• How can I get cigarette smoke smell out of a mattress?

    Best answer: Try sprinkling dry baking soda on it as baking soda absorbs scents and breaks up stains. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes and then vacuum it off. Then if need be mix in a spray bottle 3 parts water 1 part vinegar and 1/2 a teaspoon of dish soap. Spray it on the mattress lightly and then use a cloth to wipe it... show more
    Best answer: Try sprinkling dry baking soda on it as baking soda absorbs scents and breaks up stains. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes and then vacuum it off.

    Then if need be mix in a spray bottle 3 parts water 1 part vinegar and 1/2 a teaspoon of dish soap. Spray it on the mattress lightly and then use a cloth to wipe it down. Make sure you're not soaking the mattress but only making it lightly damp you don't want the moisture to go into the mattress and mold.

    Other helpful products to consider is febreeze or other oder absorbing sprays. You may find a good fabric furniture cleaner as well.
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Does anyone else place sea salt in the dishwater?

    I don't use a washing machine, rather, I let my dishes soak in the sink. I add 2 teaspoons of salt to since it has cleansing properties. I've never had a problem with the dishes tasting salty since I rinse my dishes clean.
    I don't use a washing machine, rather, I let my dishes soak in the sink. I add 2 teaspoons of salt to since it has cleansing properties. I've never had a problem with the dishes tasting salty since I rinse my dishes clean.
    7 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Mixed Clorox bleach & Lysol to clean the toilet?

    unaware with the fact that you should NEVER mix bleach & Lysol together made a mistake today & put some Lysol followed by Clorox bleach. inhaled it twice while i was scrubbing the toilet bowl. i thought it's just the regular terrible smell of bleach, i immidiatly opened the bathroom window & close... show more
    unaware with the fact that you should NEVER mix bleach & Lysol together made a mistake today & put some Lysol followed by Clorox bleach. inhaled it twice while i was scrubbing the toilet bowl. i thought it's just the regular terrible smell of bleach, i immidiatly opened the bathroom window & close the door, feeling lazy sluggish n weak on my shoulders. there is a pinching sensation inside my LEFT chest area. HELP!!! what should i do?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • How to remove old nail polish from carpet?

    I've tried a lot of things scraping it, nail polish remover, window cleaner and nothing it's quite a thick layer and it's now getting old the bottle smashed and before I knew it.. ye so does anyone have any ideas that actually work and they know they do? I've thought about using bleach but I... show more
    I've tried a lot of things scraping it, nail polish remover, window cleaner and nothing it's quite a thick layer and it's now getting old the bottle smashed and before I knew it.. ye so does anyone have any ideas that actually work and they know they do? I've thought about using bleach but I don't want to ruin the carpet anymore than it already is. FYI it's red nail polish on a cream carpet... In case that changes anything thanks.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is considered "normal" wear and tear on a room rental and can I hold back a cleaning fee from the security deposit?

    Best answer: I tend to agree with your assessment. Some people are just not naturally adept at cleaning. Like your wife, if I moved out of any rental I was in, I'd want the place to be as spotless as I could make it. Mainly because I don't like people thinking that I was a filthy slob. On the other hand, I have heard... show more
    Best answer: I tend to agree with your assessment. Some people are just not naturally adept at cleaning. Like your wife, if I moved out of any rental I was in, I'd want the place to be as spotless as I could make it. Mainly because I don't like people thinking that I was a filthy slob.

    On the other hand, I have heard terrible stories of homeowners going into a rental to clean up between tenants only to find garbage strewn on the floor, feces and urine in places you don't expect, broken cabinets and light fixtures, holes in the drywall, and so on.

    I'd say this was just a bachelor who tries to do a basic cleaning job. His parents may never have taught him how to remove the toilet seat to get at crud around it, or get in the shower with a scrubber to remove soap scum build-up. I don't think it would qualify as an excessive mess that would warrant any of the security deposit for damages.
    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I let my family visit my new house if they have bed bugs?

    My husband and I just bought our first house and I don't want my family to come visit ever because I'm scared they'll give us bed bugs. They gave us bed bugs when we were living in his parents house and we finally got rid of them and then moved into our new house. Now I'm scared to let them come... show more
    My husband and I just bought our first house and I don't want my family to come visit ever because I'm scared they'll give us bed bugs. They gave us bed bugs when we were living in his parents house and we finally got rid of them and then moved into our new house. Now I'm scared to let them come over because I know bed bugs can be transported by clothes on people who have infested homes. They've had bed bugs for a long time and I think they've pretty much given up on getting rid of them. Am I being too cautious or should I stick to my gut and not let any of them come into my house to be on the safe side??
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to clean very messy home?

    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do I get this residue off my bathtub?

    My bathtub had some textured fish on the bottom to prevent slipping, but they were peeling off and making it difficult to clean, so I decided to remove them and replace them with a bath mat. But now there's yellow residue on the bottom of the tub. How do I get it off?
    My bathtub had some textured fish on the bottom to prevent slipping, but they were peeling off and making it difficult to clean, so I decided to remove them and replace them with a bath mat. But now there's yellow residue on the bottom of the tub. How do I get it off?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • How can I convince my sister to clean?

    My younger sister and I are in our early 20's. For the time being, we share a bathroom. She has a lot of intricate make up and hair products, which are sprawled everywhere in the bathroom. For the first few months, I would clean the bathroom and organize her daily little messes - a scrap of toilet paper here,... show more
    My younger sister and I are in our early 20's. For the time being, we share a bathroom. She has a lot of intricate make up and hair products, which are sprawled everywhere in the bathroom. For the first few months, I would clean the bathroom and organize her daily little messes - a scrap of toilet paper here, a few Bobby pins or toothpaste globs there. One day, on a trip to Miami, she destroyed the bathroom while making herself look pretty, and it was such an intricately big mess that I couldn't clean it. Now, the bathroom is disgusting, and smells horrible. I began to ask her to clean the bathroom a month ago, but her response is always "I'm an adult, I can do what I want, don't tell me what to do." I can't go in that bathroom anymore without gagging. How can I persuade her to clean her own mess???
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to get rid of cat pee odder out of a bean bag?

    This happened a while ago and I cleaned when it happened it didn't smell as bad as it dose now. I went on vacation for a month and when I got back I noticed the smell was wrost. Is there anyway at all to get rid of a deep set in odor it's made of upholster suede material it back so I can't really use bleach show more
    This happened a while ago and I cleaned when it happened it didn't smell as bad as it dose now. I went on vacation for a month and when I got back I noticed the smell was wrost. Is there anyway at all to get rid of a deep set in odor it's made of upholster suede material it back so I can't really use bleach
    6 answers · 5 days ago