Cleaning Tips

Tough carpet stain? Break out your steam iron and a damp washcloth for maximum cleaning power. The heat and the moisture act as a one-two punch against even the toughest stains.

To get stubborn food stains off your cutting board, sprinkle it with kosher salt and scrub the salt using half a lemon. Once you rinse, you’ve got a fresh-smelling and sparkling board.

To get rid of the dark grease marks left behind on cookie trays, create a paste made of 1/4 cup baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Carefully apply the mixture and let it sit for three hours. Rinse clean to reveal a like-new pan!

A clogged shower head might have you on the market for a new one, but save your money! Take a sandwich bag full of white vinegar, secure it to your shower head, and let it sit for two to three hours. It’ll be like having a whole new shower.

To freshen up stale mattresses, sprinkle baking soda on top, let it sit, and vacuum up the excess powder. 

If you need to clean your microwave, fret no more. Microwave a measuring cup of hot water with lemon on high for two minutes. Then just wipe down the inside. The steam has already done the hard work!

Defunk grout by applying a mixture of baking soda and bleach. Let it sit for ten minutes, then gently sponge away to reveal bright, white grout.

For a natural way to clean your oven so it looks like new, prepare this:-

-Spray bottle
-Baking soda
-A rag
-A small bowl

1. First, remove the oven racks.
2. Mix a couple of spoonfuls of baking soda with some water in the bowl. Create a paste that will be easily spread on oven surfaces.
3. Spread the paste on the inside of the oven (baking soda will turn brown). Let it sit overnight (at least 12 hours).
4. The next day, take a wet rag and wipe out as much of the baking soda paste as you can.
5. Put some vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz on surfaces where you still see baking soda residue. Then wipe with a wet rag.
6. Put the racks back in the oven and turn the oven onto a very low temperature for 15-20 minutes to let dry.

To clean the oven window:

1. Make another paste out of baking soda and water.
2. Apply the paste directly to the window and let it sit for 30 minutes.
3. Use a clean rag to wipe the window clean.

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