The following 14 tips are absolutely brilliant for keeping 14 places in your home clean, and what’s more, they are all very quick and easy to do. Just trust us on this one – we’ve checked them, and they all work very great!
- The Microwave
Squeeze some soap onto a damp sponge, then rub it on something to get a good amount of lather. Put the sponge in the microwave, turn it on low for 30 seconds. Open the door and wipe the microwave from the inside. This way, cleaning the microwave is not only much easier, but it will also help remove foul odors and microbes stuck to the sponge.
With enough time, all mattresses get dirty. To make them look like new once again, all you have to do is sprinkle baking soda on them, leave it for a few hours, and then vacuum it up. All traces of dirt and odor will disappear. This method also works with an old sofa.
- Cutting boards
The combination of salt and lemons is a great tool for cleaning wooden cutting boards. Once you cover the board with salt and wipe it down with a cut lemon, simply rinse it with warm water.
- The toaster
With the help of an old toothbrush, you can easily clean all the hard-to-get spots in your toaster.
If you wipe the surface of a faucet with wax paper, water stains will not appear on it for a long time.
Spread paper on the ironing board, then sprinkle a little salt on it. Turn the heat setting on your iron to maximum, making sure there is no water in it, and that the steam function is off. Run the hot iron over the salt – it does wonders for getting rid of the dirt.
A piece of chalk wrapped in gas placed in the drawer or box with your silverware can help keep it from losing its luster or becoming permanently stained.
Getting rid of grease stains on clothing is easy using crumbled chalk. Simply rub the chalk into the stain, and within a few hours, the chalk will completely absorb the grease. This method is most effective for fresh stains.
- Venetian Blinds
Venetian blinds can be very tricky and time consuming to clean. Few people realize that you can actually use an old sock to clean individual parts of the blinds with minimal effort.
Using salt is by far the best way to clean a cast iron frying pan.
The salt absorbs the oil and helps remove burnt bits of food. Once salt has been left in the pan for a short period of time, rinse it off and give it a dry rub.
Mix one part vinegar and two parts water together in a bottle with a spray mechanism. Spray the mixture on any stains on the carpet and cover them with a damp cloth. Turn on the iron, set it to steam and run it over the cloth for 30 seconds. Goodbye stain!
Clean the sink with soda and an old toothbrush, then put a few slices of lemon in the hole of the plug and rinse thoroughly with plain water.
Clean windows in the usual way, but be sure to give them a dry rub with a newspaper. This method will help remove any stains and give the windows a glow.
- Stinky odors
Put a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl, then place it in the preheated oven. Your home will fill with a magical aroma and all foul odors will disappear.