Monday, September 19, 2016

Test, test, cleaning 1, 2, 3

I’ve said it before - I detest cleaning the house. But when a cleaning fit comes over me, I’ll start wiping, scrubbing and polishing and won’t stop till my surfaces are gleaming and my hands all raw. At the hardware store, I’ll always trawl the household cleaning aisles and am a sucker for any product that promises to make cleaning a breeze. Ditto when it comes to household tips as wellI - I’ll want to try out any strange  concoction that promises to get rid of scum or stains or rust. And it’s great when the remedy calls for everyday kitchen products that are just lying around, like baking soda and vinegar.

I must have tested tens of products for making my life easier when it comes to cleaning. Products to clean the oven, or furniture or tiles. I’ve tried all kinds of stuff to clean the scum off the shower door and come to the conclusion that whatever I use, a lot of elbow grease is still required. Some of the tips  that are shared in these websites make a lot of sense. I agree that a stiff brush works best on the shower door, although I use a natural coir brush instead.

My bff in the kitchen in definitely baking soda. It’s great when spread as a paste on stove burners. Now I’ve discovered that you can also use it to remove stains from furniture - just sprinkle it on, let it sit for about 20 minutes and then brush it off and finish by vacuuming. I also use it in a solution with epsom salt and apple cider vinegar to feed my plants.

I always have a problem when it comes to cleaning my lampshades. I used to run my vacuum cleaner over them but the results were unsatisfactory. Now I know I just need to run a lint roller over them.

Admittedly I haven’t tested all of these ideas - I won’t need all of them - but they’re great tips that I will want to test out when the cleaning demon gets a ahold of me again! Check them out yourself and see how effective they are.

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