How to Clean Non-Slip Flooring


Mick asked: My non-slip bathroom flooring is discolored and stained. It looks grubby. I’ve tried the usual cleaners, but it still remains. It is a sealed vinyl type waterproof surrounding my walk-in shower and toilet. It’s white with little colored bumps in it that provide the traction. Can you help please? Non-slip flooring increases the safety of any room. Commonly found in high traffic areas of kitchens and bathrooms, they can quickly build up with dirt and grime. The texture of these floors may seem hard to clean, but the build-up can be removed. Get ready to put forth some…

Spray Bottles


Many cleaning products come in disposable spray bottles and aerosol cans. Purchasing (or reusing) your own bottles allows you to buy bulk product and save money. There are a variety of bottles to choose from. Read more to make the best choice for your particular cleaning job. Types of Refillable Spray Bottles Compressed Air – These bottles are commonly made of metal and are similar to aerosol cans in both look and function. They use compressed air hose to produce the spray.  Though they produce a spray similar to aerosol cans, they do not omit the harmful gases into the…

Protecting Your Hands


The skin on your hands can really take a beating when it’s exposed to all of the chemicals used to remove dirt and grime. Fortunately there are a variety of rubber gloves available to protect your hands and still keep your house sparkling clean. Types of Cleaning Gloves Disposable Gloves Disposable gloves are thin gloves that are typically made from latex, polyethylene or nitrile. They are available in one size and stretch easily to fit large or small hands. They are the same types of gloves that are worn by those in the medical professions. Though not sterile, latex gloves…

Protecting Your Eye-Balls


Due to the fumes and harsh chemicals used in cleaning projects, protecting your eyes is not just a good idea, it’s a necessity. There are a variety of options that offer varying degrees of protection. Choose the one that best suits the job at hand. Types of Eye Protection Safety Spectacles a.k.a. Safety Glasses – These look most like regular glasses, but many have side shields to protect from any splatters or small particles reaching the eyes. The lenses are made of either toughened glass or polycarbonate. If they need to be worn often, they can even be fitted with…

Cleaning with Bleach


Bleach is a commonly used cleaning agent well known for its ability to remove stains and to sanitize. Bleach changes soil and stains found on fabrics and other surfaces into soluble particles so that they can be more easily cleaned away. The removal of these dirt and stain particles is what whitens and brightens clothing. Types of Bleach Chlorine Bleach – The most powerful bleach available. This type of bleach must be diluted before using on fabrics. Otherwise, it will damage the fibers and cause them to weaken. This is often known as “eating through” the fabric. Though commonly used…

How to Organize a Marriage Proposal


So you’ve found your soul mate and you’re ready to take the next step—asking for her hand in marriage. The actual marriage proposal can seem awfully intimidating, with so many questions as to where, when and how. A marriage proposal is a huge step in a person’s life, leading to a major life decision, and it should never be taken lightly or done on a whim. Rather, it takes thought and preparation, and with the proper planning, you can turn the anxiety level down a notch and look forward to a romantic and memorable experience. Picking the Right Spot The…

How to Organize a Road Trip


There are plenty of reasons to decide to go on a road trip: a special event, like a concert, is happening out of state; you want to go visit a friend or relative out of town; you are relocating for school or work and need to take your car with you; gas prices have finally dropped five cents a gallon. But whatever the reason for going, you’re sure to have a more fun and relaxing trip if you take care of some of the planning beforehand. Decide Where You’re Going So one thing every successful road trip needs is of…

How to Organize Projects


Even the easiest project can quickly turn chaotic when you’re not organized. Whether you’re working with a team or going solo, staying on top of the project plan is the only efficient way to reach your goals. Whether it’s a short- or long-term venture, these tips will keep you – and your project – on track. Organizing Projects What You Will Need: Computer Printer Pencil or pen Whiteboard Meeting place How to Get It Organized: Understand the project. Before you take on a project of any scope, you need to make sure you can meet the expectations of the client….

How to Organize Email


Not all floods are the result of water. Consider the one that happens every morning when you open your email’s inbox. Your eyes can go buggy trying to sort through the dozens or even hundreds of messages that pop across your screen: urgent notices from work, promotional newsletters, notes from Aunt Agnes, scams about lottery winnings and on and on. To sort through all this muck, you may need a rake and a shovel. Fortunately, there are easier ways to get organized however. Dealing with spam Without a doubt, the worst – or at least the most irritating – messages…

How to Organize a Yard Sale


One great way to combat the clutter in your house – and make some extra cash in the process – is to hold a yard sale. Yard sales require proper planning in order to be successful. Thus we offer you this advice on how to organize one. Decide on your yard sale location The most common place to have your yard sale is of course in your yard. But there are other areas where you can have one, and you may want to consider them in order to get more traffic if your home is a little off the beaten…