We Tried 10 Famous Cleaning Hacks and Here’s What Actually Work

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Nowadays, everyone uses chemical cleaning products to deal with the simplest cleaning chore not knowing that those products can be life-threatening in the long run. But, you can avoid using them if you learn about these 10 hacks that our grandparents used to use for cleaning their houses, and guess what, THEY WORD, I mean just take a look at your grandparent’s house, you will never find it dirty or unclean.
1. DIY streak-free window cleaner
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You can use props that you already have at home to make a streak-free window cleaner. You will need:
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a tablespoon of white vinegar
  • Half a tablespoon of rubbing alcohol
  • 3 drops of peppermint essential oil
Simply mix all of the elements together, then put the solution in a spray bottle and start spraying your windows.
2. Borax
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This very powerful powder can have many great uses around the house. You can use it to clean kitchen cabinets, kitchen sink, tiles, and bathroom sinks, not to mention that it can serve as a detergent booster. Pretty surprising, right?
3. Cotton tea cloths
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In this modern era, we tend to use a lot of paper towels that scientists discovered a new form of speed and it is paper towel roll per week (it’s just a joke), this makes you lose money and harm the environment. You can save the planet and your wallet by using cotton tea towels because they way more practical and won’t leave any lint and you can wash them easily.
4. Natural air fresheners
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You can use vanilla to actually keep a good scent in your house. You can dab some on your light bulb and let the heat of the light bulb spread the nice and refreshing vanilla smell, or soak some cotton balls in vanilla then put hem in potted plants and spread them all over your house.
5. Lightening and whitening, naturally
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To get rid of stains on your clothes and linens, simply fill a bucket with hot water and lemon juice, then soak the white stained clothes in it and let it sit for a couple of hours then allow your clothes to dry in the sun.

6. Use a pillowcase to clean the ceiling fan
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Use a pillowcase if you want to wipe your fan blades without having dust spread all over the room by placing the blade in the pillowcase. This way you will clean the blade and all the dust will be trapped inside the case.

7. Cut your dish sponges in half
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If you want your sponges to last longer, then cut them in half. This way they’ll last longer and you will save some money, it’s a win-win situation.

8. Toothpaste to clean silver
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Silver can sometimes get dirty and have filth all over it and it can be hard to clean. Many people use silver cleaner but it is a bit pricy and can sometimes damage the silver. But, you can use a less expensive and risk-free method. Simply rub the silver with toothpaste, then rinse and dry it, and OH BOY! You’ll be shocked.
9. Remove sticky adhesives with a little oil
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Sometimes cleaning something that has a label adhesive can be very frustrating and demanding because it needs hardcore scrubbing, but if you use olive oil, your life will be much easier. Simply pour a little olive oil on a clean cloth, then start rubbing and the adhesive will start getting off easily.
10. Get rid of hard water with vinegar
Water stains can be really tough to clean especially when they’re on your showerhead, faucet, or any place in the kitchen. To fix this, simply use vinegar to clean the hard water stains, and for hard to reach or extra tough stains, just let it soak in vinegar and the results will definitely amaze you.

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