17 Cleaning Tricks for Hard-to-Clean Household Objects
These easy tricks eliminate and prevent messes in the most inconvenient, hard to clean places, from the inside of your toaster to your purse lining.
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The inside of your purse
Push a lint roller along the bottom of an empty purse to pick up dirt, loose change, and more. Here’s how to clean jewelry using only these 12 household items!
What you’ll need: Lint roller
Grungy window blinds
Dip a sock into a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. Put it on your hand inside out and use it to clean both sides of window blinds at the same time. You’ll want to try these 8 fast cleaning fixes to rid your home of disastrous messes.
Dingy TV screens
Swipe a coffee filter across dusty and staticky computer monitors and plasma TV screens to remove buildup. Make sure you know these 16 genius cleaning hacks housecleaners use.
What you’ll need: Coffee filters
A stinky kitchen
Toss orange and lemon peels into the garbage disposal and grind it up for a few minutes to give your kitchen an amazing fresh citrus smell with no work at all. Find out more tricks for cleaning your kitchen in 5 minutes flat.
Kitchen sink clutter
Clamp a binder clip onto the short end of your sponge. Stand the clip upright on its side to keep the sponge clean, dry, and mold-free. Once it does get dirty, learn the only right way to clean a sponge.
Pet hair horrors
Drag a window squeegee (you can find one at any home goods store) across a carpet to remove pet hair. The rubberized blade will quickly lift fur from rug fibers. To avoid a sneezing fit, find out the best pets to get if you have allergies.
What you’ll need: Window squeegee
That ring around your toilet
Let an Alka-Seltzer tablet sit in the bowl for 20 minutes, and then flush. The citric acid will eliminate rings and stains. Here are some ways you’re cleaning your bathroom wrong.
What you’ll need: Alka-Seltzer
Prevent glasses from breaking in the dishwasher
Stretch a rubber band around a wineglass and over the spokes of the dishwasher rack to keep the glass from moving around and breaking during the wash cycle. Here are some more common dishwasher loading mistakes.
What you’ll need: Rubber bands