Clean Your Home With These 10 Common Household Items

Cleaning is one of the most time consuming thing about moving. Trying to make everything perfect from removing stains to making everything fresh and looking new requires some dedication and time. When trying new clean products you have never used before make sure to do a test spot. This will prevent damage if there is any chemical interaction. Make a checklist of the cleaning items you will need, this will ensure that you also remember to take them with you.

1)  Basic cleaning products will take care of most stains and dirt you will find in the home.

2)  Scuff marks made by shoes, or rubber door stoppers can be removed with a very inexpensive product call the pencil eraser.

3)  To remove some ink stains or crayons from the walls and other surfaces try toothpaste. Toothpaste can be used on all most any surface however you should always do a test spot to prevent damage. You will need to take care of these problems before paints as they can be seen through most paint.

4)  Rub the toothpaste on the surface where the stain is with a soft cloth, leave it on the stain for about an hour then scrub area gently and remove.

5)To remove paint from woodwork use a brass scouring pad and take care as it can scratch the wood.

6)  Oxy clean will remove dried toothpaste, soap scum, and lime deposits, it can be purchased from most grocery stores.

7)  Baking soda can help remove any smells or odors. Leave the baking soda open in the room that has the smell you want removed. You will notice an improvement within 24 hours. Charcoal is another product that can remove smells as well as vanilla drops. Baking soda can remain open and in a room for an entire month if it is needed to remove the smell.

8)  Wash your walls by applying tested cleaner in small areas work up from the bottom with nylon socks. The nylon sock will prevent fluff left over but towels or paper towels.

9)  To remove wax from a surface, place a white towel over the wax and apply a warm iron. The towel will absorb the wax and the towel will come right off.

10) To make clean windows or mirrors sparkle, add 2 cups of vinegar to 1 gallon of water. Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray liberally over the window or mirror. Dry with crumpled newspaper for a streak-free window or mirror. You can make the vinegar/water cleaner stronger, if needed.

Be careful when cleaning not to mix products, as they can create a chemical reaction that is dangerous.

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