How to clean the oven
Add bicarbonate of soda to water in a spray bottle to create a cheap but effective cleaning solution. Spread the paste (mix of water and soda) all over the interior surfaces of your oven, steering clear of the heating elements. Allow it to rest overnight and then wipe it off with a damp cloth. If you can see any remaining soda, spray vinegar over it and then give it a final wipe.
How to clean the microwave
Place a glass of distilled white vinegar in your microwave and turn it on high for one minute. The steam it creates will make it easier to wipe off crusted-on stains and get rid of nasty odors.
How to clean the sponges
Sanitise your household sponges in the microwave. Simply saturate with water and place in the microwave for at least 1 minute. This will help kill any bacteria contained in the sponge.
How to clean your grill
First heat it up and spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue. Then, scrub the area firmly using half an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leftover remnants.
How to clean your sofa
If your microfiber couch has any stains or is looking a little dull, one easy way to give it life again is to scrub it with some rubbing alcohol. Put some of the liquid in a spray bottle, spray your couch, and use a cloth or sponge to wipe it clean.
How to clean household taps
Wipe grubby taps with a cotton wool pad soaked in vinegar to help remove smears and stains. It also works well at reducing limescale too.
How to deodorise the mattresses
Sprinkle a baking soda all over your mattress and leave for one-to-eight hours. Vacuum up excess baking soda to reveal a freshly deodorised mattress.
How to clean external surfaces
Laundry detergent (without bleach) can be used to clean outdoor surfaces such as wood and concrete paving. Just add to a bucket of water.
How to clean water stains on faucets and handles.
Clean water stains on bathroom faucets and handles by rubbing them with half a lemon. The result? Shiny fixtures that smell great
How to clean plastic toys
Place children’s plastic toys (toys without batteries) in the dishwasher along with your usual detergent or tablet.
How to remove pet hair
Give your furniture a rub down with a pair of rubber gloves, pet hair will stick to them making it much easier to remove from surfaces. Then wash your hands in water and the hair will unstick and float on top of the water for you to gather and dispose of.