Household Hints & Tips part 1
Many of us spend too much money and too much time on household cleaning. Is it really necessary to have one product for the kitchen tiles and another for the bath? You'll find all sorts of helpful household hints here in our alfabetical list.
BathtubThe film that accumulates in your bathtub, shower tray and washbasin can be removed by soaking and scrubbing with Vinegar.
BrassRub with a lemon half dipped in salt. It will not only clean but also leaves a great shine.
Chopping boardsUse a scrubbing brush with bicarbonate of soda and table salt and then rinse thoroughly with hot water to clean wooden chopping boards.
Also use bicarbonate of soda on plastic cutting boards before washing with dishwashing soap and hot water. Sprinkle with bicarbonate of soda. Wipe with a damp cloth.
Coffee potsUse bicarbonate of soda to clean your coffee pot, run dissolved through coffee maker then two more runs with fresh water.
Cooker & tiles Use bicarbonate of soda to clean the cooker and tiles behind it. It does a great job on grease!!
Coffee StainsUse salt to clean your discolored coffee pot.
Clean stainless steel sinksa paste made of dishwashing liquid and a generous amount of bicarbonate of soda takes brown stains out. Rub with white flour. Use a dry cloth to clean and shine.-
CopperRub vigorously with half a lemon dipped in mixture of salt and white vinegar.
Cups & MugsSprinkle bicarbonate of soda directly on coffee or tea stains in cups and mugs, rub gently with sponge or washcloth and rinse. Stains are gone!
CutleryRub with the cut side of a raw potato, then wash in warm water and polish.
CrystalWash in a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water.
DishesVinegar cuts grease and freshens dishes when washing them.
DishwasherPut some bicarbonate of soda in the dishwasher to help eliminate streaks and spots from the extremely hard water.
DrainsCover slow drains with bicarbonate of soda and pour a pot of boiling water over it and it cleans the drains. Do this at least twice a month
Drains Use a sink strainer to avoid blocked drains. To unblock, try a plunger and boiling water. Or pour in a quarter cup of bicarbonate of soda and add a quarter cup of white vinegar. Hold the plug in while the drain fizzes.
Put an opened box of bicarbonate of soda in the fridge to absorb odours. Use it with warm water to wash the inside of the refrigerator