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Top Cleaning Tips

by Well Polished Oldham, Nov 2019

Revive cloudy glasses.

Remove built-up film from hard-water minerals by soaking stemware in white vinegar for five minutes. Then rinse by hand and dry with a microfiber cloth.

Clean out candleholders.

Save a pretty container when the candle‘s spent by rinsing with steaming hot water and scooping out the wax residue inside with a paper towel.

Rethink the linen closet. 

Tackle an overflowing storage spot by adding an over-the-door rack for extra towels. Shelf dividers stop folded washcloths from toppling over, and baskets corral surplus toilet paper and cleaning supplies.

Restore your shower pressure. 

Unclog your shower head by mixing equal parts white vinegar and water and pouring it into a plastic bag. Tie the bag around the shower head to immerse the holes in the solution and secure with a twist tie. Let soak up to an hour, then remove and wipe away the loosened deposits.

Fluff feather pillows. 

Yep, feather pillows can get washed and dried in the machine. Load two pillows at a time for balance and use only a small amount of detergent. Wash them on a delicate cycle with an extra rinse, then tumble dry on low with several clean tennis balls to poof them back up.

Lift the worst wine stains.

It’s Wine Away to the rescue! To save your carpet, start by blotting up as much vino as possible. (You can even stand on absorbent cloths if necessary). Then saturate the stain with GH favorite Wine Away and let set for up to five minutes before blotting again until the stain is completely gone.

Easily buff out floor scuffs.

Protect your hardwood by removing small marks with a sock or clean tennis ball. To erase bigger scuffs, add a little baking soda to a damp cloth and gently rub. Then rinse with a damp paper towel and dry.

Wipe out wall doodles.

When your child’s artistic efforts end up all over your new paint job, scrub lightly with a damp sponge sprinkled in baking soda.