How To Remove Bleach Stains From Your Carpet?

If you use bleach, for example, when doing your laundry or cleaning your bathroom then you have most likely spilled some on the floor unintentionally. I have done that too since I am pretty clumsy. Unfortunately, I have incredible carpets at home that are very expensive – and I have spilled bleach on them.

Of course, I started to panic and didn’t know what to do. Thankfully, the previous day I had booked a cleaning company to clean my entire home – and I immediately grabbed the phone and called them for advice. The team over at were kind enough to guide me through a few cleaning methods that will get rid of the bleach stain through the phone – and today, I wanted to share what they told me with you. It’s very valuable information that can help some of you out there!

How To Remove Bleach Stains From Your Carpet?


– The First Method

As soon as you spill the bleach, grab a paper towel and start blotting. You need to absorb as much of the bleach as possible but be careful and do not rub, scrub, or apply too much pressure because you can make an even bigger mess and spread the bleach.

Then mix half a tablespoon of liquid dish soap with a cup of water and directly pour the mixture over the stain. Let it sit for a couple of minutes so the carpet can start to try a bit then grab a sponge and gently rub.

And finally, rinse with cold water and dry with a clean cloth!


– The Second Method

The next method they told me involves white vinegar. Mix 4 cups of warm water with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. In general, you shouldn’t mix bleach and vinegar, however, when you use so little it won’t be a problem.

Pour the mixture over the affected area and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then rub the area with a sponge. Repeat a few times if the stain still remains.

Then rinse with cold water!


– The Third Method

Now, the third method is very weird but if nothing else works – you should try it out. Blot the area with a damp cloth then find a crayon that matches the colour of your carpet. Yes, you will colour your carpet with a crayon in order to hide the bleach stain!

When you are done, grab a damp cloth and gently wipe the crayon marks so you can help them blend better!

How I Clean My Sink Faucet With Vinegar?

How often do you tend to clean your faucets? I am sure you take care of the ones in your bathroom as well as your shower head, however, most people tend to forget about the one in their kitchen. But this chore is super important because build-up, hard water stains, and other impurities tend to get in the way of the water and the faucet starts to become damaged. If you don’t want to replace faucets every few years and you like the one you have right now then you need to take extra steps and actually clean it at least once a month.

Thankfully, the cleaning process isn’t complicated at all – it’s super simple and you just need a few household ingredients. Today, I will show you exactly how I clean my faucets – both in my kitchen and in my bathroom, with just vinegar. No fancy commercial cleaners – just vinegar!

How I Clean My Sink Faucet With Just Vinegar?

You need to prepare three things – white vinegar, a bag, and a rubber band. I am sure you have probably already heard of this hack since it’s super popular, however, if you have never tried it then I can guarantee you will love how effective it really is!

Fill the bag with white vinegar then place it over the faucet. You want to submerge as much of it as possible in the vinegar. Then secure the bag around the faucet with the rubber band I told you to prepare.

Then just go to bed and leave the bag overnight. The vinegar will work its magic and will get rid of all impurities and build-up as well as any hard water stains that are on your faucet.

In the morning, remove the bag and rinse the faucet. Then make sure you wipe it with a cloth to avoid more hard water stains from forming – and you are ready!

Follow This Recipe For A Wooden Floor Cleaner!

Do you enjoy making your own cleaners? Are you a fan of using natural ingredients when cleaning your home instead of those commercial cleaners that are packed with harsh chemicals? Well, I am too! I have strong allergies and I try to avoid commercial cleaners at all cost. Plus, it’s way cheaper to make your own rather than buy it!

However, if you have wooden floors, making a cleaner can be tricky because there are certain common ingredients you cannot use. For example, in most DIY cleaners people use vinegar but if you apply vinegar to a wooden surface, it will damage it.

I want to warn you that there are a lot of wooden floor cleaners recipe on the internet that do contain vinegar – do NOT make them! You will be disappointed and left with damaged wooden floors, and no one wants that!

So How To Make A DIY Cleaner For Wooden Floors?

You will need a few ingredients – Castile Soap, water, your favourite essential oil, and a spray bottle where you will store the cleaner.

Start off with adding 1-2 drops of Castile Soap into the spray bottle followed by 2 cups of warm water. Then add 5 drops of your favourite essential oil. If you want the cleaner to have antibacterial properties I suggest you use lavender or tea tree essential oils since they are known for being great disinfectants. If you want, you can mix a few drops of different essential oils to create a unique smell. Sometimes, I like adding 2 drops of lavender and 3 drops of lemon, the scent is amazing!

Use the cleaner by spraying the wooden floors with it then wipe with a microfiber mop!

Do you have a white sink in your kitchen? Here is how to clean it!

I know a lot of people that have white sinks in their kitchen – it’s a popular option that looks great.

What about cleaning? Well, staining your white sink is definitely a disaster! Maintaining it clean is a bit tricky but not impossible. I have found an amazing recipe for a cleaner which you can use to keep your sink in a good condition. This recipe even includes only natural ingredients you probably already have in your home!

