It is amazing how many items are in our homes that can be used for much more than we utilize them for. Using these common household items to clean can save money, a trip to the store, and helps to keep harmful chemicals out of your home.
1) Baking Soda
· Baking Soda can be used to easily remove grease and grime from kitchen surfaces.
· Works great for carpet deodorizing, just sprinkle onto carpet before going to bed and vacuum in the morning.
· To clean a barbecue grill, sprinkle dry baking soda on a damp brush, scrub, and then rinse.
2) Dryer Sheets
· Clean shower doors with a used dryer sheet to dissolve soap scum.
· Get baked-on foods off pots and pans by placing a dryer sheet in a pot, fill it with water and let sit overnight, and then sponge off the next morning.
· Using dryer sheets to dust ceiling fans and light fixtures not only attracts the dust to the cloth faster than a rag but over time creates a anti-static barrier that helps repel dust.
· To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply the paste to sink fixtures and rub off with a cloth.
· Remove dark stains on an aluminum pot by boiling a mixture of 1 cup white distilled vinegar and 1 cup hot water.
· Shine colored porcelain sinks by scouring them with undiluted white distilled vinegar.
· Rinse away soapy film on counter tops with a solution of white distilled vinegar and water.
4) Shaving Cream
· Clean a bathroom mirror with white, not gel, shaving cream, then wipe with a soft cloth. This also helps keep the mirror fog-free after showers.
· Shaving Cream is also a great De-greaser for your hands. Put it next your work bench and all you need is a dry cloth, no water, to clean grease and grime from your hands.
· Shaving Cream also works great to polish metal hardware and appliances.