Instead of throwing them away, sanitizing sponges in the microwave kills 99.9% of the germs. Sponges harbor millions of germs; placing them in the microwave for 3 minutes will cause the microbes to sizzle away.
Wipe down the refrigerator with white vinegar to prevent mildew. Once clean, put vanilla extract on a cotton ball and set inside a small container like a shot glass. Place it inside the refrigerator, to the back of the top shelf, to help eliminate odors.
We all rely on our cell phones and need them to work efficiently every day. The first thing to keep in mind about cleaning a cell phone is removing the potentially deadly microbes and bacteria that covers your phone every day. Each time you touch your phone you transfer bacteria to and from your hands, face and every surface your phone came in contact with. To sanitize your phone, you will need the following supplies; distilled water, 70% isopropyl alcohol, a spray bottle, a clean lint-free microfiber cloth, cotton swabs, and wooden toothpicks. Follow these 7 steps for a germ-free cell phone: 1-unplug the phone and any attachments. 2-remove any protective cover, clean those items separately. 3-In a small spray bottle, mix a one-to-one ratio of distilled water and 70% isopropyl alcohol. It is important to only use distilled water. 4-lightly spray a lint-free microfiber cloth with the mixture. 5-Wipe down the front and back surfaces. 6-using a cotton swab or wooden toothpick, clean all the grimy buildup found around the attachment ports, camera lens, and buttons. Wipe the area down again to sanitize. 7- Allow the phone to dry completely before reinserting any attachments or the cover.
Use a grout brush or an old toothbrush to apply to the grout lines with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Use the brush to gently scrub wipe clean rinse with warm water. Seal your grout with a sealer, you will be amazed at how long it will stay clean.
Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and scrub away the dirt and grime from kitchen appliances, counters, sinks, and drains. Rinse well then dry.
Use a toothbrush and toothpaste to clean the gasket seal. You will be surprised how well this works on grime and mold.
The least messy way to remove gum is to freeze and harden it, then chip it away. Place some ice in a zip lock bag; set it on top of the gum until the gum becomes hardened allowing you to crack or scrape the gum right off. If necessary use water and dish detergent to take care of any remaining stickiness.
Rust stains are eyesores! You don’t need acid to remove them, instead use a lemon. The acid in the lemon juice will dissolve the rust. Cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice onto the stain, and let soak for about 10 minutes. For tougher stains use a hard bristle brush then rinse off the lemon juice with clean water.
Apply white vinegar to a clean, soft cloth, and gently wipe the ink stains until the ink has disappeared.
Clean shoe scuff marks from vinyl floors with a clean dry tennis ball. Giving the scuff mark a light rub with the ball will easily erase heel marks.
Close the blinds when you are ready to clean them. Start from the top, using a dryer sheet (fabric softener sheet), and wipe from the top down. Not only will this clean the blinds, it will add an anti static barrier that will keep the dust from settling back onto them.
Together, baking soda and vinegar produce great results. Pour a half cup of baking soda down the drain followed by a half cup of vinegar. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes then flush with very hot water.
Rubbing alcohol, found in the first-aid isle, is the secret to getting all your chrome fixtures and sinks to sparkle. Ensure your cleaning area is well ventilated prior to spraying the alcohol. Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to wipe away the dirt, smudges and fingerprints, leaving surfaces shiny and streak-free. Alcohol works on stainless, porcelain, brass or chrome sinks and not only cleans, but disinfects as it shines.
Try this for the coffee maker. Pour a 2 parts vinegar to 1 part water mixture into your coffee maker and run a normal brew cycle. This removes the build-up throughout your coffee maker and makes your next cup of coffee better tasting!
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