Instructables: exploring - photos - cleaning Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:33:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Clean a Window Paige Russell This is a cleaning tale as old as time. Well, as old as windows anyway. Stubborn smudges and streaks on your windows!!  In this Instructable I'm going to show you how to clean a window or mirror, and make it spotless, using household items that also happen to be chemical free! This is by far the che...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:39:07 PDT
Easy disposable floor drain cleaner Thermonuklear Tired of cleaning hair clogs and [your choice of deity]-knows-what from your bathroom floor drain? Worry no more! All you need is a small hatchet (or a knife), some kindling-sized wood scraps and around 30 seconds of your precious time. First take a good-sized piece of wood and split it to thin st...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:02:48 PST
[Lifehack] rubbing alcohol + spray nozzle = white board cleaner, disinfectant spray, etc. Berkana I noticed that a 22oz bottle of white board cleaner costs about $7-$9 at most office supply vendors. What a rip-off. As far as I can tell, it is virtually identical to rubbing alcohol. I can get 32oz (1 quart) of rubbing alcohol for $2.30 at my local market, and I can't tell the difference. In fact,...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 03:28:52 PST
JooSoap liquid soap JooSoap Have you made JooSoap from used cooking oil? and now do you have too many small pieces, ugly JooSoaps? Let's make them into JooSoap Liquid Soap for great and ecological household cleaning!! ** Download instruction in ...
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:42:50 PST
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:03:36 PDT
What not to do when cleaning a large or commercial microwave Marshallcatering You will find many how-to on instructables and a million and one domestic and commercial how clean a microwave guide across the internet, but how many guides have you found on what not to do? Well if you have a large, powerful or commercial microwave in your kitchen or home or work then you should ...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:10:29 PDT
laundry soap dbrenek this is a simple way to do the laundry you need 2 c of finely grated bar soap 1c washing soda 1c borax
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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:58:14 PDT
Cleaning solar lights 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
Kitchen Scraping Tool vreinkymov I recently attempted to cook some tilapia fish on my favorite cast-iron skillet. The results weren't that great and I needed to scrape the skillet. In the process, here's instructions on how to convert a fork into a scraping tool. It's nearly self explanatory: Using a thin permanent marker and ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 17:01:43 PDT
How to Clean Carpet Stains lhasson Wine, ketchup, chocolate, coffee, tea, beer, milk, tomato sauce, berries, hard candy, juice, soda, Gatorade, Kool-Aid 1. Dip a white cloth (or a white paper towel with no printing) into the detergent solution and dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. Wait 15 minutes (it...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:08:55 PDT
How to Clean HVAC Ducts lhasson Object 1 How to Clean HVAC Ducts Instructions • 1 Unscrew each HVAC grille in your home and set aside. This will allow you access into your HVAC ducts. • 2 Plug your wet/dry vacuum cleaner into the nearest outlet to the first HVAC grille. Using a flexible hose attachment, slowly push the hose into t...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:08:55 PDT
How to Clean a Clothes Dryer Vent lhasson If your dryer vent hasn't been cleaned in the past year or two, it probably needs it. How do you clean it? 1. Unplug the dryer from both gas and electric. If you have a gas dryer, shut off the gas. 2. Pull the dryer out just to the extension of your vent. This is usually about 1 1/2 to 2 feet. 3...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:08:55 PDT
Make Your Own Fabric Conditioner 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
Weighted Scrub Brush BoilingLeadBath Why push down when gravity can do that for you? Adding a weight to the head of the brush means that you only have to slide the brush back and forth. We add a handle extension so that the pushing hand can be moved around: Higher up, towards the main shaft of the handle, for slippery surfaces, or whe...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 19:20:46 PDT
Cleaning Rapidograph reusable pens kieshar Cleaning Rapidograph HELL made easy: Windex Instructions 1/4 cup Windex solution Place whole nibs with ink well separated into solution Use Q-Tip to rub the Windex solution inside the plastic ink well. Ink comes off pretty quickly. Wash out with water Unscrew main black plasti...
