What’s your spring Cleaning routine?
It looks like the snow might be gone for good, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Often the biggest question about spring cleaning is where to start. For Crocker, cleaning out the closet is the best place to start, since clearing out space means she’ll get to revamp her wardrobe for the season. Cleaning out space in the spring also means making room for new tech. Hall said that for him the change in season means a new bike and new stuff for the car.
Can this cleaning gel help tidy up your car?
The weather is getting warmer, which means that we need to start cleaning off that winter dust. Why not start with your car? With all of the sunshine that we’ve been having the past few days seems to highlight the fact that our car interiors may need a little T.L.C. Kila Peeples found a popular cleaning gel called TiCarve, that looks like a kid’s toy, but is supposed to be great for cleaning multiple places in your car. Watch the video above to see if this Try It Out pulls out all the stops or if you should keep truckin’.
Tackle the fur Fido and Fluffy leave on your furniture
We love our pets, but sometimes they can leave a furry mess on your furniture and carpet. It is called Fur-Zoff, and is made from foamed glass that resembles a pumice stone that you would use for a pedicure. Kila tried it on her couch and her area rug, while the pets who caused the furry mess watched with curiosity. Did Fur-Zoff work on her fur covered furniture? Watch the video above to see if this Try It Out Tuesday was paws up or paws down!
Does this old-school soap’s cleaning power stand the test of time?
Doing the laundry is a task that always seems to be a never-ending chore, but there is something that has risen to the cleaning occasion for hundreds of years. Fels Naptha is a soap that was created in 1893, yet has recently grown in popularity. Kila Peeples tried the soap out on stains like chocolate, lipstick and red wine. Watch the video above to see if it worked!
Here are some fast fall home makeovers on a budget
Fix It EnterprisesHost Tati Amare chatted with Lou Manfredini about how you can fix up your home for the fall. Manfredini suggests using Miracle Sealant like the professionals. For tile, Manfredini suggested Tub and Tile paint that allows you to put a whole new surface on the tub and tile. Manfredini suggests Quick Seal which has a lifetime guarantee against mildew and mold. Once you’re done you can spray down your tile with Concrobium Mold Control to fight against any mold or mildew.
Airbnb requires hosts to commit to enhanced cleaning
Airbnb said Thursday it will require hosts to comply with enhanced cleaning procedures as part of its effort to reassure guests and local officials during the coronavirus pandemic. Hosts in China are exempt because have their own local cleaning program, the company said. Airbnb is no longer requiring hosts to leave their rentals vacant for at least 24 hours between guests, as it did in April. San Francisco-based Airbnb said nearly 1.5 million listings have signed on to the enhanced cleaning standards since they were introduced in June. The company has also been removing party houses from its platform after a shooting last year at an unauthorized Halloween party in California.
How long does COVID-19 survive on skin? New study shows the importance of hand washing
Toward the beginning of the pandemic, a study showed that the SARS-Cov-2 virus can survive on cardboard for as long as 24 hours and on stainless steel for about 72 hours. Figuring out how long a contagious virus can survive on human skin isn’t an easy challenge as not many people are willing to have live SARS-CoV-2 smeared on them just for science. That’s why Japanese researchers used an unusual alternative -- human skin collected at autopsy about 24 hours after death. What they found was significant -- the SARS-CoV-2 virus could survive on human skin for nine hours -- significantly longer than the roughly two hours that the flu virus could remain a threat. More: More than just hand washing -- Teaching your children how to be clean, organizedMore: Coronavirus outbreak: How to wash your hands correctly
Get your microwave sparkling clean with these kitchen items
You, or someone in your family, uses this in your kitchen almost daily and it can get quite dirty. Kila Peeples wanted to find a way to make her microwave sparkle, without using all of the strong cleansers. So, she tried to clean it with a couple of items that are also in the kitchen. She tested whether white vinegar or baking soda could clean her microwave the best, and it was a close call. Watch the video above to see which kitchen staple knocked out the dirt.
VIEW: CDC offers updated guidelines for face masks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated guidelines for selecting, wearing and cleaning face masks for the coronavirus pandemic. The update was released Aug. 27. The CDC continues to recommend that you wear masks in public settings “around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others.” Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others, the CDC maintains. In Michigan, it has been the law to wear masks in public buildings and spaces since the governor’s order was issued in July. Find the CDC’s complete face masks recommendations/guidelines here.
Can oil and vinegar dress up your wood furniture?
The summer heat and rain may be beating up your outdoor furniture, but there is a way to bring back its luster. Kila Peeples discovered a way to dress up your wood furniture with some surprising items. Kila has a handcrafted wood table that she loves, but has seen better days. She found a cleaner that involves two things that you would find in your pantry, olive oil and vinegar. Feel free to add a few drops of essential oils to get rid of the vinegar smell.
More than just hand washing -- Teaching your children how to be clean, organized
DETROIT Teaching your children about cleanliness during the COVID-19 pandemic goes beyond proper hand washing. I think its really important for children to have a very organized environment, Weinstein said. Whats really important to you and then help the child learn how to make decisions about whats important to keep and whats important to let go, Weinstein said. RELATED: How to teach your children etiquette, manners while stuck at homeFor teenagers, tweens and even older children who might be home from college, let them take control. You can find more information on Weinsteins business, Ive Gotta Get Organized, Inc., on its official website here.
Jason thinks you should do this at home
And by grill I dont mean your smile, although 4 out of 5 dentists would approve of cleaning your teefers, too. My grill, a Broil King by Regal, has been on my patio since 2016 and was overdue for a brushing/cleaning/polishing. Not so much a Broil King and more of a Broil Duke, royal but not quite sitting on the throne. I had forgotten the Broil King when new burned with the heat of a thousand suns. Newly rechristened Broil Emperor is like that-- if those thousand suns got together and fused into a heat singularity.
CDC warns of unusual or aggressive rodents hunting for food amid COVID-19
The CDC issued a warning over the weekend about rodents exhibiting unusual or aggressive behavior as the hunt for food becomes more difficult. Jurisdictions have closed or limited service at restaurants and other commercial establishments to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Community-wide closures have led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in dense commercial areas. Some jurisdictions have reported an increase in rodent activity as rodents search for new sources of food. Environmental health and rodent control programs may see an increase in service requests related to rodents and reports of unusual or aggressive rodent behavior, the CDC said.