• How often do you vacuum your home?

    22 answers · 3 days ago
  • How often do you wash your curtains?

    10 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Advice on using new washing machine?

    Best answer: Sort by weights and colors. I pull reds, blacks, browns and navy blues all into one load so if the red bleeds into anything, it won't show. Especially strong, bright colors may go in this load too, especially if it's not already heavy with red items. Pants and similarly heavy items all go together. That... show more
    Best answer: Sort by weights and colors. I pull reds, blacks, browns and navy blues all into one load so if the red bleeds into anything, it won't show. Especially strong, bright colors may go in this load too, especially if it's not already heavy with red items.

    Pants and similarly heavy items all go together. That way they don't beat up the more delicate items.

    Whites and light colors go together, this usually includes lightweight fabrics so bras and panties go in this load too.

    Put dirty clothes in. When loading a front-loading machine, I pack the clothes by patting as firmly as I would if I were burping a baby. When there is a fist's height of space between the top of the clothes pile and the upper part of the basket, that's full.

    Add the recommended amount of detergent. READ THE PACKAGE to determine what is the recommended amount - the scoop they include is probably four times as big as that. Toss that amount of detergent in.

    Turn on the machine, select Cold Wash, Cold Rinse. Select the load size if the machine doesn't do it for you. Press Start. Walk away.

    I never, ever use hot wash or rinse. I'm a handyman and get pretty dirty sometimes, and my clothes always come out clean. Even better, the elastic in my underwear lasts longer with cold wash.

    Don't use fabric softeners or bleach. Your detergent probably has enough of that stuff in it already, and don't bother with dryer sheets either. Static cling isn't ruining your life and if you're already using scented detergent (and please, for the love of God, DON'T), then you're just confusing the issue with yet another artificial smell added on. DON'T DO THAT.

    Bras hang to dry, unless they're wireless. Even then, I'd be leery of drying all that elastic. It lasts longer and works better the less you heat it.

    That's it.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • I hand wash my breakfast bowls and they seem to have a soapy residue left on them from my dish soap?

    How do I get this residue off? I'm using sunlight dish soap and so far after every attempt my breakfast has had a soapy lemony taste. Is there a dish soap that won't cause this residue?
    How do I get this residue off? I'm using sunlight dish soap and so far after every attempt my breakfast has had a soapy lemony taste. Is there a dish soap that won't cause this residue?
    6 answers · 4 hours ago
  • How can I clean mold out of a Yeti cup?

    How can I clean mold out of a yeti cup so that it is safe to drink out of again? I don’t have a dishwasher but I have access to bleach. I’m just curious as to how I go about cleaning it.
    How can I clean mold out of a yeti cup so that it is safe to drink out of again? I don’t have a dishwasher but I have access to bleach. I’m just curious as to how I go about cleaning it.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can someone give me advice?

    Hey guys so I’m going on holiday tomorrow and I have lime ocd and no matter how much I clean and tidy my house my family just make a mess and I feel the need to clean it but it is just gonna get messy again, help :(
    Hey guys so I’m going on holiday tomorrow and I have lime ocd and no matter how much I clean and tidy my house my family just make a mess and I feel the need to clean it but it is just gonna get messy again, help :(
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I wash my clothes with bleach and ammonia in the same wash?

    Best answer: NO! Mixing ammonia and bleach will produce toxic Chlorine gas.
    Best answer: NO! Mixing ammonia and bleach will produce toxic Chlorine gas.
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is there a shower water test kit out there? where I can test the shower water myself?

    Looking for a test kit where I test the shower water for impurities: chlorine, bacteria, slime, everything that can be hazardous to my health.
    Looking for a test kit where I test the shower water for impurities: chlorine, bacteria, slime, everything that can be hazardous to my health.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is eating with tarnished stainless steel flatware safe?

    Best answer: Tarnish or discolouration on flatware is usually oxidation of something in the flatware (in the case of stainless steel, usually chromium oxide or ferric oxide). It probably wont come off while you're eating anyhow so I wouldn't be too concerned. That being said, it takes a lot to cause oxidation or... show more
    Best answer: Tarnish or discolouration on flatware is usually oxidation of something in the flatware (in the case of stainless steel, usually chromium oxide or ferric oxide). It probably wont come off while you're eating anyhow so I wouldn't be too concerned.
    That being said, it takes a lot to cause oxidation or staining on stainless steel so I would pay attention to how you're treating your flatware or where the tarnish may be coming from.
    4 answers · 20 hours ago
  • My teacher always keeps my class in after the bell rings, is this ok?

