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DIY Sofa Cleaning Guide

A sofa is a part of almost everyone’s homes because it is both the most comfortable and the most welcoming part of the house. The living room’s main attraction in the present time, the word sofa originated from the Arabic word suffah , meaning bench. Everyone loves chilling on the sofa until it starts stinking or perhaps, you leave your favourite spot in the house with an ugly stain. Cleaning the sofa sounds complicated, but we’ve got a few steps to make the work easier and precise. Let’s have a look, shall we? Learn The Fabric Every couch comes with a tag, including the cleaning instructions for upholstery. It comes with specific codes that are meant to guide you for appropriate cleaning. X: Use a vacuum only. No water. W: You can use water to clean it. S: Use a dry cleaner detergent only. WS: Use a mild detergent with a steam vacuum or a dry-cleaning detergent. It’s necessary to follow these instructions to avoid damages. We are all aware of how expensive sofas are, thus you need to

How To Make Your Home Smell Good?

Diane Ackerman famously said “smell is the mute sense, the one without words'' .  Did you know that scents, emotions and memories are intertwined with each other? That’s right! Our nose is known to have a long memory. Pleasant scents or foul odors are usually attached to an event or a place when we had first come across them. Therefore, every time you smell them again, you may find yourself getting nostalgic.  Before you step out of your home to encounter various scents across the city, make sure to know what your home smells like. Your home has a scent of its own; this is the same scent your  brain associates  with your comfort zone. And who wouldn't want their home to smell amazing right?  While it may be tricky to keep day-to-day odours at bay, there are several ways that you can deodorize your home. Let's see some ways you can do the job right! Start with Clearance For starters, clear the obvious sources that emit lousy odour such as garbage disposal units in your

Quirky Painting Ideas To Spruce Your Home

A house is where you reside while a home is what you create. A home reflects the personality of the one residing in it. Whether it is designing your rooms with aesthetic decor or painting it up with colours of your taste, creativity within your home will speak of who its residents are.  We often hear people say, “walls have ears”. Well not just ears, they even have the ability to speak. Confused? It’s you who gives them that voice, and the same voice speaks to you through colours and designs. The colour style you decide shapes the personality of your home and later your own mood as our homes have the ability to affect our mood.  Here’s a bunch of some innovative painting ideas, choose the best one for your walls: Patterned Roller Painting Image Source: If you’ve never seen a patterned paint roller, then you are in for a big treat! Patterned rollers are nothing but rollers that have miniature designs or pictures moulded into their surface. It includes two rollers, the

What Is The Difference Between Carpet & Rug Cleaning?

You sure know how comfortable it feels to walk on floors covered with furry rugs and beautiful carpets, isn’t it? Going around your home that is carpeted wall to wall, results in one having happy feet. Not to forget the way it makes your home look - aesthetically beautiful.  Setting up the floor with a carpet/rug, is just half the job done; the rest half of it comes with cleaning and maintaining it. A well maintained and clean floor covering builds a healthy indoor environment. Whereas a poorly maintained floor covering is also a potential field to capture all kinds of moss and dirt, which can be harmful to those living in the home.  But are rugs and carpets, aka the floor coverings, the same thing? No they are not. Carpets and rugs are both related to floor covering, just that their size and fabric material differs. Additionally, carpets are installed and thus, immovable whereas rugs are movable from one place to another.  Now let’s take a look at their cleaning methods, shall we?  Ca

Quick Cleaning Tips For Lazy People

Bill Gates once said, “I choose a lazy person to do a hard job, because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.” Lazy people usually come up with the quickest solutions to problems as they are unwilling to spend too much time or energy on any one task.  In today’s article, we plan on serving quick tips to these lazy individuals instead of asking them for some. The rule is simple: Fewer efforts and significant results. So are you ready to get smarter at your cleaning work? We have some brilliant tips lined up just for you! Tip Number 1: Get An Air Blower! Image source: An air blower is a must-have gadget, not just for lazy cleaners, but everyone in general. Why? Because it is one of the finest multipurpose tools you can find. When it comes to cleaning, an air blower can help you blow away dust from every possible corner of your home. Want to clean your computer, door or window tracks, the back of your fridge or TV? An air blower is the answer to this! Tip Number

Food Items That Can Double As a Cleaning Agent

Can you imagine using a slice of bread to collect shards of broken glass? No, right? But this is one way you can use bread, stale or otherwise. You’ll be surprised to know that there are many such food items at home that can be used as a cleaning agent.   Making use of these natural cleaning agents is a better alternative to using chemicals based products. Let’s take a look at these food items now, shall we? Coffee Grounds Are you left with pans caked with food that are hard to remove? Sprinkle some coffee grounds on to them and let them rest for a while. Coffee grounds are abrasive in texture and can help remove buildup on hard-to-clean surfaces. You can also make use of coffee to clean your sink, grill or cookware. Ketchup Did you just think of fries looking at the ketchup? You probably did. But here we are talking of using ketchup for an entirely different purpose that is, to polish metals. What? Metals? Yes, metals! The acetic acid content in ketchup reacts with the tarnish on the

Beware Of These Cleaning Hacks That Can Ruin Your Clothes

A quick google search will bring up various videos that talk about  “Top 10 hacks to clean your clothes!” or “5 ways to wash clothes quickly!”  These videos are a mix of tips, hacks, DIY tricks, etc. Most of these hacks work but what we don’t realise is that they can also be harmful to our fabrics. The hacks often work in the short term, but leave behind long-term effects such as ruining your clothes forever. Therefore, it's better to be safe than to be sorry by knowing which hacks one shouldn't follow. (If you like this one, share it with your friends and family. We’re sure that they will be thankful to you for it! *wink wink*) Let’s have a look at those hacks you shouldn’t implement! Using Coffee For Dark Fabrics One of the most popular hacks revolves around coffee. According to this hack, pouring coffee while washing your dark fabrics helps keep them dark. Adding a cup of dark coffee while washing your dark fabrics can make them look darker and richer.  The irony is, even if