6 Old-School Cleaning Tricks That Will Save You Money

How much do you spend on cleaning products every month? Once upon a time, these items did not exist and people were more ingenious about their cleaning solutions. It is worth checking out these old tips because they are gentler, cheaper, and the items required to make them are probably in your house already. Explore these nine options and cut shopping costs today.

1. Replace bad smells with the smell of coffee.
Did you know that coffee beans can neutralize unpleasant odors? Place a small cup of beans in the offending space and replace the bad smell with the warm and inviting aroma of your favorite brew.

2. Get rid of bacteria with water.
Boil water and submerge items like plastic cookware, toys, or dishwashing sponge to remove bacteria. You can also add lemon or orange peel in the water for an extra cleaning boost.

3. Polish other items with toothpaste.
Toothpaste can go further than simply cleaning your teeth. It can revive tarnished silverware, for example. Use plain white toothpaste and gently brush your silver until it shines.

4. Remove soap scum with dish soap.
Are your shower walls looking drab because of soap scum? Clean it with dishwashing soap. Soap scum is mainly made up of body oil. That is nothing that dish soap cannot handle. Squirt it straight onto your walls and eliminate the grease immediately.

5. Remove stains with salt.
Spilling problem? Do not worry. Grab some salt from the kitchen to fix it easily. Sprinkle the salt atop the spill, let is sit for a few hours, then brush it away. Wash what is left of the stain with soap and water and it is as if nothing happened.

6. Revitalize pots and pans with baking soda.
This trick is nice because it demands no elbow grease. Just add a paste of baking soda and water on your stained pots and pans, leave on for four to six hours, then wipe it off along with the ugly stains. No need to buy new ones because your old gear will sparkle again!

Ian Schindler