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Today we’re sharing about one of Toronto’s amazing sharing spots: the Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot!

The Toronto Tool Library has two locations, located in St. Clair West and on Spadina in the new CSI space! The Spadina location is also home to the TTL’s makerspace that hosts different kinds of workshops involving the use of special tools such as woodworking or sewing equipment. If you’re a regular homebody who pulls out their tools once in a blue moon to drill a new hole in the wall for shelving or pictures, you might want to consider investing in a membership at this amazing place.

Tool libraries work almost exactly like a normal library, except for an annual membership fee which goes towards buying new tools and maintaining the space. This library loans specialized tools to people with any range of experience — from those looking to use a power drill for simple assembly to a professional who may want to hone their skills — while simultaneously building and reconnecting communities to each other.

The wonderful benefit of this collaborative community is that users do not have to go out and buy expensive tools that they may use only a handful of times. This library is also very useful for those studying in certain trades that require the use of items that are relatively pricey.

The Toronto Tool library is not just home to all kinds of tools for home improvement, but also to seasonal equipment such as camping gear, toys, games, and event supplies. With a membership, you can greatly reduce the amount of purchasing and replacing you do on an annual basis.

It’s a smart concept: tools are an integral part of society, much like books. A power drill is used for an average of just 12-13 minutes in its lifetime in a private household! It only makes sense to rent because access is really what matters as opposed to ownership.

You’ll reduce clutter in your apartment, contribute to a community space and reduce your carbon footprint. Joining the Toronto Tool Library is an eco-friendly, cost-efficient habit to build into your life!

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Unfortunately, summer has to come to an end. On the bright side, it’s an excuse to make some space in your closet and pull out those delicious knits by packing away your summer clothes. An important thing to consider is how to store your garments, as the last thing you want is to take them out and find they have moth holes, have yellowed, or smell damp. If you’re in doubt, no worries. Just follow the tips below to ensure your clothes fresh and safe this cold season and they’ll definitely make it to next spring!

Wash And Dry Your Clothes

It might seem silly to wash your clothes only to then pack them away for the fall but can you imagine opening your vacuum bag 6 months later to the smell of sweaty clothes? Before packing away your garments, wash them and ensure they are completely dry before ironing them. Cleaning your clothes is important so that when you unpack them, they will still smell fresh and will be ready to wear.

Clean Your Closet

Vacuum and wipe down your closets to ensure they’re clean before storing your clothes. Dirt and dust attract moths and vermin, which can find their way into your shelves and subsequently, your clothing. Vacuum and clean the carpet before completing your packing as it’s is also a good way to avoid an invasion of the little creatures.

Protect Your Clothes Against Moths

Moths can ruin your clothes, so it’s best to take preventive measures. Most people think mothballs are the answer but they can actually do more harm than good as they can be unsafe for children and pets. Cedar is a natural moth repellent; you can buy cedar balls, blocks or even oil diffusers and keep them in your vacuum bags. To keep your garments smelling fresh, add some dryer sheets or lavender — also a natural repellent. You can tuck some lavender into a cotton pouch to seal in with your clothes.

Buy Vacuum Pack Bags

The beauty of vacuum bags is that they take up less space and they’re a cheap solution. You’ll be saving space, money and your sanity. Spend less time trying to figure out how many boxes and bags you’ll need for your clothes.  Word of warning: it’s probably best not to pack your expensive or sentimental pieces of clothing in them, since you don’t want to run the risk of damaging them. It’s best not store your clothes in these bags for extensive periods of time as they can damage the material due to how tightly packed they are.

Store Your Clothes In A Safe Environment

Plastic bags can contain chemicals, which can damage sensitive items over a period of time and they won’t be as secure as a vacuum bag. There’s also the chance of the bag becoming damp, which can yellow your clothing and ruin the material. Store your clothes in a cool, dry and dark place. Mildew can start growing within 48 hours which makes it extra important that they’re kept away from any kind of moisture.

