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The Art of Downsizing: Cutting Back As A Way To Gain More

The crushing reality of clutter has never been so apparent. Marie Kondo really is on to something. Forced to stay at home for months on end, American families are navigating their own stuff like never before. In the pre-COVID days, we were leaving home much more regularly which gave us a regular respite from all of our belongings. Now, we’re awash in it. All day, everyday. Winding our way through all of our things with greater frequency has serious impacts on our mental health, ac...
Tags: Cleaning, Fashion, Home Decor, US, Research, Mental Health, Decluttering, Ucla, Declutter, Marie Kondo, Konmari, Clean House, Paul Perry, Home Life, Cleaning Tips, Downsizing

These Disinfectants Have Been Proven to Work Against the Coronavirus

There are 431 disinfectants that the EPA says will kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. They made the list because they kill other, similar viruses. But now two of the disinfectants have been tested, successfully, against the actual coronavirus you’re worried about. Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Epa, Lifehacks, Coronavirus, Disinfecting

Our Best Methods to Clean Stained Pots and Pans

No matter how hard you scrub or soak, your pots and pans remain stained, brown, and grimy. And while well-used pans are a sign of your cooking prowess (or at least, how often you cook), sometimes you just want to see your own reflection in the bottom of a skillet.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Household, Lifehacks, POTS

Don't Trust Your Hotel's COVID-19 Cleaning Policy

Hotels are gross. There, I said it. It’s something we often forget about, especially if we’re staying at a place that’s a bit classier than the Schitt’s Creek Motel, but anywhere you sleep where 1) other people have slept and 2) someone else has to clean is invariably going to fail you. That’s just the way it is, and…Read more...
Tags: Travel, Cleaning, Hotels, Vacation, Lifehacks, Road Trip, Creek Motel

How to Clean Your Electric Waffle Maker

I have made an actual waffle in my waffle maker exactly once, but I have waffled many other foods, some of which were quite greasy, sticky, or otherwise aggressively messy. An electric waffle maker cannot be washed in the sink, and it’s not something you can just wipe down, thanks to its many grooves, valleys, and…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Waffle Iron

Hoppe’s “How to Clean” Videos Give Firearms Maintenance Tips

Have you ever encountered a gun guy who wasn’t thoroughly acquainted with the aroma of Hoppe’s #9 gun cleaner? Such an anomaly would likely be difficult to find. Since Frank August Hoppe first mixed that famous nine-chemical concoction 117 years ago, the brand has become virtually ubiquitous in the realm of firearms cleaning. For many […] Read More … The post Hoppe’s “How to Clean” Videos Give Firearms Maintenance Tips appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Cleaning, Videos, News, Guns, Maintenance, How To, Press Releases, Daily News, 9, CLP, Hoppe, Other Gear & Gadgets, Hoppe's, Gun Cleaning & Maintenance, Frank August Hoppe

Why You Should Never Dilute Bleach With Hot Water

Bleach makes a great disinfectant, but safety is important. You already know not to mix it with ammonia, vinegar, or alcohol, but did you know that the temperature of the water also matters? Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Bleach, Disinfecting

Yup, You Can Totally Wash Your Cast Iron Pans with Soap

Cast iron cookware is a funny animal: It’s versatile and super durable but it’s also particular and can all-too-easily turn into a rust-covered piece of garbage. And then, there are all these rules that come with cast iron pans, whispered things about seasoning and scrubbing with salt and the dangers of soap … it’s…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Cleaning, Cast Iron, Lifehacks, Grilling, Sear Series

How to clean Icom radios

This just in from Icom: Icom recommends using over-the-counter isopropyl alcohol, with a concentration of 70% to 80% diluted with water, on a soft, dry cloth Recommended Cleaning Guidelines for Icom Radios and Accessories In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Icom is providing recommended cleaning guidelines for Icom radios and accessories. Cleaning Turn off the radio to avoid heat generation or a malfunction. Apply over-the-counter isopropyl alcohol, with a concentration of...
Tags: Cleaning, Radio, ICOM, Gear/Gadgets, Icom Radios

