Sometimes the old classics work better than the newest products. Save time and money with these cleaning tricks and tips that have been proven to work by many people.
Here are 15 simple cleaning tips below that are both effective and budget-friendly
1. Baking Soda and Vinegar
Use vinegar and baking soda to unclog a drain. Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by half a cup of vinegar. Wait for 15 minutes, then flush with hot water.
2. Lemon and Salt
Use a mixture of lemon and salt to clean a cutting board. Sprinkle some salt on the board, then rub it with a cut lemon. Rinse with water and let it dry.
Use toothpaste to remove crayon marks from walls. Apply some toothpaste on a damp cloth and gently rub the marks until they disappear. Wipe with a clean cloth.
4. Lint roller
Use a lint roller to clean lampshades, curtains, and upholstery. Roll it over the fabric to pick up dust, dirt, and pet hair.
5. Coffee filter
Use a coffee filter to clean your computer screen. It will not leave any lint or scratches, and it will also remove fingerprints and smudges.
Use a pillowcase to clean ceiling fans. Slip the pillowcase over each blade and pull it back, trapping the dust inside. Shake it out or wash it later.
7. Tennis ball
Use a tennis ball to remove scuff marks from floors and walls. Rub the ball over the marks and watch them disappear.
8. Hair dryer
Use a hair dryer to remove water rings from wood furniture. Blow hot air over the ring until it fades, then apply some furniture polish.
9. Microfiber cloth and rubbing alcohol
Use a microfiber cloth and rubbing alcohol to clean stainless steel appliances. Wipe the surface with the cloth dipped in alcohol, then buff with a dry cloth.
10. Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide
Use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to clean your oven. Make a paste of baking soda and water, and spread it over the oven. Let it sit for a few hours, then spray some hydrogen peroxide over it. Wipe it off with a damp cloth.
Use ketchup to polish copper and brass. Apply some ketchup on a cloth and rub it over the metal. Rinse with water and dry with a soft cloth.
Use cola to clean your toilet. Pour a can of cola into the bowl and let it sit for an hour. Scrub with a brush and flush.
13. Grapefruit and salt
Use a grapefruit and salt to clean your bathtub. Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle some salt on it. Scrub the tub with the grapefruit, then rinse with water.
Use a potato to clean a rusty cast iron skillet. Cut a potato in half and dip it in some salt. Rub the potato over the rust, then rinse and season the skillet.
15. Banana peel
Use a banana peel to polish silver. Rub the inside of the peel over the silver, then buff with a soft cloth.