5 kitchen cupboard staples that will clean your house

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You can save time and money with these easy DIY ideas and kitchen hacks. These DIY ideas use everyday items from your kitchen that have amazing cleaning powers. And while these kitchen hacks and DIY ideas are great when you are in a bind, you will love them so much that you are sure to use them again and again. You will want to take a look at the site for the full list of DIY ideas and kitchen hacks. The following are just some of the DIY ideas you will find on the list.

1. One ingredient that can be used for a variety of house cleaning tips is bicarbonate of soda also known as baking soda. Use baking soda as a DIY idea to help refresh smelly plastic food storage containers by dropping in some baking soda mixed with water inside and leaving it overnight. You can also use this diy idea for your mattress that uses a mixture of baking soda and five drops of lavender oil. Sieve the mixture over the mattress, then leave for an hour and vacuum up. For a quick and easy blocked drain DIY idea, mix one part baking soda with one part white vinegar. Pour some hot water down the clogged drain then pour the mixture down. Leave for about one minute then pour some hot water again.

2. Lemons. Use lemons as a kitchen hack to help refresh cutting boards by covering with some rock salt and rubbing with half a lemon. It will help remove stains and smells. Treat kitchen limescale build-up in kettles by adding a few slices of lemon, then boiling once, and allowing to cool before rinsing thoroughly. For a natural way to cut through kitchen grease and grime, add equal parts of water and some lemon juice to a spray bottle and spray onto worktops, sinks, windows, sinks, toilets and mirrors before wiping them down with a sponge.

3. Bread. Use bread as a kitchen hack by rolling a crustless slice of bread into a ball to remove scuffs, smudges and fingerprints found on painted surfaces. Bread is also a great DIY idea for picking up small pieces of shattered glass.

4. Aluminum foil. Use aluminum foil to help scrub off dirt and grime from pots, pans, wire racks and even the barbecue grill. Use aluminum foil to help brighten up silverware by placing a sheet of tin foil in a bowl, then filling the bowl up with warm water and adding some baking soda. Place the silverware into the bowl, then leave for ten minutes, rinse and then dry.

Cleaning your cutting board with lemons is just one of the house cleaning tips you can use this fruit for. Lemons are also great for a variety of kitchen hacks and house cleaning tips. Use lemons to help clean the microwave, with no scrubbing required. Get a microwave safe bowl, add some water and a cut lemon. Squeeze some of the lemon juice into the bowl and microwave on high for five minutes. Then don't open the door, but leave for another five minutes. After the time has passed carefully remove the bowl and use a clean cloth to wipe away all of the dirt and grime. Use lemons as a house cleaning tip to freshen the garbage disposal. The best way to get rid of smells in the garbage disposal is to throw in some ice cubes, with a handful of kosher salt, and a few lemon peels. Turn the garbage disposal on, grind it up, and your sink will smell fresh. You will find these DIY ideas and house cleaning tips on the Tesco Living site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas, kitchen hacks, house cleaning tips and more. **

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