Cleaning Lint From Dryer

How To : Clean a clothes dryer filter

Keeping the filter clean improves your dryer’s performance and avoids the risk of fire from lint buildup. By leaving your lint filter full, you run the risk of also breaking your dryer, leading to an expensive repair or an expensive new dryer. You Will Need: • A vacuum clean ...more

How To : Clean a hair dryer filter

Learn to clean your hair dryer filter. You'll extend the life of this handy tool and you'll save money. Step 1 Know when your blow dryer needs a tuneup. Dryers can overheat or shut down if too much lint builds up. If the dryer runs too hot or the airflow seems weak, the filte ...more

How To : Reuse dryer lint

Even dryer lint can be recycled. Watch this how to video as ultimate cheapskate Jeff Yeager gives dryer lint new life. There are more uses for dryer lint than you can imagine.

How To : Make fire-starters out of dryer lint

The warmth of a fire is great while camping or on a cold winter’s night but it can be difficult to get those log roaring. Use materials you have at home to create some easy, fool-proof fire starters that you can use the next time you need to get some logs burning. Save that s ...more

How To : Conserve energy when doing laundry

Doing the laundry uses a lot of water and energy. Here’s how to wash your clothes with a clean conscience. This video will show you how to conserve energy when doing laundry. You Will Need * 1 Eco-friendly laundry detergent * 1 A laundry line * 1 An energy-efficient washing ...more

How To : Do laundry at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to do laundry at home. To start, you will need to set your washer to the right settings. Go with the one that works the best for you and the size/color of laundry you're going to do. Turn off the extra rinse you're doing and turn on the cold rins ...more

How To : Properly clean your dryer

If you have a hard time when it comes to cleaning the appliances in your home, you need to try and remind yourself. Cleaning them is an important step in making sure they last for a long time. One appliance that is always forgotten about is the dryer. There are a couple of pl ...more

How To : Use lint and wax to make fuel for a fire

No need to spend money on fire starter logs and such items, with free lint from your dryer and some wax from a candle you can create a great item to start fires while camping, hiking and so on. Dryer lint and wax are both small and lightweight so they're easy to pack and carry ...more

How To : Start a fire using a firestarter

This video demonstrates how to make a fire without any matches using the Swedish Firesteel magnesium fire starter. You need to have some good tinder, such as dryer lint or a cotton ball. To make it burn longer, you can use petroleum jelly. He puts some Vaseline on the cotton b ...more

How To : Make fire starters with lint and soap

Make fire starters that can be used when camping, fishing, or any other outdoor activity involving fire...or just for use in your home fireplace. Requires only dryer lint, a paper egg carton, and some old candles

How To : Make compost in your backyard

In this how to video, you will learn how to make your own compost heap. Compost is nature's own living fertilizer. It can be purchased at stores, but you can also make it yourself. This can be started in any weather and at any time of the year. Tree trimmings, grass clippings, ...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 : Maintain a skateboard

Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.” You Will Need * A skateboard * A damp towel * An electric sander or sandpaper * Grip tape * A plastic or metal bristle brush * ...more

How To : 8 Weird, Non-Food Uses for Your Freezer

Other than keeping your popsicles and frozen veggies frosty, who would have thought that your everyday freezer had so many uses? Just like your dishwasher can be used for many non-cookware items, the freezer can be used in a variety of useful ways that don't involve perishable ...more

How To : Insulate your windows with plastic

This winter, keep heat in and cold out by sealing your windows with plastic. You will need: blow-dryer plastic wrap double sided tape optional: bubble wrap or dry cleaning bags Note- insulating your windows with plastic is a good way to keep warm without cranking up the heat ...more

How To : Clean an SLR camera

When cleaning an SLR camera, use a stiff brush to remove dirt and a lint-free cloth to remove grease marks. Clean an SLR camera with the tips in this free instructional video on photography tips from a professional photographer. Clean your SLR camera like a pro.

How To : Clean a camera lens

When cleaning a camera lens, use stiff brush to remove the dirt, then wipe lens with a lint-free cloth. Clean camera lenses with the tips in this free instructional video on photography tips from a professional photographer. Be sure to be sage and avoid scratching the camera l ...more

How To : Clean nubuck and suded leather like a pro

This video tutorial is in the Beauty & Style category which will show you how to clean Nubuck and Suede leather like a pro. For this you will need the Nubuck leather home care kit with eco protector. You will also need a couple of white terry towels and a hair dryer. Put a lit ...more

How To : Convert photos to digital

Buying a digital camera doesn't mean your old prints, slides, or negatives are obsolete. You can easily convert them with a scanner to bring them into the 21st century. Watch this video to learn how to convert photos to digital. You Will Need * Photos, slides, or negatives * ...more

How To : Prevent swimmer's ear

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to prevent swimmer's ear. Don't let this painful infection of the ear canal keep you out of the water! A few simple precautions can combat the excessive moisture that causes bacteria to fester. You Will Need * Ear drops * A towel or a b ...more

Tech Tip : Clean Your LCD Screen With a Coffee Filter

Apparently paper towel + Windex is a no-no when it comes to cleaning your computer or television's LCD screen. Apple's official guidelines for proper cleaning are as follows: Turn off the computer or display. You may need to turn off the computer in order to turn off some App ...more

How To : Clean gold jewelry

Looking to polish up some old jewelry? Your skin, soap, and even the air can dull your gold jewelry. Bring the luster back with a few household items and these five steps. You Will Need: • Dishwashing liquid • A soft bristled toothbrush • A soft, lint-free cloth Step 1: Fill ...more

How To : Save money on dry cleaning

Usually those "dry clean only" tags mean one thing: dry cleaning bills. Why sacrifice wearing silk, suede, or other fine fabrics when knowing just a few clothes care tips can save you tons of money on dry cleaning. You Will Need: • Neatness • Roomy closet • Garment brush ...more

How To : Start a fire without kindling

You don't need a stock pile of kindling to hold the flame and really get your fire started. There are a variety of creative yet effective substitutes. Leftover chips from lunch, an extra toilet paper roll, these are only a few ideas on how to start your next fire. Fire is ess ...more

How To : 7 Great Uses for Egg Cartons

What can you do with your egg cartons after you are done using up all the eggs? The compartmentalized spaces used for storing eggs are also perfect to use as seed starters, DIY candle makers, paint palettes, and for storing similarly fragile or round objects like Christmas orn ...more

How To : 12 Handy Hacks for Your Next Camping Adventure

A ziplock freezer bag full of raw egg yolk and chopped up vegetables in a pot of boiling water may not sound like the most appetizing way to make an omelet, but this technique definitely works when you're camping and don't have a stove. There are tons of things you can do wit ...more

How To : 21 Awesome Uses for Lint Rollers

Other than the expected task of removing lint from clothing, lint rollers are a great tool to have around the house for a wide variety of cleaning and non-cleaning uses. For cleaning, the not-too-sticky adhesive quality of lint rollers are perfect for cleaning lampshades, dra ...more

How To : Replace the Dryer's Idler Pulley

The dryer’s idler pulley provides tension to the dryer’s drum belt so the belt won’t slip when the drum is turning. It can become faulty over time due to increased friction. If your dryer is making a squeaking or squealing nose then the idler is probably faulty. Replacing this ...more

How To : Replace Your Dryer's Belt

Over time, the dryer belt can become hard and brittle when the drum is turning loud noises such as squeaking, squealing or thumping noises can occur. Replacing the belt is an easy task for the do-it-yourselfer. All that’s required is a few simple tools. Here’s a step-by-step g ...more

How To : 13 Unusual Uses for Coffee Filters

Other than helping you make your morning cup of joe, coffee filters have a number of surprisingly practical uses that have nothing to do with coffee. The particular texture of coffee filter paper makes it perfect for cleaning your reading glasses, computer monitors, windows, ...more

How To : 13 Awesome Household Cleaning Hacks

Need to vacuum, but hate the smell your vacuum makes? Soak a cotton ball in your favorite essential oil and place in the vacuum bag. The next time you vacuum, the air in your living space will be filled with a much more pleasant smell. Other household cleaning hacks worth not ...more

How To : Clean the exhaust duct on a clothes dryer

You never would have guessed, but you actually should clean your exhaust duct on your clothes dryer. Bet you didn't even know it existed! This video will show you the various steps you'll need to take to thoroughly clean and maintain your clothes dryer and its exhaust duct.

How To : Clean your clothes dryer & make it hot again

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a dryer machine produce heat to dry clothes. Sometimes the dryer machine doesn't produce enough heat to dry clothes. To begin, users should clean the filter if it's full of dust. Check the discharge tube and make sure it is cle ...more

How To : Keep Your Fitted Caps Fresh

This tutorial is for all fitted fanatics like me out there. I’ve been wearing fitted caps and snapbacks since I was in elementary school, and it has become a part of who I am. However, I also know that fitted caps and snapbacks are expensive, especially those from brand name c ...more

How To : Remove ink stains

Ink stains are a very common stain that people get from an accidental pen mark on the clothing or when an ink pen bursts in a pocket or a purse. Start by putting a little cloth in between the ink stain and another part of the clothing. Get some glycerin and dab some of it on t ...more

How To : Polish an Andersen door handle using Simichrome

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish an Andersen Door Handle using Simichrome. In this demonstration we use Simichrome to polish an Andersen Perma-Shield Frenchwood hinged patio door’s brass entrance handle. The tutorial includes a detailed work i ...more

How To : Mount a turkey tail

To mount a turkey tail you need borax, pins, hair dryer, pairing knife, cardboard and detergent. You must clean the turkey tail and then mount it.

How To : Make a Mermaid Tail Costume

Make your underwater dreams come true by turning yourself into a bona fide swimming mermaid. If mermaids did exist, you would be the perfect candidate to transform into the mythical creature. So check out this video tutorial form Little Orca to learn how to make your own merma ...more

How To : How To Clean Piano Keys

In just a few simple steps, you'll have your piano keys sparkling like new. You Will Need * Lint-free cloths * Vinegar * Water * Gentle soap * White toothpaste Step 1: Determine the type of keys Determine whether your white piano keys are plastic or ivory. Most modern pianos ...more

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