When it comes to housecleaning, anything that makes the process easier is always welcome. That’s why we’ve collected these 17 useful tricks for you. No more excuses not to do that spring cleaning now…
1) Electric kettle limescale buildup
Pour equal amounts of water and vinegar into your kettle. Now turn it on, let it come to a half-boil, and turn it off. Repeat this process one more time and your kettle will look as good as new.
2) Stains on the couch
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda, 1/3 cup of vinegar, a little hot water (not boiling) and detergent powder, and rub the paste on the stain. To freshen up the fabric, use baking soda. Simply sprinkle a little on the dry sofa, leave it for a couple of hours, and then vacuum with the vacuum cleaner. Voila! A sofa free from nasty stains and odors.
3) Old mop
If you’re going to clean your house but your old mop has seen better days, you don’t have to buy another one: use terrycloth socks to do the job instead. Isn’t that an original idea?
4) Oven trays
Rub a little salt on the tray and wipe it off with a paper towel. That crusty buildup will be history!
5) Clean taps
To keep chrome surfaces shiny longer, wipe them with waxed paper or baking paper. Cleaning the bathroom has never been so easy.
6) Oven cleaning
Clean the stains on the front of your oven with a cloth dipped in olive oil and then wipe dry. Looks like new!
7) Scorched pan
Pour some water in the pan, add a little vinegar and turn on the heat. When it begins to boil, remove it from the stove and pour in some baking soda. Remove the water when the chemical reaction produced by the baking soda is finished. If any stains remain, rub a little baking soda over them.
8) Shining glass
Make your glasses glisten by washing them with a few drops of vinegar, or by rubbing them with a little salt and then letting them dry without wiping them.