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How to Clean Fan Blades (without a Dusty Mess!)

Dusty Fan Blade Homemakerchic.comSo the other morning My Hubby and I were snuggling in the bed when I looked up and noticed how dusty my fan blades had gotten. I mean they were really bad! I remembered a clever little trick I had seen awhile ago and decided right then and there to try it out. Lucky for you he decided to film me doing said trick. So you get the benefit of both my very first video on Homemaker Chic, and also a very nifty way to clean your fan blades without getting dust all over the place. Enjoy!

Use a pillow case to clean fan blades homemakerchic.com

How to Get Wrinkles out of Clothes Without Ironing

If you’re like me, sometimes you get lazy when it comes to laundry. I have been known to forget about dry clothes for a day or two and when I open the dryer I’m stuck with a full load of wrinkled clothes. I hate when that happens! Well here’s a nifty trick for getting those wrinkles out fast!

Step 1: Run a clean washcloth under water and squeeze out the excess liquid.

Step 2: Toss the wrinkled garment and the wet cloth into the dryer for 20 minutes.

Step 3: Do something more important while your shirt is becoming wrinkle free.

Step 4: Smooth out the shirt and you have a (mostly) wrinkle free garment!

The heat from the dryer and the wet cloth form a sort of steam situation and gets the wrinkles out fast! Hey its not perfect, but if you’re that picky just iron the dang thing! Hope this helps when you’re in a pinch. 🙂

How to Clean Stubborn Carpet Stains with an Iron and Vinegar

Another Pinterest win! I’m always out to debunk supposedly easy pinterest tips, and I’m pleased as punch when one turns out to work as simply as they said! Here’s a REALLY easy way to get stains out of your carpet. This works for organic stains like dirt and food. Be careful if you’re trying this with dyes or ink as the vinegar can make things worse. For stains you’re unsure about it is always best to call in a professional. (Or pretend you are one if you’re like me).

I have no idea where these stains come from, seriously. My husband must be sloshing drinks out of his glass or something because I have no messy kids and hardly any guests. I tried scrubbing and using Resolve carpet cleaner but neither worked. But this handy little tip worked like a charm.


All you need is White Vinegar, Water, a Spray Bottle, A Rag, and an Iron.


Spray the spot with a solution of 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water.

Lay a damp rag over the spot.

Iron on the steam setting for about 30 seconds. If the stain is really stubborn, repeat the steps, but try it, chances are it will work!