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
If you have: A less-than-tidy toilet bowl
Time can be your
ally when tackling a dirty toilet. To clean and deodorize the toilet bowl, pour one cup of white
distilled vinegar or multi-surface cleaning liquid into the bowl and let sit several hours or overnight, if
possible. Then scrub well with a toilet brush and flush.