For more effective dishwashing, add a few tablespoons of vinegar with the
dishwashing detergent when washing dishes. The vinegar cuts the grease and
leaves dishes sparkling.
To clean up spills in your oven, sprinkle the spills immediately with salt. When the
oven has cooled, brush away the burnt-on food with a damp sponge.
To disinfect smelly sponges, wash sponge thoroughly, then microwave it while it
is wet, for a short period. When you see steam from the sponge, the bacteria in
the sponge will be dead. Wash the sponge thoroughly before use.
Cleaning coffee maker: Pour vinegar into it as if you are making the coffee, no
filter is need. Turn coffeemaker on as if you were making a pot of coffee.
To freshen the garbage disposal: Cut up a lemon and run it through your garbage
Buildup on shower doors: Wipe with lemon oil. Removes buildup and keeps doors
protected longer from future buildup.
For immediate air freshener in the bath, place a fabric softener sheet in the
wastepaper basket or add a dab of fragrance on a light bulb.
To remove perspiration stains in clothing, soak in warm vinegar and water.