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How do you get food dye off of the counter?

I've been scrubbing the same spot on my counter top. I can't get the red food dye out of it. Is there something I can use to remove it without leaving a bleach spot?


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When do you start your spring cleaning?

I am ready to start spring cleaning. When do you start?


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What is the best way to get a hard water ring off the inside of a toilet?

We have a toilet with a terrible ring around it. How can I get rid of it?


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How do you keep your kitchen trash can from smelling?

Smells have really been bothering me. I can smell our trash can through the cabinet that stores it. I tried to buy good smelling trash bags but the smell gave me a headache. How can mask the oder of the trash can?


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How do I get cigarette odor out of outdoor furniture?

I went to yard saling today and am so excited! I found great deal on outdoor furniture. The only problem is that it smells like cigarettes. I'd prefer to get the smell out of the cushions and everything before I use it. Any tips?


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How do you clean rust off of a hose bib?

I have rust on my outdoor hose bib. I try to wipe it off but it keeps coming back. Is there anything I can do to clean it, without having to replace it?


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How do you refresh a Trex deck?

We have a trex deck that is about 15 years old. How can I bring it back to life? I know you can't stain it. Is there a better way to clean it?


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Any tips for cleaning patio furniture cushions?

One of my favorite things to do is sit outside on my patio. The furniture cushions are starting to look grimy, though. I saw a few mildew spots and some stains from bird poop or something, though, today. How do I get them clean?