Stain Removal Blog: A Mom's Guide To House Cleaning, Laundry And Stains

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This blog, and the site as a whole, is your one stop guide to just about anything you'd like to know about house cleaning tips, laundry tips, stain removal from various surfaces, and other household remedies and hints.

On the site you'll find lots of articles, tips, product reviews and more, all designed to help you figure out the simplest and most effective ways to deal with all of your cleaning tasks, both common and unusual, so you can have time for all the other parts of your life!

This page isn't the only way to get updates on the site though. You can subscribe to the free weekly newsletter here, and then you will get an email newsletter from me, with the latest articles, ideas and tips.

The Latest Articles On Stain Removal 101

How To Descale An Electric Tea Kettle To Remove Hard Water Buildup

How To Descale An Electric Tea Kettle To Remove Hard Water Buildup
Below are the instructions for how to descale an electric tea kettle which has gotten a bunch of hard water build up on it.

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How To Clean Shower Head With Vinegar

How To Clean Shower Head With Vinegar
Do you know how to clean a shower head with vinegar, to remove hard water deposits that are blocking the holes and causing it to not spray as well?

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How To Clean Porcelain Sink: Simple, Easy & Frugal Trick

How To Clean Porcelain Sink
Here's such a dramatic difference between the before and after pictures from a reader, Dayna's vintage sink.

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How To Clean Granite Countertops {Plus Granite Care Tips}

How To Clean Granite Countertops
Here are instructions for how to clean granite countertops, as well as granite countertop care tips for daily care as well as when there are scratches, stains or etching.

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How To Clean Makeup Brushes & Sponges

How To Clean Makeup Brushes & Sponges
Here are simple instructions for how to clean makeup brushes and sponges, so you can apply your cosmetics smoothly and without fear of bacteria and germs.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 31: Clean Your Deck, Driveway Or Porch

Clean Your Deck, Driveway Or Porch
Day 31 (the last day!) of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean your deck, driveway and/or porch.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 30: Clean Entryway & Mudroom

Clean Entryway & Mudroom
Day 30 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean your #entryway and/or mudroom.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 29: Clean Front And Back Door

Clean Front And Back Door
Day 29 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean your front and back doors, and the areas around the outside entrance of your home.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 28: Clean Washer And Dryer

Clean Washing Machine And Dryer
Day 28 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean your washing machine and dryer, including the dryer vents.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 27: Clean Toys

Clean Toys
Day 27 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean kids toys, including both hard toys and soft toys that are washable.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 26: Wash Pillows

Wash Pillows
Here are step by step instructions for how to wash pillows, and then how to dry them so they're not lumpy.

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How To Remove Musty Odor From Smelly Towels

Remove Musty Odor From Smelly Towels
If you've got musty and smelly towels here's how to remove the stinky odor so you can enjoy them again.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 25: Wash Bedding

Wash Bedding
Here are instructions for how to wash bedding, including pillowcases, sheets, conforters and blankets, mattress covers, and dust ruffles and bed skirts.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 24: Clean Mattresses

Clean Mattresses
Here are tips for cleaning and removing mattress stains and odors. It includes general instructions for vacuuming and cleaning and what to do when there are spills or accidents.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 23: Clean Electronics Screens

Clean Electronics Screens
Day 23 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean electronics screens, door knobs, and light switch plates.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 22: Wash Garbage Cans

Wash Garbage Cans
Day 22 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to wash garbage cans and trash cans throughout your home, and your outdoor cans.

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How To Clean Toothbrush: Multiple Methods

How To Clean Toothbrush
Below I've collected quite a few tips for how to clean a toothbrush because -- think about it -- you're supposed to put this thing in your mouth twice daily to clean your teeth, but what is to say it's really clean itself?

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How To Remove Sticker Residue From Clothing

How To Remove Sticker Residue
I've gotten several questions about how to remove sticker residue from clothing, so I'm answering them here.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 21: Clean Floors

Clean Floors
Here is a round up of hardwood floor cleaners reviews, including both specialty products and general wood cleaners, to find out which products work best, and which should stay on the store shelf.

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How To Remove Tomato Stains From Plastic

How To Remove Tomato Stains From Plastic
Here are three methods for cleaning up these stains.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 20: Vacuum & Shampoo Carpet

Dust
Do you have some carpet stain removal tips to share for getting stains out of your carpet? Or do you need removing a stain of your own? Either way you are in the right place.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 19: Clean Upholstery

Dust
Learning how to clean upholstery can be important in any home that you want to stay looking clean, beautiful and well cared for.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 18: Dust

Dust
Here are 5 ways you can reduce and remove dust in your home to save yourself a lot of extra housework, as well as keep allergies at bay.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 17: Clean Window Blind

Clean Window Blind
Here are several window blind cleaner reviews to help you find out which products work best, and which should stay on the store shelf.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 15: How To Clean Baseboards

How To Clean Baseboards
Here are simple steps for how to clean baseboards in your home, including how often to generally clean them as well as how to remove scuffs and marks from everyday living.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 16: Clean Drapes & Curtains

Clean Drapes & Curtains
Here are instructions for how to clean drapes and curtains of many varieties, to remove dust and soil and return them to looking great once again, without damage.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 14: Cleaning Walls

Cleaning Walls
Here are general tips for cleaning walls that become dusty or dirty with time, plus a roundup of tips for removing many types of marks from walls, like crayon, markers, and more.

