Cleaning Carpets

How To : Clean your car's carpets

It sucks when you're trying to clean your carpet, but there are a bunch of unsightly stains. This video will teach you how you can clean your car's carpets so that they look nice.

How To : Remove a carpet stain and clean your jewelry

If you have ever spilled red wine on a light colored carpet, you know it is the last thing you want to do. You can use regular table salt to get that stain out. Just pour a good amount of salt over the wine and leave it over night, the salt will absorb the wine and you will be ...more

How To : Clean coffee from a carpet

When you spill coffee on a carpet, your first reaction might reasonably be PANIC. However, removing annoying coffee stains is not as hard as you might think. Here's a quick and easy way to really lift that coffee from your carpet. Clean coffee from a carpet. Click through to w ...more

How To : Steam clean your carpet

DIY carpet cleaning is here. And you can steam the sucker too! Part 1 of 14 - How to Steam clean your carpet. Steam clean your carpet - Part 2 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Steam clean your carpet - Part 3 of 14. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Deep-clean your carpet

When you clean the carpet in your home or apartment, it seems like that dirt just comes right back the next day. It's never really clean. Well, that could be changed with a deeper clean. Deep-cleaning your carpet can offer benefits including getting rid of dust mites and aller ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 2

I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more

How To : Get permanent marker stains out of your carpet

To follow along with this video, you will need a few supplies: a spray bottle filled with lukewarm water, a couple of clean white blotting towels, and a product called Legacy of Clean. To remove the stain you begin by applying a few drops of Legacy of Clean onto the stain. Use ...more

How To : Get candle wax out of your carpet

Want to remove dried wax from a carpet? You'll need four items: a white towel, a regular electric iron, a carpet cleaning solution and a hot-water extraction machine. For a complete, step-by-step demonstration of how to remove pesky paraffin wax stains from your own carpet, wa ...more

How To : Prepare for a hurricane or typhoon

This video on typhoon preparedness comes from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, where typhoons are common. The key to surviving a typhoon or other disaster is preparation. Stock up on enough food and supplies to last your family for about a week. Routinely check expiration date ...more

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : Recreate the One-Color Smokey Eye

The smokey eye has become one of the most popular makeup looks in recent decades. Worn by celebrities and the casual consumer alike, it is not only popular but is also one of the hardest looks to recreate. A few months ago, I was aske to create a simple, easy to follow tutoria ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Clean up dog accidents properly

This housekeeping how-to video offers five tips for cleaning up your dog's accidents. Follow along and clean up dog accidents properly with help from the Dog Channel's five tips. Learn to clean up urine or soil, keep your home smelling fresh and prevent future accidents. 1. M ...more

How To : Get out grease stains from carpet

Don’t panic if you get grease on your carpet. Start tackling it instead. Learn how to get grease stains out of carpet with this Howcast guide. You Will Need * Shaving cream * A clean toothbrush * A clean cloth Step 1: Spray with shaving cream Spray it with shaving cream and ...more

How To : Remove candle wax from a carpet

Middle-aged woman shows how to remove candle wax from a carpet. Knowing what kind of carpet you have is key into understanding if your carpet can be cleaned or not. Video recommends calling a professional if you are unsure. Different methods help to provide satisfying results. ...more

How To : Baby proof your home

Worried about your baby or toddler either wrecking or wrecking themselves in your home? Baby proofing time! Make sure your house is safe and secure for your child when they start exploring their turf. You Will Need: • Blankets • A smoke and carbon monoxide detector • Batte ...more

How To : Get up tough stains using things around the house

Bob Schmidt from Home Remodel Workshop teaches how to remove persistent carpet stains. Clean up the source of the stain as quickly as possible. Once the source of the stain is removed, mix one teaspoon of dish detergent with a cup of hot water. Pour the mixture on the stain. S ...more

How To : Get rid of fleas

In this video the instructor shows how to get rid of fleas. He starts telling about how infectious the fleas can be and how much trouble they can cause. He gives a step by step procedure on how to get rid of them. He says that you should eliminate the threat first by removing ...more

How To : Clean stains with sawdust

Use sawdust to draw the stains out of carpet, floormats, etc. It saves energy since you don't have to wash towels and will be thrown away anyway. This is a quick housekeeping trick that leaves your floors clean and does not hurt the environment. Make sure you properly dispose ...more

How To : Prepare a car to be sold

A few quick and easy jobs could add hundreds of pounds to your car’s value before selling. Watch TV’s used car expert Jason Dawe show you how to prepare your car before selling. Cleaning the exterior: 1. Clean the car from top to bottom using a good-quality car shampoo. Don’t ...more

