June 04, 2019
Wouldn't it be awesome if your home could do chores for you?
Well...it can, thanks to some clever hacks I've included in today's issue. These everyday household staples will work their butts off throughout the night so you can wake up to spick-and-span appliances and a clean bathroom!
Let's get to it.
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Hint 1: Let grout scrub itself with toothpaste
From your bathroom tile to your kitchen backsplash, icky grimy grout can be super-tough to clean.
Whitening toothpaste to the rescue!
Simply mix traditional toothpaste (not gel, people) with a little water to make it easier to spread across the grout.
Let it sit while you sleep, and in the morning, just wipe the area with a damp towel to reveal the bright, white grout!
It removes LINT - DIRT - PET HAIR - and MORE like MAGIC! You'll LOVE THIS.
Hint 2: Get your bathroom gleaming with vinegar
This pantry powerhouse will get your toilet sparkling while you sleep?
Pour about 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar into your toilet bowl and let it sit overnight. It disinfects and reduces hard-water rings at the same time.
For your sink: put the stopper in and fill it with hot water and 1/2 cup of vinegar, and let it sit overnight as well.
In the morning...both your toilet and sink will be nice and clean. AND no elbow grease is needed!
'Go Green' Hint: Green Cleaning and Wood Surfaces
There are a lot of different recipes out there that call for some combination of olive oil and vinegar. (Yes, you're cleaning with salad dressing, for a floor you could eat off).
The ratio of vinegar, oil and water will vary depending on the the type of wood and the finish you have on top of it.
For wood floors, try 1/4 cup of vinegar in 1 gallon of hot water. For wood furniture, start with 1 cup vinegar with 1 teaspoon oil.