Some housekeeping chores are tricky and annoying; speed them up with a few “housekeeping hacks!”
After grating cheese, grate a little bit of raw potato: this will clean the cheese out, and the grater can now be washed with a sponge or just tossed in the dishwasher.
Simple everyday toothpaste has a million uses! You can use it to clean old tennis shoes, and restore the soles to almost-new condition. Use it to safely clean jewelry in minutes; a dab of toothpaste, a little water, and a small brush will have your valuables shining! Toothpaste is also an excellent way to get stains off your hands; it can remove hair dye, food coloring, and more! You may need to use a paste with a little grit, like a baking soda toothpaste.
If your coffee grinder needs a bit of freshing up, it’s simple! Run some uncooked white rice through your grinder to clean it and pick up any old odors.
Clean shower heads by pouring white vinegar into a small plastic bag; fit the bag over the shower head until the head is submerged, and secure with rubber bands. Soak it for an hour, then just wipe it clean!
Microwaves can be a chore to clean, but this simple trick makes it a breeze. Heat a bowl of water with a splash of lemon juice for 2-3 minutes: the steam will help loosen dried food particles and make them easier to clean up.
To revitalize a mattress, pour vodka and a few drops of essential oils into a spray bottle. Sptriz the mattress; it will air-dry with a fresh scent as the vodka kills bacteria!
You don’t need a lint roller to clean up pet hair, glitter, or other hard-to-vacuum items: a few strips of masking tape will do the trick! If you have pets that shed on the carpet, use a simple squeegee to gather up the hair for disposal.
Have a wonderful day and please let me know if you need anything.