Here are a few of our favorite time-saving tips. Because we know that even if you have professional housekeeping help there’s still plenty of things to do in between visits.
- Once every six months or so give your wood cutting boards a good oil-down with vegetable oil. Let it stand overnight and wipe off the residue in the morning. The oil keeps the board from staining.
- Lint on your dark colored clothes? Remove it by adding a cup of white vinegar to the wash, and stop putting white towels in with black shirts! Also your black clothes will not fade as fast if you wash them inside out.
- Cleaning silk flower is easy. Just put them in a paper bag with some salt and shake, shake, shake. The salt with absorb the dust and leave your flowers looking like new.
- Spray your Tupperware with Pam before pouring in a tomato-based sauce and there won’t be any stains!
- To remove stuck-on food in your casserole dish, fill it with boiling water and add a few tablespoons of salt or baking soda. Let it stand overnight if necessary.
- To remove rust from baking pans, scour them with a cut potato dipped in powdered cleanser.
- Brown grease marks on your pots, chrome burner rings, etc. soak them in ammonia overnight.
- To remove a water stain from a glass vase, simply fill with water and drop in a couple of Alka Seltzer tablets.
- Get rid of the smell of garlic on your hands by rubbing them on stainless steel. Who thinks of these things??
- Boiling a cup of water in your microwave oven will loosen the particles and all you have to do is give it a quick wipe.
- Use liquid body wash in the shower instead of soap and never deal with soap build-up again. How easy is that?
- Make quick work of getting out a blood stain by using hydrogen peroxide available at any drug store.
(source: The Cleaning Proz)