Place a layer of wax paper on top of upper kitchen cabinets where dust and grease particles gather. Every few months, switch out the paper for a fresh sheet. Includes other wax paper uses. WHY DIDN't I THINK OF THAT?
DIY Tip: How to Quickly Add Fractions for Woodworking Projects... No Math Required
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This technique for adding fractions is so simple you'll never need to reach for pencil and paper or worry about common denominators again. And then you'll kick yourself for never having thought about it before!
When you get out a new roll of toilet paper, place a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the cardboard tube of the toilet paper. This will release the scent of the oil each time the paper is used.
The combination of cooking grease, steam, and regular old dust creates a sticky residue on your kitchen's surfaces. Clean up grease splatters from your walls, range hood, and cabinets by washing them with a sponge dipped in undiluted white vinegar. Use another sponge soaked in water to rinse, then wipe dry with paper towels. Tip: Don't forget the top of your fridge, which can get greasy as well. Source: Woman's Day
I learned this trick when we were selling our home: To make a stainless steel sink shine like a super star, squirt a small amount of baby oil in a clean sink. Spread it around with a dry paper towel and wipe clean. Then step back and enjoy your model home-quality kitchen.
Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs.