Think about your grandparents’ home.
I can bet they were most of the time clean and tidy.
The reason lies behind some old home cleaning techniques that don’t include chemicals and commercial products.
Well, here’s good news: you can now use the same old traditions to give that neat-as-a-pin element to your house.
#1. Remove Scuff Marks on Your Walls With Cucumber
When it comes to ruining the appearance of your perfectly painted walls, you can leave it to irritating scuff marks. And, no matter how frequently you clean your house walls, these oil-based stains are inevitable.
Fortunately, they are easy to remove, most of the time with a mixture of baking soda and dish soap.
However, a simpler technique, especially when the mark doesn’t budge, is to use the exterior of the cucumber peels to erase the scuffs. Just rub the peel on the mark and the magic will be done instantly.
#2. Clean Your Mirrors With Black Tea
Just bought a superb outfit that highlights your best features? The best way to show off is to make a mind-blowing pose in that outfit and get a mirror selfie.
Mirror selfies are invaluable gems of today’s generation that are usually crafted at home. But, what can ruin that selfie and make it worse is none other than a stained and dirty mirror.
Extra attention will not be given to your face or your outfit but rather to the gross and white spots splattered all over the mirror.
If you don’t want your mirror to be the talk of the town, brew a cup of black tea and pour it in a spray bottle. Once the tea is sprayed all over the mirror, let the tannic acid work its wonders.
#3. Get Rid of Scratches on Your Windows With Toothpaste
The first thing that your visitors will notice when they arrive is not that shining Buddha statue at your entrance nor that DIY wooden clock but that dark brown or black spots on your windows.
It is a proven fact that dirty windows have a significant impact on your health.
When you’ve thrown the drapes open wide only to stare at the mold from your windows, you run the risk of getting respiratory problems and it can even make your allergies worse.
An old way to let a good amount of UV light in your house is to pour a dab of toothpaste on a soft cloth and rub it over the dirty window in a circular motion. Once you’ve wiped it away with a damp cloth, you’ll see how quickly bright sunshine will set foot in your house.
#4. Mayonnaise Can Get Water Rings Out of Tables
Imagine: The beds are made, laundry is done, floors are mopped and the bathroom is cleaned. Just when you take your tea in hand and settle at the table to breathe in the bright sunlight coming in, your eyes hit on some frustrating cup rings on the table.
And there, moments are ruined.
One way you can get rid of these types of stains is to spread a little amount of mayonnaise on a towel and scrub it all over the surface.
Trust me, the stains will be gone within seconds.
#5. Get Rid of Broken Glass With a Piece of Bread
Honestly, broken glass is the worst, especially a nightmare for parents who’ve got to clean it all up with toddlers crawling around the house.
Dropped a glass of water? Shattered a mirror?
Once the glass is broken, you’ve got to figure out a way to pick up the shards off the floor. And, the only way to prevent lacerations, cuts and puncture wounds is to use a slice of bread to get every shard off the floor.
#6. Remove Tarnish on Brass With Ketchup
Found in almost every kitchen in most households inthe world, I guess ketchup is everyone’s favorite culinary sauce.
You can’t imagine hot French fries or a juicy BBQ without some ketchup.
But, did you know that you can clean your brass-based platters and utensils and give them their spark again only with some ketchup?
Do you know some more old-fashioned cleaning tips? If yes, why don’t you please share them with us in the comment section below?