Simple Ingredients That Can Clean "Impossible To Clean" Items
Marilyn Caylor 5/6/2017
Dingy yellow pillows, dirty oven doors, and toilet rims have all earned the moniker of "impossible to clean" items. However, there are simple ingredients you can use that will change your mind about how difficult it is to clean up around your home.
Keep reading to find out how easy it is to do household chores when you have these DIY ingredients on hand.
When your pillows take on a dingy hue, it's time to give them a good cleaning. Yet, the washing machine doesn't always get the job done.
But, if you mix together the following magic potion, your pillows will come out whiter than white!
- 1 cup powered laundry detergent
- 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent
- 1 cup bleach
- 1/2 cup borax
Dissolve these ingredients in hot water, and then dump it into the wash cycle the next time you clean your pillows.
Your car's floor mats are bound to get stained - that's because dirty feet and spilled drinks are constantly coming into contact with them! Not even the guys at the car wash can get them clean if they've been sitting there for a while.
It's super easy to get rid of the stains - just toss the floor mat into your washing machine with hot water, your regular detergent, and Oxyclean.
Just be sure you test a small corner of the mat with a manually cleaning first, to ensure the material is color safe.
Normally anything that has rusted is pretty much a goner as far as looks are concerned. That is, until you introduce it to a serving of plain old ketchup! Slather it onto your metal bathroom fixtures and wait 10 to 15 minutes. After that, it'll be super easy to brush the rust off with an old toothbrush.
Over time, tub grout can end up looking pretty dirty. Thankfully, there's a "lazy" way to scrub it all away, and all you need is bleach and salon coils. These coils are basically just one super long strip of cotton. Be sure to use the strong reinforced kind!
All you need to do is dunk the coils in bleach, and then lightly wring the bleach out. Line your grout with the bleach-infused cotton strips - they will even stick to the wall when they're placed vertically. Wait 20 minutes and the dirt will be gone!
The shower door track is one of those areas that tends to get neglected when it comes to bathroom chores. In fact, you may never have cleaned it.
But, that's okay because there's a super fast way to make it sparkle like new again. Spray vinegar along the track, and wait for the vinegar to dissolve the crusty grime. When you come back, spray the area with water and wipe the mess away with a paper towel. Easy peasy!
Hard water stains can turn a pretty chrome fixture into something that looks like it was drudged up from the bottom of the ocean. Luckily, you don't have to use a special lime, calcium, or rust remover to make your kitchen faucet look pristine.
Just soak a rag in vinegar, and lay the rag on top of the fixture. The vinegar will quickly go to work to dissolve the minerals. After it's had enough time to do its job, give the chrome a final rinse and pat it dry.
No one usually gives much thought to cleaning the refrigerator coils, but you should! It can keep your fridge running at peak efficiency, which will save you time and money in the long run.
If you have a mystery grille in the bottom front section of your fridge, then that's where you can access the coils. Pop off the grille and remove all the dust bunnies from the coils. You might need to use a vacuum cleaner to get it all! For more info, be sure to check out the full instructions at One Good Thing By Jillee.
Watch this video to learn about 20 more insanely easy cleaning hacks!
Wow, who knew cleaning could be this easy? There's no need to put any elbow-grease into your household chores. Just use the right ingredients for the right project, and your "hard to clean" days will be history!