A tea is a tasty beverage but it’s not only a beverage in fact you can use tea for many other useful things other than sipping it. Yes you can use tea for cleaning household things and can also use it for deodorizing due to it absorbent property. If you like to experiment with household remedies or you have tea bags which are no longer worthy sipping then read the following tips and enjoy.
Pick any of your favorite flavored tea bag and place it into your drawer to make it smell awesome. Make sure the tea bags are brewed and dried. You can place tea leaves into your socks or tie them in a cheese cloth to make small sachets.
Windows and Mirrors:
Steep add 2 black tea bags in hot water and allow it to sit for 10 minutes so that the water cools down. To clean windows and mirrors completely simply pour the tea into a spray bottle. Now spray this water on mirrors/windows and then wipe off using cleaning cloth. It will make the glass sparkle and will clean last traces of dirt effectively.
Sprinkle some dried tea leaves on your stinky carpet and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes. You can also use flavored tea to get your favorite scent behind. Tea leaves are highly absorbent and thus they absorb odor immediately and leave the desired area smelling fresh and pleasant.
Clean Hardwood Floors:
You can clean hardwood floors easily by using black tea. Boil a pot of water and then add 6-7 tea bags into it. Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes so that the tea brews completely. After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the water to cool down. You can also add some more water into it if required. Now use this tea water to wipe off the floor by placing the mop into the tea water and then wring it out. Mop the floor normally and allow it to dry. This is a great way to get rid of dirt, grime and dust immediately as this tea water makes the floor clean and shiny.
Stinky shoes: Hate those stinky shoes? Don’t worry just place some steeped dried tea into them and keep them at one place. The tea leaves will soak up the odor in a day or two and then you can wear your shoes without worrying about stinky feet.
You can clean microwaves and refrigerator you can make your own DIY natural cleanser. Boil water and brew green tea into it, voila your cleanser is ready. Once the water is cooled down use it green tea water to clean. It will not only make the microwave/ refrigerator shine but it will also remove odor. It will make it smell pleasant and fresh.