Avoid Cardboard Boxes

When it comes to packing, moving and storing, most of us instantly think about cardboard boxes as a solution. They might be useful for moving house but it’s a bad idea to store your clothes in them for long periods of time. Cardboard can be chewed easily, so rats, mice and cockroaches can infiltrate the box, a nightmare in the making. There’s more chance of mold setting in too, as cardboard gets damp.

Take A Sneak Peak

Since you’re storing your clothes for months check on them at least once, to ensure they’re still in good condition. In case anything has gone wrong, you’ll have enough time to resolve the issue. If you’re travelling, don’t forget about your clothes. Ask someone else to check on them.

Storing your summer clothes makes more space in your wardrobe and will keep them fresh and in good condition, until it’s time to wear them again. By following a few basic rules, keep your clothes fresh and new for when you unpack them next year.

 

 

Tony Kantzavelos is the owner of Love Your Dress., specializing in dress cleaning, alterations, and repairs since 1986. He appreciates a tailor-made dress the most and loves sharing tips for customizing and taking care of almost any kind of dress.

Photos from Pexels and Unsplash.

It is a chore in itself to make room in the closet for all the latest purchases. No matter how big your space is, it’s somehow never enough to store all the essentials in an organized, easy-to-reach, clutter-free way! If you’re looking to give your closet some semblance of a chaos-free look, here are some of our favourite space-saving hacks for your closet that might just be able to do the trick, AND on a budget too!

Soda Can Tabs

This is our all-time favorite hack! Not only does it gives you a reason to chug down a soda can just in the name of reusing the tab, it’s such a simple and intuitive method! A chain of these tabs will allow you to hang multiple hangers in a single spot. It works especially well with T-shirts and tops that aren’t too long and can afford to cascade.

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See the trend here? Here’s a completely valid reason to buy wine in bulk: use the boxes afterward to store shoes! You can store these boxes under your bed in a linear fashion so that all you have to do is lift up your bedspread to access your shoe collection, or keep them in the shoe closet in the hallway to maximize space. You can also cover the boxes in pretty wrapping paper or other coverings and integrate them seamlessly into your room decor.

Hanging Rods

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There’s always some leftover space at the boom of your hanging closet. Utilize that space to store seasonal shoes like flats and flip flops. Mount a rod, and get some wire hangers and voila! Now you have shoe hangers for days.

 Shower Curtain Rings

Who knew that shower curtain rings would be able to hang other kinds of fabric as well? Simply slip the rings onto a sturdy hanger to build your very own scarf holder. Now those pesky scarves won’t be lying all over the place.

Drawers

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If you have deep drawers, then fold your T-shirts and place them longitudinally, or in neatly rolled bundles in your drawer. This provides clear access and also offers visibility to all your tees. You can also color code them if a gradient drawer makes you particularly happy!

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Shoes, shoes, shoes. The greatest clutter of them all. If you don’t want vertical storage, here’s a way to build a simple slide0out. Simply arrange all the shoes into an old picture frame and store it under the bed or the couch.

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It’s a never-ending debate on how to store your jewelry. If you’re looking for a way to have them all on display, and easily accessible, use any unused towel hangers and S-hooks to hang all your jewelry by mounting them to the back of your closet door.

Drawstrings 

Don’t hang your handbags, as they’ll warp the handles! Instead, store your handbags in drawstring dust bags and hang these dust bags on S-hooks or other storage configurations (soda tab cascade?). Additionally, make sure to stuff your handbags with plastic or bubble wrap so they hold their shape.

 

Love these hacks for your closet? So do we! What other closet hacks do you use?

A new family member is on the way! Congratulations! Your comfortable, adult-friendly home is now a danger zone for the new little human. Baby-proofing for the first time can be difficult. It’s not easy for us to catch all the potential areas that might be unsafe for a baby. AskforTask has broken it down for you so you can cover all your bases!

Install Cabinet and Drawer Latches

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We’ve all heard stories of children getting into medicinal cabinets and cleaning cupboards or slamming doors on themselves. When you have an inquisitive toddler, the whole house is an accident waiting to happen! A simple way to avoid a multitude of problems is to have cabinet and drawer latches installed. Pick from a range of lock and latch types, including magnetic, spring release, adhesive mounts, and slide locks.

