3. Armpit Stains (Ew)
1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent, 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a couple tablespoons of baking soda — then scrub.
5. Bath Toys
Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with a gallon of water and let the toys soak for an hour. Squeeze all the water out.
But the best tip comes from We Love Being Moms, who says add a dab of hot glue to the air hole so that water doesn’t get into the toy and start harboring mold.
[Source: We Love Being Moms]
9. Burnt Pans
Fill the bottom of the pan with water. Add a cup of white vinegar to the pan. Bring the pan to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add 2 tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and scour.
source: Apartment Therapy; Images by Sarah Starkey.
13. Charcoal Grill
Take a white onion, peel it, cut it in half, stab a fork into the small end of one half. Use the fork to rub the onion back and forth over the grates of a hot grill. The onion will deglaze the grates and add a little extra flavor the next time you bust out your grill!
[source: How to Clean Things]
22. Cutting Boards
Soak cutting boards in a mixture of bleach and water in the sink for at least an hour. They’ll be good as new!
Use vinegar and Kool-Aid. Get full directions here.
31. Glass Cooktop
You’ll need dishwashing liquid or powder, baking soda, gloves, and a rag. Get the full directions here.
34. Glue Gun
While the gun is still hot, use a ball of aluminum foil to wipe off the nozzle without burning your fingers. Get the full directions here.
37. Grout Mildew
Use Cellucotton Cotton Coils from the beauty store and soak them in bleach. Lay them on the mildew and mold in your tub and let it sit for a day.
51. Makeup Brushes
Clean them with baby shampoo. Once you’ve rinsed them well, hang them up to dry using a hanger and binder clips. This way the water doesn’t drip back down into the handles, which will harbor mold and make the bristles fall out.
For more thorough instructions, click here.
Heat a bowl of water and vinegar for 5 minutes in the microwave. The steam will dissolve stuck-on stains.
65. Red Wine
For a stain that’s dried already, treat it with shaving cream and throw it into the washing machine. For a wet stain, there are a number of different methods, from club soda to kitty litter, which you can get here.
68. Rusty Loaf Pans
You’ll need baking soda, water, a scourer, and oil. Sprinkle baking soda on and leave for about 30 minutes. Scrub with a scourer. Coat in oil so it doesn’t get rusty again.
76. Sterling Silver
Use tartar control toothpaste! Rub it in like you would soap and it’ll get the tarnish off.
78. Stove Burners
Pour on a thick coat of baking soda. Follow with a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide onto each burner. Wait 15 minutes, then scrub away all that nasty brown stuff.
[source: The Mortician’s Wife]
84. White Heat Marks
Use an iron and some cloth napkins. Full directions here.
86. Yellowed Pillowcases
That yellow stuff is SWEAT and DROOL if that doesn’t compel you to do this right now. Throw them in the washing machine using REALLY HOT water, 1 cup of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dishwasher detergent, 1 cup bleach, and 1/2 cup borax. Get more details here.
[source: One Good Thing By Jillee]