Top 10 Cleaning Hacks You Never Knew About
1. Toothpaste to clean glasses and walls
It will seem strange to you that the toothpaste is used to clean our teeth and not to clean specks of dirt. This product has, in fact, become indispensable for professional cleaners. These are its uses, in addition to removing dirt from your teeth:
Clean the glasses: You just have to put a little toothpaste on the glasses, rub them and pass them through the water to remove the remains. This trick also applies to the mirror in the bathroom.
Clean metals: While we often clean our favorite jewelry with expensive products, if you apply a little paste of this on the object, and rub with a damp cloth, you will remove all the debris as if by magic.
Clean walls: A small dose of toothpaste in a brush and a cloth is all you need to remove stains from your walls.
2. Baking soda to clean your sofa
If you have spilled a drink on the sofa or your dog has left all its traces on it, do not worry: baking soda is your solution. It is a solid white crystalline compound that can be purchased at any supermarket or neighborhood store, and at a very low cost.
It is a tremendously useful product for domestic cleaning thanks to its abrasive and deodorant power. It disinfects and eliminates odors from surfaces. You can use it mixed with water to clean not only the sofa, but also floors, stubborn stains and as dishwashing detergent.
3. Blade to remove paint stains
You have painted your house recently and, unintentionally, you have stained some furniture or windows with paint. Do not use any abrasive product to try to remove them. The best thing, according to experts, is to use the razor blade. Hold it at a 45-degree angle, apply some pressure and scrape it. The paint drops will disappear without damaging the surfaces.
4. Clean everything with potatoes
The potatoes are very good and can combine with any dish. However, what you did not know is that they also serve to clean many things in the house.
Grater: Let’s face it, we all get horrible laziness to clean the grater after using it. Consequence? Lemon or cheese remains sticky and dry. It is best to take a raw potato and grate it with the utensil. You will leave it like new.
Tiles: If the floor of your kitchen or bathroom has lost its shine, there is an expert trick you can use: cook potatoes and use the water to rub the tiles. It also serves for tiles.
Oven and casseroles: Peel a few potatoes and do not throw the skin away. It will serve to clean the walls of the oven. You must leave them in a tray and turn on the appliance. The vapors that will emanate from it will soften the remains of the walls. Then, simply, pass a damp cloth. You can use the peeled potato to clean the black areas of the stainless steel pans. You just have to rub and then rinse them.
Shoes: If suddenly, you have run out of shoe polish and have leather shoes, take a potato, cut it in half and rub on the leather. Then rub a cloth around it and that’s it. Just like new!
5. Dryer for water spots
You have come out of the shower and you have filled the floor with water stains or, suddenly, you have poured a few drops from the glass or the mop. If a professional was willing to clean it, do you know what she would do? Take your hairdryer! The dry heat applied to the spattered wood causes the water in the stains to evaporate and, therefore, disappear. This remedy only serves for newly created spots.