Well here are some of the most surprisingly simple and easy ways to make old things look brand new. You will be amazed at how many household items double as cleaning products and home improvement tools.
1. Copper pots
Copper pots is considered to be the better kind available for cooking. To help them look new again, use salt and vinegar. Just sprinkle the surface with the salt, then pour a little bit of vinegar over them and rub with a hard sponge.
2. Making bathroom faucets shiny
Simply saturate paper towels in vinegar and wrap it around the faucet for 30-40 minutes. These easy trick will aid you keep your faucets extra shiny and free from water spots.
3. Making a bathtub sparkle
Fill a bathtub with hot water, and add a scoop of any oxygen bleach. Let these solution sit overnight, and your bathtub will look like new again.
4. Cast-iron pans
You’ll need a disinfectant which you can apply on your stove and some gloves, garbage bags and white vinegar.
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- Spread a thick layer of the disinfectant on the old cast-iron pan. To be sure them does not dry out, put them in a garbage bag and tie it up tightly.
- Leave the pan in the bag as 1-2 days, then rinse off the disinfectant.
- Apply a new layer of the same liquid and again put it in a tightly knotted bag for one day.
- Wash off the dirt with hot water. Now, soak the pan in a mixture of warm water and vinegar (1: 1) for an hour and scrub the surface with a scouring pad.
Let the pan dry. Preheat oven to 250°C and a place the pan in it for an 60 minutes.
- Carefully remove the hot frying pan and apply a layer of olive oil all over it. The hot metal will absorb the required amount of oil, and then you can wipe off the residue with a clean, dry cloth and again, put the pan in the oven — this time upside down.
- After 15 minutes, take it out, wipe it with a cloth and place it in the oven again for an extra 15 minutes.
- Repeat the process 2 more times.
5. Cleaning oven vent filters
Simply fill a bowl with hot water, add some drops of borax, drop in the filter, and let them soak for 15 minutes. Then rinse the filter thoroughly using warm water and allow them to dry.
6. Cleaning your sink
Start by sprinkling a few baking soda over the wet surface of the sink. And then, applying a clean sponge dampened with hydrogen peroxide, wipe the sink gently. In some minutes all the stains and scratch marks will disappear without a trace.
7. Cleaning a gas stove
In a bowl, mix a few baking soda with enough water and hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Spread these cleaning solution around the stovetop and leave for 5-10 minutes. Apply a clean dry sponge or towel to wipe off the cleaning mixture. Ta-da! Your gas stove is sparkling clean!
8. Cleaning air-conditioning vents
Wrap a damp towel soaked in cleaner around a knife, and run it through your air vents. You will be amazed how easy it picks up the dust!
9. Cleaning plastic cutting boards
Clean the board with a sponge soaked in a mixture of lemon juice and salt.
10. Cleaning your iron
You’ll be able to make a dirty iron soleplate look like new again with the aid of vinegar or baking soda.
11. Cleaning an oven
Mix a paste of 1 cup baking soda, 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap, and water. The paste should resemble a thick pancake dough. Spread the mixture evenly over the dirty areas, and let it sit for 15 minutes before wiping dry.
12. Cleaning and deodorizing a smelly washing machine
There is several methods to remove limescale that builds up in your washing machine and extend the service life of the equipment. Add a few bleach, citric acid, or vinegar to an empty washing machine, set the hottest wash cycle, and let them clean itself.
13. Cleaning your microwave oven
Just fill a microwave-safe bowl on a solution of water and lemon juice, put them in the microwave oven, and enjoy the result!
14. White sneakers
You can make your sneakers shining white again using the following solution: one teaspoon of dishwasher cleaning liquid; 3 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide; 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
If you’re looking to revive your old toothbrush, it is really easier to do than you might think. To save your toothbrush’s bent bristles, pour a few boiling hot water in a bowl and swirl around the brush.