How To : Remove a strawberry jam stain from the carpet

Middle-aged woman shows how to remove a strawberry jam stain from a carpet. Video lists all the equipment necessary to complete the job including warm water, gloves, carpet cleaner and sponges. Good explanation of carpet cleaning products. Remove a strawberry jam stain from th ...more

How To : Quit smoking and get through the withdrawals

Quitting smoking is incredibly difficult. It's hard enough to break the habit, but the withdrawals are even worse. In this tutorial, learn how to make the transition a little more bearable. You Will Need • Pen and paper • Prescriptions • OTC medications • Hypnosis • Clean ...more

How To : Vacuum your car

Just like your living room rug, your car’s carpeting needs a thorough vacuuming now and then. Watch this how to video to learn how to vacuum your car. Don't pay those car wash prices! You Will Need * A garbage bag * A vacuum cleaner with a hose and attachments * A handheld va ...more

How To : Reduce your risk of allergies

Learn how to reduce your risk of allergies. Transform your home into a sanctuary for your eyes, nose, and throat by reducing the risk of allergies. You Will Need * A broom * A dust pan * A wet rag or duster * Cleaning products * Plastic covers for furniture * A vacuum with ...more

How To : Remove stains from wood furniture

Learn how to remove stains from wood furniture. Make your wood furniture look like new again by getting out rings and spots. You Will Need * Clean, white cloths * Baking soda * Plain white toothpaste * White sponges or cloths * White vinegar * Hydrogen peroxide * A clean to ...more

How To : Whip up an acne-fighting baking soda face mask

Baking soda is like a miracle in a box. Whether you need to clean a doggy doo doo stain on your carpet, need to deodorize your refridgerator, or need an all-natural face scrub, baking soda has a cure for it all. Simply check out this DIY skin care video to learn how to destro ...more

How To : Clean your room

Do you win the prize for messiest room in America? That's a difficult contest, but how about messiest room in your house? It’s time to clean your room, so do a good job in the shortest amount of time and get your parents off your back. What you will need: • Organization • M ...more

How To : Use peanut butter in unusual ways

Got an urge to get that peanut butter jar out for something else other than a peanut butter & jelly sandwich? Peanut butter has many uses in addition to being a healthy treat. In this video, learn how to use peanut butter in unusual ways. What you will need: • A dog or cat ...more

How To : Get rid of moths indoors

Moths can be destructive to stored clothing and food items. Here's how to get rid of them. Watch this video to learn how to get rid of moths indoors. You Will Need * A vacuum * Airtight containers * Moth balls, flakes, or crystals * A dry cleaner WARNING: Products like moth ...more

How To : Clean your basement

Clean your basement like a champ. The hardest part of cleaning a basement is working around all that stuff you’ve stuck down there. This game plan will help. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to clean your basement. You Will Need * Sponges, both natural and nylon ...more

How To : Battle dog odor in your home

Sometimes as a pet owner it is difficult to keep your home clean and smelling fresh. In this Housekeeping how-to video the Dog Channel offers five tips to battle dog odor in your home. Follow these five tips and have your home smelling fresh. 1. Clean up your dog’s accidents ...more

News : The 5-Second-Rule Is BS, Say Scientists

There's no reason to waste a perfectly good Cheeto just because it dropped on the kitchen floor, right? The "5-second-rule" makes it fair game if you can swipe it up fast enough (this doesn't apply for liquids or foods with floor fuzz stuck to them.) But, is that errant piece ...more

How To : Dust-proof your home

Some homes are more prone to dust than others and just dusting doesn't always work. Arm yourself with these proven strategies in the battle to banish dust from your home. You Will Need: • A mattress and pillow covers • A vacuum cleaner • A damp mop • Product to spray rags ...more

News : Fully Functional Gravity-Defying Chair

With severed, angled gaps in three out of four legs, it looks like the work of a chainsaw-wielding maniac. But those gaps are clean cut and without blood, despite the redness of the slices, and definitely not the work of Leatherface. Peter Bristol's "cut chair" seems to defy ...more

How To : Install a solid hardwood floor with Lowe's

A solid hardwood floor offers a clean and simple alternative to carpeting. This video tutorial demonstrates how to install solid hardwood flooring in your home. Once you’ve prepped the subfloor, let the wood planks acclimate to the room temperature for at least 72 hours. Check ...more

