Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks 

These are some things I ran across that I thought may be useful.

Put a garbage can by the front door.
Don’t let anything come into the house that isn’t going to be kept. Junk mail, flyers, packaging – it all goes in the garbage right away.

Use a pillowcase to dust ceiling fans.
Slide the pillow case over the blade of the fan and pull it back. All the dust will fall into the bottom of the pillow case. Take it outside and shake it out when you’re done.

Makeup remover.
At night, clean your face with one side of the make-up remover cloth and then use the other side to tidy up the bathroom like the sink, counter, and faucet.

Used Dryer Sheets on Baseboards.
Use old dryer sheets to wipe down baseboards. Since they are anti-static they will stay dust free longer.

Lemon Pledge for Mirrors.
Use lemon pledge on bathroom mirrors to make them smell great and shine.

Window Strokes.
When you are washing windows, clean one side with horizontal strokes and the other with vertical. This way if there are streaks, you will know which side they are on.

Knife and a Rag.
Spray some cleaner on a rag and wrap it around a knife to wipe dust and grime from any vent.

Puppy Pads to Protect Your Mattress.
For parents with young kids, use puppy training pads to line your child’s bed under their regular sheets. Any nighttime accidents will be much easier to clean up and it will protect the mattress.

Keeping Your Toilet Brush Dry.
After cleaning your toilet place the brush under the toilet seat and close the lid to hold it there. You can finish cleaning the rest of the bathroom while the toilet brush drips dry back into the toilet instead of the toilet brush holder – yuck!

Aluminum Foil for Dryer Sheets.
If you aren’t a fan of dryer sheets because of the smell or the residue they leave you can use balls of aluminum foil to eliminate static cling instead. Just roll up about two feet of foil into a ball and throw it in the dryer. Use two or three balls for heavy loads. The best thing is you don’t have to replace them!

Olive Oil and Vinegar for Wood Polish
Mix 1 cup of olive oil and ¼ cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle for your own DIY furniture polish. The results are amazing!

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