How Stuff Works in Your House

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small-appliance-basics-ga-1.jpgAre you a do-it-yourselfer or just plain curious about how all the appliances, technology, and doodads you have in your house work? The HowStuffWorks site has a plethora of great information on pretty much everything you could ever dream of in your house… including how to repair some of them. Whether it’s your fridge that’s on the fritz or your lawn mower had a fight with the overgrown lawn and lost, you’ll get the tips you need to make it all better.

If you just bought a new house or are planning to sell, the first thing you want to do is clean clean clean. Learn to clean just about anything with the cleaning tips on HowStuffWorks. Here’s an easy and eco-friendly recipe for cleaning your shower – who knew vinegar was for more than just salad dressing? Evidently white vinegar is great for removing hard-water deposits.

A Shower-Stall Cleaning MixtureHere’s a homemade solution that can help you when cleaning your shower stall:

  • Mix 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 gallon hot water. Caution: Wear rubber gloves and work in a well-ventilated area when using this powerful solution.
  • Apply it to the walls of the shower with a sponge, scrubbing with a brush, if necessary, to remove all the scum.
  • Rinse well with clear water, and wipe dry.