10 Household Cleaning Hacks!
If we all think a little about our own “Cleaning Hacks” we can probably come up with quite a few that maybe other people didn’t know about.
I was thinking of a few that I use on a regular basis:
Let’s start with grill:
To clean the grate on the outdoor barbecue grill, cut an onion in half and rub it on the hot gate to clean and flavor the grill. (The grate is hot don’t use your fingers, use a fork, knife, or tongs)
Pour Coca-Cola on corroded battery cables in your car to clean them so the cables work properly (sometimes it’s the only reason the car won’t start – corroded battery cables)
Use hair spray on clothing stains such as hair color and lipstick. When I worked in a hair salon, if I spilled hair color on my clothes I just sprayed hairspray on it and when I threw it in the was (hours later) it came right out.
Remove pet or other lingering odors in a room by placing a shallow dish filled with white vinegar in the center of the room overnight.
(Not a cleaning tip, but…) Repel mosquitoes by placing a small, open container of ammonia near the area you wish to keep free of mosquitoes.
Remove pet urine from carpet: soak up all you can with a towel, stepping on it and drawing it all up. Then pour a small mound of baking soda on the stain and cover with a bowl overnight. When you lift the bowl you will see the baking soda has taken on a yellow color , that means it worked. Never use hot water to clean pet stains, it will set them, not remove them.
Sanitize kitchen sponges by placing them (damp) in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. They WILL be hot, so use caution when removing. I also throw them in the dishwasher.
If you have a Swiffer, you can use wash rags instead of those expensive pads. Just use a spray cleaner and wash rags attached to your Swiffer.
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Use an over-the-door hanging shoe bag to store cleaning supplies.
What cleaning hacks have you found useful in your home?