27 Ways To Clean All The Things You Don't Really Know How To Clean
:: saves for the next time my Uggs get stained ::
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1. Take most of the stains out of your Ugg slippers and boots using a four-piece kit that includes a cleaner and conditioner, a water- and stain-repellant, and a general ~freshener~.
2. And make your Timberlands look almost-new again with the help with a dry-cleaning kit that won't scratch your favorite leather.
3. Rub a paste of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and water over your white fabric shoes to turn them bright white again.
4. Run a few cups of vinegar through your humidifier (plug it in outside, so you don't have to smell it), then rinse it out, scrub any areas you can reach that are still gunky, and run some water through (outside, again).
5. Extract almost all the makeup from your Beauty Blender or other makeup sponges using a regular bar of soap under hot running water.
6. Once a week, check for food blockage near your dishwasher's filter, then pour a cup of vinegar in the bottom and run a short cycle.
7. But if hard water buildup's basically the scourge of your entire existence, try a heavy-duty dishwasher cleaner.
8. And if your dishwasher's starting to smell bad or leaving residue on your dishes, consult your manual to figure out how to give it a ~deep clean~.
9. Even the grimiest oven doesn't stand a chance against a fume-free oven cleaner, especially if you let it sit overnight.
10. Run white vinegar through your drip coffee maker to clean and de-scale it from top to bottom.
11. Wash your Keurig's k-cup holder with soap and water, and de-scale it by filling it 3/4 of the way with white vinegar, and running that through.
12. If your washer's staring to smell, run a cleaning tablet through it once a month to help it work like it's brand new.
13. Besides pulling the lint off your dryer's screen after every load, regularly get the lint out of the spot where the screen sits using your vacuum or a lint brush.
14. Boil water and a tablespoon of cream of tartar to easily scrape out all the gunk from the bottom (and sides!) of a grossly burned pan.
15. Remove even the worst stains from your microfiber furniture with alcohol, distilled water, a new sponge, and a dish brush you use just for that purpose.
16. If you have a bunch of small tiles in your shower, scrub them down in no time using a handheld brush that spins on its own.
17. Or if you really just want your grout to look as bright as it did on day one, try a mini-scrubber made precisely for that purpose.
19. Transform your tarnished silver antiques and jewelry into gleaming masterpieces again using silver polishing wipes.
20. Dunk your greasy stove vent-hood filter in a pot of boiling water and baking soda to melt off the greasy buildup in about one minute.
21. Spot-clean sweat, blood, urine, and other people-and-pet stains using an enzyme cleaner — whether the stains are on your mattress, furniture, or carpet.
22. Shine up your well-loved aluminum cookie sheets with a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
23. A steam cleaner will banish the gunk from your refrigerator's ice dispenser in no time — though you could probably get up there with a toothbrush + dish soap + water, too.
24. Scrape the built-up dirt off your keyboard, mouse, charger, and other electronics that you touch every day using a double-headed brush made especially for doing that very thing.
25. Pop your AC vents in the dishwasher, then vacuum your intake vent so you don't have to live with that dusty buildup one day longer.
26. If your garbage disposal's a little smelly, the culprit may be the under-side of the splash guard: a toothbrush will help you knock that stuff down the disposal where it belongs.
27. But if that doesn't do the trick, try a disposal cleaner that'll foam up to get the gunk out of every last nook and cranny.
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