Can of Coke Cleans Toilet
Have you ever wanted to clean your toilet but you forget to get cleaning supplies from the store after work? Don’t worry about running to the store. Just open up the fridge. A great way to clean any porcelain toilet is with a can of Coke.
The carbonic, citric and phosphoric acids in Coca-Cola work to break down the rings and lime scale stains around the toilet. All you have to do is pour the Coke into the toilet and leave it to sit overnight. Don’t expect everything to be gone the next day, though. You still need to scrub the toilet down to get all the gunk off.
When will someone invent a self-cleaning toilet?
If you don’t have Coke laying around, a packet of Kool-Aid works just as well. Use it the same way you would use the Coke.
Grapefruit and Salt Clean Bathtub Scum
Most citrus fruits work really well to clean different surfaces around the house, and grapefruit is no different. All you need to clean the soap scum from the sides of your bathtub is some salt and a grapefruit. Just cut the grapefruit in half, sprinkle some salt on it, and start scrubbing.
Not only will the tub look clean, it will smell clean too. Make sure to remember to rinse out the tub before you’re done cleaning. If you forget, it might a bit sticky in there the next time you go to take a shower.
Wine Cleans Counter Tops
Most people would believe wine can’t be used for much more than drinking or staining a T-shirt but they would be wrong. You can actually use wine as an alternative to chemical cleaners. The wine may not clean stains too well, but it can help get rid of dangerous bacteria on your counter and it is ultimately safer than any chemical compounds.
If you have more wine left over after your “cleaning,” you can use it to clean your vegetables and fruits as well. The acidity of the wine will kill the bacteria on the food.
Clean Windows with Rubbing Alcohol and Ammonia
Some window cleaners are the worst. They leave streaks, they smudge the windows and they ultimately don’t do much to clean off the gunk. It seems like they just move it around.
If you want to use a homemade window cleaner that will get the job done, mix four parts water with four parts rubbing alcohol and one part ammonia. Voila: homemade window cleaner that won’t streak.
Boiling Water, Baking Soda and Vinegar Unclog Drains
Do you have a clogged drain but don’t feel like running to the store? You don’t have to is you some vinegar and baking soda laying around. Simply pour a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar down the drain and watch the fizzing happen. After letting the mixture stand for 15 minutes, pour some boiling water down the drain to get it unclogged.
On thing to watch for is the amount of boiling water you pour down the drain. If the pipes are old or made of cast iron, the boiling water can crack them. Make sure the water isn’t too hot and if it is, dump it down the drain slowly.