How to Clean a Pizza Cutter

Pizza Cutter

Ryan asked, “I can’t figure out how to clean inside a pizza cutter.” A pizza cutter is one of the more unusual items in the kitchen that needs cleaning. One side of it you can clean easily (if you can get it to stop rotating), but the other side has the handle attachment, which can be difficult to clean if you don’t know how. Use the tips below to ensure your cutter is fully clean. Cleaning the Pizza Cutter You Will Need: A bowl Sponge or hand towel Floss Denture tablet Steps to Clean the Cutter: If there is dried…

How to Remove Dried Poop from a Hard Floor

Kitten and Toilet Paper

Chuck asked, “Does anyone know how to clean up stuck to the floor cat poop?” Sometimes dried poop happens. There are two main ways to remove it; either by scraping it off or dissolving it. Use the information in the steps below to clean it up. Removing the Dried Poop You Will Need: Plastic scraper Paper towel Enzyme digester Steps to Remove the Poop: Scrape it off with a plastic scraper. If the poop is somewhat clumpy (not diarrhea), it will be easiest to simply scrape it off the surface. However, use caution to prevent scratching the floor.¹ If the poop…

How to Clean Pillows

Pillows

Shiva asked, “How do you clean a pillow?” We wash our sheets regularly, but often overlook our pillows other than to change the pillowcases. Even though our pillows are protected with pillowcases, they do require regular cleaning as well. There are many different types of pillows on the market today from foam to down-filled. Follow our suggestions below for your type of pillow and clean them a few times per year. Cleaning Down Pillows You Will Need: Gentle laundry detergent (e.g. Woolite) Tennis balls or clean tennis shoe Steps to Clean Down Pillows: Always check the label on down and feather…

How to Clean a Glitter Spill

Glitter

Abigail asked, “How in the world am I supposed to clean all this glitter up?” You’ve probably noticed that tiny pieces of glitter have a way of sticking to just about everything, even without glue. Use the tips below to quickly clean up a glitter spill or any remnants of previous glitter projects. Removing the Sweat Stain You Will Need: Damp paper towel Dryer sheet Vacuum hose Lint roller Tape A balloon Steps to Clean up the Glitter: If there is a large spill on a flat surface, use a damp paper towel to sweep the glitter into a concentrated area….

How to Remove Sweat Stains from Clothing

Sweat Stain

TJM asked, “How do I clean the dark sweat line at the top of my 100% polyester uniform collar?” Sweat stains are sometimes unavoidable, especially with uniform shirts or workout clothes that get worn repeatedly. Sweat stains don’t have to permanently stain the item though. Follow one of our suggestions below to help your clothes look as good as new! Always test a cleaning solution on a hidden area to avoid damaging the garment. Removing the Sweat Stain You Will Need: White vinegar Sponge Bucket Table salt Dish liquid Meat tenderizer Ammonia Old toothbrush Borax Lemon juice Hydrogen peroxide Steps…

How to Clean and Care for Crystal

Crystal Bowl

Cody asked, “Does anyone have any tips for cleaning Tiffany crystal?” Crystal is a wonderful addition to your dinnerware and even to your home decor. While a good percentage of glassware you will find today is referred to as “crystal,” it is not actually true crystal. You will note a certain shine to crystal and when you tap the rim of a crystal glass, the ring sounds similar to a bell.¹ You might be nervous to care for such fragile pieces, but the tips and suggestions below will help you successfully care for your crystal for years to come. General…

How to Remove Hair Dye Stains from Towels

Hair Dye Towel

Autumn asked, “How do I remove hair dye stain from towels?” Hair dye and a stained towel seem to go hand in hand. Your best bet is to act quickly, as hair dye stains can be difficult to remove once the dye has dried on the fabric. Select a method from the list below to remove the hair dye from the towel. Removing the Hair Dye Stains You Will Need: Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Chlorine bleach Gallon bucket or sink White vinegar Laundry detergent Ammonia Hair spray Hydrogen peroxide Sea Breeze Astringent Steps to Remove the Hair Dye Stains If the…

How to Clean a Coffee Grinder

Coffee Grinder 1

Stephan asked, “Does anyone know how to clean a coffee burr grinder that might have been used to grind curry spices?” A coffee grinder can be used for more than just turning coffee beans into coffee grounds; you can use it to turn just about any dry food into a powder. Whether you used your grinder for something other than coffee or you just want to clean out the grounds before they go stale, the tips below will help you keep your grinder clean.¹ Cleaning the Coffee Grinder You Will Need: Coffee grinder brush or clean paintbrush A pipe cleaner…

How to Remove Tea Stains from Carpet

Tea Pour

Steve asked, “Any ideas how to get a tea stain out of a cream carpet?” Wouldn’t it be nice if home designers decorated around our favorite drinks? If you are an avid tea drinker and have light-colored carpet, it is quite possible you will end up with a tea stain on that carpet. There are several tips below to help you remove the stain, but be sure to test any cleaning solution in an out-of-the-way spot first to make sure it does not damage the carpet. Removing the Tea Stain You Will Need: Clean white cloth Club soda Clean sponge White vinegar…

How to Clean a Toilet Brush

Toilet Brush

Ciaran asked, “How do you clean a toilet brush?” Many of us use the toilet brush to scrub the toilet, then use the flushing water to rinse the brush and that’s it; after all, there was just toilet cleaning solution on it. However, the brush could use a good cleaning of its own. Select a method below to keep your toilet brush germ-free. Cleaning the Toilet Brush You Will Need: A plastic milk jug or juice bottle A small bucket White vinegar Castile soap Powdered oxygen bleach Water Chlorine bleach Steps to Clean the Toilet Brush: Cut off the top of…