Sweat Stains on Car Seat

Q: ‘How can I clean sweaty stains from the fabric of my car seats?’ asks Jo. A: Make a bran ball by placing 1 cup of unprocessed wheat bran in a bowl and add white vinegar, 1 drop at a time, until the mixture resembles brown sugar—it should be clumping but not wet. Place the mixture into the toe of …

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Towel Softener

To keep towels feeling soft against your skin, use this recipe in your washing machine. For a large top loader, add 1/2 cup of bicarb to the wash slot and 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the conditioner slot of the washing machine. For a small top loader, add 2 tablespoons of bicarb and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. For …

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Is it OK to use bleach?

Bleach is a cleaning agent and an antibacterial but it’s also quite corrosive and high in phosphates. Many people equate the smell of bleach to cleanliness but if you can smell bleach, it means it the area hasn’t been rinsed properly. Over time, it makes grout porous, strips the glaze off tiles, causes glass cancer on shower screens and breaks …

Jen FlemingIs it OK to use bleach?

Caring for Glass

What would we do without glass? This malleable, durable but delicate compound is used in so many different ways in the home. From drinking glasses to window panes, we’d be lost without it. Here are some tips on caring for glass so it lasts a lifetime. • To maintain the condition of glass, you need a constant temperature, lack of …

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