Eliminate sticky residue from an iron. Run the hot iron (no steam) over plain paper or brown paper sprinkled with salt. Salt also exhibits abrasive properties, which help clean the soleplate of the iron. Clean the gunk in the steam vents using cotton swabs.
Clean Burnt Pans with baking soda and vinegar
Fill the bottom of the pan with a layer of water along with the vinegar. Bring the pan to the boil. It should be looking a bit cleaner already. Remove the pan from the heat and add the baking soda. Scrub the pot with the abrasive side of your sponge. You may need to scrub for 30 – 45 seconds. If there are any super stubborn marks that don’t come off then leave the baking soda for a while and return to clean as normal. Clean off the remaining burnt residue with a scrubber sponge and a mixture of soda and water.
CLEAN KEYBOARD WITH POST-IT
An easy way to clean a keyboard with a common office supply. Simply take a Post-It and run it between the keys. Folding the sticky strip in half so it can collect any crumbs and dust that are lingering on both sides.
CLEAN BATHTUB WITH GRAPEFRUIT
You can clean your bathtub naturally using grapefruit and salt. While the acidic property of grapefruit will help get rid of grease, the small salt particles will work as a scrubber. Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle some salt on the grapefruit. Use it to scrub your bathtub, working your way from the inside outward. Finally, thoroughly rinse the bathtub with water.
UNCLOG A DRAIN WITH BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR
The next time you need to unclog a drain, you just need baking soda and vinegar for this simple and easy task. First, pour some boiling hot water down your drain. Then, put ½ cup of baking soda into the drain. Next, pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the drain. A fizzing action will take place, which will help remove the gunk and grime that has built up in the drain. Wait 10 to 15 minutes, then flush some hot water down the drain.
DEEP CLEAN MATTRESS
Add 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil to a box of baking soda. Essential oils are naturally antibacterial. Sprinkle the baking soda over the bed and rub the baking soda mixture into the bed, which really gives your mattress a deep cleaning. Let the baking soda and essential oil work its magic for at least an hour. After an hour, vacuum the mattress, working slowly to ensure all the baking soda has been removed.
CLEAN CEILING FAN WITH PILLOW COVER
Hook your old pillow case over a fin of the ceiling fan, hold the end and slide it along the fin. The pillow case traps all the dust and when you’re done you can take it outside, turn it inside out, shake it clean and wash it as usual.
CLEAN & DISINFECT CUTTING BOARD
Slice a lemon in half, squeeze the juice onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with water to clean and disinfect a cutting board.
CLEAN STICKERS AND TAGS WITH VINEGAR
Remove stubborn price tags or stickers. Paint them with several coats of vinegar, let the liquid soak in for five minutes, then wipe away the residue.
CLEAN PET HAIR WITH DRYER SHEET
Clean pet hair from the floor or furniture. Rub a dryer sheet over the spot to easily clean pet hair.
CLEAN DISHWASHER WITH VINEGAR
Clean a dishwasher. Once a month, with the machine empty, run a cup of vinegar through an entire cycle to reduce soap buildup on the inner mechanisms and glassware.
CLEAN CAST IRON WITH SALT
To remove stubborn bits of food, pour 1 cup coarse kosher salt into the still-warm skillet. Use a folded kitchen towel to scour. Discard the salt and rinse the skillet with hot water and dry with a kitchen towel. Then replenish the oil film by coating the inside surface with a dab of cooking oil.
CLEAN COFFEE STAINS FROM CUPS AND MUGS
Remove coffee stains from china cups by scrubbing them with equal parts vinegar and salt.
Hard-Water Stains from faucets –
Cut a lemon in half and scrub the any fixture or faucet. Let it sit for few mins before you wipe it clean with a paper towel.
Clean a Microwave IN 5 MINS
Make the inside of your microwave sparkle like new with just water and lemon juice. The acidic nature of lemon works as a good stain and grease remover. Put water in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the juice of 1 to 2 lemons to the water. Put the bowl in the microwave and turn it on high power for 3 to 5 minutes. Then, open the door and wipe it clean with a washcloth.
CLEAN BLENDER IN SECS
A great tip to clean the blender in secs without taking it apart. Fill your blender pitcher about halfway with hot water along with few drops of dish soap and turn it on for 15 seconds. Rinse it out and you’re done.
Clean Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink –
Remove light hard-water deposits as well as grease marks from the sink without scratching the stainless steel using baking soda. Generously sprinkle baking soda onto the entire sink. Wait 10 minutes before you scrub the sink with a soft sponge. Rinse the sink with water and then wipe the sink with paper towel and a touch of olive oil.
Clean window blinds –
Make a solution with 1:1 water and vinegar. Slip a sock on your hand, dip it into the solution and clean the blinds in secs.
Clean Shower head overnight –
To clean a shower head, fill a plastic bag with vinegar. Place the bag around the showerhead, submerging it in the liquid. Secure the bag to the neck of the showerhead with a twist tie and leave overnight. The vinegar will break down the buildup by morning.
Clean and disinfect Sponges –
Put wet sponges in the microwave for two minutes and let it cool to get rid of built-up bacteria.