House Cleaning Tips

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Cleaning Tips for the kitchen

For more effective dishwashing
, add a few tablespoons of vinegar
along with the dishwashing detergent when washing dishes. The
vinegar cuts the grease and leaves dishes sparkling.

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 disinfect smelly sponges, wash sponge thoroughly, then microwave
it while it is wet, for a short period. When you see steam from the
sponge, the bacteria in the sponge will be dead. Remove carefully, it
will be hot! Wash the sponge thoroughly before use. **Make sure the
sponge has no metal components!**

To remove hard-water and lime build-up in a teapot or kettle, pour in
two cups of vinegar and bring to a boil. Let simmer for about 10
minutes, then rinse well.

To remove mineral deposits in a tea pot or burnt spots on a coffee pot,
put some ice cubes, cut-up lemon, and salt with a tad water and swish
around and let sit overnight.

To whiten an old stained sink , poor a half cup of salt in it and then
scrub it with a lemon. Let it stand for a few minutes and rinse.

To remove skid marks on linoleum rub the spot with toothpaste before
washing the floor.

To keep your plastic containers from getting stained from tomato
based foods, rub the inside with vegetable oil before placing the food in
the container.

Kitchen surfaces: Mix in spray bottle, 1 part ammonia to 3 parts water.
Or try diluted bleach solution in a spray bottle. It will remove stains
AND disinfect.

Removing kitchen and food odors: Soak pure vanilla on a cotton ball
and place in a saucer. Put the saucer in the car or refrigerator to
remove odors. Keep cotton ball out of reach of children as it contains
some alcohol.

Odor producing mold and bacteria in garbage cans: sprinkle 1/2 cup
Borax in the bottom of the garbage can.

Cleaning coffee maker: Pour straight vinegar into it as if you are
making the coffee, no filter is need. Turn coffee maker on as if you
were making a pot of coffee. Repeat this with a new batch of vinegar
until it runs clear of calcium deposits.



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