Interesting Cleaning Facts

Here are some incredibly interesting facts and tips about cleaning.

Baking soda is a great way to soak up odors in your fridge.

Put a fresh box in the back your fridge to soak up those strange smells and check out 7 more uses for baking soda.

Ketchup is great for french fries and hot dogs, but it can also be used as a cleaner.

The natural acid in tomatoes can eat through the tarnish on silver and much more!

The garbage disposal is one of the most common source of plumbing problems.

This includes the disposal’s tendency to smell. Learn how to safely deodorize and clean a garbage disposal.

Some cleaning products can affect the taste of your food when used inside your refrigerator.

Rescue your taste buds! Clean your refrigerator in a way that is safe for your food.

Did you know that you can polish wood furniture with a banana?

Spread a bit of ripe banana on the wood, then wipe off with a microfiber cloth.

Did you know you can reduce the amount of dust in your home by wiping your feet before entering the house?

Place a mat on the inside and outside of every entrance to your home to prevent dirt from getting tracked in.

Did you know blenders clean themselves?

You read correctly! Just fill your blender with water and add a few drops of soap. Turn the blender on for a few seconds and rinse after. Ta-da!

You can deodorize your entire bathroom with just a few drops of essential oil.

Pick a scent you like and place few drops on the inside of your toilet paper roll. Every time the roll is used, a wonderful smell will be released into your bathroom. Sneaky! Try this and 4 more methods to clear your house of tough odors.

Don’t have steel wool? Use can scrub with aluminum foil instead.

Save up your aluminum foil scraps instead of throwing them away. Then when your glassware confronts you with tough stains, you can scrub them off while also recycling.

Did you know you can clean a shower curtain in the washing machine?

No more scrubbing for half an hour trying to get muck off your shower curtains. Just pop them in your washing machine’s gentle cycle with a pint of vinegar and press “start.” Aren’t washing machines one of the best inventions ever? If you feel like getting even more done you can try cleaning your washing machine, too.

Vinegar can be used around the house in so many ways, including as a degreaser.

You can add a few drops of vinegar to dish washing soap to blast away unwanted grease and give your dishes extra shine. This is just one of the many, many ways to clean with vinegar.

Did you know mold can grow at the bottom of the trash can?

Mold loves moisture so add 1/2 cup of borax to the bottom of the trash can to absorb mold-causing dampness. Learn more about borax and other green cleaning solutions.

Wondering how to clean vases with an opening too narrow for your hand?

With rice!

Vodka can be used to clean a mattress.

Vodka is a natural disinfectant. Fill a spray bottle and spritz the mattress. Let the surface dry before replacing the sheets. Remember that vodka is flammable. Safety first!

Did you know you can naturally clean fruit using vinegar?

Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and an incredibly versatile cleaning tool. Wash your fruit in a sink full of a water and vinegar mixture to disinfect and get rid of bugs and debris.

Did you know mouthwash can be used to mop floors?

If nothing else is at hand, you can mop vinyl or tile floors with mouthwash. Add a capful to a gallon of washing water and start cleaning.

Did you know baby oil can be used as a polisher around the house?

You can add extra shine to your floors with baby oil. It’s as easy as adding a few drops to your bucket of mop water!

Did you know scuff marks on vinyl flooring can be removed with baking soda?

Removing scuff marks just got easier! Sprinkle a little baking soda over the scuff mark, let it sit, and then scrub away those marks.

Did you know you can cook a sponge?

Not to eat, to clean! Pop a wet sponge in the microwave for two minutes to kill germs and prolong the life of your sponge. Make sure the sponge is very wet; a dry sponge could start a fire!

Old makeup brushes are perfect for cleaning air vents.

Have a makeup brush you don’t use anymore? Don’t throw it out. Instead use it to clean air vents and dust off those small slits.

Baking soda is great for removing stains from many surfaces.

Make a paste with baking soda and water, apply to the stain, scrub off, and presto— no more stain.

Did you know baking soda can clean a hairbrush?

Remove all the hair then soak the brush for 30-60 minutes in a solution of baking soda and water. Rinse off and your brush is good as new.

Did you know toothpaste can remove permanent marker?

Toothpaste is a very fine abrasive that will remove permanent marker from many surfaces.

You can get rid of baked-on gunk from cookies sheets and other cookware using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide.

Just let the piece soak in a mixture of the ingredients.

Dryer sheets aren’t just for the dryer. They’re great for removing and repelling dust anywhere in the house.

Run them over your dust-magnets, like the baseboards or the blades of your ceiling fan.

You can make your dryer sheets do double-duty by using them in the kitchen to remove stuck-on food.

Fill the pot with water, throw a dryer sheet in there, and wait. When you clean, there’ll be no scrubbing!

Did you know newspaper can clean mirrors, too?

After enjoying your coffee and the morning paper, recycle by putting that paper to work scrubbing streaky mirrors.

Did you know newspaper can clean mirrors, too?

After enjoying your coffee and the morning paper, recycle by putting that paper to work scrubbing streaky mirrors.


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