Cleaning TIPS Challenge!!!

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We challenge you to share your favorite Cleaning Tips with the Hometalk Community for the chance to win a a fun prize!!

(Start a discussion with your entry- http://www.hometalk.com/topics#ask_question)
*multiple entries permissible- share as many tips as you can, we need all the help we can get! (Each tip should be a separate discussion)

Here’s how it works:
  1. Start a discussion to share your Cleaning Tip
  2. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, January 19th
  3. Email a link to your discussion to Hillela@Hometalk.com and our team will choose the winner of a fun prize!

  4. (remember to start a discussions with your entry, tips in the comments won't be entered in the contest)
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  • UpLATEagain UpLATEagain on Jan 15, 2017
    :) I can't wait to see how this ends! SO many great ideas!

  • Dee Dee on Jan 16, 2017
    Mix white vinegar 1 cup, and 3 Tablespoons of blue dawn. Heat till warm, then put in spray bottle and fill with water. Use to clean shower tiles, shower doors, and toilet bowls. Very effective on toilet bowls to keep hard water stains off.after a good cleaning, use to maintain the bowl. No more scrubbing. Just spray and let sit for about an hour. To clean shower spray and let sit overnight the first time you use it..after that you can just spray and clean off when you shower.

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    • Sandy Sandy on Apr 24, 2017
      Used this on my bathfitters tub surround and you can't imagine how it just melts the soap scum off the surround....like a miracle....You must try it you will be astounded how much gray soap scum comes off!!!!!

  • Dee Dee on Jan 16, 2017
    To clean black granite sink. Clean with very hot water and dawn detergent. Rinse well. Apply a thin layer of mineral oil the kind you find in the grocery store next to the laxatives. It is approximately $1.49 and is food safe and natural. Use a paper towel or wash rag to apply. Sink will shine. Will need to reapply monthly to maintain.


  • Dee Dee on Jan 16, 2017
    to clean stinky front load washing machine spray gasket with white vinegar, then do a hot water white wash with bleach. No more stinky washer.

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    • Sandy Sandy on Apr 24, 2017
      You must always keep your washing machine door open to keep the machine dry and keep the lid from rusting, believe me it happens...

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jan 16, 2017
    Dee, did you get your tips in the proper format? Would hate if your tips didn't get into the contest!

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    • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jan 16, 2017
      I see all your tips under Comments, not Discussions. the entry in Comments by Hillela G. gives you instructions and a URL to use for your tips...and somewhere there is a heading Discussions that will allow you to start one...sorry I can't give the exact location but I've only done that once. Also, try copying each of your hints, then paste into the discussion area, much easier.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 16, 2017
    Thanks I thought I did that

  • Kat964884 Kat964884 on Jan 18, 2017
    Place a dryer sheet between your bedding or towels in the cupboard to keep it smelling fresh

  • Dee Dee on Apr 29, 2017
    I also found doing a white bleach laundry with HOT water keeps the machine clean. Plus using Oxy Clean keeps the mold away.