Instructables: exploring - living - cleaning - clean http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Dec 2014 21:50:50 PST BLOX v1.01 How to get rid of a ring around the sink drain easily with household objects http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-rid-of-a-ring-around-the-sink-drain-eas/
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:37:54 PST
De-stink Boxing Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/De-stink-Boxing-Gloves/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:39:26 PDT
Remove Blood Stains Even After Drying http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Blood-Stains-Even-After-Drying/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:17:18 PDT
How to Remove Soap Scum http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Remove-Soap-Scum/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:06:05 PST
HOW TO REMOVE STICKERS AND GLUE RESIDUE http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-REMOVE-STICKERS-AND-GLUE-RESIDUE/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 02:58:22 PDT
How to turn your bleach-stained-red bathtub white again http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-your-bleach-stained-red-bathtub-white-/
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Sat, 10 May 2014 17:36:08 PDT
Clean Your Yoga Mat http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-Your-Yoga-Mat/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:14:48 PDT
Natural Lemon Dusting Cloths http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dusting-Cloths/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:47:15 PDT
Clean Your Garbage Disposal http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-Your-Garbage-Disposal/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:44:03 PDT
Magnetic Scrubber That Can Clean the Insides of Vases and Fish Tanks http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Scrubber-That-Can-Clean-the-Insides-of-Va/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:39:19 PST
Make Your Room Smell Fresh & Summery http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Room-Smell-Fresh-and-Summery/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:32:29 PST
Clean a Microwave http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-a-Microwave/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 04:11:06 PST
Clean an iphone screen protecter http://www.instructables.com/id/clean-an-iphone-screen-protecter/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:23:05 PST
How To Make Cleaning Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Cleaning-Fun/
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:07:16 PST
Paintbrush saver http://www.instructables.com/id/Paintbrush-saver/
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:27:57 PST
How to Clean Your Microfiber Sofa http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Your-Microfiber-Sofa/
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:01:00 PST
Improve Your Room http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-Your-Room/
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:51:14 PST
Disinfect a Sponge http://www.instructables.com/id/Disinfect-a-Sponge/
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 10:27:46 PST
Cleaning With Denture Tablets (jewelry, water bottles, craft materials, glass, carboys, toilets, etc.) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-With-Denture-Tablets-jewelry-craft-materi/
Cleaning With Denture Tablets (jewelry, water bottles, craft materials, glass, carboys, toilets, etc.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/EMEI/HMMF59MM/FKOEMEIHMMF59MM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/EMEI/HMMF59MM/FKOEMEIHMMF59MM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/EMEI/HMMF59MM/FKOEMEIHMMF59MM.SMALL.jpg creativesocialworker Denture cleaner has multiple uses.  It is great at cleaning small items like jewelry, craft supplies (ex. sea glass, mosaic tile, etc).  it gets rid of mineral deposits and adds shine. Soak Place your pieces in a shallow tray.  Dissolve 2 denture cleaning tablets in water and then pour into the t...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:18:32 PDT
DIY Bona Floor Mop http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bona-Floor-Mop/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:40:28 PDT
Cleaning solar lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-solar-lights/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVI/U06F/HKF5CX4D/FVIU06FHKF5CX4D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVI/U06F/HKF5CX4D/FVIU06FHKF5CX4D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVI/U06F/HKF5CX4D/FVIU06FHKF5CX4D.SMALL.jpg tiny kamikaze My lights weren't working that great, so I took the only thing I could think of, and they work great now! You will need: - Solar light(s) - Pencil Eraser (the one pictured is probably 20 years old)
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 00:31:55 PDT
How To Clean Calcium Off Faucets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Clean-Calcium-Off-Faucets/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/SZRP/HJKBQS7S/FYMSZRPHJKBQS7S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/SZRP/HJKBQS7S/FYMSZRPHJKBQS7S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/SZRP/HJKBQS7S/FYMSZRPHJKBQS7S.SMALL.jpg HowToLou If you have hard water, your faucets can build up calcium and get slow and ugly.  Here is how to clean them.
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 19:55:06 PDT
How To Clean Stubborn Calcium and Soap Scum from a Shower http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Clean-Stubborn-Calcium-and-Soap-Scum-from-a/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/SO4N/HJ1X4RB7/FHVSO4NHJ1X4RB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/SO4N/HJ1X4RB7/FHVSO4NHJ1X4RB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/SO4N/HJ1X4RB7/FHVSO4NHJ1X4RB7.SMALL.jpg HowToLou Do you have a fiberglass shower that will not come completely clean?  Not anymore!
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:53:23 PDT
Hands Clean Super Scrubbie! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hands-Clean-Super-Scrubbie/
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 22:14:28 PDT
Make Your Own Fabric Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Fabric-Conditioner/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/NJBZ/HHS9LY11/FQ0NJBZHHS9LY11.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/NJBZ/HHS9LY11/FQ0NJBZHHS9LY11.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/NJBZ/HHS9LY11/FQ0NJBZHHS9LY11.SMALL.jpg ChronicCrafter Once upon a time I was out of fabric conditioner and money. That's pretty much the story of my life really. Anyway, in a desperate attempt, I raided the cupboards in the hope of making my own and it ended up being one of the best conditioners I'd used. It is also incredibly easy to make! Unfortun...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:52:36 PDT
How to clean Gameboy Pocket. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-Gameboy-Pocket/
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 21:32:42 PDT
Cleaning Dingy Bottles (in bulk) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-Dingy-Bottles/
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Wed, 29 May 2013 05:59:25 PDT
$10 Eco Detergent (septic safe!) http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Eco-Detergent-septic-safe/
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Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:36:04 PST
How To Stop Fireplace Creosote Smell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Stop-Fireplace-Creosote-Smell/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/G3Z1/HBUZGK6P/FWWG3Z1HBUZGK6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/G3Z1/HBUZGK6P/FWWG3Z1HBUZGK6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/G3Z1/HBUZGK6P/FWWG3Z1HBUZGK6P.SMALL.jpg HowToLou Wood burning fireplaces are great in the winter, but as it warms up outside, they often downdraft and fill your house with a smokey creosote smell.  This video shows how to seal up your fireplace for the summer and put an end to that smell.
