Find everything you need to know about How-To right here
DIY Curtain Rod
Hang window treatments from a stylish DIY curtain rod, created from a few basic supplies and brass sheeting.
How to Clean a Toilet
Cleaning the toilet is easy with these tricks for a faster, smarter and better cleaning routine. A denture tablet gives you a super speedy clean between deep cleanings. Just pop a tablet into the bowl. The effervescent action will deliver a quick mini clean. Pour a bucket of power into the toilet bowl before coating the inside with cleaner. This will flush the toilet without triggering a ball refill. The lowered water level lets you put cleaner directly on the bowl. Stream line the job by coating the toilet bowl with a cleaner first. Starting with the handle, sanitize the rest of the toilet from top to bottom. By the time you're done, the toilet bowl cleaner will have soaped in. Scrub then flush.deliver a quick mini clean. Pour a bucket of power into the toilet bowl before coating the inside with cleaner. This will flush the toilet without triggering a ball refill. The lowered water level lets you put cleaner directly on the bowl. Stream line the job by coating the toilet bowl with a cleaner first. Starting with the handle, sanitize the rest of the toilet from top to bottom. By the time you're done, the toilet bowl cleaner will have soaped in. Scrub then flush.
How to Clean a Bathtub
Want to take the chore out of cleaning your bathtub? Here's how to do the job faster, smarter and better. Product-free tub ledges make cleaning faster and easier. So, get rid of the mostly empty bottles and other products you don't use. Streamline down to what will fit in one spot such as a shower head rack or tucked into a corner. For a smarter tub cleaner, mix together equal parts of vinegar and dish soap, an affordable and less harsh cleaning alternative. Add a few drops of essential oil such as lavender or tea tree to mask the vinegar smell. Then, simply spray in white. The soap gets a boost from vinegar and natural acid that works magic on mineral deposits and soap scum. For tough stains, let the mixtures set before scrubbing and rinsing. After scrubbing, rinse the bathtub and dry it. Skip the bucket and use your bathtub instead. Fill the tub with an inch of warm water. Spray the sides of the tub with the vinegar and soap mixture. Scrub the sides of the tub with a sponge. As you scrub, the extra cleaner drips down the sides and begins to work on the bottom. Next, drain the tub. Scrub the bottom of the tub and rinse it. For extra shine, wipe the tub clean with a rag or a towel. Some specialty tub materials may require special cleaning solutions. Be sure to use a method that's safe for your tub.an affordable and less harsh cleaning alternative. Add a few drops of essential oil such as lavender or tea tree to mask the vinegar smell. Then, simply spray in white. The soap gets a boost from vinegar and natural acid that works magic on mineral deposits and soap scum . For tough stains, let the mixtures set before scrubbing and rinsing. After scrubbing, rinse the bathtub and dry it. Skip the bucket and use your bathtub instead. Fill the tub with an inch of warm water . Spray the sides of the tub with the vinegar and soap mixture. Scrub the sides of the tub with a sponge. As
How to Clean a Bathroom Countertop & Sink
Get a bathroom countertop and sink that shine. Our method for cleaning a bathroom sinks and countertops makes getting a clean vanity easy!routine. It buys you more time between deep cleans too. Let your cleaning water do the work. Fill your sink with a few inches of hot water . Add your favorite bathroom cleaner or a cup or two of white vinegar . Rub the mixture around the faucet. Dip a rag into the water and wipe down the countertop. Then, toss in the small items that need cleaning into the water such as your soap tray, or toothpaste cup. Let everything sit at least 10 minutes. Then drain the sink and rinse and dry the items. Wipe off the sink and wipe off any remaining water with a dry cloth. This mixture is non-toxic plus the acidity of the vinegar slays germs, lime deposits and soap scum . It also evaporates quickly, leaving everything clean and shiny.
How to Clean a Shower
Get a clean shower that sparkles. Here's how to clean a shower quickly and easily.Using the right tool makes the job quicker. A brush with a diamond shaped head reaches into corners easier than a flat head does. And it loosens soap scum and water deposits better than a sponge. Deep clean your shower right after you shower. The surface is already wet plus the
How to Clean a Bathroom Floor
Get a bathroom floor that spakles with these cleaning tips that will help you get the job done faster, smarter, and better.Save time by keeping the smallest broom you can find in your linen closet . Do a quick sweep of the edges of the room sweeping dirt toward the center. Wipe up the dirt with some wet toilet paper . Skip the inconvenience of storing and filling of bucket, instead, get smart. Mix a cleaner up right in the sink. Use a quarter cup of vinegar, one tablespoon of dish soap and 2 gallons of water. Use your rag to wipe down the floor bringing it up thoroughly between passes. Excess water only creates more of a mess and can actually damage some types of flooring. The secret to a bathroom floor that sparkles, hand dry it or use your foot. Use a nice big cloth an old towel will do. Toss it on
DIY Stamped Artwork
Use vegetables as stamps to make artwork for your home. Learn how to use sweet potatoes, squash, and potatoes as stamps to create one-of-a-kind prints that are budget-friendly and unique.a craft store and ordinary vegetables as stamps. You will need a sweet potato , a cutting board and a chef's knife, two colors of craft paint, a sponge brush, paper plates, colored mat board and a piece of fleece. First, cut the sweet potato into pieces. They should all be about the same size but they don't have to be identical. Next, lay down the piece of fleece and place the mat board on top of it. Squeeze one color of paint onto a paper plate. Then, paint the cut edge of one of the sweet potato pieces. Position the potato stamp on the mat board and press down. The fleece cushions the mat board to give you a better stamp impression. Apply more paint and stamp again. Continue painting and stamping until half of the mat is covered. Stamp with several different pieces of the sweet potato and run some of the stamps part way off the top and the bottom of the mat board. Be sure to stagger
How to Hang Curtains
Make hanging curtains easy with our tips and tricks for measuring and installing these simple, yet stunning window treatments.need to hang basic curtain panels; brackets in the rod, screws, a tape measure , a level, a screwdriver, a pencil and paper. If your drapes are heavy, you'll also need wall anchors to support the extra weight. Start by taking a few basic measurements. Measure the height from the floor to the top of the window frame to get an idea of what curtain length you'll need. The rule of thumb is that curtain should just touch the floor or pull slightly. Adjust where you're hanging the brackets faced on the length of your curtains. For example, if the height from the floor to the top of your window frame is 78 inches by 84-inch curtains and hang the brackets of the rod as less than 6 inches above the window frame . And the tip of the brackets, buy ones that extend out beyond the depth of the molding. If they're too short, the curtains won't hang properly. For the best look, make sure each panel is at least as wide as the window. Now you're ready to install the brackets. Measure up to the height you had calculated before. For a standard single window, it's best to install the brackets 6 inches from the outside edge of the window frame . This allows the curtains as we open and the whole window exposed. Install the brackets using a screwdriver. Be sure the brackets
How to Hang Art
Hanging artwork will add polish to your walls. Watch and learn how to hang artwork with ease.
Machine Minute - Needle Know-How
Learn how to select the right needle for your project, how often to replace a needle and how to do it.pacing or perhaps more commonly an 80/12 needle for cotton piecework or patchwork quilting . A sharp needle is probably your best choice. Now often I hear quilter say when I asked them how often they change