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11 Foods That Can Clean Your House

Dirt begone! Now your house can enjoy the same clean feeling that your mouth gets from Orbit Gum!

1. Vinegar

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Among other things, vinegar can be used for soaking smelly pet toys. It zaps the odor without adding harsh chemicals that pets will ingest.

2. Walnuts

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Rub a walnut on scuffed furniture. The natural oils help mask and fix the scratches.

3. Baking Soda

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Sprinkle baking soda onto carpets before vacuuming to deodorize them.

4. Lemon

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Rub a lemon dipped in salt onto tarnished copper to lift the stains.

5. Rice

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Use rice to clean coffee grinders. Just put a few scoops of uncooked rice in and turn it on! Dump the rice after it is ground.

6. Tea

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Dip a rag in room-temperature tea to clean and polish wooden surfaces.

7. Banana Peels

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Use a paste of blended banana peels and water to polish lightly tarnished silver.

8. Cream of Tartar

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A sprinkle of cream of tartar on a wet sponge can remove gunk from metal appliances you keep near the stovetop.

9. White Onion

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Rub half a white onion on a hot grill (using tongs for safety) to remove food buildup without chemicals.

10. Salt

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Clean greasy cast-iron with a sprinkle of salt, a little bit of water, and paper towels to scrub.

11. Cola

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Dump it into your toilet and let it sit for an hour. The cola eats through the grime. You won't even need to scrub!