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Sun, 12 May 2013 12:26:39 PDT
homemade air freshener ! only 2 ingredients ! pianolover10124353 you need                                                                   dont worry it dosent make stuff soapy and sticky if made and used as derected. 2 ounces of downy fabric softener fourteen ounces of water and a sixteen ounce spray bottle add the ingredients in the spray bottle and shake w...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:50:26 PDT
Pulley-controlled clothes drying rack tcone I recently returned from a 3 month trip to New Zealand, during which I did a few weeks of wwoofing.  The folks at the first farm on which I worked, called Earthstead, had this super cool clothes drying system in/above their living room and I had to share it! The hooks on the wall allow you to secur...
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:26:03 PDT
Best Way to Clean CD's csimpkins2 This instructable is the best way to clean a cd. All you need is some lighter fluid, a dusting cloth and a dirty cd. 1.Evenly cover the cd with the lighter fluid. 2. Use the cloth to rub the fluid in with. The method is quick, easily and leaves the cd or dvd sparkling clean or like brand new.
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:07:24 PDT
Toilet mop caddy made with plastic gallon jug blkhawk A toilet mop caddy can be easily made with an empty gallon jug and a boxcutter. Carefully cut in front of the jug handle to make it easy to carry around. You can also easily carry the cleaning solution with you.
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:17:48 PDT
How To Remove Brass Finish While Channeling MacGyver rustyknuckles Recently I purchased in bulk for one of our projects and by mistake, ordered the wrong finish on our D Rings for our leather belt loops. Instead of wasting time and money to send the D Rings back, I started researching about how to remove brass electro plating from the nickel plated finish that we o...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:40:01 PDT
Diaper Sprayer Toilet Kit StuDotCox The kit below can be fitted to your toilet or bathroom sink valve to provide a convenient sprayer for your toilet. This has a few applications, one being as a diaper rinser. The parts required are available at most hardware stores in Canada. The cost for this kit adds up to around $45. BPAV664 Adapt...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:42:19 PST
homemade soap only 3 ingreadients pianolover10124353           soap add 6 spoonfulls of baking soda to a small bowel.......... then add 4 spoon fulls of hydrogen poroxide to the baking soda........ stir really good.... make sure it is some what liqiudy... for fregrance you can minus one spoon full of poroxide and add a spoon full either vinnila ext...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:37:41 PST
Cleaning a zippo Cyclone1764 Earilier today my dad found his old 1989 brass zippo, since he had no use for it he gave it to me, and i already owned a brass zippo, so I wanted to see If I could clean it up. I started of by cleaning it with some brasso, I took out the insert and scraped off some of the rust , then to stop it from...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 07:31:20 PDT
Cleaning paste 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
Homemade fart neutraliser! lipase I HAVE ONLY TESTED THIS INSTRUCTABLE FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS Introduction: My farts smell really bad. I eat lots of protein bars and it makes them smell awful. People who take steroids have even worse farts, believe me. Wouldn't you like to be able to fart in bed frequently and not have the sheets ...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 11:35:07 PDT
how to make a folded broom tgferreira184 this folded broom is great to clean in tight places. to make it you only have to grab a broom, dissassemble it and nail it folded.
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Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:17:06 PDT
Tweek-a-Toothbrush Jeffster This idea came to me as a result of needing a brush to clean out a plaster mould. For this application, I needed a brush that had stiff bristles that were also not abrasive enough to wear away the plaster. I tried using a glue brush but the bristles were just not stiff enough to clean out the crevic...
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:02:02 PST
Prevent gutter clogging with slinky; no expensive gutter guards! indyman13 Use slinky to prevent gutter clogging.  Clean out at end of season.  Stretch each slinky about 8 feet and stuff about 3 inches into the downspout.