Always Plug in Your Vacuum Where You Plan to Finish

Cordless vacuums may be the wave of the future, but not all of us have upgraded to the fancy cord-free model that seemingly the entire Lifehacker staff swears by. For us plebeians stuck vacuuming with a machine plugged into the wall, the one constant drawback is the cord itself.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Vacuum, Tiny Hacks

Please Don't Disinfect Your Skin

You don’t need to sanitize your groceries, you definitely shouldn’t wash your produce in disinfectants, and I really hope you’re taking our advice to not inject bleach. It’s time to add one more thing to the list of Things I Didn’t Think I’d Have to Say: Please do not use cleaning products on your skin or any other…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Safety, Lifehacks, Don

The Best Ways to Clean a Metal Water Bottle

It’s my favorite season: iced coffee season. Well, technically, summer is my least favorite season—but iced coffee season is a season of the mind. Everything is better during iced coffee season. Except the smell wafting from my metal drinking bottle.To make iced coffee, I favor a wide-mouthed S’well bottle, because I…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Best Ways to Clean a Metal Water Bottle

After the Saturday night riot, the Sunday morning Madisonians emerge.

More people arriving this morning to scrub business walls, sweep glass on State Street— Katelyn Ferral (@katelynferral) May 31, 2020 ADDED: Last night:A few minutes ago in Madison, WI.— Shawn Johnson (@SJohnsonWPR) May 31, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Cleaning, Law, Museums, Protests, Madison, Graffiti, Shawn Johnson, Ann Althouse, Madison WI

I Tested Five Sex Toy Cleaning Products and There Was a Clear Winner

Toy Cleaners | $10-$59 | Ella Paradis | 50% Discount Applied in CartRead more...
Tags: Reviews, Cleaning, Lifehacks, Sex Toys, Ella Paradis, Masturbate Theatre, Sex Toy Cleaner, Uv Sterilizing, CartRead

KontrolFreek's gaming gear cleaner is great for phones, monitors and laptops too

KontrolFreek's CleanFreek foaming cleaner keeps my monitor, controller and iPhone sparkling. CleanFreek's foam leaves no residue or streaking on my cherished 1440p monitor. The grubby kid hand-stains left on my Xbox and Switch controllers easily wipe away. The layer of oil that constantly lives on my iPhone screen is gone. I also use CleanFreek on my glasses and this very laptop. I hate it when my gear gets blech! KontrolFreek CleanFreek Anti-bacterial Cleaner for Gaming Gear (2.7 fl oz) | C...
Tags: Cleaning, Gaming, Tools, News, Review, Electronic, Screen Cleaner, Iphone Cleaner, KontrolFreek CleanFreek Anti

"On average, the human body sheds its entire bag of skin — more than a billion cells — every 28 days."

"Since the beginning of self-quarantine, I have shed my husk more than twice, casting off thousands of skin cells each second.... Household dust, a lively field of scientific study, is thought to contain domestic life in microcosm: mainly sloughed-off skin and hair, but also sweater fibers and pet dander, dried-out bugs and tracked-in outdoor dirt.... My dust is me, and the friends I can’t have over. Yours is you, and the life outside your window, and the life of every tenant before you. Gross —...
Tags: Psychology, Cleaning, Law, Wikipedia, Things, Hayao Miyazaki, Jamie Lauren Keiles, Ann Althouse, Body Parts, Coronavirus

About that notion of using Lysol internally...

With no mention of Trump's recent remark about the use of disinfectant, Buzzfeed explains that "It Used To Be Common For Women To Use Lysol To Clean Their Vagina And Here's Why."The ads are bizarre (click to enlarge and clarify): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Cleaning, Law, Buzzfeed, Advertising, Trump, Ann Althouse, Things That Won't Work, Genitalia

It's Time to Clean Your Doors

You vacuum. You dust. Every so often, you get a bee in your bonnet and decide to clean your windows. And right now, you’re probably spending some extra attention on cleaning your doorknobs and light switches.Read more...
Tags: Home, Cleaning, Lifehacks, Cleaning Hacks

