Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Very Interesting...

I get a gazillion emails a day.  I usually scan through them super fast, press delete and move on.  This morning, however, I read a headline that intrigued me.  It read, "23 Home Products You Don't Need to Buy"

Here are my favorites:
Scuff remover - To get rid of scuff marks, rub the inside of a banana peel over silverware, leather shoes and leather furniture. Wipe with a soft cloth. Be sure to test on a small, inconspicuous section first.

Hard water stain remover - We are prone to hard water stains here in FL.  To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply to sink fixtures and rub with a cloth.

Drain cleaner - Sprinkle 1/4 cup baking soda in the drain, followed by 1 cup vinegar. Let sit for 15 minutes, then flush with a pot of boiling water.

Stainless steel polish - A staple in most garages, WD-40 also works wonders on stainless steel. Just spray and rub with a cloth for a spotless shine.

Washing machine cleaner - Is it bad that I didn't know you had to clean your washing machine?  Using the warm water setting, fill the basin and add 2 cups white vinegar. Let stand for an hour, then run the cycle as usual.

Mirror Cleaner - Clean a bathroom mirror with shaving cream (the old-fashioned white kind, not a gel variety), then wipe with a soft cloth. This tip also helps keep the mirror fog-free after showers.

Vase cleaner - I can never get my vases 100% clean.  To get glass vases sparkling clean, fill three-quarters with hot water, add a teaspoon of baking soda and shake. Let stand overnight; rinse.

Weed killer - Instead of using harsh chemicals, spray vinegar in the cracks of your walkway to get rid of weeds.  I've tried this before and it works well!

Grill degreaser - To maintain a clean barbecue grill, sprinkle dry baking soda on a damp brush, scrub, then rinse.  This is for hubby LOLOL
Post your cleaning secrets below!!

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