Posts Tagged ‘Dust’

Dust Your Computer? Spring Cleaning I forgot

Heather says: The next time you are at the store and snicker when you see the canned air, remember The Lorax. Grab a can anyway. Why? Because it’s time to clean out your computer. I never remember to do this until my computer decides to throw a tantrum, which it did yesterday, twice, in a meeting. /facepalm…

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Bagless Vacuums, the Dirty Secret

Dear Home Ec 101, I admit, I wanted one of those – a bagless vacuum cleaner! What an amazing idea! No thought was given to what I was going to do with the container full of dust and debris. I’ve figured out that dumping out the junk is fairly easy – although many people including…

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Wall Dusting 101

Our fabulous commenter Bramble asked: How exactly does one dust the wall? Do you dust the entire wall with a dust cloth? Do you wash it? Ivy says: This, of course, varies depending on how big your walls are and how dirty your walls are. My preferred method is to use a wool duster with…

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Dusty blinds

Dear Home Ec 101: I have several faux wood white blinds that I have stored in the garage. I want to use these now and they have -needless to say- their share of spider webs, dust and other weird things on them. What is the best way to clean them? Thanks! ~Dust in the Windows…

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How To Clean Refrigerator Coils

Heather says: Typically, you should be vacuuming your refrigerator coils twice a year with your spring and fall cleaning. Vacuuming the refrigerator coils not only extends the life of your refrigerator, but it helps save electricity, because a dusty fridge has to work harder. If you have pets, you should vacuum more often- the more…

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Mini-blinds are my nemesis.

Dear Home-Ec101, I live in an apartment and my mini-blinds are covered with the funk of thousands of tenants. Can you please tell me the best way to clean these? Signed, Dusty Shades Ivy says: I hate mini-blinds.  My cats break the ends off of them because they MUST sit in the window and they…

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Bright idea: Cleaning Kitchen Light Fixtures

Dear Home-ec 101: I had to change a lightbulb in my kitchen the other day and the globe is nasty with dust and grease. Is there an easy way to fix this? Grimy in Greensboro Heather says: I’ll be the first to admit it, I’m a klutz. The only way I’ll be able to pass…

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