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How to Clean & Care for Wool

Wool is a delicate natural fiber that offers wonderful warmth and moisture-wicking capabilities. As the weather cools off, you may be gearing up to get your wool sweaters out of storage. Keep the fibers as fresh as the day they were shorn with these wool care tips. How to Care for Wool Between Washes To help wool clothing last longer, only wash them when necessary. The self-regulating fibers don’t need to be laundered as often as other materials. Between washes, keep your wool items looking like new with these tips: Spot-clean small stains by blotting with water and mild soap.

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How to Remove Melted Crayon

There’s nothing quite like giving your child a new box of brightly colored crayons. As a parent, it’s delightful to watch your kids bring their imagination to life on paper. But when those waxy sticks melt in the car or dryer, you end up with a rainbow-colored stain on your upholstery or clothing. That’s not quite so delightful. Fortunately, with a few tricks and tips, you can learn how to remove melted crayon from car seats, clothes, and the dryer drum. How to Get Melted Crayon Out of Clothing Fabric Even though you always check pockets before loading clothes into

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How to Wash Curtains and Drapes

Take a closer look at the window coverings in your living room. Dark-colored curtains tend to show dust easily. Even if your drapes look clean, they could be harboring dirt, hair, mold spores, pollen, and other allergens that make you sneeze. Learn how to wash curtains and drapes with these tips here. Then, make this a part of your seasonal cleaning routine to keep your window coverings looking great for years to come. Best Way to Wash Curtains and Drapes Cleaning methods depend on the fabric. Before you get started, check the label for cleaning codes and suggestions. If you can’t find

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How to Clean a Vacuum Cleaner

The vacuum cleaner is just one of many small appliances you count on to keep your home running smoothly. It’s a tool you use to clean the house, but what about cleaning the vacuum itself? Regular vacuum cleaner maintenance will help the machine maintain its suction and last for years longer before needing to be replaced. Molly Maid can help with these tips on how to clean a vacuum cleaner.  Gather Your Supplies Replacement vacuum bag (optional) Soap and hot water Can of compressed air Wire hanger Dryer sheet Broom or mop Duct tape Screwdriver Replacement vacuum belt (optional) Tweezers Scissors or

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Mustard Stain: Doggone It!

If you’ve ever gotten mustard on your fingers while making potato salad, deviled eggs or anything containing mustard, you know how it can stain your skin.  Imagine what it can do to your clothes!  We all try to be careful when eating, but accidents do happen.  You’re enjoying an outdoor barbecue with friends or taking in a ball game with your family when the unthinkable happens – a blob of mustard drips off your hot dog and on to your shirt.  Is your only option to trash the shirt or use it for cleaning rags?  Absolutely not.  We’ll tell you

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How to Clean Quartz Countertops

Homeowners choose quartz countertops for many reasons; their beauty, the fact that they harbor less bacteria because they’re nearly non-porous, and ease of cleaning.  You may have these gorgeous countertops in your kitchen, bathroom, or both, and you want to keep them sparkling like new.  From streaks and fingerprints to stains, we’ll show you how to clean quartz countertops so that you can enjoy their beauty for years to come! First, always be sure to wipe up any spills right away. Juice, jelly, mustard, ketchup – anything that spills and sits for a while will be harder to remove and may

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How to Remove Chlorine from Bathing Suits, Hair & Skin

Chlorine is a vital chemical for making public water safe, both for swimming and drinking. Unfortunately, it has some undesired consequences. Chlorine has a distinct odor that follows you home. It causes dry, itchy skin for sensitive individuals. It even has a bleaching effect that turns light-colored hair green and fades bathing suits over time. To prevent these problems and still enjoy hours in the pool every week this summer, you need to learn how to remove chlorine from your bathing suit, hair, and skin. Just follow these tips before getting in the water and washing up after the pool.

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How to Clean the American Flag

You may love hanging the American flag in your yard as part of your patriotic garden, especially if you’re a retired veteran or have family members serving in the Armed Forces. Unfortunately, flags get dirty, just like any fabric left outside for extended periods. Have you ever wondered, “Can you clean the American flag?” If so, the answer is simple – flying a dirty flag is poor etiquette, and dirt also wears out the flag faster, so cleaning it is not only possible but highly recommended. The problem is that American flags can be tricky to wash. The bright red and

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How to Pack (and Stay Organized) for a Road Trip

Road trips make traveling with your family affordable. You can bring whatever you want without worrying about baggage restrictions at the airport. Plus, you can pace yourself and make stops along the way to your destination. Soak up all the sights our great nation has to offer with a family road trip this summer! The trick is to keep your car clean and make finding certain items easier as you travel. With this guide on how to pack for a road trip, never again will you misplace or accidentally ruin belongings while on the road. Know What to Pack for

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How to Pack for the Beach

Nothing says summer vacation like a day at the beach! All you can think about is what fun you’ll have with your family, but it’s also important to slow down and take time to pack carefully for your trip. Make sure you don’t forget anything essential by following these beach packing tips. Pick the Right Bags Pack most of your beach essentials in a large canvas or woven PVC bag with zippered compartments to keep sand off delicate items, such as your phone or camera. For added protection, consider placing these items in disposable zip-top sandwich bags. No one likes to bring the beach

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How to Clean A Tent

If you just returned from a camping trip, make sure you clean and dry your tent thoroughly before storing it, especially if it has a moldy smell to it. With these tips, you’ll learn the best way to clean a tent so it will be ready to go the next time adventure calls. Tips for Cleaning a Tent Your first thought might be to throw the tent into the washing machine, but this is not the best way to clean a tent. In fact, laundering a tent could stretch or tear the fabric, mesh, and seams, so never do this! Instead,

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Molly Maid’s 2018 “MAID For MOM” Giveaway

Spring cleaning season and Mother’s Day are our favorite times of the year! Molly Maid, a Neighborly company, knows what all the hard-working moms out there deserve this Mother’s Day – someone else to clean their family’s home! To make this gift of free time a reality, we are hosting our annual “Maid For Mom” giveaway on Facebook! From April 29 to May 13, 2018, If you haven’t selected “Like” on the Molly Maid on Facebook you will have the opportunity and then can enter for a chance to win one of five, $500 Molly Maid gift certificates at https://contest.fbapp.io/mothers-day-clean-home-giveaway If

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