How To Easily Remove Mould From Your Washing Machine?

If your washing machine smells a bit weird, chances are that there is mould or mildew growing something in the appliance. Usually, it can be found behind the rubber gasket that seals the door but it can also be in the drainage pipes or the detergent dispensers.

In general, mould usually forms when you don’t leave the door of your appliance open after you have taken out your laundry. The moisture is trapped inside the washing machine and it creates the perfect environment for mould and mildew bacteria.

How To Easily Remove Mould From Your Washing Machine?

Start with an empty washing machine – you should remove all clothes as well as the laundry detergent and fabric softener because we will be performing a deep cleaning.

Then either add a cup of chlorine bleach to the washer drum or half a cup of the bleach to the detergent dispenser. In case you don’t want to use bleach, you can swap it for hydrogen peroxide. Next, select a normal wash cycle to the highest temperature possible and turn on the washing machine. The product you put as well as the hot water will disinfect the appliance.

Of course, when the cycle is complete, you need to dry the washer door and the gasket with a cloth. In fact, this needs to be done every time you use your washing machine because it will prevent mould.

You also need to clean the dispensers because detergent and fabric softeners can build up over time and cause bad odours. I like to remove my dispensers and wash them in my kitchen sink with hot water and liquid soap. You can also soak them in vinegar so any bacteria is removed and once the dispenser is disinfected, wash with hot water.

Once you have cleaned everything, put the dispenser back and your washing machine will be spotless and ready for the next cycle without all the impurities, bad smells, and mould!

How to Remove Cream Cheese Stains From Carpets?

If you dropped cream cheese on your favourite carpet then here is how you can remove it easily without wasting too much time or effort.

How to Remove Cream Cheese Stains From Carpets?

First thing is removing the excess cream cheese from the surface. Before you begin cleaning, you need to prepare the carpet which means scooping up the cream cheese you dropped. I like to use a spoon because it’s the easiest way.

Then mix two cups of warm water, two tablespoons of distilled white vinegar, and a tablespoon of any dishwashing liquid. Dip a cloth in the mixture and start treating the affected area. Don’t apply too much pressure and simply blot rather than rub because otherwise, you will drive the stain deeper.

Once you are ready with treating the stain, it’s time to rinse it with a damp cloth. Again, blot the area so you remove the soapy water and the vinegar. The soap will attract impurities which may lead to dirty patches forming on the carpet while the vinegar just smells bad.

Once you remove everything and rinse the area well, let the carpet air-dry, and do not apply direct heat to it. You may think that using your blowdryer to speed up the drying process might be suitable but it is not because if for some reason the stain is not removed completely, the high heat will set the stain and you will have a much harder time removing it later.

How to Properly Clean Grout With Natural Ingredients?

Is it time to deep clean the tiles in your bathroom? This means that you also have to focus on the grout because this is the part that gets dirty the easiest. Believe it or not, the most effective way to do it is to avoid commercial grout cleaners and use natural ingredients. And I don’t mean the most popular natural cleaners like baking soda and vinegar. Although they are effective in cleaning, today we will use something that’s way more effective and will make the cleaning less time-consuming.

What will we use? Oxygen bleach!

How to Properly Clean Grout With Natural Ingredients?

First, it’s time to get the oxygen bleach and dilute it with water. Follow the instructions on the package, however, usually, you should apply around 2 to 4 tablespoons of the bleach with 2 cups of water. This, however, won’t be enough for the cleaning so I recommend you grab a bucket and use around 10 cups of water.

Then spread the mixture on your tiles and grout. I like to use a sponge for this step. But make sure you put on gloves!

Once you have coated the tile and grout with our cleaner, let it sit for at least 10 minutes so it has time to work its magic and loosen up all the impurities. It will lift stains and remove dirt.

Next, grab a brush and start scrubbing the grout. You can also use an old toothbrush. Make sure to cover small areas then dry them with a cloth before the cleaner has dried and the impurities have settled again.

Of course, the last step is rinsing the tiles and grout with water. Once everything has dried, take a look and inspect whether it’s spotless – and if it’s not, you might have to repeat the cleaning once again depending on how dirty the tiles were.

How to Properly Clean Your Leather Belongings?

Leather is a very expensive material and it needs to be taken care of in order to last. Yes, leather is durable but just like anything else – you have to take certain steps to ensure it’s in great condition at all times. You must have at least one leather item whether that would be a wallet, a bag, shoes, a jacket, a sofa, chairs, etc.

Of course, cleaning leather should be done in a certain way with special ingredients and most importantly – care! This, however, does not mean that you have to spend a ton of money on detergents, conditioners, or even cleaning services. You can clean all of your leather items by yourself – but first, you need to educate yourself on how to perform this task!

How to Properly Clean Your Leather Belongings?

Here is what you are going to need – a gentle soap (you can use Castile soap), olive oil, water, and a few microfiber cloths. But before you start cleaning, I recommend you test this method on a small hidden area just in case the leather doesn’t react well to the cleaner. If everything is okay then move on to cleaning your entire sofa, jacket, shoes, or any other leather item of yours.

Dampen a cloth in water, squeeze out the excess water so it’s damp rather than soaking wet, and apply a bit of the soap you prepare.

Gently rub the leather – and if there are any stains or dirty patches, focus on those as well.

Then grab another cloth, dampen it again, and remove the soap residue. And also make sure you wipe with a paper towel to dry the leather before you continue.

And then it’s time to use the olive oil so you can condition the leather. Conditioning is very important because it protects the surface from scratches and wrinkles. Put a bit of olive oil on a cloth and buff it into the leather item. Do not use a lot, you don’t want to make the surface greasy.

How to Properly Clean Your Shower Door?

I am certain that cleaning your shower door is not on top of your to-do list and it’s one of your least favourite chores. This, however, needs to change because it’s important for the overall cleanliness of your bathroom. You take the time to clean your toilet, sink, showerhead, and other parts of your bathroom, right? So why avoid the shower door?

You may think that cleaning it will be time-consuming and exhausting, however, this is not the case. There is a simple method that I use that allows me to easily clean it without wasting time, money, or energy – and today, I will show you how I do it!

How to Properly Clean Your Shower Door?

First, prepare all of the ingredients and supplies you will need. This includes a bucket, a sponge, a toothbrush or another small brush, a towel, and white vinegar (yes, you only need vinegar for the cleaning).

Then make sure you rinse the shower door with hot water. I also recommend you leave the hot water running for a few minutes so there can be steam which will loosen up any impurities making them easy to clean.

Continue filling the bucket with hot water, add a cup of vinegar in there, dip your sponge, and start scrubbing the shower door. Cover any hard-to-reach places or stubborn stains with the toothbrush instead.

If there are any hard water stains or limescale then I recommend you go grab one lemon, cut it in half then rub one half over the stains. Let it sit for at least 2 minutes before you rinse. I love using lemon to get rid of limescale and hard water stains from my shower door, faucet, and even showerhead.

Then rinse again and make sure you dry the shower door. Don’t let it air-dry because this will create even more hard water stains, spots, and smudges on the door you just cleaned – and no one wants that!