Hi, have u got a recipe to clean moisturize a leather couch, I hope u are well and had a nice break thanks for all u tips there great!Jessica: Thank you so much for the sweet words...it was definitely a much needed break! Here is an article I wrote showing How to Clean and Restore Leather Furniture It has some good info on restoring leather using coconut oil :)
Any suggestions how to keep raccoons away from the backyard?
Thank youJessica: Raccoons don't like the smell of pepper, so anything that smells like pepper or hot sauce will usually deter them. If you have other animals, you have to be really careful using pepper though, because you really don't want them to get into it. Also, be sure to dispose of any food/trash that could lure them in. Hope this helps!
Cleaning solution for non wood floors.Jessica: I use a solution of equal parts distilled white vinegar and warm water for all of the non-wood/laminate floors in our home. I also have a steam mop that makes mopping a breeze, but if you are using a mop, then I find vinegar and water to be the best cleaner!
How to get rid of flies! Live on a small farm with chickens and sheep!Jessica: I wish I had a good answer for you here, but unfortunately, where there are animals and their waste, there are flies. We tried a fly trap on our patio last year, and I swear it attracted more flies than we had before.
How can i keep cat & dog hair under control?Jessica: The only real way to keep pet hair under control is to brush them often, then keep a hand vac or lint brush handy. We used to have a dog that shed like crazy and the only way to keep the fur from overtaking our home was to brush him all of the time to keep it from shedding everywhere. We vacuumed our furniture daily with a hand vac to keep what was left somewhat clean. I wish I had an easier answer for you!
How do I remove rust or hard water stains on shower doors?Jessica: I would first try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to see if it will lift the stains...those things are amazing! If that doesn't work, try scrubbing it lightly with a little bit of baking soda mixed with dish liquid. Just make a toothpaste consistency paste and rub it in, then use a cloth to work it into the stain and hopefully lift it! Hope this helps!
Hello from the UK..I have cast iron pan stands on my gas stove..How can I clean burnt on food without removing the black covering?
Thanks for your wonderful tips..
ToniJessica: Here is an article I wrote on How to Clean Cast Iron Skillets It's actually pretty easy...hope it helps!
Can I use sals suds soap instead of Castile soap?Jessica: In most cases, yes! Sal Suds should not be used on skin, but can typically be used instead of Castile soap when cleaning surfaces. Hope this helps!
How to remove spruce tree sap from a sweat shirt of cotton blend?Jessica: I would try soaking the stain with Dawn dish liquid, then working it in under warm water. You may have to repeat this several times, but it should help loosen up the sap. Hope this helps!
How to clean blades on stand alone can without taking it apart?Jessica: I'm unsure what you mean by blades on a stand alone can. Can you be more specific or send me a picture at email@example.com? Thanks! Jess
Where can I ask cleaning questions, and where can I find the answers?Jessica: You're in the right place! Just submit a question above and I'll answer it within 24 hours. You can come back to this page ( mom4real.com/ask ) to find the answer to your question and many more! Jess
How to make homemade hand sanitizer?Jessica: Here is my recipe for Homemade Hand Sanitizer
In these times of stress regarding the virus, I would like to make a fruit and vegetable wash, but do not have castile bar soap. I do have “Olivella,” which is an all natural 100% virgin olive oil soap. The only ingredients are saponified olive oil, water, glycerin made from oilve oil and a fragrance. Thank you for your recipes that I just discovered and love them!Jessica: That would work perfectly! Castile soap is great, but it sounds like Olivella is as well. You could also use a little dish soap if that's what you have...just make sure to get those fruits and veggies clean! Hope this helps!
Re the homemade plug in air freshener refills, do you know of any place to buy replacement wicks since it’s nearly impossible to get the old smell out?Jessica: I would try a craft store or maybe Amazon!
How do I keep cats out of my yard?Jessica: Mothballs, citrus peels and citrus based sprays are a few natural cat deterrents. There are also some commercial products that you can purchase to deter cats from your yard like THIS one on Amazon. Hope it helps!
Over the years I have a white film on glassware have tried vinegar baking soda and an sos pad I have soft water what can I do it looks awful thanks!Jessica: I would try cleaning your dishwasher with a product called Lemishine. You can purchase it at most grocery stores in the cleaning section and it works wonders to help get any debris that could be causing discoloration to glass wear.