Removing Water Stains
If the fabric is non-washable, gently scratch off the stain (which is made up of mineral deposits) with your fingernail. Still there? Hold the spot over a steaming teakettle until well-dampened. As it dries, rub the stain, working from its outer edges toward the center.
Remove hard-water stains from glasses and bottles by rubbing them with steel wool dipped in vinegar.
Cover hard-water stains on bathroom fixtures with a paste of baking soda and vinegar. Then drape with a terry clot towel and let stand for about an hour. Wipe off, rinse and dry.
Remove dust from wicker by vacuuming with the dust brush attachment. To remove grime, wash with a solution of 2 tablespoons ammonia per gallon of water. use a paintbrush or a toothbrush to get at hard-to-reach places. Rinse well. Air dry in the shade.
Slip your hands into a pair of socks for cleaning the miniblinds. Dip one hand into a bucket of warm, soapy water and hold the blinds between your two hands. Rub back and forth until you’ve cleaned the whole surface. Then reverse sides so the dry sock dries the blinds.
Wipe miniblinds with damp fabric softener sheets to eliminate static that collects dust. The same trick works for your T.V. screen.
Miniblind Spring Cleaning
Take the blind down and take it outside.
Lay it on an old blanket preferably on a slanted area of the yard.
Let the blind out all the way and make sure all the louvers are flat.
Mix up a bucket of all-purpose cleaner or ammonia solution.
Scrub with a soft brush then turn it over to do the back side.
By now the blanket is wet and is helping to clean the blind and protecting it.
Hang the blind on a clothesline and hose it off.
Gentle shaking will help it begin to drip dry.
Remember, plants get dusty too. You can clean small plants in the kitchen sink, and larger ones enjoy a shower in the bathroom.
Always disinfect doorknobs, switchplates and telephones. They collect germs from everyone who touches them.
Remove hair spray from a mirror with a little rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth.
Linen closets can be a jumbled mess, especially when you have children making their own beds. Organize bed linens in sets. Fold flat sheet in half twice lengthwise, then fold fitted sheet the same way and lay it on top of the flat folded sheet. Add one or two pillow cases folded long ways and roll them all together into a neat roll. Whoever is making the bed can grab only a roll instead of rummaging around and making a mess.
Spray broom or dust mop with you favourite furniture polish and the dust and dirt will be easier to collect when you sweep.
Freshen curtains in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet and a damp towel.
If you can’t reach the cobwebs with your feather duster, use the detached vacuum wand as an extension.
Spray furniture polish on hard to clean ashtrays. Ashes then dump out without sticking.
- If You’ve Got Allergies
- Air condition your home.
- Keep bathrooms free of mold and mildew.
- Avoid pets or restrict them to certain areas.
- Damp mop hard surfaces regularly.
- Enclose your fireplace.
- Fluff drapes and rugs in dryer to remove dust.
- Use your exhaust fans.
- Vacuum mattresses.
- Don’t allow smoking in your home.
- Replace furnace filters frequently.
- Vacuum everything once a week.
- Invest in an ozone-free air cleaner.
Odor and Moisture Removal
To get rid of odor you have to remove the source, not just cover the odor up with perfumed air freshener. Clean up and disinfect. Kill the germs that cause most household odors. The quicker you get after odors, the easier they are to remove.
Mix Your Own Cleaning Solutions
Ammonia, diluted with 3 parts water in an empty spray bottle can be used to clean windows, appliances and countertops. Full strength it can remove wax build-up from the kitchen floor.
An excellent way to scour copper and brass is 1/2 cup vinegar mixed with 1 tablespoon salt.
Full strength pine oil is great for deodorizing garbage cans, and scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom floor.
Baking soda can be used instead of scouring powder and also removes stains and odors from refrigerators and coffee pots.
A sprinkle of dry baking soda before vacuuming will freshen the carpeting. Try it as a deodorizer for diaper pails and kitty litter.
Get to them quickly with a solution of dish detergent and water.
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