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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:01:44 PST
Clean yer carpets on the cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-yer-carpets-on-the-cheap/
Clean yer carpets on the cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/M2ZO/HAWBWVZM/FGAM2ZOHAWBWVZM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/M2ZO/HAWBWVZM/FGAM2ZOHAWBWVZM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/M2ZO/HAWBWVZM/FGAM2ZOHAWBWVZM.SMALL.jpg CYNICALifornia I love my dogs. The mess the make? not so much. Thus I find myself cleaning the carpets in my home about every six months. It keeps the house smelling clean, carpets looking nice, and, most importantly, the wife happy. These are some tips to get the most bang for your buck while cleaning your home ...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:06:30 PST
How To Clean Mold out of a Toilet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Clean-Mold-out-of-a-Toilet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/X8PG/HAQ39H54/F7HX8PGHAQ39H54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/X8PG/HAQ39H54/F7HX8PGHAQ39H54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/X8PG/HAQ39H54/F7HX8PGHAQ39H54.SMALL.jpg HowToLou I lived in my previous house for 5 years with no mold problems, but it has been a constant issue in this house. I suspect the previous owners did not clean well, and mold started growing. Once it gets inside the water feed lines, it is very hard to get rid of. Here is how.
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Tue, 25 Dec 2012 06:01:06 PST
5 Ways to Clean a Funky Water Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Ways-to-Clean-a-Funky-Water-Bottle/
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 11:09:32 PDT
Make Your Own Laundry Detergent http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Laundry-Detergent/
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Fri, 7 Sep 2012 19:46:40 PDT
Make a sweep out of paper for your desk! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-sweep-out-of-paper-for-your-desk/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 09:13:02 PDT
How to Remove Marker Damage from Furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Remove-Marker-Damage-from-Furniture/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 21:33:36 PDT
Cleaning paste http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-paste/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/ZIE7/H18FJUZP/FYMZIE7H18FJUZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/ZIE7/H18FJUZP/FYMZIE7H18FJUZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/ZIE7/H18FJUZP/FYMZIE7H18FJUZP.SMALL.jpg bisozozo This is my first attempt at homemade cleaners and i was excited with the results! Cleans great sinks, stove eyes, pans, faucets, oven ( not to be used on teflon, it damages it)! All you need is 1cup baking soda, 1 cup salt, 1 tablespoon green olive oil soap (grated and dissolved in a glass of water ...
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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:07:01 PDT
Cleaning PVC Pipe (the EASY way) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-PVC-Pipe-the-EASY-way/
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:38:39 PDT
Proper Technique to Clean Eyeglasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Proper-Technique-to-Clean-Eyeglasses/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/XH2V/H05NHJKP/FR0XH2VH05NHJKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/XH2V/H05NHJKP/FR0XH2VH05NHJKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/XH2V/H05NHJKP/FR0XH2VH05NHJKP.SMALL.jpg In Bob I Trust After 40+ years of wearing eyeglasses, I've found the best way to clean my eyeglasses without scratching them. Paper towels and newspaper contain wood fibers which can scratch your lenses. Only use 100% cotton material like a tee shirt. Alcohol can remove lens coatings and leave a fogged lens...
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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 05:46:17 PDT
http://www.instructables.com/id/Easiest-way-to-clean-old-glass-bottles/
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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:55:41 PST
Make Lemonade and clean your microwave http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Lemonade-and-clean-your-microwave/
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 23:40:44 PDT
How to clean your room (quick and simple version) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-your-room-quick-and-simple-version/
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Sun, 14 Aug 2011 13:20:21 PDT
Cleaning a Dreamcast Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-a-Dreamcast-Controller/
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Tue, 9 Aug 2011 15:55:24 PDT
Organize by Bucket http://www.instructables.com/id/Organize-by-Bucket/
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Sun, 15 May 2011 23:36:49 PDT
Soft Soap Surface Spiffer http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Soap-Surface-Spiffer/
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Sun, 15 May 2011 23:19:55 PDT
Spring Cleaning: The Revenge! http://www.instructables.com/id/Spring-Cleaning-The-Revenge/
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Thu, 12 May 2011 12:40:13 PDT
Furnace cleaning - quick and easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Furnace-cleaning-quick-and-easy/
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Wed, 11 May 2011 16:31:43 PDT
What You Never Knew About Doing the Dishes With a Sponge http://www.instructables.com/id/What-You-Never-Knew-About-Doing-the-Dishes-With-a-/
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Mon, 9 May 2011 00:44:12 PDT
Organization Tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Organization-Tricks/
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Thu, 28 Apr 2011 04:48:28 PDT
How to make liquid soap from a bar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-liquid-soap-from-a-bar/
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Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:39:32 PST
How to clean a Roomba http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-a-Roomba/
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Sat, 22 Jan 2011 08:01:47 PST