Deodorize a smelly cushioniStock/ponsulak
To absorb odors on any plush item that is impossible to run through the washing machine (say, throw pillows, carpets, or mattresses), try a little bit of baking soda. Sprinkle the powder onto the spot you’re trying to clean and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Vacuum it away and say goodbye to dust, dirt, and stinkiness. These are other brilliant uses for baking soda.
Clean kitchen appliancesiStock/aydinmutlu
To keep your refrigerator in top shape, make sure you not only clean the inside, but the outside too. Built-up dust and lint on the hard-to-reach backside condenser coils could shut down the unit by causing it to overheat. To remove the buildup, pull the refrigerator several feet from the wall and vacuum its coils thoroughly. Finish by vacuuming the floor area and pushing the appliance back into shape.
Clean a crumby keyboardiStock/gldburger
To thoroughly clean your computer keyboard, begin by flipping it upside down to dislodge any loose crumbs. Attach your vacuum’s crevice tool and vacuum the keyboard itself to lift any remaining crumbs. Dip a cotton swab into rubbing alcohol and brush it into the area surrounding each key. For particularly dirty spots, use a toothpick, advises PC World. Finish by using a dry, lint-free cloth to remove dust and polish the keys.