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How to Clean a Velvet Sofa

Cleaning a velvet sofa is easy and will keep the fabric looking fresh and brand new. To clean liquid spills that haven’t dried yet, use a clean cloth to blot the area dry. Gently rub dried stains with soap and water before air drying your sofa and brushing the velvet to restore the fabric. To(…)

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How to Clean an Oven with Vinegar

If your oven is coated in grime or smells bad, it may be time to give it a clean. Oven cleaners often contain harsh chemicals, and the self-cleaning option on ovens can create a burnt, smoky, smelly mess. To clean your oven using vinegar, try combining it with baking soda or steaming it with water(…)

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How to Clean Soot from Brick

A fireplace can be a cozy addition to any home, but one of the inevitable byproducts is soot on the surrounding bricks. Soot can leave lasting stains on the material it comes in contact with, so it’s important to clean this buildup at least once a year. To clean soot from your brick, stick with(…)

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How to Clean a Refrigerator

Every so often, a refrigerator needs to be cleaned from the inside out. The shelves have to be washed down from milk spills, and food must be tossed out if it has outlived its shelf life. Though it’s not the most pleasant task, knowing how to do it efficiently and effectively will save you plenty(…)

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How to Clean Your Room

Cleaning your room can feel like an overwhelming task, but it is likely a quicker and easier process than you imagine! Play music, write a list, give yourself rewards, and make it into a game to keep yourself motivated. Tackle the big tasks first and then move onto deep-cleaning your room by dusting, wiping and(…)

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How to Clean a Birkenstock Footbed

Birkenstocks are a trendy yet classic sandal. While they are durable shoes with a strong sole, the footbeds are notorious for their tendency to get dirty and smelly, with well-worn pairs often sporting a grimy imprint of the wearer’s sole. It is easy to avoid stains in your Birkenstock footbeds, and there are a number(…)

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How to Clean Old Brass

There are several ways to clean older brass. For a basic cleaning, you can use soap and warm water to remove tarnish if you simply want to keep brass clean. If you’re trying to avoid abrasive solutions or chemical cleaners, you can opt to use tomato-based products, like ketchup or tomato paste, to soak dirty(…)