Five Clever Cleaning Tricks for The Home

RX-HGMAG005_Clean-House-Confessions-034-e_s4x3.jpg.rend.hgtvcom.616.462

When it comes to cleaning, we will do just about anything to make this chore easier. Not only is it time-consuming but also it can physically exhausting. While we can definitely turn to advanced technologies like Neato robotic VX-21 (buy here) and Robo Maxx to help us out, not everyone has that option. That’s why we have compiled five clever cleaning tricks that will definitely help you out. Check them out below:

1. Carry Everything You Need in an Apron
Before you get rid of that old and dirty kitchen apron with the pockets, keep it as an uniform for when you clean. You can use this apron, and its pockets, as a place to stash all of your vital cleaning supplies and then wear it on you as you go from room to room...

Read More

Simple Steps For Prevent Staining and Fading on Your Wood Tables

pretty-poplar_5F00_61

Wood furniture can give any home in Singapore a classic appearance. This is especially true with wood tables that have large and detailed surfaces. You have to be careful about how you treat these tables. They can be damaged if you care for them incorrectly. A few simple tips will help to prevent staining and fading on your wood tables.

Always Protect the Surface

The first tip is to always protect the surface of a wood table. You do not want to have the finish fully exposed especially if the table is going to be used on a daily basis. Cover part of the surface with a runner or other protective barrier. Have coasters nearby for cups. Do not place hot or cold items directly on the surface without something durable underneath. Do not put your feet on the bare surface of the table...

Read More

5 Tips to Make Cleaning More Fun with and without Technology

Cleaning doesn’t have to be a drag anymore. With the right attitude and technology, you can have a blast cleaning up after yourself and your family. Daily and deep cleaning no longer have to bring you down. Release your inner kid, and let technology give you a hand in making your house shine.

the LG Roboking at Autovacstore

1. Socks.

Don’t underestimate the powerful fun of socks in cleaning up your house. This is especially true if you have kids. Set out a shallow pan with a family-safe cleaner mixed with a bit of water, put on some old socks, step into the pan, and then slide across the floor. Mopping has never been so fun. Get the kids involved, and they will be begging to do chores. You might have to follow up with a mop if there are any missed spots, but the whole process will be so fun you won’t care.

2...

Read More

4 Basic Design Rules to Follow for a Lively Living Room

The living room is one of the busiest places in the home. The living room furniture design is coordinated with other aspects of the room. If you need additional space, you can add hidden storage cupboards within the furniture. Even if you have no decorating experience, you can improve the look and functionality of your living room space. The first step in decorating the living room is to understand your personal needs. Read about the following five common floor plans that homeowners use to make the most out of living space.

1. Focal Point

A focal point is the area where you want the eye to follow when you enter the room. This can be a wall hanging, fireplace or conversation area. Arrange your furniture around the focal point for entertaining or watching television...

Read More

How to Declutter Your Home to Make Cleaning Faster

The best way to declutter a room is to remove everything in it including the furniture. Starting with an empty room will make you think twice about the furniture and items you bring back into the room. This is how the popular television shows declutter and update a room. Start with only one room at a time until you have finished the entire house. Getting rid of unused items is a simple process.
Do not bring furniture back into the room that you do not like. Put them in the garage until you can sell or donate the furniture. You want to create a unique space that makes you feel happy and relaxed. If the room or furniture needs painting, then now is the time to do this before bringing in accessories. Clutter makes a room too busy and difficult to clean...

Read More

4 Tips to Clean Your House Fast

house cleaning

Every homeowner wants their property to be spotless. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the time and energy to clean our homes from top to bottom. That’s why it’s so important to figure out how to not only do efficiently get rid of dirt in your home, but to also do it in a speedy fashion. Check out these four tips to clean your house fast below:

1. Schedule Out Time to Clean the House

If you want to get your home thoroughly cleaned, it’s crucial that you set up a cleaning schedule. These times you set aside to clean must happen on a regular basis, usually weekly. A lot of times when we’re busy, we don’t give ourselves enough time to really get the job done. However, by taking time out of your schedule to clean your home every week, you’ll be able to get the work done in a quick fashion...

Read More

A Furniture Owners’ Guide to Refinishing Wood Furniture

When you are looking to buy wood furniture for your home, you can sometimes be disappointed with the quality and price you find on new wood furniture. However, if you shop around, you should be able to find something that is to your liking. Sometimes, when you buy furniture online, you will like everything about it but the finish. Don’t let this stop you from buying it. It is easy to refinish a new or used wood piece to your particular tastes. Here is an easy guide to refinishing wood furniture for your home.

door-restore-strip-varnish

You need to wear a ventilator to remove the old finish from a piece of furniture.

Step One: Strip the Old Finish

The first step is the messiest, and it is also the least enjoyable for most people. There are two ways that you can remove the old finish from a piece of furniture...

Read More

6 Tips on Caring For Your Wooden Furniture

800d99b38c900ce4a03f5f23bd7b158f

All homeowners should take great pride in their belongings. After all it’s all these items that truly give your property character. This definitely includes your wood furniture, whether it’s designer wood furniture or something you bought at a thrift shop. Unlike a lot of other pieces of furniture, ones made from wood need special care. Check out some tips on caring for wood furniture below:

1. Use Warm Water and Mild Soap 

95fd1457-c599-4248-b90b-ed6f03f3fb5d

The best materials to use to clean the finish on your wood furniture are warm water and a dish soap that is mild. That’s because water won’t negatively affect your furniture at all. However, you want to be careful not to completely soak it, as that could cause damage.

IMG_5469

For any area that is hard to reach, try using an old toothbrush to get that dirt...

Read More

6 Tips to Help You Clean Your Home in Record Speed

Any homeowner can tell you that cleaning the house is not a fun chore. It’s exhausting so any way to get this task done quicker is always welcomed. Thankfully, there are some tips you can follow when cleaning your home which will help you get done faster than you ever thought possible:

1. Place All Your Cleaning Products in One Tote

To save time, put everything you need to clean your home in one cleaning tote. This can be a caddy, bucket or whatever else works best for you. By taking this step, you won’t waste any time gathering up all the essentials you need to start or continue your housework. All you’ll have to do is bring the container from one room to the next. If you have a particularly large home, you can always create two or more of these totes.

cleaning-products

Cleaning Products

2...

Read More

5 Tips for Getting Teak Furniture to Last a Lifetime

tt

People love teak furniture because it can go indoors or outdoors, and when it goes outdoors, it makes the perfect weather-resistant patio teak furniture. Teak wood is a naturally very oily, dense wood that holds up to the elements much better than most other types of wood, which is why it’s so highly sought after as a material for outdoor furniture. As teak sits out in the sun, it turns an attractive gray colour, and many people even pay more money for teak that has been pre-aged. Of course, if the furniture is going to stay inside, it won’t turn gray, and oiling teak about twice a year can prevent it from changing colour. There are a few drawbacks to oiling this wood, however, and it will usually end up turning gray anyway.

1. Buy Teak From Sustainable Sources

One of the reasons teak is...

Read More