You may have heard these just once and hold them to be true. Or they may have been passed down to you from your family that you have never questioned. We probably all believe at least one of these cleaning myths, which is why it is about time these were busted and the truth set free.
Vinegar – such a humble, simple little acidic substance that has had a huge resurgence as a miracle solution in recent years, with everything from medical to agricultural usage benefiting from a little vinegar.
The acid in vinegar (only about 5% of the actual product) has almost magical qualities that are able to dissolve and kill a range of nasties, from mould to bacteria, germs and grease. So today we are placing a spotlight on how to use this great natural cleaning dynamo in the kitchen.
If your dishwasher has been developing an unpleasant smell or if doesn’t seem to be cleaning as effectively any more, it might benefit from a clean of its own!
Even though you may use it twice a day and think it gets cleaned in the process, it could be harbouring mould, mildew or grease from old food not rinsed completely, which means it won’t be cleaning your dishes as well or could even be making you ill.
Let’s face it, carpet feels great underfoot but can be the most difficult of all home surfaces to keep clean.
Which is why we have put together an exhaustive list of how to clean many types of carpet stains.
The best tip of course is speedy action on the spill, splatter or stain. If you always keep a bottle of soda water in your cupboard, this is your first port of call for many accidents, as the bubbles will work in your favour to help to lift fresh spills straight away. At the end, pat dry with paper towel to avoid water marks.