Cleaning hacks that will surely make your cleaning easier (Part 2)

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This is the continuation of my article on cleaning tips and hacks.  If you missed the Part 1 of this article, you may view it here.
The following are some cleaning tips that have been proven effective and cost less. Read on.
1. Soak your stove burners in vinegar or ammonia.
The grease and grime that are left on the burners are flammable and are sometimes the cause of fire.  Therefore it is necessary to remove all these fire-inviting elements to help reduce  the cause of fire.  You can easily do this by soaking the removable burner parts into soap and water and a cup of vinegar or ammonia.  Leave them soak overnight and by morning you can just wipe off those gross stuffs and, voila, your burners look clean and non-greasy.

2. Clean out your coffee maker with some vinegar.

How do you clean your coffee maker and how often do you clean it? Though your coffee maker is always holding hot water, that does not mean that it is safe from bacteria. You might not be cleaning it as often as it should be.  A research published in 2015 in Scientific Reports suggests that our coffee makers are a place of bacterial activity and we might be drinking those bacteria together with our delicious coffee and hot bread.

Fortunately, there is an easy way on how to combat all that bacteria.  Rinse your coffee maker with vinegar to keep it bacteria free and remove tat greasy and oily texture that accumulated there over time.  You can do this by simply putting few tablespoons to two cups of vinegar mixed with water into your coffee maker.  Run it and let it stay for 30 minutes.  Run it  once more to wash off the bacterial and grime content then rinse off with water to eliminate the vinegar smell.

3.  And get rid of water stains with vinegar, too.

This is the ironic part of water – water stains, too! HOw could that be possible when we all depend solely on water to clean and wash away dirt? Indeed, water stains in glasses, plates, and on stainless utensils.  When water dries up, it leaves a white, kind of sticky thing on glass surface.  You can remove this by mighty vinegar. Just make a mixture of 50 % vinegar/50% water, apply it on the water stains and let it sit for 15-30 minutes.

After the vinegar solution has broken down the debris of stains, use a toothbrush to scrub the stain away and wipe it off with fiber cloth.

4. Make your blender clean itself.

One of the most difficult to clean stuff is the blender! Just imagine yourself sticking your fingers into the blades of the blender, patiently reaching each of them to clean them. Plus, you are not guaranteed that all the remnants of the smoothie that you made will all be washed off.

Don’t despair, there is an easy way to clean those blades. Use the blender to clean itself! Pour some warm water into the blender, about half of it. Add a a tablespoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of dish soap and one tablespoon of vinegar, and pulse it for 10 seconds. Empty the blender and rinse it by putting just plain water on it, about half a blender of water and pulse again for few seconds. You may repeat rinsing it by just putting water and shaking it to remove the vinegar and soap smell.
5.  You can also clean your showerhead with vinegar.

How long have you been using that showerhead? Well, a showerhead that is being used for years have that spotty, greasy and gross look! And because it is often wet, it is the favorite hangout of bacteria! Studies have proven that showerheads contain Mycobacterium avium, which can cause seerious respiratory diseases.  This was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America in 2009.

We should not let our showerheads contaminated with bacteria because it is easy to clean them, actually! If you have a ziplock or any plastic, just fill it with white vinegar, enough to soak the entire showerhead.  Attach the plastic bag with vinegar to the showerhead and soak it overnight to kill the bacteria. Research The American Society for Microbiology suggests that the acetic acid in vinegar significantly decreases the bacterial contamination.

6. And clean up your keyboard with a toothbrush and some vinegar.

How do you clean your laptop and computer keyboard?  Are you using chemicals to clean them? That’s a big no-no! Cleaning the keyboard just entails easy steps. Here’s how:

Dip a toothbrush in a half vinegar/half water solution and scrub it on and between those keyboard keys to eliminate any germs.  It will also shoo away ants that are hiding below your keyboard. Use fibercloth to wipe off the dust accumulated on your laptop screen or simply dust it off using a soft paint brush.  There is no need to spray chemicals.

7. Use toothpaste and baking soda to clean sneakers.

How do you keep your sneakers clean and clean-looking? Sometimes the sneakers are often the most neglected stuffs.  We just kick them off anywhere and leave them there to gather dust.  We only mind cleaning them when we want to wear them again.

So, how do you clean them? Simply grab a toothbrush and a little toothpaste.  Brush your sneakers with toothpaste to make them look new.  Sprinkle some baking soda into the sole and leave it for few minutes then brush it off with a paint brush.

8.  Clean a burnt pan with vinegar, water & baking soda.

Are you worried of burned pan? Simply fill the pan with water then add a cup of vinegar and boil it.  After boiling, take it from the stove and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the mixture.  Leave it for a minute or two then wash off the mixture.  The burned particles will wash off with the mixture.

9. Pick up small pieces of glass

If you happen to drop a glass and clean it, don’t try to sweep off the tiny shards and never ever pick them up with your fingers! Make a ball of cotton and wet it. Press it down over the debris. It will pick  up those little pieces. Roll the cotton and throw it away.

10. Clean up spilled glitter

If you have been working with glitter like decorating your Christmas tree or just making a project in school, it is very uncomfortable seeing glitters scattered all over the place.  Keep the place tidy by picking up all those glitters by a wet cloth.  Just rub the wet cloth over the area to kind of magnet those little pieces and follow it up with tape.

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