From cupboard to cleaning up

Posted on Mar 24 2021 in Features, Heartland REMC
Woman holding natural cleaning products.
Items you have in your fridge or pantry can make for great household cleaners.

Head to your pantry or fridge for help with some common household chores.

  • Clean and disinfect your computer keyboard by gently brushing on and between the keys with an old toothbrush that’s been soaked in a solution made with equal parts water and white vinegar.
  • That same solution can remove water stains on glasses. Pour it into the glasses and let it sit for 15 minutes. Scrub the scum away with a toothbrush. Rinse the glass and wipe clean.
  • Use wax paper to polish the fixtures on your sinks.
  • Toothpaste can polish your silver. Apply it with either a rag or a toothbrush.
  • Stains on your upholstery? Try rubbing shaving cream onto the stain. Let sit for 30 minutes and then blot to dry. (To be safe, try this method on an inconspicuous area of the upholstery to ensure that it is color safe.)
  • If you have a scratch on your hardwood floor, buff it with a walnut. The oils in the walnut will help smooth out the scratch and fill the crack.
  • To get burned-on food off a pan, place a dryer sheet on the bottom of the pan and pour water into the pan. Let it sit overnight. The next day, wipe out the pan.
  • A dab of mayonnaise should take care of that water ring on your coffee table.
  • Use Worcestershire sauce to shine brass.