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3 Uses for Dryer Lint

3 Uses for Dryer Lint

Hopefully, everyone removes the lint from our dryers before starting a new drying cycle. It’s important to do this easy step that reduces the likelihood of a dryer fire in your home. We see these fires frequently though our textile and electronics restoration business, CRDN of Birmingham. So don’t forget to clean your lint filter…

Cleaning Pod Coffee Makers in 3 Easy Steps

Cleaning Pod Coffee Makers in 3 Easy Steps

Do you ever clean your coffee maker? You should because it will make your coffee taster fresher. Here are three easy steps to better tasting coffee – but first disconnect your coffee maker from the power outlet. Wipe out the space where you place the pods with a damp cloth or paper towel. Watch out…

Tips for Caring for Your Summer Clothes

Tips for Caring for Your Summer Clothes

Think back to January when temperatures were chilling us with lows in the 20’s. You could hardly wait until the temperatures warmed up and summer arrived. Well, your wish came true. We’ve come through temps near 100° that feel like 110° with more to come. Elevated temperatures bring on challenges when caring for your summer…

Clean Your Barbeque Grill Grates Naturally

Clean Your Barbeque Grill Grates Naturally

Does your grill have a crusty buildup of burnt-on mystery mess? I use a grill and a smoker a lot and mine need regular attention for several reasons. The food buildup on your grill grates can affect the flavor. The mystery mess might be a build up of pork from that hunk of meat you…

Getting Urine Smell and Stain Out of a Mattress

Getting Urine Smell and Stain Out of a Mattress

Maybe it was old Uncle Charlie or maybe it was Marmaduke. But someone peed on your bed and now you have the stink of an outhouse and a big yellow stain on your mattress. Getting the smell and stain of pee out a mattress is not as hard as you might think. It takes a…

The Facts About Shirts and Starch

The Facts About Shirts and Starch

The world seems divided about starch. Not the kind you eat – the kind that crisps up a dress shirt or makes a pair of jeans stand up on its own. Half the universe loves the effects of starch and the other half doesn’t. Starch and sizings are laundry additives that can increase the firmness…

Maintaining Your Wardrobe

Maintaining Your Wardrobe

Since you have nice clothes, you need to care for them the right way. Here are some ideas to help extend the life of your wardrobe. Clean Clothes Last Longer I realize you may think this is a self-serving statement for us, but it’s true. If you clean your clothes regularly after wearing, they will…

The Secret to Stain Removal

The Secret to Stain Removal

When you drip some red white on your white silk blouse, what do you do next? To begin with, always check the care label. But sometimes that’s not enough when you’re talking about a favorite piece of your wardrobe. Here’s the best advice I can give about removing stains from clothing yourself at home. The…

How Can You Clean Upholstered Furniture?

How Can You Clean Upholstered Furniture?

We know that our upholstered furniture needs to be cleaned when it gets stained, by say red wine or pet urine. But over time, furniture gets gradually dirty, so slowly that you might never notice. If you’ve decided it is time to clean your furniture, here are some ideas to consider. Always start with a…

How to Protect Smooth Leather

How to Protect Smooth Leather

You know how great those leather boots or that leather jacket looks when you first get them. But how do you keep them looking that way year after year? It’s a simple process that requires a little time and attention. Follow this guidance when cleaning and conditioning smooth leather like most boots, jackets, and furniture:…

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