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10 Handy Tips for Cleaning the Uncleanable

There are spots and objects in your home that you're sure you won't be able to clean, but you'd be surprised to discover that cleaning them is a cinch! Here are 10 tips that will make your cleaning easier and more bearable:

1. Inside of your purse

This one was a pet peeve of mine. I don’t like pouring the content out, and even that doesn’t always work. What I discovered that if you use a lint roller on the inside of the purse – it’ll catch almost everything.

2. Stop drawers from being messy

Digging through my drawers used to be annoying, I ended up moving most of my clothes, ruining the order I worked hard to maintain, trying to find one shirt. The solution to this problem is simple enough; stack your folded shirts vertically! That way, you see all the shirts and getting them out is also easier.

3. Stubborn pet hair on the carpet

My dog is a shedder. She loves lying on the carpet, but when she gets up, the carpet looks like it’s changing color. Using a broom is not very effective at removing that stubborn fur. What I found out is that using a squeegee works much better than anything else! The rubber blade lifts the fur quickly and efficiently.

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4. Dirty blinds

Using a duster doesn’t always get all the dust. Instead, get an old sock and dip it into a mix of water and vinegar (equal amounts). Put your hand in the sock and use it to clean both sides of the blind at the same time.

5. My bucket won’t fit in the sink

You want to wash the house or water your plants, but the bucket / watering-can simply won’t fit in the sink. The solution is ingenious! Grab a dustpan with a hollow handle and put the scoop part facing the water stream. The dustpan acts like a funnel, directing the water out of the sink and into your container.

6. Dusty clothes

People don’t wear the same clothes every day, and the ones we don’t wear as often just sit in the closet and collect dust. To stop them from getting dirty, cut a small hole in a cloth napkin and put it over the coat hanger. Now only the napkin will get dirty, and your clothes will remain clean.

7.  Rings in the toilet bowl

Ugh, I’ve spent hours fighting that ring, bought expensive cleaners, scrubbed, you name it. When my friend suggested I use Alka-Seltzer, I thought she was mad, but I tried it and lo and behold – no more ring! The trick is to put two tablets into the water and let them sit there for about 20 minutes, and then flush. If you can’t get Alka-Seltzer, use citric acid instead. (If you use citric acid, pour boiling water into the bowl before, to speed up the process.

8. Sticky candles

When candles become grimy, they also turn sticky. Wiping them does very little, or it does too much, damaging the candle in the process. What you need to do is get a stocking and put the candle in, then roll it around. The stocking’s fabric will clean the grime off and thanks to the material it’s made of – it won’t damage the wax.

9. Dusty screens

Screens often get static electricity, pulling more dust onto them and making it a pain to clean. The solution hides in your kitchen – use a coffee filter to clean the screen with, it will remove the dust efficiently, and reduce the level of static electricity as-well.

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10. A dirty coffee grinder

I like to use my grinder to crush spices and not just coffee, but cleanup is difficult and if not done right – it will make the coffee taste odd. The solution – put Cheerios into the grinder and let it work for 30 seconds. The Cheerios’ stickiness will catch any loose leftovers and absorb the unwanted smells.

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