The spacious birch counter above the pet crate includes a variety of top-notch laundry products, designed to clean clothes and make them stay fresher longer. This space can also be used to store dog food containers, treats and other pet essentials.
Chalkboard paint adds a splash of color and will help guests keep track of their drinks. For this project, you'll need: wine glasses, chalkboard paint, bucket or small bowl for the paint, chalk sticks, rubbing alcohol and paper towels or a clean cloth.
If you can't throw it in the wash, you can clean your upholstery with a mixture of four parts warm water with one part laundry detergent. Use a rough sponge or a soft bristle brush to apply the cleaning mixture to your upholstery, then wipe away any remaining suds or dirt with a damp, clean cloth.
Dirt and grime are bound to build up the longer an item sits outside. Just take a clean, damp cloth and wipe it away, making sure to get into the crevasses of the weave. If needed, use a vacuum to get the excess dirt off.
If you want to clean your microwave without chemicals, take a cup of water and put it inside your microwave and heat for two minutes. This creates steam inside, so you can use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe the appliance down and remove any residue or stuck-on bits of food.
Flowering plants provide attention grabbing color, especially when you choose a plant with long-lasting flowers, like anthurium. This tough-as-nails houseplant unfurls red blooms with a waxy sheen and open steadily all year long when plants receive bright light. Give the thick, leathery leaves on anthurium—or any houseplant—a sheen by spraying with a solution of ½ cup milk (skim or reduced fat) and ¾ cup water. Rub the leaves gently with a soft cloth, then dry with a clean, soft cloth. Be sure to spray both top and bottom of leaves.