THINGS YOU'VE PROBABLY BEEN CLEANING WRONG
Added on: 14th Aug 2016
After doing the dishes, you usually rinse the sponge and
leave it dry, right? Sounds good but it doesn’t remove the
bacteria and germs living on it. To kill them, microwave
the sponge for two minutes on high.
Talking about microwave, this appliance also needs some
occasional cleaning. Forget clumsy wiping, just mix some
vinegar and water in a cup, put it in the microwave and let
it run for few minutes on high. Then, simply wipe
all the grime away.
Well, you probably haven’t been cleaning the iron wrong
because you haven’t been cleaning it at all, right?
But you can do it and it is surprisingly easy – just put
some table salt on the board and iron it. Then, turn the
iron off, let it cool down and wipe the bottom with
a damp cloth.
If you have a precious oil painting in your living room, you
are probably afraid to clean it all. Not anymore. All you need is a
piece of doughy bread. Pat the painting with it gently and
once the bread is soiled, breaks off another piece and
keep patting until the painting is clean.
A heavily clogged shower head looks disgusting. The good
news is that getting rid of the dirt is easy. Pour white vinegar
in a plastic bag and secure it around the shower head.
After a few hours, take it off and wipe it with a wet cloth.
Don’t beat your mattress any more. Instead, apply baking
soda all over the mattress and let it sit there for a few hours.
Then, just vacuum the soda away. If you want your mattress
to smell nice, add a few drops of an essential oil of
your favourite smell (e.g. lavender).
How many times have you cut yourself trying to clean your
blender? Enough with all the painful cutting! Put some hot water
and dish soap in the blender and let it run for a
minute or two. Rise and done!
As wooden cutting boards tend to trap food particles, washing
them with a sponge is simply not enough. Take lemon with salt
and rub them on the board. Salt will dislodge the dirt and
lemon will remove unpleasant odours.
Untangling your heavily tangled haired brush would take
years (slight exaggeration). Instead, take some scissors and
cut the hair wad along the brush. Then, you can
pick and remove the hair with ease.