I get a gazillion emails a day. I usually scan through them super fast, press delete, and move on. This morning, however, I read a headline that intrigued me. It read, “23 Home Products You Don’t Need to Buy”
Here are my favorites:
Scuff remover – To get rid of scuff marks, rub the inside of a banana peel over silverware, leather shoes, and leather furniture. Wipe with a soft cloth. Be sure to test on a small, inconspicuous section first.
Hard water stain remover – We are prone to hard water stains here in FL. To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons of salt. Apply to sink fixtures and rub with a cloth.
Drain cleaner – Sprinkle 1/4 cup baking soda in the drain, followed by 1 cup vinegar. Let sit for 15 minutes, then flush with a pot of boiling water.
Stainless steel polish – A staple in most garages, WD-40 also works wonders on stainless steel. Just spray and rub with a cloth for a spotless shine.
Washing machine cleaner – Is it bad that I didn’t know you had to clean your washing machine? Using the warm water setting, fill the basin and add 2 cups of white vinegar. Let stand for an hour, then run the cycle as usual.
Mirror Cleaner – Clean a bathroom mirror with shaving cream (the old-fashioned white kind, not a gel variety), then wipe with a soft cloth. This tip also helps keep the mirror fog-free after showers.
Vase cleaner – I can never get my vases 100% clean. To get glass vases sparkling clean, fill three-quarters with hot water, add a teaspoon of baking soda and shake. Let stand overnight; rinse.
Weedkiller – Instead of using harsh chemicals, spray vinegar in the cracks of your walkway to get rid of weeds. I’ve tried this before and it works well!
Grill degreaser – To maintain a clean barbecue grill, sprinkle dry baking soda on a damp brush, scrub, then rinse. This is for hubby LOLOL
Post your cleaning secrets below!!