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Pinterest for the win. Last week, my BFF K was nice enough to hand down a gazillion outfits to P that her son has outgrown.

Pinterest for the win

They are all super cute, but she did warn me that a lot of them had some stains and she hadn't really tried too hard to get any of them out. Meaning, they had been set in for over a year. A lot of the clothes are just play clothes and outfits I plan to use for daycare, but there were some really adorable things and I decided to attempt a hardcore stain removal. After searching good ol' trusty Pinterest, it led me to a few sites who swore by a magic laundry cleaner with a few simple household items: Hydrogen Peroxide, Dawn Dishsoap and Baking Soda. 3 things everyone pretty much always has on hand. Pinterest Tested: Tub Cleaner. Wow!

Pinterest Tested: Tub Cleaner

When I wrote this post, I had no idea that it would go viral. It is by far my post popular post! It has been awesome to share this fantastic cleaner with so many new friends! If you like this post, check my sidebars so you can receive the latest Pinterest Tests by email, RSS feed or on Facebook. How To Clean Your Mattress – Guest Post – Life in Ryans' Today is my very first guest post!

How To Clean Your Mattress – Guest Post – Life in Ryans'

Very exciting! And the lovely author is in fact my very lovely, little sister, Rebecca :-) She, like myself, is allergic to dust. An actual doctor-allergy people, not just a this-is-what-we-tell-our-other-halves-so-they-will-clean-stuff-with-us allergy, a proper allergy, so there. We’re also both allergic to cats, but she’s in denial on that one as she’s in love with my parents’ cat and insists on hugging her, while I keep my distance.

Soooo, we were chatting about how important it is to keep your bed clean and she told me she was planning on doing a proper clean of her mattress over the weekend, and being the lovely person she is, offered to not only take photos, but write a guest post for all you lovely people to enjoy. How to clean Nail Polish out of Carpet. How to clean nail polish out of carpet is probably the question I dread the most from my readers, which is why I’m just now getting to it.

How to clean Nail Polish out of Carpet

How to clean up a nail polish spill. Last week my little girl requested pink toes, so I gave her chubby little feet a pedicure.

How to clean up a nail polish spill

After her toes were painted, I went to grab a paper towel and within a few seconds the nail polish had been spilled all over the floor. What a nightmare! Nail polish may be one of the hardest things to clean. Luckily I was able to get it out. How to clean up a nail polish spill: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Hopefully this tip will be able to help one of you. This Blessed Life: Getting Mold Out of the Shower–Before & After. EDIT: This post, which started out with about 6 comments from my followers when first posted back in 2012, has now gone viral on Pinterest - as of 6/18/13 it has received over 2.5 million views!

This Blessed Life: Getting Mold Out of the Shower–Before & After

Insanity. Clearly I am NOT alone in my quest to get rid of the moldy grout. :) I simply shared my story of removing my nasty, embarrassing mold from my window-less bathroom. I am not a contractor, a plumber, or any kind of house expert. Home Sweet Homebodies: Cleaning Tip: Air Vents. This tip will work for any vent; I used this on our air intake vent (the most shockingly dirty vent in the house).

Home Sweet Homebodies: Cleaning Tip: Air Vents

Below, my 2/3 cleaned vent is nice and white on the left side, and disturbingly grungy on the right side. I am convinced that you cannot appreciate the actual level of grime by looking at the picture. Believe me, it was obvious to anyone walking by. So, how do you clean a vent without taking the whole grill off? My dear neighbor, who cleaned professionally at one point, taught me this trick. Iron Out Carpet Stains. <div class="statcounter"><a title="web analytics" href="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD5046" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD5047">https</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD5049">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD5051">statcounter</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD5053">.

Iron Out Carpet Stains

A LOOK INSIDE MY CUPBOARDS. Obviously, I would never let you look inside my cupboards if I hadn't just organized them.


Before I show you my newly organized pantry, I have to show you my good-as-new dishes. Almost 18 years ago, as a wedding gift, I got simple, plain white dishes. I love them. They go with all of the plain white serving platters and bowls I've collected over the years. For the last 10 years, they've been covered in scratch marks from my silverware. Cleaning your oven without poisonous, earth destroying chemicals. Tutorial on cleaning a bathtub drain. You’re standing in the shower up to your ankles in water.

Tutorial on cleaning a bathtub drain

After your shower or bath the tub takes F-o-r-e-v-e-r to drain or maybe there’s a funky smell in your shower that you just can’t narrow in on, and even after you clean the bathroom your nose says something still isn’t right. Your drain has become slow and you might be thinking you need to pick up a bottle of drain-o or maybe even call in a plumber. But wait! Before you waste any money on this problem, why not give it a shot at fixing the problem yourself- for FREE!! It’s not difficult, although it might be a little gross. Begin by looking at your drain. Under that it looked like this. I put a screwdriver in and removed the insert.

Under that you will generally see a +, you may not be able to see it if there is a lot of hair built up. Here is the grossness that I got today. Puke right?? Green Cleaning: Disinfect Your Bathroom with 3 Simple Ingredients. How Often Do You Clean Your Makeup Brushes? A pin is going around on Pinterest that says to soak your brushes for 20 minutes in vinegar. I do NOT suggest this. Unfortunately someone pinned this with the wrong information that came from a readers comment on this post. This could potentially damage your brushes. You do not want to use anything besides shampoo that is formulated for makeup brushes. I hope none of you have been misinformed. Cleaning your makeup brushes is one of the most crucial, yet overlooked, tasks that should be done regularly. 1. 2. For some brushes, such as lip and eyeliner brushes, I will also clean them with alcohol and then shampoo them for extra cleanliness.

Makeup brushes that are used for personal use should be cleaned every 2 to 4 weeks. Tip: How to Clean a Shower Head - A Real-Life Housewife. Can you believe the difference!? It looks brand new again. And all the little holes spray water now too! To clean your shower head, pour distilled white vinegar in a plastic baggy and secure it to the shower head with a rubber band. Let it soak for 1 hour. How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink. Domestic Bliss Squared: DIY: fix scratches in wood furniture. A few weeks ago I read this post at Lily & Thistle about a DIY for fixing scratched furniture. It seemed too good to be true! She claimed that she used a mixture of 1/4 cup vinegar and 3/4 cup olive oil and magically got rid of the scratches in a piece of thrift store furniture.