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How to keep your home clean with lemon and vinegar

Your Home
By BBC Homes | 5 years ago | 2 min read

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In your kitchen cupboard, you’re sure to find an array of cleaning materials masquerading as food products. Lemon juice is a domestic life-saver in the never-ending fight for cleanliness, and it’s been popular as a stain remover for centuries.

Try using lemon juice to remove rust and stains from plastic, either neat or diluted, and give curry stains on carpet the heave-ho with diluted lemon juice.

For common carpet spillages such as beer, simply dab the stain with soda water. And if your family are leaving grubby fingerprints on your walls — simply rub the mark with slightly moist, stale white bread.

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Achieving that all-important shine isn’t all about elbow grease; choose the right cleaning product and you’ll glide effortlessly through your chores.

Next time you’re having a headache over the less-than-sparkly chrome taps in your bathroom or kitchen, rub them with flour. Rinse the flour off and buff them with a soft cloth. To ensure your stainless steel sink doesn’t appear dull in comparison, rub the surface gently with baking powder or buff with a scrunched-up ball of newspaper.

Another truly indispensable item in the cleaning closet is white vinegar. Use it to wash glass and windows for a smear-free finish. For the final buff use scrunched-up balls of newspaper to add an extra glossy sheen to the glass.

Use a solution of water and vinegar to spruce up wooden furniture. Wash the furniture with the solution, leave overnight to dry, apply quality furniture polish and buff the surfaces.

Call on white vinegar for use on those tough, hard-to-shift stains; its disinfectant properties make it an amazing all-round cleaner.



— BBC Homes

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