Secure All Toilet Lids

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Drowning is a large cause of child deaths, and can happen in the blink of an eye. Sources of still water should be safely secured to prevent any potential exploration. Keep your terrible top-heavy twos out of the toilet with these simple-to-install adhesive toilet locks! If you like orderliness, and want to prevent an accidental TP-ing, here’s a tutorial to baby proof your toilet paper rolls too!

Lock the Door

Baby-Proofing a door is important

A door can seem innocent but is full of edges, corners and hinges that your child could get hurt from. Install a door top lock to prevent your baby from messing with a doorknob install, and keep doors safely shut! Alternatively, install baby gates to prevent your child from accessing areas of the house that are out of sight.

Secure Furniture to the Walls

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Toddlers can turn into little monkeys. They will crawl and climb everywhere, using anything for limb support. We’ve all heard stories of dressers toppling over onto active children, securing the furniture to the wall is a simple step to prevent what could be a huge tragedy. Here’s a comprehensive list of 6 tips to prevent furniture tip-overs!

Wedge Your Window

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A window wedge is a must-have for those who love fresh air flowing through the house. The wedge fits between the window and the window frame to prevent accidental closing, and also prevent your child from attempting to shut them. Let the sun shine through those safely secured window frames!

Hire a Tasker

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Hire a tasker to handle the baby-proofing activities for you so you can spend more time with your children. Hiring a professional also means that you can be confident that your home will be safe and secure for your child, and modified in safe and professional ways.

Whether you choose to go DIY or hire a professional, rest assured that your home will be 100% baby safe and one step away from the general chaos that a young toddler can bring. You might even be able to host a play-date or two!

IKEA furniture building can be tedious, however it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are 6 tips for getting your furniture to look as good in your home as it does in the store.

Always Be Prepared

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First thing’s first, prepare an empty and clean work area for you to assemble the furniture, so when you come home, you don’t have to worry about that part. You’re going to want to give yourself some room, like double the space, so make sure that this area is at least twice the size of the assembled item. Once the space is created, you should then cover this area with a drop cloth and carefully place all the furniture’s components down.

Read the Instructions

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This step seems redundant, but it is not. Most people glance at the instructions, casually, only to figure out later that what they thought they were doing right was actually wrong. Make sure you understand the instructions with 100% confidence before attempting the furniture assembly. As you go through these instructions, gather all the components that you will assemble together. I.e. the tools required, etc. Once you have all your parts, it is now time to assemble.

Use Your Own Tools

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IKEA furniture often comes with hex keys, and you use them to screw the components together. But anyone who’s ever used them knows how difficult they can be. This difficulty can lead to frustration and mistakes. In order to help you on your Ikea building journey, your own tools will improve everything immensely.  You can buy an affordable power screwdriver and hammer at a low cost, that will be worth your while. Worx sells everything you need, plus additional bits, depending on the furniture you’re assembling.

Use A Little Glue

Glue to help build your Ikea furniture

IKEA furniture often has a tendency to wobble. You can fix this by applying a small amount of quality glue to the ends of the dowels. If you are connecting wood or metal, a good glue to use is White Gorilla Glue, and if you are connecting other types of surfaces, you should try Gorilla Construction Adhesive. These glues are good because not only are they strong, but they also expand as they dry, which will help alleviate the wobbling.

Use a Leveling App

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Levelling can sometimes be a pain with IKEA furniture, however, you can easily solve this problem by using your smartphone. Both iPhones and Android devices have levelling apps that will let you know if a surface is uneven, and they will also indicate how to correctly use it. With iPhones and other iOS devices, this function comes with the built-in Compass app. To access this feature, load the app and swipe the screen toward the left. If you have an Android device, download the free Bubble Level app. A similar app is available as well for iOS. Once you’ve loaded the app, simply lay the device on the surface and level away.

