them and remove them in the washing machine. You can add an air conditioner that adds softness to the fabric and a pleasant aroma.

Lucky those who have a steam cleaner or a vacuum cleaner. With the help of technology you can bring the perfect cleanliness in the apartment and make the air fresh.

There are tips to wash clothes with dishwashing detergent. If you decide on this, then wash only by hand. If you add a detergent to the washing machine, a lot of foam can form, which will lead to leakage.

Correct the wares from the fabric, rinse them several times. An extra rinse will make things fresh. Dry them in fresh air or in a well-ventilated room.

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Cleaning and restoring your Washing Machine

Cleaning and restoring your Washing MachineCleaning your washer is a task that no one wants to do. But following these tips will make it all the more practical for just about anyone to complete—no children!

Unfortunately, over time through usage washing machines build up unwanted hard minerals, nasty soils, hair, mildew, and detergent compounds. These are not only unhealthy for the operation of your machine, but can also leave a nasty or otherwise unwanted smell, or even worse, residue on your clothes.

Many common causes of green or yellow staining on your clothing can be caused by mildew and mold buildup, and even make your clothes stink! While some detergents are specifically designed to clean out your washer during it’s next cycle, these products can be unreasonably costly. Rather, you might find useful taking the time to wash your washer by hand every six months to prevent unwanted smells and coloring.

The best way to clean your top loading washer is by setting it to the highest heat and cycle setting. Through adding white cleaning vinegar (specifically containing six percent acid) to the wash cycle you can renew your washer’s once clean smell and appearance. After starting your cycle, just hit pause, and get to cleaning! Using a soft rag or microfiber (even better) cleaning cloth to wipe the insides and outside of your washer should leave it looking clean and smelling fresh. You can use an old or cheap toothbrush to scrub down the inside, and a rag to wipe up any unwanted residue. Make sure to also clean out the intake dispensers, and then continue the wash after an hour of letting it sit in the cleaner. After this, turn on your washer’s cycle at its hottest and strongest. Doing this will not only wash away the current buildup, but also wash away unwanted smells and clean the interior parts that you can’t see—but still effect your clothes cleanliness.

Try to avoid leaving your washer lid door open unnecessarily, ensuring it’s always dry, and trying to dry out the insides as well during the more humid seasons to avoid bacterial growth or mold buildup.

One final tip: Stop mildew and mold by keeping the lid or door closed when not in use.

For Front Load washers use a similar method for cleaning, but also ensure the water is on the hottest setting. Also add a little bit more white cleaning vinegar, approximately 2 cups. Add a little baking soda (about half a cup) into the washer through the drum, and make sure you clean all rubber gaskets for the best cleaning results!

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