If you are faced with a nasty oven, full of burnt on, smelly stuff, and don't have the self-cleaning oven feature, or the (toxic) fumes from the self-cleaning oven feature makes you run for the hills, then this just may be the perfect, natural solution to cleaning your oven - baking soda!
Using only baking soda, vinegar and dish detergent you can make your own scrubbing cleanser and eliminate yet another costly cleaning product from your home AND get awesome results! Check out my stove top before and after. #CleanHome
One of our guest contributors explains how to clean an HE washing machine and gives some solutions to why there is a mildew smell, even after cleaning it!
I had a reader ask me how to clean hard water buildup and I had a little grime around my kitchen sink faucet so I thought I’d demonstrate for you! The key to getting off water grime is white vinegar.
Dirty clothes go in and clean clothes come out; it’s like magic! Only this magic is limited to how well you take care of your washing machine. Did you know you should clean your washing machine once a month? Dirt and grime that gets removed from your laundry during a washing cycle winds up trapped within the machine, and over time clothes may not come out as clean and fresh smelling as they once did. If you want to keep your washer running at its best and avoid buildup of mold, mildew, and scum that contribute to odor, you need to clean your machine. Here’s how:
There's nothing worse than seeing gritty residue at the bottom of your drinking glass.
This is especially true if you have company at your house, it's the holidays, and your wife is the one who spotted the problem. So what's the solution?
Here are a few tips that helped us with our dishwasher's efficiency ...
I love finding different uses for everyday items! So when I found out that I can use toothpaste that has baking soda in it to clean the burn marks on my glass stove top, I was excited. I had heard about using the old solution of a baking soda and water paste but I absolutely love this discovery not only because of how easy it is but I love the minty smell of the toothpaste! In the link below, I explain the process of how I cleaned my glass cooktop with toothpaste and a toothbrush!
No matter how hard we try, our fridge just collects odors. We tried baking soda, but it didn't make a huge difference. Finally I saw this trick and had to try it out! Here's how to fill a sock with coffee grounds and get rid of any fridge odors.
Ringing in the New Year with a goal to get things cleaned up and more organized? Well, you'll want to know my three steps on how to get your fridge cleaned out the EASY way...three steps, two tools, no elbow grease required--even for your gooiest fridge messes. Stop by my blog to see all the details!
Cleaning your oven can be a real task. You can set your oven to self cleaning mode and have your entire home filled with that awful smell, or you can clean it with all natural ingredients, and it doesn't take much work at all. Mom4Real and I have teamed up to bring you some vintage cleaning tips (like our grandparents used to use), and I can't wait to share more with you!
Stainless steel looks beautiful unless it's covered in fingerprints. (I personally love the perfect little hand prints though.) You can easily get that beautiful shine back with these simple tips.
You will need:
Hot Soapy Water...
With cold and flu season approaching, it may be time to pull out the humidifier. These are GREAT to use this time of year, but they do need to be cleaned. Follow these simple steps to get your humidifier ready to use! tips
You walk into your house and BAM! You are hit with that horrid smell! What is it? You sniff around trying to figure out where that smell is coming from. You feel like you are playing one of those hot/cold games. Hot, hotter, boiling hot... you got it!
It's your garbage disposal!
Even if you run it often, it may still smell bad after a while. Just like other appliances, garbage disposals need to be cleaned every so often....
Do you know how to clean an oven?
For example, did you know that sodium hydroxide is a no no for stainless steel?
I didn't learn this until last Sunday, and good thing!! ...
If your clean dishes still have food stuck on them, it might be time to clean your dishwasher. Cleaning your dishwasher will help bring it back to performing at max efficiency. You can clean your dishwasher naturally with hot water, vinegar and a cleaning cloth.
My washer and dryer are very well loved with our family of 4. Besides doing around 11 loads of regular laundry at a minimum every week (I know, right?!!!), it has to clean baseball gear, dance wear and costumes, pillows, blankets & bedding, and more. I figured it was about time to give it a little TLC and a deep cleaning to help them last. You can see more of my crazy cleaning and organizing hacks here
I've gotten tons of questions about cleaning stainless steel appliances, and up until now couldn't show you because I didn't own any. Now I do, and I'm so excited to show you how to clean yours...it's so much easier than I thought!
Looking for an inexpensive, multi-purpose, natural cleaner for your home? Try baking soda! Here are 8 tips on how to use baking soda to clean your home from the Domestic CEO.
My dishwasher is one of the hardest working things in my house (I basically run it everyday!), but it’s easy to forget that it needs a good cleaning too. When my dishwasher starts to smell, you know it's time to give it a good cleaning. With just two green ingredients you can have an Eco clean dishwasher (without using expensive dishwasher detergent).