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D I Y tips for rug cleaning

It's easy to clean small rugs yourself. The process is best done in a utility room or garage (on a clean floor) or outside on a clean driveway or paved walk on a nice, sunny day. StepI Vacuum both sides well. Shampoo the rug with cool water and mild liquid soap or rug shampoo (don't use strong detergents, ammonia water or sudsy ammonia water).  Note: TEST FOR COLOR RUN IN A SMALL AREA FIRST.  Step II Use a soft, long haired brush or a firm, non-shedding sponge. Brush the pile firmly with linear motions in the direction of the nap: don't scrub too vigorously. Wet the nap thoroughly with the soapy water. Wash fringes with the same soap solution. Use a laundry brush and brush repeatedly away from the pile.  Step III Rinse thoroughly with running water. Squeeze out excess water--a rubber window squeegee works well. Squeegee the pile repeatedly in the direction of the nap until no more water is forced out. Step IV  Lay flat to dry. When the nap feel

Kitchen victory 101!

Kitchens are known to be the dirtiest ever in loadsa houses. Here are a few snippets on how to conquer your kitchen and make it as spick and span as you soo desire. Happy reading! Let's start with the floor: Sometimes spills happens. It's true. However, it doesn't have to be the end of the world. Here are some tricks and tools that can help keep your floor beautiful. On the wish list is a Floor Steamer. The kind that you can swipe up left-over spills (that have dried up due to being forgotten) without any fuss. I hear that it cleans and sanitizes faster and more efficiently than a regular mop. Another perk is that you only use water. There is no need for pricey cleaners. Obviously, if you have spills it will be best to clean them up IMMEDIATELY! Counters: If you keep jars of flour, spices, etc. on your counter, its best for you to do a major movement of all counter top items at least once a week. This is a good time to get things put away that DO NOT