We all have those objects in our house that we hide at the bottom of the cupboard, objects with stains so ingrained we start to think maybe it’s always been that way, objects we don’t even try to fully clean anymore. Well, it’s time for a change. These 10 cleaning tips will have your things sparkling new again, and loads of them can be accomplished with simple household items!
1. Chopping boards
Lemon and salt works wonders on chopping boards. You can either mix the two together in a bowl, and rub this solution on with a wet sponge, or you can place salt directly onto the board and rub the lemon over it until the juice comes out. Once done, rinse, dry, and voila!
2. Copper pots
Copper pots looking more brown? Sprinkle salt on the surface, add vinegar, and rub with a wet sponge until the original colour returns.
3. Oven trays
If you want to remove the grease from your oven tray, mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda until it becomes a paste. Cover the entire tray, let it sit for half an hour, then wash.
We all have carpet stains from one time or another. To get rid of stains, mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray onto the stain, cover with a damp cloth, then turn your iron to steam mode and run this over for 30 seconds.
5. White trainers
Are your favourite trainers more grey than white? Mix 125ml of white vinegar with 60g of baking soda. Apply this to your shoes with an old toothbrush, and rub the entire surface thoroughly. When done, dry them carefully with a cloth, and enjoy your new trainers!
To get new feeling fluffy towels, rinse them in salty water after a regular wash. After this, leave them to dry outside.
Glasses can take on a more opaque tone after years of use. To get them transparent again, soak them in a container of vinegar and let them sit. Once soaked, simply remove and wash.
8. Frying pan
With a concoction of just baking soda and water, your frying pan will be looking sparkling and new. Let the solution sit for a few hours, then rub thoroughly with the soft part of a sponge.
9. Aluminium pots
Add a little oil and alcohol to a cotton ball, and rub this over the surface. This should get rid of rust and dirt, you can even add a little citrus juice to be sure!
10. Between your tiles
Hot water and vinegar will give you your shiny floors back.
We hope we helped to show you some new cleaning tricks (although no doubt your grandma knew them all already!) If you’re still in cleaning mode, we have plenty of other articles to help you get your house spotless while saving on the labour!