Monday, 21 March 2011

Check the dirt level in the bag before Vacuuming your Carpet

Get Into the Habit of Changing Your Kirby Vacuum Cleaner Bags Regularly
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Julie-Ann_Amos]Julie-Ann Amos

How often do you change your Kirby vacuum cleaner bags? In fact, how often do you change your bags even if you have another brand of vacuum altogether?

A lot of people probably wouldn't even have a clue how often they change them. Most people would simply say "when the bag is full up." But that could be leaving it too late.

The same applies to handheld vacuums too. Dirt Devil vacuum bags for example will only hold so much before they cease to be so effective. You probably bought your vacuum cleaner because you knew it had a good reputation for cleaning your carpets in a very effective way.

But you need to work with it if your Kirby vacuum cleaner bags or Dirt Devil vacuum bags are going to give you the best possible service all the time.

It's understandable to want to get the most out of your vacuum bags. Some people think it is worth making them last as long as possible because they can save money by not having to replace their bags too soon. But this can backfire on you if you aren't careful.

For example, did you know that leaving the bag to get too full up can lead to the motor in your vacuum beginning to overheat? It's true - and if it goes on too long or if you do this regularly, you could end up with a broken vacuum cleaner because the motor could burn out completely. And that will mean having to buy a new one.

But if you check your Dirt Devil vacuum bags regularly - or whatever brand of bags you use for your own vacuum cleaner - you will find that you can get an even better performance out of your vacuum than you thought was possible.

As you can see, it pays to keep an eye on how full your vacuum bags are getting. It's a good idea to check how full it is before you start using your vacuum each time. Then if it needs changing you can do it before you begin. The best idea of all is to check it once you have finished vacuuming though, because then you can change the bag so that it is ready for the next time you need it. Kirby vacuum cleaner bags are not too expensive to buy, so you can easily stock up and change them whenever you need to.

Julie-Ann Amos is a professional writer. She regularly writes on the topic of Kirby vacuums and [http://hooverbag.org/kirby-vacuum-cleaner-bags]vacuum bags. She recommends keeping a regular supply of [http://hooverbag.org/dirt-devil-vacuum-bags]vacuum bags.

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Monday, 7 March 2011

Interesting d-i-y 'green' article

Go Green by Using Natural Cleaning Products and Avoid Dangerous Chemicals
By Dorothy Loll

Have you questioned "how toxic are my household cleaning supplies?" If you haven't considered the potential dangers of what may be in your cupboard then you likely will be surprised when you come to the realization that many of these ordinary household cleaning supplies are dangerous and toxic. Cleaning ingredients vary in the degree and type of health hazard that they present. Some may irritate the skin while others are responsible for respiratory irritation, chemical burns and cancer. There is an additional threat when chemicals are combined, such as chlorine and ammonia. This is why many households are turning to natural cleaning products to not only protect themselves, but the environment as well.

Natural cleaning products are safer for humans and pets and less damaging to the environment as they are non-toxic. Added advantages of natural cleaning products are that they smell fresher, clean as well or better than toxic chemicals, and are cost-efficient. The average American uses about 40lbs of toxic household cleaning products each year. By switching to natural cleaning products you are able to protect yourself, your family and the environment from harmful chemicals.

Homemade cleaning products can be made very easily with natural cleaning ingredients. Following are some basic ingredients and uses:

Vinegar: Vinegar is a wonderful all purpose homemade cleaning product that is eco friendly and effective in every room in the home. A simple solution of one part vinegar and one part water will clean nearly every surface, appliance and fixture in the home. In the kitchen it is used to clean counter tops, appliances and all surfaces including the greasy walls above the stovetop. In the bathroom, its uses include cleaning the bathtub, the sinks and the toilet bowl (use straight vinegar here). In the laundry room, it can be used as a fabric softener in the laundry by adding one half cup during the rinse cycle. Vinegar is also used for mopping floors (avoid on hardwood floors for removing grease, mildew and wax, to clean windows, brick and stone and to clean walls.

Baking Soda: Baking soda is another natural, eco friendly all purpose cleaner that is used to clean, deodorize, remove stains and soften fabrics. Baking soda can be sprinkled onto a damp sponge or cloth to clean countertops, bathtubs, sinks, ovens and fiberglass. It is also a wonderful deodorizer, eliminating smells.

Borax: Borax is used to kill mold. It can also be used to enhance the cleaning power of soap. Caution must be taken when small children and pets are in the home as it can be toxic to both if consumed.

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice is a popular non toxic cleaning product and is used for removing stains from clothing, cutting through grease and removing perspiration stains from clothing. It is also used as a bleach alternative. In the bathroom it can be used to remove soap scum and hard water deposits. Sprinkle a little baking soda on a cut lemon and scrub stains and surfaces. To create a furniture polish mix one-half cup of lemon juice with one cup of olive oil.

Dorothy Loll is an internet marketing entrepreneur who promotes living a green lifestyle.

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