The internet is now full of residential cleaning tips, ranging from
the superb to the nonsensical. The good thing is we check everything before
writing about this matter, so you know precisely which ones work and which ones
do not. Here expert house cleaners talk about some common notions about
cleaning, to sort the fiction from fact.
Shaving Foam on Bathroom
Mirror Keeps it from Steaming Up
This is a fact. Spray the foam onto a soft and clean cloth and just
wipe over your mirror until it turns free of streak. Next time you take a
shower or have a bath, it will be almost fully clear, save a light film of
A Bowl of Malt
Vinegar NeutralizesCigarette Smells
This is also a fact. It is a tip that really works. Put two tablespoon
vinegar of this kind in a bowl and leave it overnight in a smoke-filled room,
with its door shut. The day after, the stale smell of tobacco will be gone for
good, though you may detect a slight vinegar odor.
Permanent Marker and Ink Stains from Hard Surfaces
This will work when you try it. The hairspray will show signs of
dissolving the ink, which will make blotting up with paper towel an easy task.
It also works well with removing red wine and biro stains from cotton clothing,
but the fabric needs to be washed later with a bio detergent.
Vinegar on a
Cutting Board Helps You Slice Onions without Tears
This is no out-of-the-box hack. You may be an expert in slicing onions
without tears, but there is little use to vinegar here. There is an art to
cutting onion on a chopping board this way. It all comes down to cutting it
properly; practice could help you do it without a bucketful of tears and could
save you cleaning duties afterwards.
A Small Amount of Salt
Removes Beetroot Stains
This is also not true. Do not treat beetroot stains with salt, because
it can set the stains, making it not possible to get rid of these. Instead,
deal with the stain as fast as you can before it becomes dry. Blot excess
beetroot juice, and then flush with some cool water. Treat your carpets with a
stain destroyer, used for carpet cleaning, as per instructions on its