Cleaning: “simple” work with objects from the “back of the cupboards” – including toothpaste

House cleaning is extremely important as it can help keep nasty germs away. It can also improve mood and make home a more relaxing place. With so many products on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones to use. Stelrad experts, heater builders and interior experts, have shared some “easy” ways to clean your home using “back of the cupboard” items, including vodka and fruit.

They said, “You might think the only use for vodka is for a nice drink on a Friday night, but you might want to think again.

“If you have a stubborn stain on the carpet, just use a small amount of alcohol and rub the area with a sponge before the stain is gone.

“If you can’t get to the spill immediately, first dab it lightly to loosen the buildup.”

White vinegar, used for years to clean the house, is an excellent product to help target dirt and grease.

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In addition to cleaning teeth, according to experts, it can be used anywhere in the bathroom to clean the sink, scrub the toilet and in the shower.

Stelrad added: “It doesn’t just have to stay in the bathroom, it can also work its magic in other rooms to tackle porcelain surfaces.

“To get the most out of your tube, try using toothpaste to clean the rubber trim around your shoes or to shine rusty pots and pans in the kitchen.”

Cleaning behind the radiator can be tricky and is often a forgotten job.

However, keeping it clean can help reduce heating costs, as buildup can prevent heat from escaping.

Experts recommended using a ruler with a rag wrapped around it to easily and quickly remove dust and anything stuck behind the radiator.

Stelrad experts continued, “Most of us have fruit baskets sitting on kitchen counters, so instead of throwing away old fruit, why not use it to clean the house?

“Citrus fruits like lemons can easily cut through grease to leave kitchen and bathroom surfaces squeaky clean.

“Grapefruit is also useful for cleaning larger surfaces, so mix the fruit with sugar to create a paste that’s great for tough buildups.”

Baking soda, which has great deodorizing properties, can also be used for a multitude of cleaning jobs.

Experts said a “handy hack” is to make sure households have it in stock.

They added: ‘For cooking, sprinkle a small amount into trays once a week which will help absorb odors or you can also make a paste with white vinegar which can be used to clean surfaces.

“You can also use baking soda in the bathroom, sprinkling it on the shower tray or tub to remove soap scum and stains.”

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