When cleaning the house, we like to expense as little energy as possible. Instead of using elbow grease, we rely on common tools and tricks to remove stubborn stains…effortlessly.
1. Get rid of water stain with hair dryer
Forgot to use the coaster and your cup left an ugly water stain on your wooden table? Use a hair dryer and blow it away! Then polish with wood polish or cooking oil and it’ll look as good as new.
2. Remove water stain on wood with mayonnaise
Mayonnaise can do the trick too. Cover water mark with mayonnaise for about 5 minutes then rub with a towel. We’ve tried it and it worked like a charm!
3. Clean window cracks with cotton swab and vinegar
Simply dip cotton swab into vinegar and wipe the dirt away. Clean it off with paper towel
4. Clean blinds with old socks
Cover your hands with an old sock to clean flimsy blinds. Genius!
5. Remove food stain on cutting board with lemon/lime
Cut a lemon into half, squeeze juice on the stain, rub it in and let it sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing.
6. Erase water stain with lemon
Besides food stain, lemon can also be used to remove water stain.
7. Rub off water mark on the faucet with wax paper
To remove water spots off chrome faucets, rub them with a piece of waxed paper after cleaning. The wax paper with keep the water spots and finger print from sticking to the clean metal.
8. Remove ink stain form a bag lining using hairspray
Hairspray doesn’t only hold your hair-do, it can remove ink stain from your bag. If the ink stain is small, spray hairspray into cotton swab and wipe it off. Details instruction here.
9. Run blender with liquid soap
Why scrub when your blender can clean itself? Simply add warm water and a bit of dish washing soup. Let it run and rinse well.
10. Citrus peel to remove stubborn coffee/tea stain
You know those ugly coffee/tea mark that stain an otherwise cute mug? It’s so annoying and we thought there’s nothing we can do about it. Apparently you can use citrus peel to remove those stains. Marvelous!
11. Hair dryer to remove sticky label on glass
We normally dip bottles with labels into a bowl of water and slowly peel it off…sometimes scratching it off with our fingers. A smarter way? Use a dryer to melt the adhesive instead. Now our manicure can last another day!
12. Remove burn stain with vinegar and baking soda
If you have scrub burned pots before you will know how tiring it can be. Next time, save your time and energy by filling the burned pan with water and vinegar and bring to boil. Then add baking soda and rub off remaining stains with a scourer.
Any cleaning tricks to share? Let us know at the comments box below!