An R2-D2 Robot Vacuum Is Exactly the Chore Droid I'm Looking For

It’s staggering to think that Matthew Scott Hunter came up with a way to combine his love of clean floors and Star Wars before the marketing teams at Disney, Lucasfilm, and iRobot did. Using random household items he turned his functional robot vacuum into an Artoo unit that roams and cleans his home.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Star Wars, Science, Hacks, Robots, Droids, Vacuums, Disney Lucasfilm, Robot Vacuums, R2 D2, Matthew Scott Hunter

How to Clean Your Windows Inside and Out

Cleaning your windows is one of those tasks that feels almost insurmountable. It’s obvious when they need to be cleaned, but it’s also obviously going to be a lot of work. Still, you’d love to have a clear view out the window one of these days—especially since that’s primarily how you connect with the world in 2020.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Cleaning Tips

Eufy RoboVac G30 Edge Review: A worthy budget contender

There is very little to dislike about the Eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. It's easy to use with tons of great features.
Tags: Cleaning, Trends, Automation, Smart Home, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Vacuum Cleaner, Vacuum cleaners, Eufy, Eufy RoboVac, Robot Vacuum, eufy RoboVac G30, RoboVac G30

How to Clean Your Bathtub and Tile

If you’re someone who enjoys a nice, hot bath, then you’ve probably paid attention to the condition of your tub and the surrounding tiles (or you certainly should). If you’re someone who just hops in and out of the shower without lingering, it can be easy to let the grime build up over time until one day, you spot the…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Bathroom, Back To Basics

How to Use a Vacuum to Clean All the Things

The great thing about a vacuum is that it’s so versatile. Want to get the daily detritus of life out of your carpets? Your vacuum is perfect for that, obviously. It’s also great for getting crumbs out of the crevices of your couch, sucking dust off the slats of your blinds and quickly cleaning coffee grounds off the…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Vacuum, Dusting

How to Dust Everything in Your Home

I love dusting. There’s something extremely satisfying about running a piece of cloth across a surface and watching it become instantly brighter—or pulling a few books out of a bookshelf, admiring the book-shaped gunk outline you didn’t even know was there and then making it disappear.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Dusting, Household Hacks

How to Clean All Types of Flooring

While vacuuming or sweeping is usually enough to keep an uncarpeted floor looking clean, there are times when you have to go one step beyond that and get out a bucket to really wash them properly. Maybe it’s something you traditionally do as a part of spring cleaning, or before your parents come to visit—or maybe it’s…Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Flooring, Back To Basics

How to Clean Your Oven

I don’t generally think to clean my oven unless I need to pass a move-out inspection or bits of burnt food lurking within it start setting off my smoke alarm. But the longer you put it off, the grosser your oven gets, so go ahead and tackle it right now.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Lifehacks, Oven, Back To Basics

Dyson’s First Cordless Vacuum With Swappable Batteries Is a Proper Replacement for Corded Vacs

In 2018, Dyson released its V10 cordless vacuum and said goodbye to corded vacs forever. But while cleaning without wires is undoubtedly more convenient, batteries still limit how long a vacuum can run between charges. It’s an unfortunate downside, and one the new Dyson V11 Outsize specifically addresses by finally…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Cleaning, Household, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Appliances, Dyson, Vacuums, Consumer Tech, V11 Outsize

Got a Small Kitchen? Get a Small Dish Rack!

Tiny kitchen people unite and let us sing to one another of the clever ways we’ve maximized space in our impossibly minuscule kitchens!Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Cleaning, Lifehacks, Dishes, Dish Racks

Airbnb stretches refund window on bookings through June 15

Airbnb is now allowing guests to receive refunds for reservations booked on or before March 14 with a check-in date between March 14 and June 15.
Tags: Cleaning, Lifestyle, Radio, Miami, Airbnb, Wall Street Journal, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Refunds, Jersey City, Select, News Brief, Airdna, Short Term Rentals, Property Portfolio, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Returning to the office? Here’s how to transition the brokerage smoothly

As businesses across the country brace themselves to return back to the workplace, it's important to prepare properly. This list of must-do's from office-planning experts can help.
Tags: Cleaning, Safety, Communication, Service, Radio, Agent, Housekeeping, Ware Malcomb, Protocols, Brokerage, Select, Home Inspections, Reception Area, Work Station, Christy Murdock Edgar, Reopening