Here is the recipe!

You will only need a few things – baking soda, Castile soap, lemon essential oil, and water.

Mix a cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of Castile soap, 15-20 drops of the lemon essential oil, and 1/4 cup of water either in a mason jar or some type of a plastic container so that you can store what is left of the mixture and use it later when you need it.

Now, when cleaning you will also need a damp cloth. Apply a little bit of the mixture on the cloth (I usually add a tablespoon) and I start scrubbing the sink. Of course, once I am done I rinse the sink.

Why is this recipe for a cleaner so amazing? Well, the baking soda does a great job in removing any food particles and impurities that have stuck on the surface. The soap will not only clean but will disinfect the sink, and the essential oil will further remove stains as well as any bad smells!

You can also use it for the sink in your bathroom since it is most likely white as well!

How to deal with a rust mark and remove it?

Some have experienced a rust mark in their white sink. This happens when you leave something metal in there.

You can remove it by sprinkling kosher salt, cutting a lemon in half and scrub the salt with it. The combination of salt and the acidity of the lemon will remove the rust without scratching your sink!

What about tomato stains? How to remove them?

The most common problem people with white sinks have is… tomato stains. You made pasta and now you sink is covered in tomato sauce, I get it! You ate french fries and you happen to spill a little ketchup in your sink? I also get it!

All tomato-based foods will stain your white sink – and there is one way to deal with them!

Now, if you just spilt some type of a tomato-based food you can easily remove it with the cleaner I told you about and a scrub brush.

If the tomato stain has set then you can sprinkle baking soda and use half of a lemon to scrub the area.

If the stain is really stubborn then you can pour bleach on it and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water. If you do decide to use bleach – please, open all of the windows in your kitchen since having good ventilation is very important!

How to clean your glass stovetop?

I must say cleaning a glass stovetop is a pretty tricky thing to do. One thing that drives me crazy is how easy it is for a spill to turn into a hard stubborn stains – in just a matter of seconds.

– Use a blade when cleaning

I know it sounds weird but if you are dealing with stubborn burnt stains you can easily scrape them off with a blade – and the best blade you can use is a plastic one. That way you are less likely to damage the surface and scratch the glass stovetop.

– Use white vinegar when cleaning

The number one natural ingredient used for cleaning – white vinegar. It is very effective especially with glass stovetops. Simply spray some on the surface and leave it there for a couple of minutes so that it works its magic. Then wipe it.

– Use baking soda when cleaning

Not only can you use vinegar but you can also use baking soda. If your glass stovetop really needs a deep cleaning then the mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and some liquid soap will be your best friend.

Spray the vinegar all over the surface then sprinkle the baking soda. It will have a reaction so leave it there for a couple of minutes so that the baking soda and vinegar can loosen the grime and built-up.

The next thing you should do is dampen a cloth in a soapy warm water and wipe the glass stovetop.

Learn how to remove hot glue from a carpet

Unfortunately, glue drips happen especially when you are so focused on your project that you don’t pay enough attention to the glue gun. It is definitely not pleasant to drip it on your carpet but I have some good news for you – it is not that hard to remove it but you have to be really careful in order to avoid damaging the fibers of the carpet.

I have two methods for you. I call them the “Hot Method” and the “Ice Method”. You guessed it – one will involve using ice and the other iron.

Method 1 “The Hot Method”

In order to clean the glue stain using this method, it shouldn’t be dry. That means you either act very fast and start cleaning as soon as you make the stain or you use an iron to turn the glue liquidy again.

If you happen to notice the stain the moment you made it make sure you grab a paper towel and dab the area. That way you will be able to transfer the glue from your carpet to a different surface. In our case – the paper towel. If the stain has started to dry this won’t work.

In case the stain has dried already make sure you gran a thin cloth and an iron. Place the cloth on the stain and start ironing the area. This will heat up the glue and it will turn into a liquid substance. The cloth will absorb it and the stain will no longer be present on your carpet.

Method 2 “The Ice Method”

This cleaning method includes you freezing the glue. Grab a bag of ice cubes that is sealed and place it over the stain. Once the glue feels very hard you would want to peel it off.

A great tip I have is to use rubbing alcohol once you have frozen the glue. Soak a cotton swab in it and start rubbing the edges of the glue with it. This will loosen the grip it has over the fibers of your carpet and you will easily peel the glue.

The best ways to clean a shower head

Shower heads need to be cleaned just like everything else in your home. Shower heads get dirty pretty fast and they won’t work efficiently unless they are clean. Thankfully for you, I have found the best and most effective method to do the cleaning – and the best part is that you already have all of the needed ingredients in your home.

Are you ready to start cleaning?

The first thing you want to do is grab a toothbrush and start scrubbing any dirt and debris that are around the holes of the shower head.

