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Simple Cleaning Tips

A few simple and cost-effective cleaning tips that will no doubt come in handy ahead of the big bad Summer clean. All the following tips involve using items commonly found in and around the home.

Use Coca-Cola To Clean Your Toilet

Pour the coke around the rim of your toilet bowl, so it flows over the stains and inside of the bowl. Let the coke sit for at least an hour. For worse stains, leave on overnight. If the stains are particularly stubborn, take a brush to the toilet and scrub as well. The phosphoric acid in the coke will help to break up the stains, leaving the bowl sparkling clean.

Now, there’s been a lot in the news lately about the negative effects of drinking fizzy drinks and even a proposal to remove them from schools. It’s pretty obvious why these drinks are less than beneficial for you, but in case you were wary about recent findings, surely the fact they can clean limescale and other stains from a toilet bowl will further help relay the message.

Use Lemon to Get Rid of Water Stains

Simply cut a lemon in half and use it to get rid of even the most stubborn hard water stains left on your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. It’s that simple and it really works.

Use Tumble Dryer Sheets on Glass

If you have limescale build up on shower glass, use dryer sheets to get rid of this. Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the sheet and rub over the glass. Simples.

Use Coarse Salt to Clean Cast Iron

Use coarse salt and a soft sponge and gently scrub. This will absorb the oil and lift away bits of food without damaging the cast iron “seasoning”. Learn about how to properly “season” a cast iron pan in another blog here.

Use Coffee Filters to Clean Screens

Coffee filters are great to clean dust and dirt from TV screens.

Use a Damp Rubber Glove to Remove Pet Hair From Upholstery

Pretty self-explanatory this one.

Use Vanilla Extract to Deodorise Your Freezer

Sprinkle some vanilla extract on a cloth and wipe down the inside of your freezer for a fresher smell.

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  1. Felicity Jones

    on April 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    That’s exactly why I don’t drink it – because it’s so good at cleaning. It’s a great use thanks for sharing and helping us clean better.

  2. Mike

    on May 1, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Thank you for your comments Felicity. You may be surprised at some of the other everyday food products which can be used to help clean your home. In fact, we have a post for later this month which looks specifically at food you can use to clean with – be sure to check it out.

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