Well yeah that’s kinda the point, no? A clean house should be the norm. I used to live in absolute filth as a child. My clothes smelled like cigarettes all the time. Couches and rugs full of stains, dirty dishes, windows mopped maybe once a year. I never brought friends home. Ever. I loathed that place, and any place my parents lived in after that. I never had a home.
Now as a parent myself I try my hardest to keep my house clean and decluttered (as much as possible with a baby). I want her to have a home she will always want to come back to.
So when people say “nobody will remember how clean your home was” I see that as a compliment
I accidentally washed a few rounds of dishes with enzyme cleaning powder for deep cleaning hard floors. Last week. I thought I felt off last week but thought it was allergies.
Probably about 3 rounds of dishes.
Am I poisoned? 😂
Any tips appreciated. Stay tuned for final pics. I don’t think this slate tile has been cleaned since 1967. (I probably won’t finish today) 😂
My partner loves this thing- I've had grandmas who love these things too. I know there's some sort of protocol when it comes to cleaning it, supposedly the buildup of grease and charred remains flavors your food without seasoning or something. I don't know- it smells like a cookout at lake erie if the food served there was also fished out of lake erie. He says you're not supposed to clean it with soap and I've heard something like that before but at this point I want to simultaneously be a good girlfriend and wash this pan, I don't know if it's possible to do both. What do I clean it with, do I just clean it for longer?
Hey guys, new to home ownership here and just bought a house built in ‘94. I was dusting my ceiling fan when I looked over at my air vent and saw what looks like mold. Am I correct? Any tips or concerns I should be aware of to deal with this?
Kitchen Left a dirty cast iron in the oven for a couple weeks, now I have a layer of sticky gunky oil that feels impossible to get off
General Cleaning My family's home always causes me and other members allergies when we come to visit. Where do we begin?
My mom and dad separated over 20 years ago and she is very type A about keeping things clean. My dad on the other hand, I know he really wants to try, but unfortunately does not have a cleaning routine of any sort. He vacuums every now and then but the surfaces of our household never really get wiped. You do see dusts/webs everywhere frequently.
There is also just a lot of stuff in the house, not kept organized and not donated or discarded which I think is contributing to the dust collection problem.
I live away from my family's home but do spend time frequently here. I used to deep clean my room every year and otherwise clean routinely, but I've also gotten lazier about maintaining the home environment when I visit, ngl. Everytime I or another relative (like my cousins) visit, almost always we will get allergies: sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes. When I stay here for a long time (like months, etc.) the allergies tend to go away but when I come back after a while, the allergies are pretty severe. (Funnily, my aunts or older members (my grandma lives in the household) do not suffer from allergies here, idk why).
Anyway, I think it's just high time to clean the house thoroughly to prevent these kinds of allergies and perhaps buy an air purifier on top of that so that dust in the future gets trapped. It will take time and I think I will just need to try to start small as the idea of cleaning the entire house gets overwhelming to the family and is the reason we put it off for so long.
I know this is super embarrassing....but where do we even begin?!
I believe it’s a tea stain. Thanks in advance!
Discussion Tip: Take before and after photos! My mental health had disintegrated recently and this really helped me stay on track.gallery
My living room ceiling collapsed and a professional team already came and cleaned the major debris. My question is, where do I even start on sanitizing this room? Do you think the couches can be cleaned or are they a loss? I’ve already thrown away all my throw blankets and pillows but we just bought one of those couches and it would make me really sad to have to throw it away. Any advice (or encouraging words) are appreciated!
We recently had a friend over and he complained that our house smelled badly like pets, and pet waste. We have cats and a dog, and the dog took a while to potty train. She is pee pad trained now, in the bathroom, because we don't have much to a yard and she is a very small dog and likes to escape the yard. We change the pee pad often. We shampooed the rugs and carpet after we finished potty training her.
The litter boxes are on the enclosed back porch, and get cleaned frequently as well, completely dumped once a week and scooped daily.
Yet our whole house smells badly. It has always had a musty odor since I moved in, the house is very old, about 150 years, and has never been remodeled. It's brick with plaster. Only two rooms are carpeted, the living room and one bedroom. The house is very small. There is no mold or mildew anywhere in the house, though we do have a dirt basement below the house. There is no water damage anywhere and the house has never been in a natural disaster. The chimney was blocked up professionally about 40 years ago and a heating and a/c unit was installed, which is regularly maintenenced, and we change the filters four times a year as instructed.
We have tried baking soda, febreeze, and candles. Leaving the windows open isn't really an option due to the bugs in the area and our pets (the windows are not screened as they are the original windows that were installed when the house was built). We have tried shampooing the carpet. We have tried scrubbing the walls. Nothing seems to change it.
I had family over over a few days ago and they did the unforgivable, they used the washing machine and I had some white stuff in there and it turned pink, is there any way to make it be white again?
My daughter was feeling I’ll and vomited all over our couch. I cleaned it up right away and sprayed Dawn power wash on it but it still smells.
Please explain to me like I’m 5 what you do and use to disinfect various surfaces. I’m thinking toilets, faucets, door knobs, light switches, kitchen and bathroom tops. What else? And how (what cleaning product, what rag)? And how frequently?
I moved recently, and found this on the walls. I have tried dawn, Pink Stuff, vinegar, and a couple generic cleaning solutions. Nothing has helped, it won't budge. I'm tempted to just paint over it, but would prefer to clean it. Especially since it's on the light switches and A/C hub.
It is very yellow in person, and splattered further than the up close photos. There are random spots of it all over the home. One closet is covered in it. I thought it'd be so simple to clean when we moved in 😭💔
General Cleaning Is $500 a reasonable price to deep clean a 2100 square foot home in Baton Rouge, LA
This would include cleaning bedrooms, making beds, bathrooms, kitchen, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, baseboards, blinds, oven, wiping cabinets and doors.
Spending time at my bfs place and I noticed these white stains and I can't get rid of them
I just moved into student accommodation, pulled my bed slightly away from the wall and found this.. it has rubbed off into my blanket too. not sure what it is or how to clean it..
I have a Herschel backpack that had some food (I couldn’t even tell you what it was) left in it accidentally for months (likely since March)… in multiple pockets. I know spot cleaning is recommended, but is it crazy to try throwing it in on a gentle cycle before throwing it away? Has anyone done this? Said backpack linked
I seem to be getting it out of the couch and the cushion covers but the foam cushions are outside.. I don't know how to tackle them... any advice, tips or help would be appreciated. This is the first couch I ever got, my mother gifted it to my partner and I a few years back when we got our own place. So it's special to me.. please help🙏🏼😔