Vinegar and bicarbonate are always two great allies to keep your home sparkling
Who has not ever said that ‘this weekend I thoroughly clean the house’? But the moment does not come and the desire does not usually appear € basically because the task is usually so immense that it is not even known where to start. Before chaos takes over, clothes pile up in the bedroom and it is impossible to find anything in the closet, it is good to know that there are little tricks to keep your home cleaner and more orderly. Yes, those typical simple, cheap and effective grandmother resources.
The bicarbonate is one of the great allies of our grandmothers. Among many other things, it can be used to remove unpleasant odors from both the washing machine and the dishwasher . Simply pour a mixture of water and baking soda into the detergent compartment and run a wash program. White vinegar is also very effective for having a high disinfecting power, in addition to eliminating mold and bacteria that tend to accumulate in the rubber between the door of the washing machine and the interior of the drum.
Also, if the sofa or rugs give off a funny smell, you can also use baking soda. Nothing like spraying it, letting it act for about 15 minutes and then using the vacuum cleaner to remove it.
Speaking of strange smells, to get your home to maintain a good aroma it is only necessary to ventilate daily for about a quarter of an hour. Other tricks in this regard are cleaning the floor with hot water and lemon. But if you prefer to opt for air fresheners, it is advisable to place them next to the windows. In this way, the current will circulate the essence better throughout the house.
And the closet? It can also pick up unwanted odors, so some maintenance is important. First of all, garments should not be stored unwashed or at least ventilated. You can also hang lavender sachets or scented soap bars. Many times, grandmothers opt for apples, whose skin once dry is put into bags or quinces. Another option is to include cinnamon sticks.
The towels can rejuvenate two steps. The first is to add a cup of white vinegar to the load of the washing machine and run a program with hot water. Then put another wash adding half a cup of baking soda. Finally, it is enough to dry the towels in a ventilated place and that way they will smell good and will be much fluffier.
And from the bedroom to the bathroom. Always have a cloth and limescale on hand. It is not about cleaning it every day (something practically impossible), but it is about taking a short walk to the sink or mirror after using them. It takes just a few seconds, which makes it easier for this room to look cleaner on a daily basis.
If your bathroom has dampness, there is also a little trick. Simply put a container with chalk, rice, or charcoal and place it on a shelf. They are materials that absorb moisture and bad odors well.
If you do not know what to do with the wooden cutlery because they have darkened with use, simply submerge them in warm water mixed with hydrogen peroxide to achieve that natural wood tone that they had at the beginning.
Something similar can happen with the wooden cutting board. It should not be put in the dishwasher because it splinters. If it looks bad, it is best to apply mineral oil or beeswax, let it work for 24 hours, and remove the excess liquid.
Finally, another thing that usually brings us to head is how to end the coffee stains that spill on the tablecloth. Any grandmother would fix it by putting paper on top to absorb it and then adding sparkling water. A process that must be repeated several times, so that in each pass the stain disappears.