Sometimes it feels like we need a whole new cleaning product for each item in the house.
But rather than build a collection of detergent and antibacterial sprays in the cupboard under your kitchen sink, you may be surprised to find that there are some great natural solutions already sitting in your fridge or pantry. Read on for a round-up of top hacks from Antoaneta Tsocheva founder of FastKlean (fastklean.co.uk).
Effortlessly remove unpleasant smells
Not only is this tip eco-friendly, but it's also guaranteed to give your house a pleasant fragrance while saving you money from deodorisers!
"Just squeeze a few drops of lemon down your garbage disposal and run a few small slices through it. Your entire kitchen will smell amazing," she insisted.
Effortlessly get rid of soap scum
Ah, dreaded soap scum.
"Luckily, there's a quick and easy way to get rid of it once and for all. Well, it will come back eventually, but you get the idea! Grab your dish wand and fill it with equal parts of vinegar and dish soap, then get to scrubbing. This will get rid of any soap scum in record time!" shared Antoaneta.
Toothpaste isn't just for teeth
"If your sneakers need cleaning, try grabbing an old toothbrush, squeeze some paste on and get to rubbing. They'll be as good as new in no time," the pro said.
Remove water rings from wooden surfaces
Got a nasty water ring on your nice wooden table? Simply grab your hairdryer and blast the air at the water ring.
"Afterwards, you can also refresh the surface with a bit of olive oil, returning its shine," noted Antoaneta.
Revitalise smelly old towels
If you've noticed an odd smell coming from your hand towels, this usually means mildew.
"This often occurs as a result of leaving it in the wash for too long. Lucky for you, getting rid of it is extremely simple - just throw them back in the wash along with a few drops of vinegar. Run a hot cycle, and the smell will be gone for good," she maintained.
Clean your clothes iron
"To get rid of scorch build-ups on your clothes iron, pour some salt on a pillowcase and iron it with the steam turned off," the cleaning expert shared.