Then proceed with mixing white vinegar and water (equal parts), then put it in a plastic bag. The next thing you are going to do is put that plastic bag around the head – the holes of the shower head need to be submerged in the mixture. You can either leave it there for an hour or if the head is really dirty – overnight.

Then remove it from the bag and wipe the surface. This is an extremely easy way to get rid of any limescale, dirt, debris that are standing in the way of your shower working the proper way.

Find out are you loading your dishwasher wrong

Recently I found out the right way to load a dishwasher and I discovered that I have been doing it wrong my whole life.

– You shouldn’t rinse before you put in the dishwasher

If you put a dirty plate directly in the dishwasher before you rinse it chances are the plate won’t be fully cleaned once you take it out. But this does not mean you should rinse it.

The only thing you should do is scrape food and let the dishwasher do its job.

– You shouldn’t load dishes on the top rack

Dishes are meant to be placed on the bottom rack. Do not stack them on the top because you might not take them out in a fully clean state.

– Pay attention to the direction of the dishware

To ensure the proper cleaning you should pay attention to the direction of plates and bowls. The bowls are meant for the top rack – the ones you place in the rear need to face forward, and the ones in front need to face towards the back.

Plates are meant to be placed on the bottom rack facing the center.

The Biggest Myths Regarding Carpet Cleaning

Some tips and tricks out there are just ridiculous and might end up causing even more damage to your carpet. Others are just simply ineffective and won’t do anything.

  • Vinegar

Yes, vinegar is a disinfectant but everyone recommends it for treating stains. Vinegar cannot remove stains. Vinegar is not that effective for these things. Many say that when it’s mixed with baking soda it does wonders – that’s not true either. Plus, it can damage the carpet.

  • Vacuuming

I have seen this so many times, and it’s far from true. Many say that vacuuming is bad for the carpet and the fibers of the carpet. It’s, in fact, one of the best things you can do to maintain your carpet. If you vacuum it at least once a week you will remove around 80% of the dirt. The high-traffic areas should be cleaned even more often.

  • Hairspray

Believe me, hair spray definitely won’t clean your carpet and it will end up leaving residue on it. This residue will end up collecting even more dirt. Plus, the hairspray might cause damage to the carpet.

  • New Carpets

This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard – new carpets don’t need to be cleaned. There is literally no logic in this. Even if the carpet is new – it stills collects dirt, dust, bacteria so yes, definitely clean it.

  • Water

Have you heard that cleaning a carpet with water is the best method? Water can cause great damage when you are cleaning a stain. If, for example, the stain is ink what the water will do is make the stain become permanent.

  • Dish Soap

Do not even think about using dish soap on a carpet. It’s designed to remove grease and grime from food not clean your carpet. You can rinse a plate but you can’t rinse a carpet. The stain will become even worse.

  • Ammonia

Ammonia? This is a high-alkaline solution which can cause so much damage to a carpet. Plus, it’s toxic.

The best thing to do to your carpet has it regularly vacuum cleaned and letting a cleaning company steam clean it two times a year.

Office versus Home Carpets

Carpet Cleaning HomeOne thing is clear – a carpet is a nice addition to any place that accommodates people. There are various types of rugs, however, and each one of them is suitable for different places depending on many things. You need to take into consideration the intensity of the traffic on them, the distance to an outside door, access to direct sun light and many more. This is where the line between office and home carpets is drawn. According to many people there is no difference between the two but in reality they are barely similar.

Home carpets are something to consider

The home carpet is designed to add something more of a character to your rooms. Whether it is a living room carpet or a bedroom one it is always more of a design piece rather than a practical one. At home you can go with something that has a finer fabric and a very fancy finish. Even if your carpet is somewhat capricious when it comes to cleaning it still might be worth it because you won’t have to give it much attention very often. Just a special cleaning session once in a while will be enough for the rug to stay intact.  You can go crazy and buy something with long and fluffy pile which will really add to the character of the room. Your kids will have a lot of fun on it and it will impress your relatives when they come over. It will also give you extra warmth and soundproofing. Longer pile will also trap more dust and remove it from the air that your family breathes. You only want to keep it away from direct sunlight depending on the colour pattern. If it is a white carpet then no problem – you will only have to take greater care of it in terms of cleaning but fading won’t be a problem. Colourful or darker carpets can really show wear with time.

Your office carpets need to be really special

When it comes to your office the picture totally changes. You need to know in advance whether the carpet is going to be placed in a heavy traffic area or in a small office. If it is only for your study then approach the matter as if it is a home carpet. Not a lot of people walk in your office but most of them will do it with shoes on. So you might want to get something darker with shorter pile. If you want to put it at:

  • A waiting room
  • Near an outside door
  • A hallway
  • The office kitchen

Now if the carpet is going to be laid at some of these locations then it must really be one to endure a lot of beating. People will walk all over it with dirty or wet shoes with no regard whatsoever. This might question the whole idea of having a carpet there at all. You might want to stick with something that is easily cleaned and won’t show much wear – maybe a hard floor.