13 Cleaning Tips You’ve Never Heard of
Clean your bathroom, kitchen and floors with these affordable, do-it-yourself cleaning tricks. Chances are you never even heard of these household remedies.
Bust Dust on Your Blinds
The best way to dust blinds?
Close them, then wipe up and down with an old dryer sheet. It'll create an antistatic barrier that helps prevent dust from building up again.
Bust Out the Coffee Filter
To clean glass and mirrors, use coffee filters, not paper towels. They leave no streaks or lint - and they're cheap.
Try Vinegar and Water for Your Bathroom
Vinegar and water is a great deodorizer for a musty bathroom.
Spray your shower down as you're getting out. It really absorbs the odours, and the smell of vinegar goes away in an hour.
Grab a Pumice Stone
A wet pumice stone will clean a dirty oven faster than any spray-on product.
Treat Your Wood Floors Right
To damp-mop wood floors, use plain water or a water-based floor cleaner like Bona. Don't use vinegar. The acid in it will pit your polyurethane finish, can void your warranty, and may reduce shine over time.
Seventh Generation dish liquid diluted with water is a great nontoxic all-purpose cleanser.
Just put two squirts in a spray bottle and fill it with water.
Use Our Secret Weapon
A powdered product called Bar Keepers Friend. We use it on everything. Its active ingredient is rhubarb powder, which really cuts through grit and grime. It cleans glass-top stoves, counters, toilets, porcelain, and more. Your sink will never be shinier.
Easy Microwave Cleaning
To clean your microwave oven, microwave a cup of water with some baking soda in it until it's boiling.
This eliminates odours and makes it super easy to wipe away all that stuck-on stuff.
Clean Those Tough to Reach Places
Clean cobwebs with a yardstick covered by a tube sock. This also works for cleaning under stoves and refrigerators.
Remove the Ring
To eliminate that ring in your toilet, drop in a bubbling denture tablet, and leave it for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
The stain will come off with just a few swishes of the brush.