The annual Spring Clean is, like many traditions, on the wane but if you are in the mood to throw those windows open and give everything the once over, here are a few handy tips that might make it easier…
Use the label on fitted sheets.
If you’ve ever struggled putting the fitted sheet on your mattress, listen up: Thanks to Reddit user Nolapatrona, we learned the corner with the tag always goes on the bottom right side of your mattress. Genius.
Polish copper with ketchup.
If your copper item is looking tarnished, squirt some ketchup on a rag, then sprinkle salt on top. Rub the mixture on your item and repeat until you’ve covered every inch of the surface. Rinse it off and your item will be as shiny as ever. Watch and see how it’s done here.
Restore white trainers with baking soda.
One of Twitter user @sarahtraceyy‘s tweets went viral this year because it showed the astounding before-and-after pictures of her white Converse shoes. Even better: All it took was a little baking soda and laundry detergent.
Use foil as a scrub brush.
When in a pinch, you can use foil to help you around the house for much more than food storage. Here, it’s balled up and being used as a dish scrubber, but it can also polish silver, protect pie crust from being burnt,
Clean brass with ketchup, vinegar, or lemon.
When you have company coming over last minute, brass is one of the easiest metals to polish with what you already have on-hand. All three of these pantry staples will do the trick. Don’t believe us? Watch and see for yourself.
Flip your wine glasses.
Most people have strong preferences if their glasses face up or down, but we say do both. This trick will help you fit way more glasses on your shelf, since they can nestle more closely together.
Dish Soap + Vinegar
Add three drops of dish soap to a bowl of vinegar to attract those annoying flies in your home that are impossible to get rid of. The detergent will cut surface tension, so the flies will sink and drown. Just toss the cup once your home is fruit fly-free.
Clean Your Shower Head Overnight With White Vinegar.
Fill a sandwich bag with white vinegar and place your shower head in the solution overnight. In the morning you should have a dirt and grime free shower head.
Clean Your Blinds By Using Kitchen Tongs Wrapped In Microfiber Cloth.
s your feather duster not doing it for you anymore? Use tongs wrapped in microfiber cloth to rid your blinds of dust and dirt.
Squeegee Hair Picker Upper
A new use for an old item! Turns out your squeegee has a brilliant use other than getting your windows squeaky clean. Use one as a quick and easy way to wipe pet hair off of your carpets and rugs.