Cleaning Guides

Here’s Why Wearing Your Shoes Indoors is a Bad Idea

Dirty footprints from dirty shoes on a carpet.

We’ve all seen it in movies, TV shows and even some of our friends – they’re wearing shoes inside their home. While you may have friends that do it, or you walk inside your home with your shoes on, this might be ruining your health.

Australia is one of those countries where it’s not a mass practice to wear shoes inside, but some people still do it.

The truth is, you’re contaminating your home, bringing in toxins from the outside and potentially harming yourself and your family.

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How to Clean your Oven Racks with Aluminum Foil

A guide on cleaning dirty oven racks with aluminum foil.

Cooking is a passionate hobby. Whenever someone from the Fantastic Team grabs a pan the kitchen becomes a mess, and a delicious one, mind you!

But you can imagine just how much-burnt food develops on and inside the oven. Luckily we don’t cook daily in the office, but it’s a completely different story with the ovens at home.

So, how you can clean your dirty, burnt food covered oven racks? Easy! There are no expensive detergents involved, just a bit of warm water, baking soda and a ball of aluminium foil.

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How to Clean a Velour Sofa. Step by Step Guide

Cleaning a velour sofa step by step.

Velour sofas can make any home look more luxurious. The feel of the fabric itself is amazing, that’s why it’s a common choice for many households.

As any fabric sofas, velour made ones have to be cleaned and maintained regularly. But with a fabric so gentle how can you clean your velour sofa at home?

It isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but it’s not an impossible task as well, so let’s take a look at how to properly clean your velour upholstery.

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The Hidden Dangers of a Dirty Oven

The fire hazard that dirty ovens are.

Preventable kitchen fires account for 88 million in damages in the state of Victoria alone. Often, those fires are in direct correlation of neglecting the cleanliness of the oven in your kitchen.

But how exactly can a dirty oven be the cause of a domestic fire? Quite often people neglect the fact that the oil we use when cooking is flammable. A dirty oven with oil buildup on the inside combined with high temperatures used in cooking creates the perfect opportunity for a fire.

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Smelly Clothes? Here’s how to Battle Washing Machine Odour.

Man pouring baking soda in washing machine to get rid of the bad smell naturally.

We’ve all been there. We take out our laundry after it’s done, expecting the delightful scents of the laundry detergents, but instead, we’re hit with a musky odour that is disgusting the least.

But what exactly can be the cause of the problem? Washing your clothes with detergents is supposed to produce the opposite result – nice smelling clothes.

Well, smelly clothes after washing can be because of numerous reasons, so let’s take a look at how you can battle the odour your washing machine is causing and how to prevent it.

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