Motivate me to CLEAN!
anything to make cleaning easier & more enjoyable. Question: Does a Messie ever learn to be a Cleanie? I hope so!
Reusable Swiffer dusters! Made from micro fleece, works even better than the disposables and they can be washed and reused over and over.
The best oven cleaner! Cover bottom of oven with baking soda, then pour vinegar so it's all wet. Let sit around 20 minutes or so then wipe all of it out with damp cloth or sponge. Leave oven door open. After drying you may see some white residue, wipe again.
Professional house cleaners spill their 10 best-kept secrets to save time & effort. 1 most definitely liked was how to remove grease/dirt build up from kitchen cabinets. Say to clean cabinets, 1st heat slightly damp sponge/cloth in microwave for 20 - 30 sec. until it's hot. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, spray cabinets w/ an all-purpose cleaner containing orange oil, then wipe off cleaner w/ hot sponge. This should make the kitchen look & smell wonderful too!
cleaning stainless steel sinks First, rinse the whole sink with water. Sprinkle baking soda over the entire sink.Scrub the stainless steel sink basin and fixtures with a soft- to medium-bristled brush. After you've finished scrubbing, spray undiluted white vinegar over the baking soda residue left on the sink.Use the same process to clean sink strainers. Rinse the sink with tap water.
Now why didn't I think of this!
How To Fix Dents in Wooden Floors & Furniture (With an Iron!) Apartment Therapy…
How To Fix Dents in Wooden Floors & Furniture (With an Iron!). Many years ago a teacher told me that you could steam out a dent in a piece of wood (one where the wood fibers had been compressed, not a where they had been removed) using a wet rag and an iron. NOTE: BE CAREFUL! SOME FINISHES MIGHT TURN WHITE WHEN EXPOSED TO STEAM. PLEASE TRY THIS IN A HIDDEN AREA BEFORE DOING IT IN A VISIBLE PLACE.
How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. Tell you what, you have to rewash it once to put softener in but it's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)