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5 essential household cleaning products

Save money and time by scaling down your household cleaning arsenal to these five must-haves
vinegar

These cleaning superstars have stood the test of time. Stick to these basic products to keep your home spick and span:

 

1. VINEGAR

• Kill most mildew and mould (spritz small areas).
• Deodorise sponges: let it sit for five minutes, then rinse.
• Remove rust from screws and scissors. Soak overnight.

 

2. BICARBONATE OF SODA

• Clean sinks and baths without scratching.
• Turn a stinky dog into a pleasant-smelling one: rub in; brush out fur.
• Freshen furniture: sprinkle on, rub in, let it sit, vacuum it up.

 

3. RUBBING ALCOHOL

• Clean and shine windows and stainless steel.
• Remove adhesive left over from bandages and tape.
• Clean gunk off a computer keyboard.

 

4. SALT

• Scrub coffee and tea stains off mugs and cups.
• Clean dog and cat bowls (no soap residue).
• Soak up gravy/wine/salad dressing on a tablecloth.

 

5. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

• Kill mould on paving stones.
• Sanitise toothbrushes; rinse well afterwards.
• Lighten stains on a butcher’s block; rinse thoroughly.

 

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