Published on Sunday, 02 September 2012
You can clean, remove stains and refresh using environmentally friendly substances easily found at every home.
Salt eliminates the yellow sweat stains on light-colored T-shirts. Soak them before washing in a saline solution. In order to "soften" new jeans, add 1/3 cup of salt in the washing detergent.
Salt can also help you get rid of the dark plaque inside pots. Add to the coffee 4 tsp salt, 1 cup of crushed ice chips and a glass of water. Shake well and wash with a sponge. The smell of oil paint in the apartment quickly disappears if plates with salt are put on a few places. Fresh wine stains are easily removed, if sprinkled with salt, then soaked in cold salted water for 30 minutes before washing.
With the help of an old toothbrush can be successfully cleaned blackened silver and nickel jewelry. White coating chrome in the bathroom can be removed with tooth powder. After cleaning, rinse and wipe the remnants with a dry cloth. Buckles on straps and metal buttons on clothing will shine like new when rubbed with a damp cloth rag with tooth powder. Piano keys can be also cleaned and polished with toothpaste.
Mixing olive oil and lemon juice (2:1) results in polishing liquid. A few drops of this mixture on soft velvet will make furniture shine. Remove excess oil with a dry cloth. To refresh white colors, soak the clothes in boiling water and put into the water fresh lemon slices. Drizzle with lemon juice ink spot, leave overnight and it will fade. If the stain has not completely disappeared repeat the procedure. To clean rust on tools and kitchen accessories use a paste of salt and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub the rust then wipe clean with a dry cloth. To get rid of stains on the kitchen counter, squeeze lemon juice on stains, leave for 30 minutes, then sprinkle with baking soda and rub with a sponge. Rinse the soda and lemon remains. To get rid of odor in the house cut lemon to slices, add in a pan with water, boil the mix and turn it off. For an hour the citrus scent will fresh the air in your home. Odors in the refrigerator can also be removed with a lemon. Cut the lemon in half and leave it on refrigerator shelf for about half a day.
Put the dirty dishes in a basin with water and then wash with mustard powder. This cleans much faster than any dishwashing liquid. Add a little mustard powder when washing wool and silk for better results. By the way, mustard cooked with milk instead of water is tastier and stays fresh much longer.
Any surface coated with gold like frames, accessories and gifts can be cleaned with a sponge soaked in soapy water. Bronze objects are easily cleaned with soap and water. After that, they should be rinsed, dried, rubbed with chalk, and then polished with chamois. Spray fruit trees and roses before flowering with a soap solution (1 pack to a bucket of water). This also removes aphids from fruit trees leaves in the garden.
A dried up shoe polish can be moistened with a few drops of milk and used as usual for cleaning boots and shoes. Cloth soaked in milk, can effectively clean gilded frames, mirrors, and musical instruments keys.
Any suede items: bags, gloves, boots, etc. can be cleaned with stale rye bread crumbs.
Pour on fresh stain little mineral water, let it soak a bit, and then scrub with a clean cloth.
If your wood floors have black rubber marks from shoes, wipe them off with regular eraser.
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