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Household Cleaning: Tips & Ideas to Make Life Easier

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2015-03-17 - Great ideas including easy cleaning solutions, odor elimination, and other home tips for around the house and yard

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In this section Disabled World covers a number of great ideas including easy home cleaning solutions, getting rid of odors and bad smells in and around the house, as well as other "making life easier" home tips.

Here Are a Few Quick Tips - (List of complete articles further down the page)

Getting Rid of Cooking Odors -Put a small bowl of household vinegar next to where you were cooking. The vinegar will neutralize the source of the odor while the fragrance sprays will cover it up!

Bad Microwave Smells -Put a few drops of vanilla extract (or essential oils) in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for a few minutes or until it boils. Or, use any kind of citrus peel in a bowl of water.

Skunk Spray Odor -You can use bleach to clean skunk spray and odor from outdoor structures. Use a mixture of 10% bleach and 90% water to clean sprayed areas that aren't in danger in staining from the bleach.

Smelly Trash Can-Pour distilled white vinegar into the garbage can. Use 2 to 3 cups of white vinegar and fill the rest of the garbage can with hot water. Let the vinegar and water solution soak inside the garbage can for an hour.

Cooked Cabbage Odor Throughout the house-Add about 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to the pot while the cabbage is cooking. The vinegar will help neutralize 60-70% of the cabbage odors. However if you add too much vinegar, the cabbage may absorb some of the taste.

Latest Handy Household Tips Publications
1 - Trapping Bedbugs to Detect Infestation - Simon Fraser University.
2 - Tips to Get Rid of Skunk Spray Odor - Ian Langtree.
3 - Removing Outside Urine and Stool Smells - Ian Langtree.
4 - Getting Rid of Smelly Trash Can Odors - Ian Langtree.
5 - Eliminate Musty Smelling Basement Odors - Ian Langtree.
6 - Get Rid of Dishwasher Odors and Smells - Ian Langtree.
7 - How to Eliminate Smelly Kitty Litter Box Odor - Ian Langtree.
8 - How to Get Rid of Smelly Washing Machine Odors - Ian Langtree.
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