For some of us, the thought of not cleaning the kitchen side boards for a couple of days would send us into a frenzy. Imagine it now – a ban on wiping down the sides, would you be able to hack it or would you stand there, staring at the grease with a mad tick in the eye, waiting for those two days to be up – or simply cave in and reach for the bleach?
Luckily for us there are some people out there trying all sorts of weird tricks to help with the cleaning, although how they came up with some of them we can’t imagine…
· Germ free sponges: put your cleaning sponges in the microwave and blast them for two minutes to remove germs.
· Sparkling iron soleplates: place a cotton cloth on your ironing board, add a couple of scoops of coarse salt and put the iron on the highest setting (turning off the steam), place the iron’s soleplate on top of the salt and press lightly. Grease and dirt will stick to the salt, leaving it sparkling again.
· Candle dust: remove the dust on your candles by putting them in a pair of tights, rub them around a bit – dust removed!
· Water stains on wood: mayonnaise… apparently. Spread mayonnaise over water marks on wooden furniture to remove – seeing is believing.
· Pet hair: window squeegees are really good for pet hair on carpets.
· Iron off carpet stains: mix one part vinegar, two parts water and spray stained area, put a damp cloth over the spot and place iron (switched to steam) over it for about 30 seconds.
· Picture grime: pictures looking grimy? Cut a bagel in half and gently rub the doughy inside all over the painting, this will draw out the grime like a sponge.
· Cleaning Pyrex dishes and pans: for those ingrained areas mix ¼ cup of baking soda and add water until it becomes a runny paste – spread over the glass or pan and leave for 20 minutes, then wipe off.
· Putting the sparkle back on taps: lightly rub with wax paper, this stops water spots and fingerprints from lingering.
How these tips were discovered we do not know, we’re not judging!
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