Household Hints & Tips Part1


Many of us spend too much money and too much time on household cleaning. Is it really necessary to have one product for the kitchen tiles and another for the bath? You'll find all sorts of helpful household hints here…

  • Bathtub
    The film that accumulates in your bathtub, shower tray and washbasin can be removed by soaking and scrubbing with Vinegar.
  • Brass
    Rub with a lemon half dipped in salt. It will not only clean but also leaves a great shine.
  • Chopping boards
    Use a scrubbing brush with bicarbonate of soda and table salt and then rinse thoroughly with hot water to clean wooden chopping boards.
    Also use bicarbonate of soda on plastic cutting boards before washing with dishwashing soap and hot water. Sprinkle with bicarbonate of soda. Wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Coffee pots
    Use bicarbonate of soda to clean your coffee pot, run dissolved through coffee maker then two more runs with fresh water. Cooker & tiles Use bicarbonate of soda to clean the cooker and tiles behind it. It does a great job on grease!!
  • Coffee Stains
    Use salt to clean your discolored coffee pot.
  • Clean stainless steel sinks
    a paste made of dishwashing liquid and a generous amount of bicarbonate of soda takes brown stains out. Rub with white flour. Use a dry cloth to clean and shine.-
  • Copper
    Rub vigorously with half a lemon dipped in mixture of salt and white vinegar.
  • Cups & Mugs
    Sprinkle bicarbonate of soda directly on coffee or tea stains in cups and mugs, rub gently with sponge or washcloth and rinse. Stains are gone!
  • Cutlery
    Rub with the cut side of a raw potato, then wash in warm water and polish.
  • Crystal
    Wash in a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water.
  • Dishes
    Vinegar cuts grease and freshens dishes when washing them.
  • Dishwasher
    Put some bicarbonate of soda in the dishwasher to help eliminate streaks and spots from the extremely hard water.
  • Drains
    Cover slow drains with bicarbonate of soda and pour a pot of boiling water over it and it cleans the drains. Do this at least twice a month. Drains Use a sink strainer to avoid blocked drains. To unblock, try a plunger and boiling water. Or pour in a quarter cup of bicarbonate of soda and add a quarter cup of white vinegar. Hold the plug in while the drain fizzes.
  • Fridges
    Put an opened box of bicarbonate of soda in the fridge to absorb odours. Use it with warm water to wash the inside of the refrigerator
  • Glassware
    Half fill container with cold water add 1 tablespoon of dry mustard, shake, leave for 30 minutes then rinse. Also removes odours. Mix grated peeled potato with warm water, allow the solution to stand in container, swirl occasionally and rinse.
    Place raw rice, dash of vinegar and salt with water in the container. Swish , empty, then rinse.
  • Humidifiers
    Vinegar cleans calcium deposits, lime, and scum from your humidifiers

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