We use sponges to scrub those stubborn dirt off our dishes almost everyday. Wouldn’t it be a waste if we have to frequently replace kitchen sponges before their due date. So to prolong their life span, we recommend you microwave the sponges for a couple of minutes and watch those microbes sizzle away.
Clean Small Toys in Your Washing Machine
I never thought of using the washing machine other than to wash my clothes. My daughter plays with her toys even when her hands aren’t that clean. So to make sure her toys are clean, I put them in a laundry bag and spin it in my washing machine. It works in a dishwasher too.
Clean Your Iron with Salt
I bet you think it’s almost impossible to clean the surface of your iron, right? This nifty trick can take off the grime that sticks on your iron. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt on your ironing board and iron over it without the steam. You’ll see the dirt stick to the salt, and your iron clean again!
Rubber Gloves to Remove Pet Hair
Dampen one of your rubber gloves a little, and then use it to remove pet hair from furniture. The damp rubber material is like a magnet to hair!
Cleaning Your Pillows
Did you know those yellow patches on your pillow comes from your sweat when you sleep at night? You can make your pillow white again by washing them in your washing machine. Dry them in the sun and it’ll be good as new.
Clean Your Stove Burners
Stove burners get clogged with the combination of heat, oil and grime. Here’s an easy way to clear the clogged burners:
1. Add a few table spoons of ammonia in a freezer bag. Put in your burner and seal the bag. Move the bag on your kitchen counter.
2. Leave the bag overnight. It’s the ammonia fumes that will dissolve the grease and hardened oil.
3. Take your burner out and clean usually with soap and water.
Fix Scratches on Wooden Surface
Over time the wooden surface of your floor or table will have some scratches. Not to worry, we have a remedy. Just add ½ vinegar to ½ olive oil. Take a cloth and dip in the mixture and rub on your wooden surface. It’ll be almost as good as new when you’re done.
Make Your Grill Non-Stick
After that barbecue evening with friends, we heave a long sigh at the mess we’ve made especially on our barbecue set. Here’s some tips on getting those chicken pieces stuck to your barbecue grill.
Simply take an onion, cut it in half and rub the mess of your barbecue grill while the grill’s still hot. Try it, it works!
Cleaning Cloudy Glassware
Vinegar is a must have house cleaning ingredient. It works wonders in cleaning surfaces and a good alternative to using harsh and abrasive cleaners. A vinegar and water mix can clean those cloudy glassware of yours and make it sparkly again.
Trick for Rusty Knives
After prolong use of knives and damp air, your knife set can get a little rusty. Not to worry. Just wipe them off with lemon juice and it’ll be good as new.