11 OLD house things that you can use for EASY CLEANING!

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Here is a list of cleaning tips that you can't live without. Not only is the list of natural house cleaners helpful for getting the house clean, but the cleaning tips use items and ingredients that you already have around the house. With cleaning tips that use inexpensive things such as baking soda,

1. Baking Soda as a bathtub natural house cleaner. Rub bathtub stains away with this inexpensive natural house cleaner. All it takes is a paste made of equal parts of baking soda and cream of tartar and lemon juice. Spread the paste onto the stained areas and let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse.

2. Salt as an iron cleaner. Eliminate those pesky sticky residues from your iron. Run the hot iron with no steam over a piece of plain paper sprinkled with salt.

3. Olive Oil as a sap remover. If you've been out hiking or making a wreath and find yourself with sap on your hands, use this natural house cleaner and DIY idea to get rid of tree sap. Simply pour a tablespoon of olive oil onto a cloth, then rub away until clean. Bonus, the olive oil is a great moisturizer for dry winter skin.

4. Aluminum Foil as Glassware Scrubber. To get off baked-on food from a glass pan or an oven rack, use some dish soap and a ball of aluminum foil in place of a steel-wool soap pad.

5. Baking Soda as silver polish. To polish silver first wash the items, then place on a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of a pot. Add in a baking-soda solution of 1/4 cup baking soda, a few teaspoons of salt, and some boiling water and cover for a few seconds.

6. Cooking spray as a candlestick cleaner. Spray the inside of a candle holder with a thin layer before dropping in a tea light. After the tea light candle has burned down, the remaining wax in the holder will easily slip out.

7. Eggshells as a bottle and vase cleaner. Use this natural house cleaner of broken eggshells to help clean the hard-to-reach places in the bottom of bottles and vases. Drop some crushed egg shells into the bottle or vase, add some warm water and a drop of dishwashing liquid, and give the bottle a good swirl. The egg shells will help to scrape off the gunk at the bottom, so you can get to those hard to reach spots.

8. Baking soda as drain unclogger. To get your sink drain running again without having to use toxic chemicals pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda, then 1/2 cup vinegar, down a clogged sink drain. Cover the drain with a wet cloth, wait five minutes, uncover, and then flush with some steaming-hot water.

9. Bath mat as a car seat protector. Instead of going out and buying an expensive pet seat cover, protect the car seats from muddy pet paw by using a bath mat or two before packing up your pet in the back seat. The rubber bottom of the bath mat will help keep the mat in place.

10. Lemon as a laundry brightener. Avoid using bleach, and instead, use this natural house cleaner. Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon j uice to the wash cycle to help brighten up fading whites.

11. Seam Ripper as a vacuum roller cleaner. Use this cleaning tip to help restore a vacuum to its maximum power by cutting the lint and the hair from its roller brush. You will find this list of cleaning tip at the Real Simple site. On the site, you will find cleaning tips, DIY ideas, natural house cleaners, recipes, organizing tips and so much more. **

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