If you have: A gross kitchen garbage can
An often-overlooked source of real filth is the kitchen
garbage, as traces of food and liquid make their way out of the bin liner
and onto the can itself, leaving a smelly mess. Scrub using dish
detergent or multi-surface cleaning liquid and a nylon-bristle brush (your bathtub is an ideal
place for this task). Rinse and dry thoroughly with paper towels.
Source: Real Simple
If you have: Crusty, burned-on oven spills
leave that baked-on mess on the bottom of your oven; it can give off unpleasant
odors and even create smoke. If you can’t run a self-cleaning cycle, spritz with
water from a spray bottle, then sprinkle on some baking soda and add a few
drops of white vinegar. Let the mixture bubble for a minute or so, then use a
scrub sponge to sweep away the grime. Follow with a thorough wipe-down with a
damp paper towel.
Source: Good Housekeeping
If you have: Cloudy, unsightly shower soap scum
A haze of soap
residue and hard water spots accumulates quickly in showers and on shower doors. To
remove, use a sponge or clean cloth to wipe
room-temperature white vinegar onto your shower walls and door. The acid in the
vinegar will help dissolve the residue. Wipe clean with a damp paper towel. To prevent buildup, use a squeegee on the surfaces after each shower. Tip: Use a nylon brush to scrub out the shower door’s tracks.
Source: Woman’s Day