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Sanitizing With Bleach Make Your Own Homemade Disinfectant

Sanitizing With Bleach Make Your Own Homemade Disinfectant
Sanitizing with bleach is not hard to do, so you can easily make your own homemade disinfectant cleaner. Here's the simple 3 ingredient recipe, plus the rules to follow to make it safe and effective.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 13: Ceiling Cleaning

Ceiling Cleaning
Here are tips, tricks and product recommendations for ceiling cleaning, to make this tedious chore easier and more effective.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 12: Cleaning Windows

Cleaning Windows
My tips for cleaning windows.

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Why You Should Stop Buying & Using Antibacterial Soap

Stop Buying & Using Antibacterial Soap
Here's my thoughts and research on why you (and I and everyone really) should stop buying and using antibacterial soap.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 10 : Cleaning & Washing Bath Mats And Shower Curtains

Cleaning & Washing Bath Mats
Here are instructions and tips for cleaning and washing bath mats and rugs, so they stay fresh, dry and fluffy, and the bathroom looks and smells great.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 9: Clean Toilets And Bathroom Drains

Clean Toilets
Day 9 of the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Challenge is to deep clean your toilet and bathroom drains

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 8: Clean Bathroom Sink & Counters

Clean Bathroom Sink & Counters
Here is how to clean bathroom sink and counter areas, including what to do on a daily basis as well as additional steps to periodically take for deeper cleaning.

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Garbage Disposal Smells - Home Remedies With Natural Ingredients You Can Use

Garbage Disposal Smells
Read several home remedies using natural ingredients you can use to get rid of garbage disposal smells in your sink and kitchen.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 7: Clean Kitchen Garbage Disposal And Drain

Clean Kitchen Garbage Disposal And Drain
Here are 4 recipes for homemade drain cleaner using (mostly) natural ingredients, for both clogs and odors, so you don't have to use caustic commercial drain cleaners.

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Missing Socks In Your Laundry: 3 Ways To Prevent Losing Them

Missing Socks In Your Laundry
Here are three ways to prevent missing socks in your laundry, so you neither lose your socks or your mind trying to find a match when you need one!

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 6: Clean Pots, Pans And Bakeware

Clean Pots, Pans And Bakeware
Normally cleaning pots, pans, baking sheets and cookware is routine, but when there's baked on grease or burnt stuff you need more help.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 5: Clean Kitchen Countertops

Clean Kitchen Countertops
Here are tips for disinfecting and cleaning countertop kitchen surfaces so you have a safe and clean work surface for food preparation and daily household tasks.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 4: Clean Refrigerator And Freezer

Clean Refrigerator And Freezer
The idea of cleaning refrigerator shelves, drawers and all of the inside isn't fun, but its got to get done from time to time. Here are instructions to make it easier, and get the job done right.

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9 Things To Clean & Sanitize In Your Home When Someone's Been Sick

Things To Clean & Sanitize In Your Home When Someone's Been Sick
When someone is sick here are 9 things to clean and sanitize in your home to hopefully keep illness from spreading or lingering.

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5 Tips For Spring Cleaning The Kitchen

Tips For Spring Cleaning The Kitchen
Here are 5 tips for spring cleaning the kitchen, as well as organizing it, to make it easier to clean and get meals on the table.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 3: Clean Small Appliances

Clean Small Appliances
Here are tips and tricks for cleaning appliances of all types and varieties, both inside and out.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 2: Clean Oven And Stove Top

Clean Oven And Stove Top
Here are some recipes for natural oven cleaner to get your oven clean without harsh chemicals.

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Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 1: Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Clean Kitchen Cabinets
Learn how to clean kitchen cabinets off, of all the greasy dirt that accumulates from cooking here, and also share tips of your own.

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Coffee Maker Cleaners Reviews

Coffee Maker Cleaners Reviews
Here are coffee maker cleaners reviews to find out which products work best, and which should stay on the store shelf, when you need to clean your coffee maker.

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Is Club Soda An Effective Stain Remover? Myth Or Fact?

Is Club Soda An Effective Stain Remover?
Many homemade stain remover recipes and cleaning recipes suggest using club soda to help clean and remove stains, but is it better than plain water for this purpose?

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How To Test For Colorfastness When Doing Laundry & Removing Stains

How To Test For Colorfastness
"You should test for colorfastness before using certain laundry supplies." I bet you've heard that sentence before, but do you really know how to do it, and what the term even means, really?

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Coffee Pot Cleaning Tips And Home Remedies For Sparkling Carafes

Coffee Pot Cleaning Tips
Below I've gathered up some coffee pot cleaning tips and home remedies, using common household items, to keep your carafes sparkling clean.

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