Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Useful household cleaning tips


To Remove:
Red wine stains from cloth
  • Gently squeeze it in good club soda water 
  • Wash as normal with soap and water 
Candle wax from carpet or tablecloth
  • Scrape as much wax off as possible 
  • Place the blotting paper on top of the hardened wax 
  • Place the hot iron on top of it 
  • Move the blotting paper around to absorb the melting wax 
  • Carry on until it all has been removed, but be careful not to burn the fabric underneath 
Chewing gum
  • Put ice cubes into a plastic bag 
  • Place it on top the chewing gum to harden it 
  • Slowly scrape the gum off 
Rust stain from cloth
  • Rub lemon juice into fabric 
  • Sprinkle salt on top 
  • Leave to rest for at least an hour 
  • Rinse and wash in normal way 
Coffee stain from cloth
  • Dab the stain with glycerin 
  • Rinse in cold water 
  • Wash the normal way 
Ketchup from carpet
  • Wipe up the excess ketchup 
  • Rub glycerin into the stain 
  • Sponge with warm water 
  • Use tissue paper to remove excess water from carpet 
Stains from copper utensils
  • Add lime juice to salt 
  • Rub the mixture on the stain 
  • Wash with clean water 
  • Dry the utensils with cotton cloth, copper will shine like new 
Bad smell from room
  • Soak a cotton ball with few drops of good smelling oil or your favourite scent 
  • Put it into vacuum bag before you vacuum 
  • When you are done with vacuum a beautiful scent has been added to your room 
Dust from artificial flowers
  • Pour some salt into a paper bag 
  • Put the flowers upside down the bag 
  • Hold tight in the opening of the bag and shake energetically 
  • Salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial flowers looking like new 
Burnt on food from skillet
  • Add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan 
  • Bring to boil on stovetop 
  • Burnt will be easily peeled off 
Water stains and dirt from clay candle of water filter
  • Take some salt in your hand 
  • Scrub it for some minutes 
  • Wash the candle with clean water 
Stains and add shine to windows pane or mirror
  • Add a drop of vinegar in to warm water 
  • Wash the glass or mirror with the solution 
  • Wipe with crunched up newspaper until dry and shiny. They will sparkle like new 
Hair dye stains from skin
  • Soak cotton with dettol-antiseptic liquid 
  • Gently rub it on the stain 
Turmeric stains from cloth
  • Put talcum powder as soon as you get the stain 
  • Wash normal with soap and water 
Hope these tips help you to ease your household tasks.
Have a good day.
God Bless.


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