There are many types of cleaning that need be done around the house. There are also many methods, tips, and tricks on how to clean. These question and answers about types and ways of cleaning.

18,106 Questions
Target Corporation

What hours is Target open on Easter Sunday?

According to their ad, Target stores are closed on Easter Sunday.

Target Corporation

Is Target open on Easter Sunday?

All Target stores are closed on Easter Sunday.

Manicures and Pedicures

How do you remove nail polish stains from your carpet?

Get baby wipes and use them.


How do you clean syrup off hard wood flooring?

A large bottle of pure sugar cane syrup broke on the kitchen floor. I am not sure exactly the type of flooring, but it is a ruddy red color like brick but smoother tiling. I don't think it's terribly delicate.

My first mistake was mopping with soap. That seems to have spread the disastrous mess to new levels. I have also hand scrubbed with a degreaser and mopped again with water. It is still incredibly sticky, like to the point where if you walk on it with flip flops you will not make it very far.

Sticky or oily substances are difficult to clean up. You've already done, it but wipe up the worst of the mess with a dry paper towel. Then, I suggest a two-bucket method. Wipe the floor with a rag moistened with water from the first bucket, wipe the floor, rinse it out in the second bucket. Do a portion of the floor, empty both buckets, start again. There is just no easy way to get the last of it up and this may require repeated efforts. If you have a floor cleaner, use tepid water rather than hot.

Household Hints

How do you get rid of bacon smell in a room?

-Spray air freshener

-Open all the windows

I live in Florida and have my air conditioner on all the time. Whenever that happens (I'm guilty of burning bacon a lot, lol), I take my air conditioner's filter and spray Febreze on it, then put it back into the air conditioner and let the air run. The fresh, clean, and pretty smells get through the whole house, getting rid of the burned bacon smell as it travels through the house. Doing it this way helps spread the nice smell all over instead of having to go from room to room spraying the smell away. Not to mention it lasts awhile too :)


Where can one buy Natchez Solution furniture polish?

They have a website and also they advertise in magazines, one being Real Simple, which is where I ordered 3 bottles over 7 months ago. I paid via PayPal, but never received the product. I have called and been promised delivery. Nothing. I have emailed and had a promise of delivery. Nothing. I have emailed again, but had no response whatsoever. I do not recommend ordering this solution.

Me too! I have emailed and called with only one response and no product. My account was debited as well - what is our recourse for the money or the product?

I am distressed to read of your negative experience. We use and sell Natchez Solution in our Asian antique furniture store, and really love the product. We deal with the Natchez Solution manufacturer and have always found them reputable. There are several different companies that resell this product over the internet.

You can buy it directly from the company website (see Related Links).


How do you get pine sap off your hands?

Often soap and water is not enough to get pine sap off your hands. Try rubbing your hands with oil or butter first, to loosen the sap. Then follow with warm water and dish soap. Rubbing alcohol also works but be sure to moisturize your hands after, it can be very drying.

Soaps and Detergents

Where can you buy Murphy's oil soap?

Most stores carry Murphys oil soap. You can try Walmart, Target, etc.


How do you get rid of gasoline smell that spilled on concrete floor?

Concrete is porous! It Will go away by its self!

I work in the oil industry, and getting rid of smells, stains etc.. is a routine for me. The product I use to clean, remove smells from oil based products, gasoline, is called "Citrol" you can do a Google search to find a supplier.

I purchase it from a local vendor called Howard Supply Co., they are located in many states, so perhaps one near you.

It comes in a aerosol, so it's easy to use, and store. If the job is bigger, it also comes in 5 gal. cans, which I use to clean tankers. I believe it is Bio safe as well, if that is a concern. Leaves a pleasant odor when finished.

I use this in the bed of my truck to remove oil stains, odors along with a brush to work it into the pores of the liner.

Pool Care and Cleaning

If there is rust in your water supply how would you clean it to fill a small rectangular plastic pool?

Rust in your water is caused by iron in your water supply. You can get a water softner and use the softened water to fill your pool, or you can fill your pool with the rusty water and use a scale and metal out chemical that you could purchase at any local pool dealer. If you choose to purchase the scale and metal out I would recommend taking a sample of your water so that they can test to find out the level of iron in your water. They then could instruct you on how much of the product you should use to clear your water up.

Cars & Vehicles

Can you use dawn to clean leather car seats?

yes and when dried, use hand lotion to restore the finish

Home Improvement
Mold and Mildew

How do you remove mold streaks from the shady side of asphalt roof shingles?

DIY Projects

How do you take the static off of a couch?

the simplest way to remove static from your couch or any other place is by simply taking a few of your fabric softener sheets that you may use for laundry and just rub them all over the couch. Not only will it remove the static it'll make it smell good too!


How do you clean hardened cheese off dish brush?

Simple :)

Just either pour boiled water onto the hardened cheese, or put it in a bowl/basin of boiled water. It will come off quickly. (This could melt the brush though).

Alternatively, just put the brush into the dishwasher with the rest of the dishes and it will be cleaned by the end of the cycle.

First Aid

What is the best way to remove fiberglass from your skin?

AnswersDuct tape. The hair may go away too, so be warned. Take a piece of duct tape and place it on the skin and it will stick to the fiberglass fibers that are still above the skin. Remove the duct tape and the glass goes with it. If the fiberglass has worked its way below the skins surface, nothing can be done.

Take a hot shower, not too hot as this will make your pores swell, you only want them to open. Then, take a piece of pantyhose and gently wipe your skin . This should help pull the glass out. A good rinsing after. Do not rub or scratch it . This will drive it further in . To prevent the fiberglass from getting you to begin with, buy some Invisible Glove it is a hand cream that will dry up and keep it from getting into your skin. It can be purchased at most auto paint supplies or at Ace Hardware Stores or search online.

My husband has been a yacht builder for over 30 years and he's had to deal with this all that time. Take a good cup of Epsom Salts and add some boiling water to it. Then run a bath with WARM water, add the dissolved Epsom Salts in it and soak for 20 minutes to 1/2 hour (not bubble bath, just plain Epsom Salts.) Get up and shower after the bath. Towel off. My uncle would use epsom salts to draw out steel slivers from his hands when he worked for a steel mill. If you find you have a rash on your face or any part of your body that shows then use Lanocaine (topical ointment) and the red will fade.


Can you wash polo shoes in washing machine?

Yes but you have to do the followings to do;

1) Form-dry with some sponges inside. Do not dry in a tumbler.

2) Remove the yellowish rings with our 'neBrown' spray

3) Re-glue on loose rubber lines.

New York Times Crossword Puzzle

What is the Word for braided linen tape?



How do you clean an urine from a inflatable mattress?

To clean urine from an inflatable mattress blot up as much as possible. You can then clean the area with soapy water. If the mattress has an odor you can use a product such as Urine Gone to clean it again.

Manicures and Pedicures

What nail polish goes best with tanned skin?

Contributors have said:

The best nail polish for tanned skin would be any light color, for example a light aqua color or a pale purple because it brings out your tan.

The NARS Orgasm nail polish is amazing with tanned skin. You can buy it from Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics.

It sounds tacky but try a white nail polish with tanned skin. White really shows off the tan and, if it is painted nicely, it looks glamorous. Also a navy blue can look amazing with tanned skin. Try Barry M's Navy.

Anything would look great. Someone who is very tan could use a dark color. It always looks great.

Sinful Colors in Aqua, Silver, metallic colors, bright colors, if you are over the pastel phase!


  • Light pink (Maybelline ColorShow- Born With It)
  • Slate Grey (Forever 21- Gray)
  • Hot coral- pink (Essie- Camera)
  • Beige/ Gold (Essie- Buy me a Cameo)


  • Gold (Essie- Good as Gold)
  • Navy Blue (Orly- In the Navy)
  • Off- White (Orly- Au Champagne)


  • Nude (Butter London- Bumster)
  • Bubblegum Pink (Orly- Cotton Candy)
  • Dark Red/Oxblood (Butter London- Chancer)

Quite simply, pinks do the trick. Like medium pink.

Home Improvement
Glue and Adhesives

How do you get nail glue off furniture?

Like candle wax. Perhaps this will work. Place a brown paper bag over glue, wax or similar. With a hot iron place on bag and iron. The paper bag will absorb the wax, glue etc and lift of fabric , carpet and similar. You may also use a pinch of kerosene oil for removing such stains from the woods. They are actually hydrophobic in nature and help in the removal of such paints from the wood. They also won't affect your wood shine either.

Home Improvement
Sanitization and Germs

What are the 4 steps to hand washing dishes?

Always use hot water to clean your dishes! Even if gloves are needed. Use a good dish cleaning soap. Wash both sides of items. Look for tiny crevices where germs and dirt may be clinging to. A tooth pick may help to dig wha is there, out.

Pray to God for all the help we can get.


How do you remove limescale from granite worktops?

Try quickleen-s. It remove all granite stains including water and limescale. Try an online search.


Does fiberglass rust?

Rust is a term reserved fro the oxidation of metals. Glass cannot "rust"/"burn": it an oxide already. However, fibreglass is made out of glass and plastic, the former can crack and the latter may loose its plasticiser (i.e. old plastics items go brittle), so old fibreglass is brittle and powdery.


How do you get wax out of microwave?

I heard that u can use alot of wax. first sature it then let it sit for awhile and then wipe away.. :)

A good way of removing wax from any surface is to place an ice cube on the wax, leave for a couple of minutes and you should be able to lift it off.

Home Appliances

Why is there sand in your washing machine?

debris from ur clothes over time collect in ur washer


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