Ingenious Housecleaning Tricks To Know Now
What’s better than a clean desk? A clean car. What’s better than a clean car? A clean house. What’s better than a clean house? A clean and “green” house. Turns out, a lot of your store-bought cleaners are actually pretty harmful and--quite frankly--not nearly as effective as stuff you already have lying around your home.
Here, 7 secret eco-friendly ways to clean your everyday household items.
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Every few weeks, cut up the rind of one lemon and place a piece into each slot of an ice-cube tray. Once frozen, toss the ice cubes into the garbage disposal to break up grease, keep it clean and ward off odors. (Just turn it on and run the cold water for two minutes.)
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To keep bacteria from taking up permanent residence in your kitchen sponges, rinse them with water at the end of each day, squeeze out the excess and then stick them in the microwave for three minutes. Just be sure to let them cool before you touch.
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Use your morning pick-me-up to eliminate odors in your fridge. Simply place coffee grounds (new or used) in a bowl on the top shelf. Replace them every two months for a fresh, slightly caffeinated smell. Sure beats the average box of baking soda.
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Speaking of your coffee…your trusty ol’ standby is in need of a cleaning. Luckily, we’ve figured out the easiest way to do it. Watch and learn.
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