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:35:31 PST
How To Reduce Odors Without Using Harmful Chemicals sunshiine I have used vinegar and baking soda to clean for a couple of years and have had great success using them. I wanted to share how you can reduce offensive odors in your home by using vinegar, baking soda, and candles. Lighting a candle reduces the odors in the home. If you place vinegar in a small jar...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 23:46:24 PST
Simple hand cleaner keokg2 Had to upload a picture of baking soda and dish detergent. Instructables is so cool! Materials: Dish washing detergent (Sunlight or generic equivalent) Baking soda I was working on my recumbent trike, replacing a derailleur wheel that had fallen off. My hands became covered in chain oil and di...
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Thu, 3 Nov 2011 19:34:39 PDT
Killing algae growing on a wooden deck using Hydrogen Peroxide DWFMBA Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is great for cleaning (especially outdoors) because its fairly caustic at first, but changes into regular water after exposure to sunlight. It readily kills single celled organisms such as bacteria (or in this case algae) growing on almost any surface without damaging (for t...

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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:52:33 PDT
Dish Towel Instructions badart Dish Towels Instructions I make batches of fun dish towels from fabric scraps.   I used old clothes to clean up around my house for years.  I would leave old t-shirts under the counter to clean up spills but I still used sponges to clean the dishes.   The dish towels are easy to make and are great ...
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Wed, 7 Sep 2011 17:45:30 PDT
DIY Vacuum Cleaner belt using super glue embochner My vacuum cleaner belt snapped in half, and because its an old vacuum I didn't want to spend money or time looking for and buying a new one so i made one with stuff I had on hand I took the rubber strap off a pair of safety goggles and trimmed it to fit the vacuum cleaner.  I then super glued the 2...
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Wed, 7 Sep 2011 10:34:31 PDT
Super-Citrusy Room and Linen Spray annahowardshaw Don't throw out the perfectly good spray bottles that perfumes or other over-priced beauty products are sold in.  We probably pay more for that bottle than for the product anyway!  Instead, reuse the packaging to make new, and adorable, cleaning products.  This project is a great room or linen spr...
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Sun, 15 May 2011 16:17:56 PDT
Turn a Swifter into a Thriftier-mop! thickneckarts This Instructable will show you how to turn a Swifter into a thrifty, reusable product. What you need: Swifter mop, or something similar Micro-fiber rag The steps are explained within the photos.
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Tue, 10 May 2011 18:28:11 PDT
Baseboard cleaning tool knife141 I hate cleaning.  I also hate having to squat down on the floor.  Therefore, cleaning baseboards is not high on my list of fun things to do.  So, one day I decided to make a baseboard cleaning tool that would be easy to use, not require much effort, and let me do this dirty deed while standing up....
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Wed, 4 May 2011 18:46:01 PDT
Be Rid of Stuck On Food!! zurichko It happens to all of us. We have friends over and make a delicious meal. We hang out, chillax and by the time the night is over, there are dishes to be done. We shrug it off and say, "I'll do it tomorrow." Tomorrow comes and BOOM - there is stuck on, hardened food on the freaking pan. Don't waste y...
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Thu, 7 Apr 2011 20:10:27 PDT
self-emptying wet vac dalesql With the upcoming spring flooding scheduled, I turned my twisted brain to a better solution to removing the last inch of water from my basement.    The basement doesn't flood often enough to want to spend the big bucks on a sump pump system, and it hasn't yet flooded deep enough for the usual porta...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:18:50 PST
How To Remove Rust Stains from Clothing jwilliamsen I can't claim credit for this information - it's something I picked up a long time ago - I don't remember where (but Kudos to the Creator :) Next time you pull that favorite white shirt out of the washer only to find rust stains on it - don't despair - there is a cheap, easy, and effective method ...
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Tue, 6 Jul 2010 17:22:31 PDT
Lint roller in a pinch numberandom Make an ad-hoc lint roller from masking tape. Just create a loop of tape (not too sticky) that fits losely around your four fingers and roll it along your clothes like a tank tread. Vroom vroom!
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