We all just acquire a bunch of extra stuff when we get married, we buy things we like better over the years and never bother to get rid of the old stuff, and you'd be lying if you said you don't own a bunch of duplicates in your life.


  • Microwave 

Clean out the stubborn smudges in your microwave with vinegar. Place equal amounts of water and vinegar in a microwave safe bowl and microwave it for 5 to 10 minutes.

Tip: Add a small piece of wooden object in the bowl to avoid explosion.

  • Kitchen Surfaces 

Fight the oil grime on kitchen surfaces by adding a few drops of vegetable oil on a cloth. Then wipe the greasy surface and watch the oil disappear.

  • Windows 

Clean out the flimsy sheet of dust on your windows with your homemade non-toxic solution. Mix 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dish detergent and 2 cups water. Wipe your windows clean with a cloth dipped in this solution.

  • Crayon Marks 

Put toothpaste on a clean toothbrush and scrub gently on the surface of the wall, and then wipe clean with a damp cloth to remove crayon marks on your wall.

  • Carpets 

Remove any human or pet hair from your carpet with a squeegee. Just run the squeegee along the carpet and watch the hair come right up.

  • Toilet floors 

Shine those toilet tiles by mixing ¾ cup baking soda with ¼ cup bleach until forms a thick paste. Apply on the grout lines and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Scrub the lines with an old toothbrush and rinse to get your toilet tiles looking new.

  • Ceilings

Clean the hard to reach ceilings with a towel and a long stick. Wrap your towel at the end of a long broom to catch the spider webs at the ceiling corners.