Daily Archives: May 17, 2013

Other Cleaning Tips

Tip 1:

Eucalyptus oil removes the gummy residue left by shop stickers.

Tip 2:

To remove furniture indentations from pure wool carpet place a tea towel over the area and then press with a warm iron. The heat will lift the fibres. Do not attempt this with synthetic or a wool/synthetic mix carpet.

Tip 3:

You probably don’t think about cleaning your windows. Unlike counters and floors, there isn’t that much opportunity for windows to get visibly dirty — they just get subtly dirtier over the years until you suddenly wonder where all your beautiful natural light has gone. Washing them (both sides, plus screens and sills) can be a major production. A professional cleaning might be pricey, but just think of it as a once-in-a-while expense.

Tip 4:

Give taps and stainless steel fittings a mirror shine, polish with baby oil and a dry soft cloth.

Tip 5:

Used toothbrushes will come handy for scrubbing between the tiles on the kitchen and bathroom walls. Also very effective for around tap fixtures.

Tip 6:

Place mats at main entry or exit points in the home or office, thus allowing these mats to minimise the dirt or grit one brings inside.

Tip 7:

To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial flowers looking like new!

Tip 8:

Garbage grinder – Try throwing some used lemons into the garbage grinder to keep it clean and with a nice smell.

Tip 9:

Glass dish ware tends to lose its sparkle after a while. That’s where bleach can help too. Make a solution from dish soap and warm water. Add a tablespoon of bleach to the mix and wash the dishes with this solution. Of course whenever you use bleach you’ll need to rinse the dishes with plenty of water afterwards.