Cleaning a White Fiberglass Shower

Maintaining the sparkling white surface of a fiberglass shower may feel like a losing struggle. While fiberglass showers are desirable because of their shiny durability and aesthetic, mineral deposits and soap scum may leave a dull, dingy finish. Abrasive cleansers and scouring pads are too harsh for fiberglass. Rather, choose Read More

Bleaching Your Own Polyester Lace Curtains

Delicate polyester lace drapes need particular care when laundering, especially if you’re trying to whiten and brighten discolored panels. While fundamental chlorine bleach works for polyester-blend drapes, it imparts a gray or yellowish tinge to 100-percent polyester. For the best results, use oxygen-based bleach, sometimes sold as all-fabric bleach, even Read More

The way to Get Odor Out of Wicker

Any unpleasant odor emanating from wicker may make you wish to put the piece outside or eliminate it entirely. Whether the wicker is a basket, bowl or part of furniture, foul odors can be treated — securely — with fresh air, a mild washing or baking soda. Deodorizing Less-Than-Fresh Wicker Read More

Can You Put Fine China in the Dishwasher?

Hand washing is always the safest option for cleaning fine china, although some china may be washed in a dishwasher on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent. If the china is old, antique or particularly valuable value to you, hand wash it to prevent scratches or damage to good Read More