Kitchen Cleaning Tips
To remove hard-water and lime build-up in a teapot or kettle,
pour in two cups of vinegar and bring to a...
To clean up spills in your oven, sprinkle the spills
immediately with salt. When the oven has cooled, brush away the
burnt-on food with a damp sponge
To whiten an old stained sink , poor a half cup of salt in it
and then scrub it with a lemon.
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Cleaning Tips for the Bathroom
Bars of soap too small to use effectively can be pressed into
of new bars softened by recent use.
Shower curtains can be renovated by being washed on gentle
with a pint of white vinegar.
If you have more than one bath to clean, keep separate
supplies in each bathroom, that way you can clean the bath at a
To clean tubs and showers use a product that contains
acid, their is no scrubbing involved.
Buildup on shower doors: Wipe with lemon oil. Removes buildup
keeps doors protected longer from future buildup.
Removing mildew from shower or bath: 3 parts bleach and 1
- put in spray bottle. Spray on mildew areas and it will virtually
Cleaning Tips for the Laundry Room
To remove perspiration stains in clothing, soak in warm
Microwaves can be used to emergency disinfect clothes, such
child's cap that another kid has put on, as long as they have
NO metal in the zippers, buttons, rivets etc. ALWAYS place a cup of
cold water next to the article to absorb the heat and microwave on
until the water is steaming.
Removing mildew stains from clothes: Begin by brushing of
outdoors so you don't scatter mildew spores in the house. On
washable fabrics, pre-treat by rubbing detergent into the dampened
stain. Then, launder the items in hot water, detergent and chlorine
bleach, if it is safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, sponge
hydrogen peroxide, rinse and launder. If the item isn't bleach-safe,
soak it in an oxygen bleach that is safe for colors, then wash it.
non-washable fabrics to the dry cleaner and tell them what the stain
Urine Stains: For washable fabrics that can be bleached...
them in cold water for at least thirty minutes. Launder these
hot water using detergent and chlorine bleach according to the
directions on the bleach container. For washable, non-bleachable
items, sponge the stained area with a solution of equal parts of
household ammonia and water then launder the item in warm water
and detergent. Rinse it well. For non-washable items, sponge just
stained area with clear water to which a few drops of ammonia have
been added. Then, sponge with clear water only.
Gray Dingies: One cause of the gray dingies is overloading
washing machine. When you do this, the clothes cannot move freely,
resulting in poor washing and un-removable soil. To estimate the
sized load, place dry, unfolded clothes in the washer loosely until
about three-quarters full. Another cause is using non-phosphate
detergents, particularly the granular type. If you're using a non-
phosphate detergent, use the hottest water possible and dissolve the
detergent in the water before adding the clothes. If you have hard
water, you might want to add about a third to a half cup of packaged
water softener along with the detergent.
Cleaning Tips for the kitchen