5 must read cleaning tricks

When it comes to cleaning your house, it’s not always necessary to buy the expensive bottled cleaning products on the market, not when you already have natural cleaning products all around the house. You all know the power of baking soda, vinegar, salt, and many more like them.

Let’s show you some clever tips to make cleaning easier without the need of buying commercial cleaning products.

Cleaning your iron can be quick and simple. Just prepare a used cotton towel and sprinkle salt on its surface. Sea salt would be even a better choice. Plug the iron and set it to the highest setting. Turn off steam. Keep going over the salt by pressing gently until any dirt is gone.

As you know the window squeegee is a great tool for cleaning and clearing steamy mirrors and windows. But you can also use it to pull stubborn pet hair from carpets. Run the squeegee along the carpet and watch the hair come right up.

You might already know that ice sharpens the blades in your garbage disposal. But now you can make them even more powerful adding deodorizing and cleansing impact. Just cut some lemons into slices to put them into the separate holes of the ice cube tray. Then fill each ice cube tray with white vinegar. Freeze the cubes and store them in a plastic freezer bag. It would be best to drop one cube in your disposal every night after doing the dishes.

Do you hate drying off with stinky mildew towels? Now freshen your towels and get rid of that mildew stink. Wash your load of towels on the hot cycle and add only 1 cup of vinegar to the load. Do not add any other detergent or bleach. When your towels are done, throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet. Your towels will come out smelling clean and fresh.

White marks sometimes appear on your wood furniture. This happens when steam from hot dishes gets trapped under the finish. The marks tend to fade over time, but there is a way to get rid of them fast. Preheat your iron to a warm setting (start lower and work your way up as starting with too much heat can lead to additional damage). Place a cotton cloth over the affected area. Move the iron over the cotton cloth with steam. Keep the iron moving at all times to avoid applying too much heat in one spot. Repeat until the mark is removed.

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