10 Genius Combinations For Cleaning Your Home

Cleaning isn’t hard! In fact, after you learn all these secrets, you’ll be a cleaning genius. Speaking of genius, transform your chores into a feat of incredible ease with this powerful duo, the new Swiffer BISSELL Steamboost.

1. Vinegar + Baking Soda = A Simple Drain Cleaner

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Pour a cup of baking soda into the drain.
Pour a cup of vinegar.
Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Run hot water down the drain.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide + Water = An Easy Mold Remover

 

Mix 1/2 a cup of hydrogen peroxide and 1 cup water together.
Place in a spray bottle, and spray on the mold/mildew.
Leave for an hour.
Rinse and wipe clean.

3. Cornmeal + Vacuum = A Handy Grease Absorber For Light-Colored Fabrics

 

Pour enough cornmeal to cover the grease stain.
Let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
Vacuum to remove the cornmeal grains.

4. Vinegar + Essential Oils = The Perfect Fabric Softener

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Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vinegar with a couple drops of essential oils to the rinse cycle of your wash or the fabric softener component.

5. Water + Vinegar = A Stain-Free Microwave

 

Fill a bowl with water and vinegar, place it in your microwave, and let it run until the water evaporates. Any food stains should be softened and easy to wipe away with a wet washcloth.

6. Coarse Salt + Sponge = Your Cast Iron Cleaning Solution

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Place salt in your cast iron pan.
Scrub away oils and bits of food with the sponge.

7. Squeegee + Your Patience = An Unbelievably Easy Way To Remove Pet Hair From Carpets

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Run the squeegee across carpeted areas of your home.
Gasp at how much hair your pet actually sheds.
Repeat until hair is removed.

8. Cream Of Tartar + Vinegar = An Alternative To Bleach

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Mix 1 part cream of tartar with half the amount of vinegar until you make a paste.
Rub the paste over a stain with a brush.
Repeat until clean.

9. Lint Roller + A Genius Idea = The Best Way To Clean Up Glitter

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Roll lint roller over stray bits of glitter.
Repeat until clean.
Celebrate how easy it is to clean up glitter now!

10. Vinegar + Salt + Cornstarch = How To Keep Your Copper Squeaky Clean

 

Mix 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 cup of vinegar, and 3 cups of water in a pot.
Drop your copper kitchenware in the pot and bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
Remove when clean.
Be sure to give everything a quick once-over with dish soap to eliminate any lingering vinegar-y scents.

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