Don’t Use Excess Amounts of Cleaning Supplies

Did you know that some ingredients in cleaning products can also act as fertilizers? When you pour cleaning supplies down the drain those chemicals eventually get into water, they facilitate algae growth that causes problems. Algae tie up the oxygen diluted in the water causing some fish to suffocate. Don’t use excess amounts of cleaning supplies. Use just enough to do the cleaning, do not contribute to pollution.

Machine Wash a Plastic or Vinyl Shower Curtain

When washing a plastic or vinyl shower curtain, it is important to use the gentle cycle and warm rather than cold water. Otherwise the shower curtain can get torn or cracked. Cold water makes vinyl stiffen up, so it damages more easily. Warm water makes it flexible and elastic.
Put a few towels or rugs together with your curtain and add a half cup of detergent and the same amount of bleach. Adding rugs creates a “scrubbing action” on the surface of a shower curtain which helps to remove the contamination much more effectively.
This method will help you to get rid of mold, mildew, soap scum, and even hard water spots on your shower curtain. Once the washing machine has completed its full cycle – your shower curtain is ready to come out like new!

How to Remove Mold from a Bath Mat?

Moldy surface is always looks ugly. How to remove mold from a bath mat? Just follow these simple steps:

1. Squeeze juice from a lemon or prepare a dilute solution of citric acid.

2. Wipe the mat with a sponge soaked in lemon juice or in the solution. Focus on especially moldy spots, but make sure that you treat the entire rug.

3. Place it in direct sunlight to dry. Sunlight will react with lemon juice which will remove the mold.

How to Clean Aluminum Blinds

Aluminum blinds can be washed under the shower and dry right on the window frame. But keep in mind that the mechanism may contain parts without anticorrosion treatment, which can rust from contact with water. Therefore it is better to wipe just the aluminum blades with a damp cloth. Wipe them carefully to not bend the blades. Also you can buy a special brush to take care of horizontal blinds.