Here Goes our Best Tips for You!
1. USE LEFTOVERS AS CLEANING SUPPLIES.
If you have half a lemon leftover, use it to clean stainless steel fixtures and faucets. Rub it over the areas you want to clean, then wipe them down with a microfiber cloth.
2. GET GRIME OFF YOUR GRILL.
While the grill is still warm, use a wire brush to scrub down the grates, if you’re dealing with major mess, take the grate off the grill, and use oven cleaner to attack the stuck-on food and grime. Just make sure to do this in a well-ventilated area, wearing rubber gloves to protect any exposed skin.
3. FIGHT WATER RINGS WITH AN UNEXPECTED SUPERHERO.
No matter how vigilant you are about keeping coasters available to guests, inevitably someone will put a glass right on your new wood coffee table. Don’t sweat it. Instead, apply full-fat mayonnaise to the water ring, let it sit for an hour, and then gently wipe it off with a cloth.
4. DON’T LET SWEATY HANDS GET THE BEST OF YOUR APPLIANCES.
Keep the kids’ (or your own) sticky fingerprints off the fridge using a citrus-based furniture polish. It does a great job cleaning and leaves a slightly oily surface which helps repel future marks.”
5. EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR SWIMSUIT.
To keep your suits from looking old and faded, rinse them with water right after wearing them. It will get rid of the chlorine, salt water, oils from your skin, and sunscreen. Try your best to get as much sunscreen off the suit as possible—there’s a chemical in sunscreen that reacts badly to many laundry detergents and can create stains. Plus: Make sure not to wring out the suit, it’s bad for the elastic.
6. DON’T LET MILDEW AND MOLD TAKE OVER.
Washing machines will smell a bit in the summer, especially in areas with high humidity. Run an empty load with detergent and hot water. Once it’s done leave the door ajar so it dries properly and gets air circulation.
7. DON’T LET UNSUSPECTING ITEMS GET GRIMY
Plastic pool toys, floaties, or rafts need to be cleaned too. Use vinegar applied to a paper towel to wipe them down. It disinfects and you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals touching you or your child’s skin.