Summer is a season with plenty of obvious advantages such as warm sun, blue sky and green grass but also a time of very unpleasant situations. One of them is the terrible sweaty smell which appears in the shoes. The smell is the result of bacteria growing and multiplying due to hot environment, which is formed as a result of wearing tight, poorly ventilated shoes. With some of us this can happen in winter due to the individual characteristics of the organism. In any case we can manage to eliminate an unpleasant smell and never bother about taking off shoes. We will talk and investigate how we can get rid of shoe odor at home. Continue reading →
This article is devoted to the flea collar for dogs as the appearance of fleas causes a lot of trouble not only to the animal but to its owner as well. That’s why nowadays you can see a great number of various methods to get rid of these unpleasant insects. The range you can choose from is really great: from pills to drug solutions, it is important to be able to select the appropriate safe and effective medication.
In this regard, special attention should be paid to the special flea collars which are helpful to fight with ticks too. For dogs it is often used as the preventive remedy. There are many opinions about its effectiveness which have been divided recently: some are satisfied with the result when others consider flea collar for dogs to be just a waste of money. Continue reading →
This article is about how to save money on new furniture making your old look like new one taking proper care of it by using homemade furniture polish which you can prepare with your own hands. This will be especially useful for those who have a house in the country or perhaps some old wooden furniture, the appearance of which is not very presentable now, but you do not want to throw it away for some reason.
Here you will be able to find simple tips on how you can freshen up old furniture. After all, your battered furniture can look beautiful again with the help of natural recipes that are easy to make yourself. Everyone can manage to do homemade furniture polish after reading this article and following the instructions which will be mentioned here. Continue reading →
Mission of removing urine smell from the carpet can be accomplished within few hours and we do not necessarily need to carry the rug to dry cleaner. The time needed to get rid of the dog pee smell out of carpet depends on the thickness and material of the carpet.
In every second house people have their favorite pet and all of them from time to time cause problems which smell. Usually pets have a tray or they wait patiently when they will go for a walk. It happens quite often that the pet does not want to wait and behaves inappropriately: for some reason pees exactly on our new favorite carpet which we bought just recently or even received as a present from our grandmother. Anyone who was trying to get rid of pee smell and succeeded is getting pissed every time it is happening again. We will investigate best and simplest ways which remove urine properly. Continue reading →
Ants are quite smart insects living in huge families. These families are very large, organized groups of unpleasant creatures and they are cold colonies. In case you found few ants in your apartment or house you should understand that it is a sign that somewhere close is located their colony. Street, forest, garden – anything from this can be a location where ants come from to your house in search of food. They are able to travel quite long distances in search for food. More than anything they are attracted by meat and sweets. Continue reading →
Flies enjoy the great indoors––it’s warm, there’s often food on offer and the weather isn’t bothersome! They fly in through open doors and windows that don’t have screens and seem to find it hard to fly back out again. Their constant buzzing around is annoying, and even worse, they are potentially unhygienic. If they don’t find their way back outside again, you’ll find lots of fly corpses for the upcoming weeks.
Here are some tried and true methods for getting rid of flies in the house. Flies are the carriers of very deadly diseases, they infest meat and other food items, some of their species also spread food poisoning bacteria like Salmonella enteritidis. The habitat of flies make them perfectly suited for spreading diseases. Fly is a restless insect, it moves back and forth between food and filth and this helps it in spreading infections faster. It is attracted to the food by its sense of smell, however it cannot eat solid food. When it reaches the food it vomits on the solid food and creates a solution of it, then sucks it and thus contaminates the food.
Between kids, pets, and everything in between, our carpets take a beating. It’s inevitable; stuff spills or you track in mud by mistake on a rainy afternoon. When this happens at your house, don’t get mad (well, maybe just a little bit) or run to the store for expensive cleaning concoctions. Simply become a carpet cleaner mixologist and open your pantry. Not only does this homemade carpet cleaner cost pennies to make, but also, it does wonders spot-cleaning furniture, erasing stains from rugs, and touching up soiled drapes. Not all carpets are the same, so make sure to do a small spot check before tackling big stains.
There’s nothing worse than a carpet that doesn’t smell fresh, especially when it’s a wall-to-wall rug. You can’t pick it up and give it a shake or a quick shampoo. And this eco-friendly cleaning concoction is made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, is safe to use around children and pets, and leaves carpets clean, soft, and refreshed. Carpets and rugs can be a challenge to clean and remove stains. Continue reading →
If you want a more ecological or more economical alternative to commercial fabric softeners, you can make your own at home. Fabric softener, like so many different mass-market products, what seems like it should be harmless actually contains some pretty nasty stuff. Fabric softener sounds innocent enough, but it’s far from it. Not only are many kinds bad for the environment, but they contain chemicals that impregnate fabrics that can be released over time and absorbed into your skin or inhaled.
Among softener components are benzyl acetate , benzyl alcohol and chloroform. To top it off, many of them are petroleum based, which takes a toll on a non-renewable resource and is not very bio-degradable. Homemade fabric softener and dryer sheets contain only what you choose to put in them – that’s part of the beauty of making your own cleaners. Continue reading →
Nausea is a feeling of unease and sickness that is hard to put words too, but that at some point another most of us have been all too familiar with. Often times the pre-curser to vomiting, is a miserable thing to experience. It can be caused for many reasons, from dehydration to food poisoning, morning sickness to motion sickness, medications to acid reflux. A lot of the time occasional nausea does not warrant a trip to the doctor-always exercise common sense when make that decision-and there are quite a few natural and home remedies for nausea that you can try. Treating your nausea naturally tends to be less likely than stronger medications to be hard on your body, possibly making you feel worse rather than better.
Everyone wants his home to be clean, tidy and safe. However, there is a reason, which is familiar to everybody, that can disturb the comfort of your house. We are talking about spiders.
Spiders are not comfortable neighbors to live with because:
They are scary: many people are afraid of spiders. Arachnophobia is a common morbid fear and it makes sense: you cannot call a creature with big eyes, hairy body and eight legs cute.
Spiders are nasty: they are not just nasty in themselves; they leave lots of web and dead insects. Such decorations will say to everyone that you are not good in cleaning. We bet that nobody wants to get such reputation among friends and guests.
Spiders can be dangerous: mostly they are harmless, but some species of spiders can be of great danger to you, your family or your pets. The more southwards you live, the bigger is risk to meet venomous or extremely big spiders. Residents of Australia must be especially aware.