One thing about our grandmothers is that they knew how to keep their home sparkling before the store shelves were filled with an array of fancy cleaners. Our mothers might not have known some of the tips that our grandmothers knew but we have a few to share with you.
• How to Make Your Floors Sparkle
One job that is a pain to do is cleaning the tile floors in your kitchen and bathroom. A little secret taught to me by a friend is to use glass cleaner. Just spray the cleaner on the floor in small areas and mop as usual. You will be surprised at the clean, beautiful shine and it lasts a long time.
• Burned Pots and Pans
A pot that has been left on the stove too long and burned inside is one of those things you just hate. There is an easy solution, however, that works like a charm on most pots and pans. Set the pot in the sink and half fill with hot water and then add a little bleach, about a quarter cup. Let it sit overnight and the pot will be easy to clean in the morning.
• Easy Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Old fashioned toilet bowl cleaner is simple and much cheaper than buying cleanser. All you need to do is add a cup of pure vinegar to the bowl once a month and let it sit until morning. In between, cleanups can be done using a spray bottle of vinegar and water.
• Cleaning Venetian Blinds
Our suggestion is to put on an knitted winter glove after it has been dipped in soapy water and then just run your hand over the slats in the blind. This makes a tiresome job easy and afterward you just toss the glove in the washing machine.