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7 Most Common Cleaning Questions (And the Answers)

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With the advancement of technology, there is little doubt that our lives have become much easier. Machines are constantly improving the quality of our existence, taking care of mundane tasks.

There are, however, certain things that we simply have to do, no matter what. And, of course, that brings the question of whether there is an easier way for us to do them.

How to Remove Ice From the Freezer

To work properly, you should regularly maintain and clean your freezer. But shutting it off and leaving it open for the night is undoubtedly not the best idea.

So is there a way to speed up the process? Of course!

Let’s start with the obvious. Remove all items from the freezer and place them in a cooler or a separate freezer if you have one. Alternatively, you can cover your products with blankets or towels to keep them frozen. After that, turn off the appliance and unplug it from the electrical outlet.

Now it’s ready for defrosting. Carefully melt the ice inside the compartment using a hair dryer, heat gun, or hot water. Even though it may be tempting, refrain from using sharp objects to scrape the ice, as you may cause damage to the cooler.

Put all the extra frozen water in a bucket and use a sponge or a towel to remove the melted one. Once you have defrosted, clean the insides of the icebox with warm water, a towel, and mild detergent. Once you are happy with the results, use another cloth to dry it, place back all the items you removed, and turn it back on.

Following these steps, you will be able to not only remove all the ice from the freezer but keep all products frozen.

How to Remove Burned Food From The Inside of a Pot

Cooking is hard. Food has this strange property where it burns inside the pot the second you look away. Our instinct tells us to grab the nearest sharp object and scrub off the food before it gets cold. Well, do that, and you will either need a new pot or enjoy cooking in a scratched one.

Instead of causing unnecessary damage to your kitchenware, simply pour some water and put it on the stove to boil. Remove the water, and while the pot is still hot, gently remove the burned food with a sponge or a dish brush.

How to Save Space in Your Coat Closet

Running out of closet space is a common issue for any household. This is especially true once the winter season ends, and we can finally enjoy the warm sunny days.

So how do we save space?

One clever and inexpensive way is to store your coats and jackets using can tabs. It may sound weird at first but consider this. Thread a hanger through one of the holes of the tab, then use the second hole for another hanger.

Of course, another option is to grab a few chains, similar to those in the cloth shops and hang your clothes there.

How to Remove Pet Hair From the Carpet

When it comes to removing pet hair from the carpet, there are a couple of easy techniques that you can use.

The first one is to brush the carpet with a squeegee. This will protect its surface while collecting all of the pet hair.

Another option is to use a rubber glove. Simply put one on and gently run your hand over the carpeted area, and the fur will cling to the gloves.

How to Remove Bad Smell From Carpet

A quick DIY trick is using baking soda to remove a foul smell from the carpet. Simply sprinkle some of it on top of the area, wait for about ten minutes and then thoroughly vacuum it. This will eliminate any unpleasant smell and leave the rug looking fresh.

While baking soda is a natural deodoriser that helps absorb bad odours from carpet fibres, it may not always do the trick. If there is still some lingering smell, use a carpet cleaner to deep clean the affected area. You can either buy one from the shop or make one at home by mixing vinegar and water.

Make sure to properly air out the room. Open your windows and, if you have one, turn on a fan to help the lingering smell out of the room.

How to Remove Gum From Carpet?

This part can be tricky, as you need to consider what type of carpet you have. For the non-fluffy ones, you can use a freezing spray or an ice cube to freeze the gum and then simply vacuum it.

However, if you have a fluffy rug, the method is the opposite. Use a hair dryer to soften the gum and then scoop it with either a spoon, spatula or any other flat object.

How to Remove Carpet Dents

Carpet dents, most commonly caused by heavy pieces of furniture, are pretty unpleasant to look at. Luckily, there are several solutions that can fix them for you.

  • Fluff the fibres – Use a spoon or a coin to lift the carpet fibres that have been crushed in the dent. Gently rub them with your fingers to fluff them up.

  • Use a damp cloth – Use warm water to damp cloth and place it over the dent. Use a hot iron to press it and stream the carpet fibres. Ensure you do not touch the carpet directly with the iron, as it may ruin it.

  • Use ice cubes – If the dent is too stubborn, place a few ice cubes on top of it and let them melt. The water will help fluff the carpet; all you have to do afterwards is vacuum it.

Conclusion

Even though we live vastly different lives, at some point, most of us will have to deal with one of the issues presented above. Luckily for us, there are plenty of people who already had to resolve those situations, so we can take advantage of their knowledge. Following their advice, we will be able to resolve the situation and go on with our day swiftly. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you do not know what to do, you should probably call a professional cleaner.

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