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Distractify Cleaning Hacks

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM
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http://news.distractify.com/beth-buczynski/creative-cleaning-hacks/

by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM
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ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM


We spend 1/3 of our lives laying on a mattress that can't be washed. Or can it? Pour vodka into a spray bottle, spritz lightly across your mattress and leave it to air-dry. The alcohol kills odor-causing bacteria while it disinfects the mattress.

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM


Halve a couple lemons and put in a glass dish with water. Zap until the water starts to boil. Let it sit and steam for a minute before opening. The gunk can now be wiped away with little effort. You might want to share this one with that co-worker who's always exploding spaghetti in the break room.

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM


Hook an old pillowcase over one fan blade at a time and slowly wipe it backward. The blade will be clean and the dust will be trapped inside (instead of in your hair).

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:43 PM


Got greasy fingerprints on the walls? Cover the stains with white chalk, wait a few minutes and then wipe the chalk away with a damp cloth. Works on clothes too!

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:43 PM


Shoes and gloves soaked through from rain or snow? Shove some crumpled newspaper inside to soak it all up. A sachet of plain uncooked rice works too.

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:43 PM


Do you live with a four-legged friend who loves to shed? Sweep your carpet with a rubber squeegee (or run your hand over it while wearing a rubber dish washing glove) and prepare to be horrified by what comes up.

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:43 PM


Pressed for time? Throw one clean dry towel in with wet clothes before starting the dryer. 15 minutes later, take it out. The dry towel will actually absorb some of the excess moisture floating around and speed up drying time.

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM


Love smoothies but hate cleaning the blender? Just fill it with warm water and a drop of dish soap, then turn it on and blend for a few seconds. Dump, rinse with clean water, and dry.

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM


Cruddy air vent or A/C intake? Moisten a clean towel with your favorite cleaner and wrap around a butter knife. Now you've got the perfect tool to clean the narrow grate.

ablackdolphin
by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM


Buff worn leather furniture with shoe polish. Scrapes and scuffs will disappear.

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