Cleaning products such as bleaches, sprays, vacuum cleaners, mops and carpet cleaners can cost us a substantial amount of money when you add it all together. However, many people don’t realise that by using items you probably would already have in the home, you can do an equally as good or even better job. You won’t believe the things a lemon can do! Here are some cleaning tips from the experts that will help you save a load of money on cleaning products:
Get Rid Of Funky Smells
Think the only way to get rid of funky smells is to use a hell of a lot of bleach? Think again! By simply boiling some distilled white vinegar and a couple of cloves in a saucepan for a few minutes, you can get rid of that dodgy scent!
Shine Up Burnt Pans
Burnt pans don’t look great, but there’s a perfect solution that everyone can try. Buy some cheap own brand cola from the shop (you know, the kind that you won’t drink), and then pour enough in the pan to cover the burn parts. Boil the pan, stir it, then take it off the heat. When you pour the hot cola away, the burnt stuff from the pans should go with it! Give your pans a rinse and wipe and they’re ready to be used again looking shiny and new!
Descale Your Kettle
Get a lemon, cut it into big chunks and place inside of your kettle. Fill the kettle with water and boil it, then leave this mixture overnight to stand. Discard the water and lemon the next day, give your kettle a quick rinse and you’re ready to enjoy your morning brew!
Spruce Up Your Microwave
Boil some water and pour into a cup with half a cup of lemon juice, then place in your microwave and allow to cook for 30 seconds. Carefully take out the bowl and when you wipe your microwave with a cloth; all stubborn food should come off with no problems!
Remove China Stains
All you need to get rid of stubborn china stains is a wet cloth and some bicarbonate of soda. If that fails, you can always dissolve a denture cleaning tablet in a bowl of water and leave your china to soak for a while. However, you should avoid doing this to expensive china or china with lots of pattern on them as it can damage the pattern.
Make Your Fridge Smell Like Roses
Well, lemons actually. Cut a lemon in half and scoop out the flesh. Now fill the shell of the lemon with salt and stick it in the corner of the fridge for an effective deodoriser that really works!
Cleaning tips like these come from professionals who really know what they’re talking about. Companies like Ideal who do this day in day out know that some of these tips are the best way to make your home sparkle and smell fresh. As £1 billion a year is spent on cleaning products in the UK, save some money and use these savvy tips instead!