If you want a spick-and-span home that can be featured in lifestyle magazines, you do not need to fret now. Here are 15 tips that will help you in keeping a squeaky clean home without too much of a hassle and an army of maids.
If you want to remove the bad odors, try putting a few drops of vanilla extract in a bowl in a pre-heated oven. Scented candles work wonders too.
If you want your windows to sparkle, first wash them with a solution of water and vinegar, and then rub the panes with old newspapers.
If you want to get rid of the garbage that gets stuck in the sink, first use a toothbrush and baking soda on the surface. Then, put sliced lemons in the plug hole and let the water run through for some time. Voila!
If you have a difficult carpet stain, use a mixture of one part of vinegar and two parts of water on the affected part. Now, put a towel soaked in water on the stain and the iron over it on the steam mode for 30 seconds. The stain will disappear.
If you want to remove all the food and oil stuck on the frying pans, sprinkle a bit of salt on the frying pan before you wash it.
If you are wondering how do you clean Venetian blinds, just wear an old sock in your hand and then go on a cleaning spree!
Grease stains from clothes.
If you got some grease stains on the cloth, make sure that you absorb all the grease by sprinkling chalk powder or talcum powder on the stains.
If you want to protect your silverware from stains, put a piece of chalk wrapped in gauze along with it.
If your iron is full of muck, take a paper with salt sprinkled on it on the ironing board. Iron over the salt with the ‘Steam’ mode off and on the highest temperature.
To prevent water stains on taps, rub them with wax paper.
You can use an old toothbrush to clean the insides of a toaster.
To clean a cutting board, rub half a lemon and some salt on its surface. Wash using warm water and then pat it dry.
Sofas and Mattresses.
To clean your sofas and mattresses of dirt and foul smells, sprinkle baking soda on them and let it sit for a few hours. Vacuum it clean and fresh.
To get a fresh oven, just put a soap-soaked and lathered sponge in the microwave oven on Low for 30 seconds. This way, you get a sponge free of bacteria too.
Oven range hood.
To remove the grease from an oven range hood, just soak it in a water-based degreaser.