In our previous article, 5 Home Cleaning Tricks, we showed you how to use aluminium foil to clean dishes, ice cubes to deodorise a garbage disposal and the best way to clean your silver. Now, we are back with 5 More Home Cleaning Tricks that you can use today to have a cleaner home in less time and with less effort.
Use Rice to Clean a Coffee Grinder
If you use your coffee grinder on a daily basis, you know how dirty it can get. The oils from coffee beans can leave a residue that will linger and become part of the next batch of beans that you grind. An easy way to clean your coffee grinder is to use rice. Simply add a handful of rice to the grinder, turn it on and watch as your coffee grinder becomes as clean as it was when new and the odours and left over grounds disappear.
Use a Rubber Glove to Clean Up Pet Hair
Anyone who owns a cat or a long-haired dog knows, pet hair is everywhere and there is no easy way to clean it up. You sweep, and the pet hair flies around. You vacuum and it seems like even more pet hair shows up. A trick we like to use is to put on a rubber glove, dampen it slightly and run your hand over the surface. Pet hair will cling to the glove, not the upholstery.
Use a Coffee Filter to Dust
Dusting often seems like a waste of time as the dust that you wipe from one surface, will usually land on another. You can use a coffee filter instead of your old dust cloth to clean your furniture, flat screen tv’s, computer monitor and more, leaving a clean, dust free surface behind.
Use a Lemon to Freshen a Cutting Board
If your cutting board is beginning to smell like the onions or garlic that you chopped two days ago, clean it with lemon juice. Just cut a lemon in half and rub it on the surface of the cutting board. Let the juice sit on the board for 20 minutes and rinse. Your wood or plastic cutting board will be stain-free and smell lemony fresh.
Use Baking Soda to Unclog a Drain
Drains clog and if you don’t have any drain cleaner in the house, you can make a mixture of ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup vinegar. Pour it down the drain and cover with a wet cloth. Let sit for five minutes, uncover and flush with hot water.
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