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How To Clean Almost Anything & Everything (The A To Z Guide)

Do you have some time off from work? Do you have kids or pets that do not sit still? If you have, then cleaning is something that you have to do frequently, right? Below you can discover DIY ideas that you can use to hack any type of cleaning. These fun art projects/useful ideas are applicable on interesting things that you wouldn’t imagine.

Acrylic Paint – Did you suddenly spill acrylic paint on your clothing? Not to worry, instead of tossing away your clothes just dab some rubbing alcohol and Voila!

Air Vents – Yes air vents that haven’t been cleaned in a while will have you breathing in awful dust and grey gunk. To avoid this nastiness, use a rag, a knife, some 409 and Voila! Your air ducts will be cleaned.

Armpit Stains – To get rid of the nasty armpit stains from your tops, follow this process carefully: 1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent, 3-4 tsp. of baking soda, 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Scrub the stain away using this mixture.

Bag less Vacuum – You will need to take it apart. It’s best that look at DIY tutorials on YouTube.

Bath Toys – To clean these, mix ½ a cup of vinegar using a gallon of water and allow the toys to soak for at-least an hour. Proceed to squeeze out all the water. There are users who suggest adding a dab of hot glue into the air holes of the toys so that water doesn’t get inside the toys.

Bathroom Exhaust Fans – Did you know that you are able to save your life by using canned air for blowing out dust? Exhaust firms are a known source of causing a lot of household fires.

Blinds – Make sure that you mix equal rations of water and vinegar in a bowl. Dip in a sock. Put your hands inside the sock and wipe the blinds down. You can Google further instructions.

Brass – To clean Brass easily, wipe it down using half a lemon that is covered in salt.

Burnt Pans – Fill the pans bottom with water. Add into it, white vinegar (one cup). Bring the pan to boil. Take it off the stove and proceed to add 2 tbsp. of baking soda. Empty out the pan and scour it. It will look as good as new.

Carpet Pet Hair – To get rid of the shed, get a squeegee, it does wonders as you will be able to pull together all the pet hairs.

Cast Iron Pan – To effectively clean a cast iron pan, add on it ¼ cup of kosher salt, wipe away the salt using a paper towel. Google this process for further details.

Cheese Grater – To clean a cheese grater, grate a piece of raw potato. The potato’s hardness alongside the oxalic acid gets rid of the cheese gunk wholly.

Charcoal Grill – To clean it, use a white onion, peeled, cut the onion in half. Stab a fork in the smaller end on one half. Take the fork back and forth over the hot grill grates. The onion automatically deglazes the grates and adding a little extra flavour that will serve you best the next time you decide to grill something!

Clarisonic Brushes – Use hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, lemon to disinfect the Clarisonic brushes. This way, you shall drastically cut down on the times you require to buy new heads.

Cloudy Glasses – Using paper towels dipped in vinegar will make your glasses regain the sparkle again.

Coffee Mug Stains – Clean these stains away using Baking soda.

Coffee or Spice Grinder – Uncooked white rice or Pulverized bread are appropriate for picking up lingering aromas. To wipe away the aroma for good, you should also grind 1 tbsp. of baking soda.

Crockpot – Just a little oven cleaner together with some bar keeper’s friend will help you get rid of the gunk.

Crusty Oven – Fill a bowl with half a cup of ammonia, place the bowl and the liquid in a COMPLETELY cold oven. The fumes work their magic overnight. All you have to do is wipe it thoroughly the following day. Your oven will be spanking new!

Curling Iron – All you have to do is rub a plain steel wool piece on the metal rod and voila! All is well again.

Cutting Boards – There are two handy ways of going about it. First and foremost, you can make use of lemon and coarse salt if you have either a bamboo or wooden board. You can as well opt to soak plastic boards in a mixture of water and bleach, leave them in the sink for an hour or so. The boards will look good as new.

Dishwasher – Kool-Aid and vinegar is a nice mixture solution that will help. Try it!

Dryer Ducts – If you have pets, it’s important that you do this often and lower the risks of as fire. This process also speeds up the time it takes to get a load dried.

Ear Buds – Dampen a q-tip lightly with rubbing alcohol. Use the q-tip to wipe over the surface. Just a little amount will do. To much liquid can damage the mechanism.

Floor Grease – ¼ cup solution of white vinegar, 1 tsp. liquid dish soap, ¼ cup washing soda, two gallons of tap water mixed with warm water. Mix the ingredients together and scrub your floors.

Glitter – To clean it out, use only a bit of play dough and voila!

Hair Brush – The beautiful thing being, you will be able to use shampoo or dish washing detergent, scrub with a soft brush and all stains will be eliminated.

Irregularly Shaped Bottles – To clean it, fill it with raw rice, some water (just a little bit) a bit of dishwasher soap. Cover the top shake it well. Remove the rice and pour the soap and water. Rinse it thoroughly and voila!

Keurig Coffeemaker – Fill the reservoir halfway using vinegar. Run a cycle through minus a k-cup or filter. Afterwards, run through two water cycles to eliminate the taste/smell of vinegar.

Jeans Stains – To wipe away the stains, all you have to do is use alcohol free-face cleansing wipe and the stains will disappear!

Lampshade – A lint roller perfectly gets rid of dust.

Makeup Brushes – Use baby shampoo to clean them. After rinsing the thoroughly, hang them to dry. A combination of binder clips and a hanger is preferred. This way water will not drip back down into the handles that will be harbouring mould and so the hair brush bristles will still hold.

Mattress – Sprinkle on it some baking soda allow the formula to sip for 30 minutes. Turn the mattress and do the same on the other side. Now vacuum it and all will be well.

Oven Racks – Get six dryer sheets, together with ½ a cup of dishwasher liquid. Start scrubbing and use the sheets to dry.

Pen Ink in Clothing – Use a hair spray and spray it on the stain. This will soften the stain and it can easy wash off.

Red Wine – For a red wine that has already dried up. Apply shaving cream on the stain, through the piece of stained garment into the washer. If the red wine stain is wet you can apply either kitty litter or club soda. Wash it off.

Shower Curtain Liner – Just pour in detergent, vinegar, several towels and the liner in the washer. The combination keeps the liner intact and washable.

Toaster – Mix 1tbsp. of tartar cream with just a couple of water drops. Rub the mixture into the appliance and wipe it off using a damp paper towel. Voila!

Uggs – Go over them first with a stiff brush. Use a slightly damp cloth and rub it over the stains.

Wicker Baskets – Rinse them with a hose or in the shower. Leave them outside to dry in the sun. Pam spray them so that they can retail a shiny look!

Yoga Mat – In a spray bottle, fill it using three parts water to one part distilled white vinegar. Spray the mat and wipe off the solution. Enjoy!!!

 

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