How to Clean Combs and Hair Brushes: You might not ever think about cleaning your combs and hair brushes, but they get dirty! Combs and hair brushes can get oily, and if you use hair product, they can get sticky and you will end up with more hair on your brush than on your head! Cleaning a comb or hair brush is easy. And this works for your pet brushes too!
Step 1: Run a comb through your hair brushes to pick up and remove any hair on the brushes.
Step 2: Fill your bathroom sink or any container with hot water.
Step 3: Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of ammonia to the water.
Step 4: Put your combs and hair brushes in the water.
Step 5: Let your combs and hair brushes soak in the water for about 30 minutes (over night is okay too).
Step 6: Drain the water and rinse your combs and hair brushes.
Step 7: Let your combs and hair brushes air dry.
How to Clean Your Toothbrush: You might think that your toothbrush is clean, seeing as how it’s always getting sudsy and wet. But your toothbrush can be carrying germs and can also have a build up of toothpaste on it. Naturally, if your toothbrush looks bad, you should just toss it and get a new one. But if your toothbrush is new and you want to clean it, just follow the steps below. You won’t only have clean teeth, but also a clean toothbrush!
Step 1: Drop a denture tablet in a tall glass of water.
Step 2: Put your toothbrushes in the glass with the brush side down.
Step 3: Let the toothbrushes soak over night.
Step 4: Remove the toothbrushes from the water and rinse them.
Step 5: Put the clean toothbrushes back where they belong!
How to Clean Light Bulbs: You probably don’t think about cleaning a light bulb. But you should clean your light bulbs so your light shines brighter! Light bulbs get very dusty and in they are anywhere near the kitchen, they get greasy too. So next time you are cleaning up around the house, clean your light bulbs too!
Step 1: Unplug your lamp.
Step 2: Remove the dirty light bulb from the socket.
Step 3: Spray a soft cloth with window cleaner.
Step 4: Gently wipe the dirty light bulb with the damp cloth. Do not spray the light bulb directly and do not apply pressure when wiping the light bulb or you may break it.
Step 5: Gently dry the light bulb with a dry, soft cloth.
Step 6: Put the light bulb back in the socket.
How to Clean Your Remote Control: If you have a remote control that does not work well, and you are sure the batteries are new, it might just need to be cleaned! I have saved many remote controls by cleaning them. Remote controls that have numbers that don’t work or have buttons that stick will usually work like new after they are cleaned. So before you throw out your remote control, follow the steps below and try your hand at cleaning your remote control.
Step 1: Remove the batteries.
Step 2: Look in the battery compartment for a small screw.
Step 3: Remove the small screw and put it someplace safe. You do not want to look for this screw on the floor or the carpet (trust me, you don’t!).
Step 4: After the screw has been removed, slide the top of your remote control completely off.
Step 5: Lift and remove the number pad.
Step 6: Wipe the surface under the number pad with a soft, dry cloth.
Step 7: Wipe the number pad with a damp cloth, or if it is really dirty (like sticky with beer or soda), you can wash the rubber number pad then dry it completely.
Step 8: Put the number pad back on.
Step 9: Slide the top of the remote control back on.
Step 10: Put the tiny screw back in (you didn’t lose it, did you?).
Step 11: Put the batteries back in (it might be a good time to put in new batteries).
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