Organize your caddy. Always keep a neat clean caddy to hold your supplies. Put
your supplies in the same place each time. Items are so much easier to find
the next time.
Concentrate on what you are doing, It will make the job go faster and easier.
Time Savers & Shortcuts
Hard Water Stains - Use the following to remove:
Dish Washing Gel
Calgon Bubble Bath
Products Containing Phosphoric Acids
For Soap Scum Use White Vinegar or Lemons.
Caulking And Mildew:
Bleach- Soak Cotton Balls and Let Stand In Corners
Toilet Bowl: To Brighten Bowl And Refresh pour ½ cup bleach in toilet bowl. Let stand overnight and flush with white vinegar.
Stainless Steel Sinks: For Water Spots Rub Sink With a Lemon or Lemon Juice
Clean Sink with Table Salt
To Keep Shiny Clean and Polish with Furniture Polish
Cream of Tarter and Hydrogen Peroxide Paste
Frozen Concentrate Orange Juice
Use furniture polish after cleaning of bathtub inserts to help control soap film and scum.
Clean Windows With Vinegar and Ammonia, Use 1 Part Alcohol to Four Parts
wad of newspaper or old baby diaper.
When cleaning your own carpet, remember to rent a shampooer with enough vacuuming power to dry within 4-6 hours.
Always use a chemical with a Ph level under 10.
Avoid over-wetting the carpet.
Carpets with stain resistants still need to be cleaned.
Shampoo your carpet at least every 9 months.
Always spot clean and get the spot up as soon as possible.
To keep sponges clean, wash in a dishwasher on the top rack (without dishes in it, of course).
Disinfect sponges using rubbing alcohol.
Add one teaspoon of baking soda to your detergent (It softens hands, too).
Use toothpaste to remove rust.
For rings on counter tops, take a drop of dish detergent, rub it in and it's gone.
To keep trash cans smelling nice, put a sheet of fabric softener or sprinkle your favorite carpet freshener in the bottom of the can.
Polish the wall behind your stove with furniture polish to help control grease buildup.
To remove skid marks from tennis shoes off floors, use nail polish remover or a pencil eraser.
Clean and apply a mixture of water and a tiny spot of dish detergent.
Apply a thin coat of foamy shaving cream and wipe until it disappears.
These tips are also good for shower doors.
Remove decals using vinegar and water.