1. Baking Soda: Clean Children’s Toys Safely
How to do it: Combine four tablespoons baking soda with one quart of water. Use the solution to wipe off toys.
2. Baking Soda: Clean the Dishwasher
How to do it: If your dishwasher has a funky scent, try this: Empty all dishes. Clean out the food filter. Next, fill the detergent well with baking soda and run on empty
3. Salt and Rubbing Alcohol: Clean Up a Grease Stain
How to do it: Got a grease stain on your favorite carpet? Try this! Mix salt and rubbing alcohol one part to four. Rub into the stain, going the same direction as the nap of the carpet. Let dry and vacuum up excess salt.
4. Salt: Clean a Glass Coffeepot
How to do it: Fill the coffeepot with 1/4 cup table salt and a dozen ice cubes. Swish the mixture around, let it sit for half an hour, fill it with cold water and rinse.
6. Oil and Lemon Juice: Shine Your Wood Furniture
How to do it: Mix oil and lemon juice two parts to one and use the solution to give furniture an extra polish.
7. Apple Peels: Clean Discolored Aluminum Saucepans
How to do it: Start by peeling two apples. Place the peels in the saucepan and add enough water to cover the peels. Bring the water and peels to boil for several minutes until the stain begins to lift. Turn off the pot and let the water cool. Discard the water and peels, dry the pan and voila!
8. Mayonnaise: Remove Crayon from Wood Furniture
How to do it: Sure, the thought of slathering your household wares with mayonnaise may be less than appealing, but some people swear by it. Did your tot get a little carried away while coloring? Remove crayon marks from wood furniture by rubbing a dab of mayo on the mark. Let it sit for five minutes and wipe it away with a damp cloth.Credit: All of the tips shared in this post are property of www.ivillage.com. The products shown in my photograph are my own and I am not associated with the manufacturers of such products.