Cleaning Kitchen

Effective dish cleaning:
Adding a few tablespoons of vinegar with the washing detergent, cleans the dishes effectively. The vinegar helps remove the grease on the dishes and makes them shining.

Spills in the oven:
Sprinkle salt on the spills immediately and after the oven is cooled, clean up the surface with a damp sponge.

Cleaning the teapot or kettle:

  • The hard-water and lime build-up in a teapot or kettle can be removed by pouring in two cups of vinegar and bring to a boil. Let it boil for 10 minutes, then rinse properly.
  • Remove deposits or burnt spots in a tea or a coffee pot – put some ice cubes, cut-up lemon, and salt with a little water and whoosh around and let sit overnight.

Shining a stained sink :
Sprinkle a half cup salt and then rub with lemon. Leave it for a few minutes and rinse.

Linoleum floor cleaning:
Remove marks on linoleum by rubbing the affected areas with toothpaste and then washing the floor.

Prevent stains on plastic containers:
Rub the inner part with vegetable oil before placing the food in the container. Usually tomato based food causes the stains in the container.

Kitchen surfaces:
Mix 1 part ammonia to 3 parts water or try diluted bleach solution. Spray the solution on the floor and get rid of the stains and get hygienic floor.

Eradicating food odors:
Soak cotton in pure vanilla in a plate. Keep this plate in the refrigerator to get rid of odors. Keep the this cotton out of reach of children, this cotton contains alcohol.

Getting rid of odor in garbage cans:
Sprinkle 1/2 cup borax at the bottom of the garbage cans.

Cleaning coffee maker:
Pour vinegar into the coffee maker and turn coffee maker on as if you are preparing coffee. Repeat this with a new stock of vinegar until it runs clear of calcium deposits.

Cleaning Clothes Laundry

Below are quick Cleaning Clothes tips. Share your comments.

Cleaning Clothes

To remove perspiration stains in clothing, soak in warm vinegar and water.
Microwaves can be used to emergency disinfect clothes, such as a child’s cap that another kid has put on, as long as they have absolutely NO metal in the zippers, buttons, rivets etc. ALWAYS place a cup of cold water next to the article to absorb the heat and microwave on high until the water is steaming.
Cleaning Clothes Removing mildew stains from clothes: Begin by brushing of mold outdoors so you don’t scatter mildew spores in the house. On washable fabrics, pretreat by rubbing detergent into the dampened stain. Then, launder the items in hot water, detergent and chlorine bleach, if it is safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, sponge it with hydrogen peroxide, rinse and launder. If the item isn’t bleach-safe, soak it in an oxygen bleach that is safe for colors, then wash it. Take non-washable fabrics to the dry cleaner and tell them what the stain is.
Urine Stains: For washable fabrics that can be bleached… pre-soak them in cold water for at least thirty minutes. Launder these fabrics in hot water using detergent and chlorine bleach according to the directions on the bleach container. For washable, non-bleachable items, sponge the stained area with a solution of equal parts of household ammonia and water then launder the item in warm water and detergent. Rinse it well. For non-washable items, sponge just the stained area with clear water to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Then, sponge with clear water only.
Gray Dingies: One cause of the gray dingies is overloading the washing machine. When you do this, the clothes cannot move freely, resulting in poor washing and unremovable soil. To estimate the right-sized load, place dry, unfolded clothes in the washer loosely until it is about three-quarters full. Another cause is using non-phosphate detergents, particularly the granular type. If you`re using a non-phosphate detergent, use the hottest water possible and dissolve the detergent in the water before adding the clothes. If you have hard water, you might want to add about a third to a half cup of packaged water softener along with the detergent.

Cleaning Bathroom by Yourself

Cleaning bathroom is one of the boring jobs to be done. Usually people do the cleaning on weekends. Get some tips on cleaning bathroom below.

Cleaning Bathroom

Bars of soap too small to use effectively can be pressed into the sides of new bars softened by recent use.

cleaning bathroom

Shower curtains can be renovated by being washed, on gentle cycle, with a pint of white vinegar.

If you have more than one bath to clean, keep separate cleaning supplies in each bathroom, that way you can clean the bath at a moments notice.

To clean tubs and showers use a product that contains phosphoric acid, their is no scrubbing involved.
Buildup on shower doors: Wipe with lemon oil. Removes buildup and keeps doors protected longer from future buildup.

Removing mildew from shower or bath: 3 parts bleach and 1 part water – put in spray bottle. Spray on mildew areas and it will virtually disappear.

Before you start cleaning bathroom, you can apply the cleaner for 15 mins. This will help in better cleaning.

A clean bathroom is towards a better hygiene.