Start at the source, remove whatever is causing the odour in the first place instead of just covering up the smell with air freshener. Use a disinfectant to kill the germs that are causing the odour. The sooner you notice and clean the source, the easier they are to get rid of.
CANDLE WAX REMOVAL
With wax on upholstery and carpets, but some newspaper or any paper you have in the house on the affected area and run a hot iron over the top of it. The paper will absorb the wax, repeat until all wax is absorbed.
You wouldn't of thought it but this is weather dependant, ideally you want a cloudy day, not rainy or sunny. The sun causes the solution to dry before you can wipe it and you end up with streaks. Most professional window cleaners will just use plain, cool water or if the windows are really dirty, use a teaspoon of vinegar per litre of water. Use vertical strokes on the inside and horizontal on the outside so you can tell which side the streaks are on. To dry the windows, use newspaper but wear gloves if you don't want to get ink on your hands, it washes off pretty easily if you forget.
A HOUSE LOOKS MUCH CLEANER WITH CLEAN DOORS
If you have people coming over, give your doors a good scrub. Use soapy water and a cloth, a brush for really dirty spots. Don't forget the top of the frame where all the dust gathers.
Fresh blood spots - Make a paste of water with either talcum powder or cornstarch, apply it to the spots, let it dry then brush it off.
Fresh blood on leather - Dab a small amount of hydrogen peroxide onto the affected area. Wait for it to bubble then wipe it off.
You can also use meat tenderiser on fresh or dried stains, add some cool water. Wait 20-30 minutes, then sponge it off with cool water.
SMALL SCRATCHES ON GLASS
Toothpaste works a treat.
CRAYON MARKS ON PAINTED WALLS
Scrub with an cloth soaked in ammonia or toothpaste. Rinse then dry.
Food stains, grease and crayon marks, make a paste of cleaning solution and cornstarch. Apply to the affected area, wait for it to dry then brush off. Repeat the process until the stains are completely gone.
For non-greasy marks like pencil, use an art-gum eraser or a fresh slice of rye bread.
For stains, cut a lemon in half and sprinkle salt on one half. Rub the stain with the salty lemon half but not too hard or you will ruin the polished surface. Rinse of with soap and water.
HAIR SPRAY OFF MIRRORS
Rubbing alcohol with a soft cloth.
Use an eraser to rub them off.
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