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5 Good Old-Fashioned Household Tips That Still Work!

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As the saying goes, “Your mother knows best.” If that is really the case, then your grandma knows better than best! Her old-fashioned ways have been tried and tested. The best part about it is that they still work today!

From the doorstep to the kitchen, your grandma probably knows the most effective approaches to keeping a home spic and span. One thing’s for sure, she’s the authority when it comes to giving sage advice to home cleanliness.

Let’s take a look at a few old-fashioned and yet timeless home cleaning tips that only your grandma knows:

1. DIY window cleaner

Your grandma’s window shines every morning, and it’s not because she uses a commercial window cleaner to do the trick. She only needs a few affordable materials that will leave an impressive shine on the windows.

For this, simply mix the following ingredients;

  1. 1/2 water
  2. 1/2 vinegar
  3. Rubbing alcohol

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use it on the glass. Then, wipe it off using a microfiber cloth.

2. Lemon juice to whiten your clothes.

For sure, your grandma didn’t use bleach to whiten and clean up your mama’s clothes. She has her own secret recipe for doing the laundry. You only need:

  1. A gallon of hot water
  2. Lemon juice

MIx these together and soak your clothes for an hour. After that, run them through using your washing machine. Rinse then hang them out to dry.

  1. Practice CLAY-GO

Running from your household chores will do nothing as it will only mess up your whole house. Arranging unnecessary clutter before leaving your house, making your bed after waking up, and washing your dishes are the usual routines that your grandma always did back in the day. It makes sense that you make a habit out of these simple daily tasks.

4. Baking soda can deodorize too

Baking soda is used as a cleaning product, but you can also use it as a deodorizer. For instance, you can sprinkle some of it on your carpet before vacuuming to get rid of pet odors. You can also pour some of it in the drain to eliminate the stench of rotting food.

5. Let’s spark your silverware

One old good old trick that will make your silverware shine is to use toothpaste. Simply get a tube of plain white toothpaste and apply some of on a soft-bristled toothbrush. Then, gently scrub your silverware clean. Rinse them with water to reveal a mirror-like texture!

These vintage household solutions are all easy and they are just as effective now. Still, there are cases where you need more than just lemons and baking soda to give your home a thorough cleaning. For this, you will have to get a professional cleaning company to help you  out.

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