How To : Get rid of bed bugs

It truly is hard to sleep tight when the bed bugs bite, since these insidious creatures are very real, and very nasty. You’ll have to be persistent to get rid of them. Step 1: Know your enemy Know your bed bugs. They’re flat, oval-shaped, wingless, brownish—but will swell and ...more

How To : Remove red wine stains

Learn how to remove red wine stains. Thinking of switching to white wine just to avoid stains? Memorize these cleaning tips instead. You Will Need * White wine, club soda, or cold water * A white cloth napkin or clean white T-shirt * Salt * Liquid enzyme detergent * Spot st ...more

How To : Clean with baking soda

When it comes to household versatility, baking soda is king. Here are just some of the many cleaning uses for baking soda. Cleaning tips: You Will Need: * Baking soda * Water * A sponge * A vacuum * Salt * White vinegar * Laundry detergent * A cotton swab * A toothbrush * A b ...more

How To : Carve Fractals and Stars on Pumpkins

Fractals and stars are two of the most beautiful and complicated-looking classes of geometric objects out there. We're going to explore these objects and how to carve them on a pumpkin. Unlike the last one on carving polyhedral pumpkins, where we used the entire pumpkin to car ...more

How To : Have an allergy-free home

If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, there are some simple ways to make your home more hospitable. Step 1: Lower the pollen count Use high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, filters to capture airborne particles such as pollen. Use one filter in your bedr ...more

How To : Litter Box Train Your New Kitten

I love cats (dogs too - but that's a subject for a different article...;o)). There are few things more enjoyable than welcoming an adorable little kitten into one's house; watching them inspect their mysterious new surroundings - timidly at first - and then quickly make it the ...more

How To : Build a vocal booth on a budget

To build a quality vocal booth in your home you'll need to first clean out your closet. Take everything out of the closet including the pole. Wash the walls, sweep and mop the floor making sure everything is clean. Then go out and buy some foam. Instead of spending thousands o ...more

How To : Attach bObsweep's Mop

A quick and easy guide to setting up the mop feature on bObsweep Pethair or Standard. When the mop pad is properly attached, Bob will simultaneously sweep, vacuum, and mop all reachable spaces. Remember the mopping accessory should be removed when Bob works on carpet, so he ...more

How To : Apply POR 15 for Rust

The Problem If you are working on a car restoration project, then you are going to faced with rust damage. This problem can’t be overlooked, as the entire project depends on repairing and eliminating rust. This would be like laying down new carpet to a house that was flooded, ...more

How To : 16 Cool and Unusual Uses for Ice Cubes

In addition to keeping your cold drink from turning lukewarm, ice cubes are also surprisingly useful for removing gum from your carpet, keeping your hollandaise sauce from curdling, skimming fat off your soup, and watering your hard-to-reach hanging plants. Drinking some vile ...more

How To : 5 Apartment Improvements You Can Do in an Hour

Presented by Apartments.com When looking for a new apartment, it's hard not to notice the improvements (on large and small scale) needed prior to moving in. While your landlord may be taking care of new carpeting, cleaning the central air vents, and fresh paint on the walls, ...more

How To : Attach bObi's Mop

bObi has a mop cloth and trailing bar that can be used any time you want her to wash tile or hardwood flooring. When the mop is attached, bObi will sweep, vacuum and mop all the spaces she finds. Always remember to remove and clean the mop attachment when bObi returns to wor ...more

How To : 10 Super-Practical Uses for Dishwashing Soap

Bored of using your bottle of dishwashing soap for just washing dishes? You're in luck. Not surprisingly, the soapy liquid commonly used for removing stubborn food build-up from your eating utensils can also be used as a general cleaner for washing windows, removing clothing ...more

Green Tea : It Cleans More Than Just Your Body

About ten years ago, Western research figured out that green tea was a nutritional powerhouse. After all, in Asian countries where green tea is consumed throughout the day, cancer rates tend to be much lower, although there are probably other factors contributing to that fact, ...more

How To : Remove Almost Any Stain Using Alcohol

There are countless methods and cleaners aimed at eliminating stubborn stains from everything to clothing, carpet, and furniture. But completely removing every last trace of a stain doesn't require an arsenal of chemical cleaners and repeated cycles in the washing machine. Mos ...more

How To : Blindfold bObsweep Pethair or Standard Model

bObsweep Standard and Pethair are made to easily transition between a variety of floor types, so they function efficiently in most spaces. Once in a while, bOb's workplace includes unique furniture that may cause slight difficulties but can be resolved with blindfold stickers ...more

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