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Cleaning

A clean house is a happy house, but with work, school, and extracurricular activities, it can be hard to find the time to keep your home nice and clean. One strategy is to set aside sometime each day to tidy up. Another approach to maintaining a clean house is to focus on efficient cleaning methods and reducing your everyday messes.
Keurig coffee maker

Cleaning a Keurig coffee maker: How to clean a Keurig with just vinegar, including inside of the single-serve machines, the needle, and water tank

Over time, mineral deposits can build up in your Keurig coffee maker, affecting the taste of your coffee and reducing the machine’s performance. To clean your Keurig water tank with vinegar, start by filling the tank with a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar. Then, run the machine without coffee grounds for a few minutes to allow the mixture to work through the system. Finally, flush the machine several times with fresh water to remove any lingering vinegar taste.

Instant Pot

What is the Instant Pot (aka Instapot) and how do I use one?

An Instapot, also sometimes referred to as an “instant pot,” is a kitchen appliance that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. This innovative device is designed to streamline the cooking process by performing a variety of functions all at once, including preparing entire meals and preserving food safely via canning. The first Instapot was released in 2010, and since then it has become one of the most popular cooking gadgets on the market. Thanks to its ease-of-use and unparalleled efficiency, more and more people are adopting this handy device into their kitchens every day. Whether you want to create quick weeknight dinners or stock your pantry for long winter months, an Instapot promises to be there for you every step of the way.

Cleaning safely

Getting blood out: how to get blood out of your clothes, carpet, sheets, and other tough to clean stains

There are a number of different methods for removing blood stains from clothes. The key to effective stain removal is to act quickly, as the sooner the stain is dealt with, the easier it will be to remove. One option is to use an enzyme-based laundry detergent, which is specifically designed to break down and neutralize blood stains. Another option is to soak the garment in cold water until any visible traces of blood have been removed. If these methods don’t work, you may need to seek professional help.