Fight the Grime

Furniture, watch straps, any place or utensil can become a victim of dirt and grime. Grime masks the true beauty of everything you own, and, even when frequent cleaning can avoid the “Cleaner vs. Grime” battle, sometimes you need fiercer actions to eliminate it.

General Process

A simple process works in almost every surface: apply a small quantity of regular white toothpaste to the area you want to clean, take a soft brush a rub. Keep in mind the surface you want to clean, will it scratch? If so, rub only with your fingers.

Wipe the toothpaste with a dampen cloth.

If the grime remains, mix baking soda with a small amount of water to create a paste. Apply it as before: rubbing it in the surface you want to clean. Rinse thoroughly and allow it to dry completely.

Specific Surfaces

Even when the mentioned process works very well, sometimes we have especial places we need to clean with especial care.

Let’s start in the kitchen. Everything in it, especially the walls, get a layer of cooking grease plus steam plus dust. That’s an awful combination and trying to get rid of it with regular water and soap can be unnecessarily difficult. Instead, wash the surface with white vinegar. Use a sponge to apply the vinegar and another wet sponge to rinse. Let it dry.

Still in the kitchen, we’ve already covered how to do a deep clean in your microwave, however, here’s a fast tip: take a glass bowl, fill it up to the half with equal parts of vinegar and water and put it inside the microwave. Set the time for the water to boil. Then, remove the hot bowl. All the grime inside will be softened; all you’ve to do is to clean with a paper towel.
The kitchen garbage bin is one of the most overlooked utensils, and, because of its purpose, one of the filthiest occupants of your kitchen. Use some gloves and wash it in your bathtub. Scrub the surface with dish detergent and a nylon-bristle brush. Rinse and dry with paper towels.

Now that we-re in the bathroom, you might want to know how to eliminate soap residue and hard water spots in showers and on shower doors. White vinegar is you battle partner: apply it onto your shower walls and door with a sponge, rinse with clear water, and let it dry or dry it with paper towels.

Vinegar is also your ally against a dirty toilet, it will also deodorize it. Pour one cup of vinegar into the bowl and let sit overnight. Then, scrub the surface with a brush, and there you have! All cleanliness.

Next week we’ll address new cleaning tips. Let us know what you think of the current ones in the comments section!

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