If you have a slate hearth around your fireplace and it’s been there for more than 2 months, it’s probably a little dirty. Slate hearths need to be cleaned regularly to prevent and remove the grime and stains that build up on them. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to clean your slate hearth, as long as you have some ordinary household cleaning supplies and a few specialty items from a home improvement store.
Cleaning your sneakers keeps them smelling fresh, prolongs their life, and doesn’t take very long to do. Clean your shoes by hand to give them a little more TLC, or put them into the washing machine for a primarily hands-off approach. You can even tackle cleaning the soles of your shoes to spruce them up without having to clean the entire thing. Whichever method you choose, you’ll end up with clean shoes that look (and smell) a lot better!
Hydration bladders are amazing for outdoor adventures like hiking and biking. It’s nice to know your fluids are close by, and you don’t have to deal with the bulk or weight of water bottles. However, if not properly cleaned, they can quickly become host to a nasty lot of bacterial growth. Fortunately, with the help of some common household items, you can make sure you’re quenching your thirst without also ingesting mold or mildew!
Cheesecloth was once only used to separate curds from whey in cheesemaking. Today, you can use it to make nut milk, prepare greek yogurt, or extract ginger juice, too. With all its various applications, it can be nice to save and reuse cheesecloth instead of buying new sheets every time. If the label on your cheesecloth says one-time use only, you may be able to wash it by hand once or twice, but…
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Leather furniture may look intimidating to clean, but it’s surprisingly easy to care for! With some regular upkeep, like vacuuming and wiping it down with a microfiber cloth once a month, you can keep your furniture looking in tiptop shape. Treating stains on your leather furniture is fairly straightforward, too—ink, grease, and drink stains can all be cleaned up with a little care and attention.
Your microwave might be one of the most-used appliances in your kitchen. If you don’t clean it regularly, you might have baked-on food and grease built up on the walls, ceiling, turntable, and door of the microwave. Luckily, it’s quick and easy to clean your microwave using just a lemon, water, and a towel! If you have more stubborn stains, you can also use stronger natural cleaning agents, like vinegar and baking soda.
A bamboo cutting board is stronger, more durable, and more hygienic than a wooden cutting board. They also look great and are a more sustainable material than wood. They do, however, require special care and maintenance in order to prevent them from being damaged. You will need to wash your bamboo cutting board quickly and carefully so that it does not warp or crack. If your bamboo cutting board gets stained or starts to smell, there are easy, natural ways to restore it. To keep your bamboo cutting board in prime condition, you will also need to coat it in mineral oil occasi…
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Discoloration of the rubber on your shoes is often caused by a buildup of dirt and grime, and while it may make them look worn to you, you can revitalize your shoes with a bit of effort. Cleaning the rubber soles on your shoes can keep them looking newer longer, and save you from needing to buy another pair for some time.
People often forget that even our cleaning tools need to be cleaned. One of the dirtiest objects in your bathroom is your toilet brush and its holder. The toilet gets so dirty because of constant and often incorrect use. Your brush may be getting dirty quickly because it is stored when it isn’t completely dry. By using the toilet brush correctly and cleaning it often, you can make your bathroom a cleaner and fresher place!
An orphaned kitten is helpless, vulnerable, and unable to take care of its most basic needs. As a new cat owner, you must care for the kitten’s personal hygiene needs, since the cat’s mother is not around to wash the kitten. Keeping orphaned kittens clean reduces their risk of disease. Bathing the kitten also teaches it how to groom itself and is an important part of the bonding process between the two of you. The kitten would be typically be bathed by its mother, who would use her tongue to clean the kitten and stimulate it to go to the bathroom. Since the mother isn’t around, you’ll need to replicate the actions that she’d perform.