Friday, February 12, 2010

My best kept secrets that WORK!

If you need to clean your microwave, put 1/2 c. lemon juice in the microwave for 30-60 seconds and wipe clean. Seriously. It comes right off.

If you need to clean your coffeepot out, run plain white vinegar through it instead of water, followed by running two cycles of water through afterwards.

If you need to clean the seriously stuck on junk off of your pots and pans, you know, like the black or discolored-looking spots? Get a damp cloth and run the inside of the pan, then sprinkle some baking soda in there and scrub away! It works like absolute magic without scratching your expensive pans! *Favorite

Let's talk about tile grout, you know, that stuff I wish I didn't have any of in my house? Ajax works like a charm, but it has bleach in it, so don't get it on any fabric! I use a little Ajax, a toothbrush, and some elbow grease. Let it sit a second and rinse.

Ink Stains (no matter HOW severe!) Our dog chewed an ENTIRE BLACK ink pen in the center of the new living room carpet which made a 3 inch circle of mess! I was nervous that it wouldn't come out, but I tried a solution that I found online and was absolutely shocked when it worked! Mix a 1/2 scoop of dry oxyclean with isopropyl alcohol. Apply with a Q-tip and dab it for about 5 minutes. When you have most of it up you can start rubbing it. It will take about 20 minutes to get out a large stain like mine, but minor stains will come out quickly. You would never be able to find the ink spot in our living room!

If you get a run in your pantyhose, apply clear nail polish on the run to stop it from creeping any further until you get home.

1 comment:

Mrs. Kelly Ross said...

thank you michelle! will use that microwave and pot one for sure!

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