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26 May 2007 :: 16:05:24 pm 22374

Housekeeping Secrets!! Bringing Back The Shine In Your Home!

Having a good rummage in your kitchen cupboard, is where you can surely find an array of cleaning materials masquerading as food products.
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Stubborn stains

Instead of shop-bought products, an arsenal is made up of a number of common kitchen staples.

Lemon juice is a domestic life-saver in the never-ending fight for cleanliness, and it’s been popular as a stain remover for centuries. Try using lemon juice to remove rust and stains from plastic, either neat or diluted, and give curry stains on carpet the heave-ho with diluted lemon juice. For common carpet spillages such as beer, a recommendation is simply dabbing the stain with soda water.

Water marks on wooden surfaces, can be removed by rubbing half a brazil nut onto the offending area, first ensuring the surface is completely dry. Alternatively, try applying mayonnaise on a soft cloth or toothpaste on a damp cloth to the water mark.

And if your family are leaving grubby fingerprints on your walls, take this tried and tested tip to banish the blemishes – simply rub the mark with slightly moist, stale white bread.

Shine on

Achieving that all-important shine isn’t all about elbow grease; choose the right cleaning product and you’ll glide effortlessly through your chores.

Next time you’re having a headache over the less-than-sparkly chrome taps in your bathroom or kitchen, an advice is rubbing them with flour. Rinse the flour off and buff them with a soft cloth. To ensure your stainless steel sink doesn’t appear dull in comparison, rub the surface gently with baking powder or buff with a scrunched-up ball of newspaper.

Another truly indispensable item in a cleaning closet is white vinegar. Use it to wash glass and windows for a smear-free finish. For the final buff use scrunched-up balls of newspaper to add an extra glossy sheen to the glass.

Another recommendation is a solution of water and vinegar to spruce up wooden furniture. Wash the furniture with the solution, leave overnight to dry, apply quality furniture polish and buff the surfaces.

Lingering limescale

A white vinegar, for use on those tough, hard-to-shift stains; its disinfectant properties make it an amazing all-round cleaner. Blitz bath stains with a 1:5 solution of white vinegar and water. Unclog showerheads by first dismantling them and then soaking them for 20 minutes in vinegar.

Remove hard water marks by pouring a can of fizzy cola down the toilet bowl; leave it for an hour, then flush. And finally, after all that hard cleaning, it’s time for a glass of white wine – but not for you, for your glass shower doors, to rid them of stains and limescale.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Lifestyle

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