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How to Get Rid of Maggots on Your Patio (In 3 Steps)

There’s nothing worse than coming out onto your patio to relax, only to see it crawling with disgusting white maggots. Where do maggots come from? And how do you get rid of these bugs from your patio? In order to get rid of maggots on your patio, you first need to remove the source of …

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How to Remove House Paint from Your Car (Step by Step)

Imagine driving behind a construction vehicle, and suddenly a gallon can of paint drops off the truck, hits the road, and sends a shower of house paint all over the bonnet of your gleaming new car. This scenario would be any car owner’s nightmare. Fortunately, all is not lost, and there are some methods you …

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3 Ways to Get Rid of the Mothball Smell from Clothes (Without Washing)

The active ingredients in mothballs, naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene, give them their strong, lingering odor. While they work a charm to keep destructive moths out of our clothes when they are in storage, their pungent smell can be a problem. The best way to get rid of the smell of mothballs without washing your clothes is …

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How To Clean Your Washing Machine (Without Vinegar)

Washing machines naturally clean themselves while doing laundry, right? Well, not exactly. Actually, no. Washing machines acquire build-up from soap, limescale, and dirt. But they also host some nasty stuff, such as mildew and mold. So it needs to be cleaned. But what if you don’t have any vinegar in the house? Yes, you can …

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How to Keep Your Dog Off the Bed When Not at Home? (In 5 Basic Steps)

So, you’ve finally trained your dog to stop jumping on your bed when you’re at home. Yet, somehow, every time you go out and come back, your bed looks unmade and your dog is standing there with a sheepish look on his face. You don’t have to feel bad about not wanting your dog on …

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Can You Put Rugs in the Dryer? (Plus 5 Alternatives to Consider)

Rugs look beautiful and they instantly make any space feel warm and welcoming. But that domestic luxury comes at a cost, they soon get soiled and look downtrodden. Cleaning a rug takes some thorough investigation, on whether or not it can be machine-washed? Is it colorfast? Is the texture affected by the mechanical action? These …

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How To Remove Paint From Under Your Fingernails

Are you a messy painter? Whether you’re painting your living room, a rustic furniture piece, or canvas, no matter how careful you are, there’s this inevitable moment where you always manage to get paint on your skin and under your fingernails. Although turpentine and paint thinners are great for removing paint, they are toxic and …

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How To Make Paper Mache Stronger (Multiple Options to Try)

Paper mache has been a fun hobby and an arts and crafts activity for children and adults alike for decades. It is still used today to make many artworks; even some famous artists still use it as their medium. But one thing paper mache is known for because it is pretty frail and breaks way …

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How To Make Your Flat Paint More Durable

Flat paint the most forgiving paint finish with the best color-payout; however, unfortunately not very durable. If you are in dismay over how easily your newly flat-painted walls or furniture pieces bruise or scuff, I can assure you this post will be worth a couple of minutes of your time. A large amount of pigment …

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