Did You Know?.........Cleaning Tricks

    Did You Know?.........Cleaning Tricks

    Feb 05, 2018

    Cleaning is a chore that many people do not like to do, but when they do it well, finish feeling accomplished.

    Why not clean with a few inexpensive tricks up your sleeve to save time, energy, and maybe a few tears!

    Here are a few tricks to shine your house up:

    1. Denture Cleaners- Cleaners such as Polident will help you clean up the porcelain throne! When your toilet has a ring around it or if a house has been sitting vacant with a little rusty film on it, let a denture cleaner tab soak a few minutes, brush off the grime, and give it a swirl.

    2. Dryer Sheets- Fabric softener dryer are a great tool to cut grease. If you are cleaning your kitchen, whether it is baked on grease or above the cabinet area where it gets so dusty and greasy, use a dryer sheet. Soak the sheet in hot water to activate the cleaning agent and just wipe it up.

    3. Baby Oil - A fireplace that boast a slate hearth around it can sometimes lose its luster. Take a little baby oil and rub it on the slate and it will shine right up. Do this about once every six months to keep the shine.

    4. Baking Soda - Sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet where you may have some pet odor, let sit a few minutes and vacuum it up.

    Baking soda will also brighten up your laundry. Add a cup of baking soda to your laundry

    5. Lemon peel - Lemons are good for so much!

    Remove stains from containers- Squeeze some lemon juice in the container, add some baking soda and rub mixture into the stain. Let sit overnight if needed.

    Microwave- Slice a lemon into a bowl of water and microwave for 45 seconds. This will loosen the dried on food in your microwave to allow for easy cleanup.

    Garbage disposal - Toss your used lemons in the garbage disposal with peel and it will help keep it smelling fresh.

    Grimy cotton socks- Get them white again by boiling the socks in water with a slice of lemon.

    6. Distilled White Vinegar

    Get a spray bottle and fill with 1 cup water and 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar. Use to clean refrigerator shelves, windows, automatic coffee makers, microwave, copper, brass, and pewter cleaner, add 1.5 -2 cups of solution to bottom of dishwasher and wash on regular cycle with typical detergent, bathtub film, shower doors, and bumper sticker removal from a car.

    Flowers - keep cut flowers fresh (add 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in a 1 quart vase, trim stems and change water every few days).

    Have fun and be sure to let me know which ones work best for you!