a drop of liquid dish soap or hand soap on door hinges to
keep them squeak free and working well.
save left over paint put it into a clean small bottle or
small jar, label it and store it. When nicks and scratches
appear on your walls, use cotton swabs to touch-up the paint
with left over paint that you have saved.
get rid of ants coming into your home, stick cucumber rinds
at their point of entry! The ants are allergic and won't
old boxes of baking soda to freshen drains...pour in drain
and chase with vinegar and after 5 minutes rinse with boiling
clean ceramic tiles, use one-quarter cup of white vinegar
with a gallon of water. Use a sponge to apply the solution.
This solution cleans without leaving a film.
painting a chair or table, place jar lids under the legs
to prevent paint from dripping to the floor.
whiten a porcelain enamel bathtub, make a paste with cream
of tartar and hydrogen peroxide. Apply with a brush and
keep your screwdriver from slipping, rub chalk on the blade
clean or shampoo your carpet every three to six months,
or as needed. This will increase the life of your carpet.
the weather is mild, try opening all windows in your home
to ventilate the house.
make stairs safer, have good lighting, install handrails
and hold on as you move down or up the stairs. Always keep
stairs free of obstacles.
prevent your bathroom mirror from fogging up, smear shaving
cream over the mirror and then wipe it off well with a clean
deodorize carpets, sprinkle them with baking soda at night
and vacuum in the morning.
a soft cloth dampened with white vinegar to remove water
spots from stainless steel and wipe dry.
help remove dried foods from pots and pans pour hot water
in the pan and then add generous amount of baking soda.
Let soak for 15 minutes, and then wash as usual.
faster dusting, wear old socks like gloves and go at it
with both hands.
bathroom will be much easier to clean after a steamy bath
or shower. The steam will help loosen the dirt.
toothpaste will shine silver up beautifully! Simply use
a dab on a cloth, rub on the silver jewelry and buff as
you would with silver polish! It'll shine, shine, and shine!
a slice of lemon to rub off dried eggs from tableware.
a soft paintbrush for dusting hard to reach places, cracks,
a little vinegar to the rinse water for shiny, streakless
can clean silver jewelry by applying baking soda to a dry
paper towel or rag and rubbing into silver, then rinse clean.
baking soda on a damp sponge to remove odors from cutting
an unpleasant odor from the garbage disposal, grind lemon
or orange peels in it.
you shampoo your carpets, place plastic bags on the legs
of the furniture to keep them dry.
cleaning your ceiling fans, apply a thin coat of wax to
the blades to repel dust.
painting, place a thin layer of a moisturizer on any skin
exposed that may get splattered with paint. It will be easier
to remove the paint from your skin.
Keeping your windows sparkling clean has always been a problem.
But not any more here is what you should do to have a sparkling
clean window without much effort. It is very simple and easy
way and believe me you will get great result.
All you want is 1-gallon water (or as per your requirement),
1-cup ammonia, 1 pint rubbing alcohol (available in store),
2-table spoon dish soap. Mix all these ingredients together
and always have a plant sprayer bottle filled and ready.
Another method is if you use a heaping tsp. of cornstarch
with hot water, your windows shine beautifully with "NO" streaks.