A wet pumice stone will clean a dirty oven faster than any spray-on product.
Vacuuming bathroom mats is a nightmare.
Toss them in the wash every week or two instead.
To damp-mop wood floors, use plain water or a water-based floor cleaner like Bona.
Don't use vinegar. The acid in it will pit your polyurethane finish, can void your warranty, and may reduce shine over time.
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Seventh Generation dish liquid diluted with water is a great nontoxic all-purpose cleanser.
Just put two squirts in a spray bottle and fill it with water.
Our biggest secret weapon?
A powdered product called Bar Keepers Friend. We use it on everything. Its active ingredient is rhubarb powder, which really cuts through grit and grime. It cleans glass-top stoves, counters, toilets, porcelain, and more. Your sink will never be shinier.
To clean your microwave oven, microwave a cup of water with some baking soda in it until it's boiling.
That eliminates odors and makes it super easy to wipe away all that stuck-on stuff.
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Clean cobwebs with a yardstick covered by a tube sock.
That also works for cleaning under stoves and refrigerators.
Shine your bathroom tiles with lemon oil.
It also helps prevent mold and mildew.
To eliminate that ring in your toilet, drop in a bubbling denture tablet, and leave it for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
The stain will come off with just a few swishes of the brush.
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