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Practical Home Hacks

Here are some great hacks that I use daily or just use the most to clean or make my cleaning work so much easier. Keeping your house clean and smelling amazing is really important, so I hope these tips will help you with whatever you’re doing to make your house as comfortable and clean as can be.



Cleaning Your stainless steel Furniture

If you have never heard of Pledge lemon cleaner, it’s a wonderful furniture cleaner. You can also use it to clean other household items like your stainless steel appliances. Spray some Pledge lemon cleaner on a microfiber cloth, and use it to rub down your stainless steel appliances, which will leave a pleasant aroma as well. After rubbing for a few minutes, use a dry microfiber cloth to bring it to a shine. You can also spray directly onto the surfaces. You can use this on your refrigerator, stove, oven, and even on your stainless steel sink. This will give your stainless steel appliances a nice sheen that lasts long.

Clean Burnt & Scorched Pans

Fill the bottom of the pot with water, then add two cups of vinegar, then bring the pot to a boil for a few minutes. Take the pot away from the stove and add two tablespoon baking soda. Drain the pot and use a scotch bright pad to scrub away the remaining spots.


Cleaning Your Dish Washer

Grease builds up in your dishwasher can prevent your dishwasher from draining correctly and make your dishes not that clean. This particular issue was the inspiration that leads me to find a method for cleaning my dishwasher in the first place! I had opened my dishwasher to unload the clean dishes, only to discover a bunch of standing water at the bottom and the dishes not feeling that clean.

Here is a brilliant method to avoid that from happening, you will need:

Baking Soda



Start by giving the dishwasher a full cycle on the hottest setting with 2 cups of vinegar in a bowl. Make sure to remove anything that in the dishwasher other than the racks. The vinegar will dissolve mineral deposits, and sanitize your dishwasher. You can give the dishwasher a little scrub after that with a sponge if the build-up it that much.

Now that’s completed, sprinkle half cup of baking soda in the dishwasher and give it a next cycle on the hottest setting. This will help to remove any odor that is remaining inside.



Remove Baked-on Grease

All the amazing bakers out there that love to bake or just trying something, you know exactly how it feels when that baking grease stain starts to build up. It’s very hard to clean and may seem impossible, but there is a simple solution for it. Soak the baking sheet in a Coco-Cola bath overnight. It may take two cans to fill the inside, depending on the size of the pan. The chemicals will help loosen the baked-on grease so its easier to clean.


Keep Your Avocado Fresh  


Most of us like avocado. We have it on most sandwiches we buy, which gives it a good flavor. But when you cut it thought, in a few hours it starts to look black and not so delicious again. There is a clever and simple trick that you can do to keep it fresh for days. Cut three slices of onion and place it in a container that has a cover that will fit the avocado as well, cover it and leave it, each time you have an avocado it will be fresh, and taste like you just cut it. For some reason, the onion keeps the avocado fresh in or out the refrigerator.

Cleaning stains off a microfibre coach

Pour some rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle, and spray any area that has any stains on it. Use a white sponge to scrub the area that you just sprayed, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will work magic in this situation if you have it. Now you can change out your sponge for a new one if it gets really dirty. Once you have let the area completely dry, use a clean bristle brush to re-fluff the areas that you just cleaned.



Cleaning your microwave.

 Each time you use the microwave, food particles will splash over it, if it’s not covered and that food smell afterward can get annoying after a period of time even when you clean it over and over again. Using lemon the next time you clean, it will do the trick.lets do this, fill the microwave with a safe bowl with one or two cups of water and add two tablespoons of vinegar. Add the lemon and place the bowl into the microwave. Let the microwave run for 5 minutes, and once those 5 minutes are up, let it sit for 2 minutes to allow the steam to loosen all of the grime. Remove the bowl and wipe the inside of your microwave with paper towels or microfiber cloth if you have one.

Removing glue easily

WD 40 works amazingly in removing the dried glue completely, yes you heard right. So, if you accidentally spill some glue on anything don’t worry; let it dry. Once it’s dry, spray some WD 40 on it! It will clean the surface without even leaving a scratch. Just let it sit and let it do the work.



Use ketchup to shine your copper pans

This Sounds weird a lot? But it works surprisingly. Copper pans are a beautiful way to modernize your kitchen and make it have that fancy look. But, if when they get dirty after using them, you’re going to ask your self how do you clean them? Well, there’s a cheap solution hiding in your cabinet. Tomato sauce, oh yes. Tomato sauce is actually great for cleaning, and it will make copper pans shine just after a quick rub.


Clean the outside of a fridge

Get rid of all the grime and finger marks from the exterior of your refrigerator using baby wipes. If a particular area is too grubby, wipe it twice. Baby Wipes are an easy way to get a shiny clean fridge.


Removing water stains off your faucets

Bathroom faucets the most used areas in the bathroom, so it’s only natural for them to suffer from wear and tear daily. But, this neat little trick will help you restore the quality and overall look. Vinegar is truly the holy grail of natural cleaning agents that clean just about any stain or grime. Just get some paper towels and wrap around the faucets wherever it’s dirty or has watermarks. After doing that, pour vinegar on the paper towel and leave it overnight. The vinegar will lift any dirt and remove the water stain.



Clean white cutting boards

Most of us try to avoid white cutting board but not all of us can; some of us just like them and they show more dirt, which isn’t that bad if you think of it. Because it’s white, you can spot any dirt on it and clean it properly before use. But over time, they can get pretty dark. Here is a genius trick, give the cutting board a good wash, then wrap the cutting board in paper towel and pour some bleach on it, all over make sure its soaked in bleach and leave it overnight. Just give it a nice wash in the morning, and you will see how white and clean it looks.


Deodorizing your bathroom

I have noticed that my aunt always has a box of baking soda in the back of the refrigerator. But come to know place by opening a box or container of baking soda in it will eliminate any stench. Baking soda will absorb odor molecules from the air, to help neutralize the odors. But it cross my mind that what if I place one of those baking soda boxes in my bathroom, will it work the same as if it was in the refrigerator, yes it does it help neutralize any odor that will remain in the bathroom after you use it and will help to keep it smelling clean all day.


Using Rubbing Alcohol To Clean

You might need to sanitize an area quickly or just to clean it in general. Rubbing alcohol will work will perfectly to get rid of any bacteria that may be laying around. Some people before they use the toilet they place tissue on the seat, but you can just spray some Rubbing Alcohol on the seat and wipe it off. It dries fast so in a few seconds you can use the toilet. You can also use it to clean countertops and furniture as well.


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