    So she makes us clean up like one minute before the bell rings. Then she says the floor is disgusting and we should clean it up. It is already cleaned up. So we are supposed to get out at 2:06 but she lets us out at like 2:11.
    So she makes us clean up like one minute before the bell rings. Then she says the floor is disgusting and we should clean it up. It is already cleaned up. So we are supposed to get out at 2:06 but she lets us out at like 2:11.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is a cleaner that is even stronger than bleach? Maybe hospital grade?

    I want it to clean my apartment I just moved into. I want to get rid of any traces of the previous tenants. I live cleaning with bleach, but I would like something more powerful that disinfects better than bleach that I can buy. Especially for the bathroom. If I can buy hospital grade cleaner that would be great... show more
    I want it to clean my apartment I just moved into. I want to get rid of any traces of the previous tenants. I live cleaning with bleach, but I would like something more powerful that disinfects better than bleach that I can buy. Especially for the bathroom. If I can buy hospital grade cleaner that would be great too. Any suggestions?
    23 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to wash a comforter? Which delicate detergent do you recommend?

    Best answer: Any ordinary laundry detergent will work fine. Most fabrics will show some fading after multiple washes; only the most delicate dyes will fade slightly after one washing and a Lion King design does not fall into that category. No detergent will flatten a comforter. If it's really dirty, use warm water;... show more
    Best answer: Any ordinary laundry detergent will work fine. Most fabrics will show some fading after multiple washes; only the most delicate dyes will fade slightly after one washing and a Lion King design does not fall into that category. No detergent will flatten a comforter. If it's really dirty, use warm water; otherwise, cold is fine. Use whatever amount of detergent is recommended on the label of the detergent. They all say how much to use. What do you mean, one rinse or two? I've never had a washer that gives a choice.. You pick an appropriate cycle and let it do what it does. In this case regular or normal ought to be fine. You can use delicate/handwash if you think the thing is fragile. If you have a machine with an agitator, place the comforter in it so the load is evenly distributed, without cramming it in. If the comforter is too big to do that, take it to a laundromat that has bigger machines. If you have a front loader, put it in any way at all. When you put it in a dryer, put several clean tennis balls in too. They help fluff up comforters during drying. Machine drying is the way to go. Air drying will take a long time unless it's hot and sunny where you are, and machine drying helps restore the fluffiness.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to get my grandma to stop leaving our dish sponge in the dirty dishwater/not squeezing it out when she’s done with it?

    Best answer: Not going to change her habits with any reasonable ease. Get in the habit of going behind her ( saying nothing to her!) and taking care of the sponge. You can take it fairly wet and nuke it for 2 minutes, this will kill everything on it.
    Best answer: Not going to change her habits with any reasonable ease. Get in the habit of going behind her ( saying nothing to her!) and taking care of the sponge. You can take it fairly wet and nuke it for 2 minutes, this will kill everything on it.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Went into this old run down home and got fleas jumping onto me; left some clothes outside, took a shower, and washed them. Am I straight?

    Best answer: Idk, you might be gay. Washing does not kill fleas. Dawn detergent will tho.
    Best answer: Idk, you might be gay. Washing does not kill fleas. Dawn detergent will tho.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Dryer is wet?

    Best answer: Your dryer isn't leaking, something else is. Is it raining? Do you have a gas dryer? If the answer to those two questions is yes, then I would guess that you have rain coming in through the dryer vent. If it's electric, then I think you have condensation forming inside the vent and running back. If the... show more
    Best answer: Your dryer isn't leaking, something else is. Is it raining? Do you have a gas dryer? If the answer to those two questions is yes, then I would guess that you have rain coming in through the dryer vent.

    If it's electric, then I think you have condensation forming inside the vent and running back.

    If the vent is okay and it's not condensation, look for other sources of moisture, because by it's nature the dryer generates a lot of very moist, hot air, but it's also usually right next to a washing machine and its related plumbing - check into THAT while you're wondering about the dryer.

    Good luck with it.
    4 answers · 3 days ago