The very last thing you want to have is a smelly drain. Fortunately, there are a few ways to get rid of that stinky smell that’s coming from your drain! We wrote down a few steps on how to clean your drain naturally!
Remove trapped hair or other objects out of the drain
First, you need to remove all the hair and other objects that got trapped into your drain. The best way to do this is by using a bendable plastic drain stick; it’s the easiest and fastest way because it’s bendable and grabs on to pull hair and pulls it out.
Use Baking soda, vinegar and boiling water.
Pour some baking soda down the drain and let it sink in for a little while. After that, pour some vinegar into the drain and rinse everything with boiling water.
Don’t forget to clean the plug!
That stinky smell could also be caused by the gunk that has been build up in the drain plug. So always make sure you also clean out the drain plug! It could be saving you a part of the foul smell.
If your sink still remains to be smelly after following the steps above, it could be possible that something may be caught into your sink’s pipe. You could remove the things that are trapped in there yourself, but if you don’t want to take that risk it may be a great idea to call for a plumber to help you out.
Do you find that your laundry is always pilling up? Here are some tips on how to tackle your laundry.
Buying more than one Laundry basket
Sometimes having more than one laundry basket in your home could help. Maybe having one for each colour could be too much, however, it could also help you e.g. 1 for ‘whites’; 1 for ‘dark’ and 1 for ‘coloured’. You may consider having a 4th basket or a hanging bag for clothes that need to be taken to the dry cleaners. This can be very time efficient in the long run.
Dedicated drying area
It is useful to have a dedicated area in your home where you can dry your clothes even if you do have a drying machine or if you like to hang your clothes outside on the washing line. After all, there is nothing more unsightly than seeing everyone’s underwear or sports gear hanging from radiators.
If space is limited, or if you have a large family and you wish your drying to be less unsightly, why not consider installing a drying rack from the ceiling? For a more upcycled and rustic look, paint a small ladder and hang from the ceiling to act as a drying rack. Of course, you just tackle your laundry the regular way too and use the foldable ones to dry your clothes on. And place them away right after there use out of the way.
It’s vital to have a good supply of hangers to hand as hanging clothes, such as T-shirt and shirt., When they come out of the washing machine, you can prevent them from being badly creased by hanging them straight away, this will save you some time spent on the ironing.
Clean washing cupboard
Upcycle an old cupboard (not tall) and invest in some runners to hang plastic laundry baskets from – one labelled for each member of the family. Even better, if it has a flat top on which to do your folding and then pop it in the basket, for each member of the family to take to their rooms and tidy away.
From dryer to fold
If you use a drying machine, don’t waste the fact that when clothes have finished their cycle, they are in a fit state to be folded and fold particularly well whilst still warm. Give them a good straight brush down with your hand and fold. This will save you plenty of time you would otherwise have spent ironing.
Do it regularly
The most efficient way of doing laundry is to keep on top of it. Creating a rota could be a great way to help you if you need some organisation, for example, a day of the week for the whites/ darks/ colours. Hopefully, this will reduce the last minute washing requests!. Of course, there will be times where you may need to do a certain colour more frequently and your washing will get full quicker but this could be beneficial. Then, pop the wash on before you leave in the morning and by the time you return, it won’t take you 5 mins to hang up once you know how and where you will dry the clothes. The clothes should be dry overnight for anyone needing them the next day.
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Kids are always making a mess and have stains on their school uniform and clothing. Here are some top tips on how to remove school stains.
Fold some kitchen paper and place it under the stained area. Spray the back of the fabric with WD-40 to help transfer the colour. Turn the fabric over and rub a small amount of washing up liquid onto the crayon marks to loosen them even more. Wash in the hottest water possible (that the clothing tolerates) with all-fabric washing detergent.
Dab the ink spots with a little cotton wool that’s been dipped in surgical spirit. Allow the surface to air-dry and wash in the warmest water that’s safe for the fabric.
If you find biro pens stains then feat not, all you need is hairspray! Lie the stained item out on a work surface. Spray liberally with hairspray, then take a damp cloth and blot the stain (but don’t rub it as it will make it worse). Repeat as many times as needed until the stain is lighter. Then spray with hairspray one more time, then wash as normal.
Tipex or White correction fluid:
If we are talking about the water-based product, then scratch as much of it off with your fingernail or equivalent. Then, wash in the washing machine as normal. For petroleum-based correction fluid scratch off as much as possible. Then apply a citrus-based cleaner, like Flash, to dissolve the stain.
Don’t stress over removing craft glue, just pre-treat and wash as normal. For tougher glues, like Super Glue, rub acetone on the fabric with an old toothbrush to remove the hardened layers. If necessary, apply the acetone to the back of the stain. Rinse the area very well and then wash in the washing machine as normal.
A simple solution for removing a greasy stain, but one that you may not think is logical for removing stains, is cola. Simply pour a litre of cola over the stain in a bowl and allow to soak for 30 minutes and then wash in the washing machine as normal.
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New room, new you! We all like to change the personality of our rooms in our house every so often, but what’s the right way to dispose of leftover paint? Due to chemicals, leftover paint can be dangerous to the environment and toxic to humans and animals.
Here is our guide:
Dry it out, before you throw it out:
As painful as it may be, if you’re going to throw away your paint, you’ll need to dry it out! Yes, your paint isn’t gonna dry in minutes, however, you can help the process become faster by filling the paint can with scraps of paper. If you still have plenty of paint leftover and you’re struggling to find a new home for it, purchase a paint hardener. Pour a cup of the powder with every gallon of paint, which will harden your paint within a few hours.
What NOT to do when disposing of your leftover paint:
Pour paint in the drain
Pour paint on the ground
Put used paint into the bin whilst wet
Donate your paint:
No one likes to pay out for paint, do you agree? If you no longer have any use for your leftover paint, someone else might.
Paint Recycling Programs
A good recommendation would be for schools, colleges and universities. Since their budget might not be the best, donating paint would really help to a lot of students. You never know, your kind donation could result in grade A’s all round!
Or save it for later?
Yes, paint cans are a pain to store; but imagine the nightmare trying to match the exact colour you have brushed on your walls after an unwanted stain appears? But what if you don’t need that colour again? You’d be surprised! It’s not only walls you can paint, it’s furniture too! Leftover paint is useful to use as a base paint or interior surfaces which are out of sight.
How to store paint:
Tightly seal the used paint, storing the can upside down and in a cool, dry area
Keep out of reach from children and pets
Using a permanent marker, write down the paint formula on the paint can
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