Hire an Assembler

Handyman to help you build your Ikea Furniture

Let’s face it: assembling IKEA furniture is not exactly fun. It can be tedious and boring, and it requires lots of attention to detail. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it yourself. There are many highly skilled AskforTask handyman available in your area who can assemble your IKEA furniture quickly and  correctly. They will make sure that it looks and functions exactly how it did in the store. Best of all, these services are surprisingly affordable.

Hope these steps help you on your next trip to IKEA. If you’ve built all your furniture, but want to elevate it to the next level, check out our post on how to customize your IKEA furniture! Good luck! and happy building!

As it has been said, baking soda is every homebody’s best friend. Already famous as a useful cleaning solution, it only makes sense that adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to your laundry would improve your clothes and linens! We all know that baking soda has magical cleaning powers but adding it to your laundry in addition to your regular detergent can make your items whiter, brighter and fresher! Here’s how…

1. Neutralizer

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Acid spills can come from many things. Sometimes, placing them in the washing machine without treating them will just render them permanent in your clothing. Before you throw your clothes into the machine, consider sprinkling the stain with baking soda to prevent further damage.

2. Stain Remover

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Baking soda is a great way to remove stains and brighten fabrics. For items like aged linens, adding 1/2 cup to the washer can whiten and brighten and even reverse damage from older stains.

3. Fabric Softener Replacement

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Fabric softeners can be used to naturally soften your clothes. A little bit of baking soda is a much better option if people you live with have sensitivities to chemicals in the laundry. All natural and just as effective!

4. Remove Odors

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Finally, baking soda is a great deodorizer. You’ll find that smells will disappear when you use bleach in your laundry cycle. Try this with bathing suits, gym clothes or musty old towels, and especially your socks! It’s not just the odors but the musty scent of these oft-damp clothing items that will disappear!

 

If you’re too busy for a life hack, but want your house kept in optimal shape, a housecleaner might be a really great addition for you! Want us to clean your house (that includes doing the laundry)? Use coupon code BLOG10 to get $10 off your first booking with AskforTask!

 

Saving money on cleaning can make a big difference in your home’s financial landscape. Here’s some tips on how to get a great clean, without breaking the bank.

1. Use Mild Dish Soap Or Plain Water

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What people don’t know is that a mild dish soap can clean a lot more than just dishes. Clean counters, windows, carpet stain remover or even use it as a fruit and veggie wash.

2. Switch To Fluorescent Lightbulbs

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Everyone knows this but most also forget that fluorescent bulbs last way longer and are better for the environment!

3. Use a Store Brand

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Store brand cleaners are usually cheaper than other more well known branded cleaners. Save the money and buy the same thing from a cheaper brand!

4. Choose Reusable Cloths and Mops

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Ditch the Swiffer and grab reusable mops and cloths.  They’ll save money while saving the environment!

5. Make Your Own Cleaners

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Baking soda and vinegar have magical cleaning superpowers. Lemon also can be used as an all natural bleach. Mix em together to make your own DIY cleaner!

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Laundry stains are the worst. It’s pretty disheartening to find a particularly stubborn stain and know you’ll have to say goodbye to your favorite shirt. You shouldn’t let it go without a fight though. Here are 5 rules we recommend for removing stubborn stains.  . So here’s how to do it.

Timing Is Everything

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The sooner you address a stain, the better. Stains that have been sitting for more than 24 hours will be much harder to take care of than new stains. Once it happens, don’t panic, but do get to work immediately!

Blot and Blot

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For most stains, a simple blotting strategy will work. Wet the corner of a napkin or cloth with cold water and dab repeatedly where the stain is. For larger stains, press into the fabric with some force and rub a little to loosen the stain particles.

Wash Out The Back

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If the stain is a stubborn one, and you are able to remove the piece of clothing. Turn your clothes inside out and flush the back of the stain to loosen the particles from the fibers that way.

Inspect Before Drying

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After attempting to wash out the stain in the washing machine, if the stain is still present, do not put it in the dryer! Either rinse and repeat or do spot treatment in some other way. The heat from the drying process will only make the stain more permanent.

Soak with baking soda

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Using baking soda and water, create a paste and gently rub it into the stain. Let it sit for a a while before rinsing out. Repeat the process if necessary.

The stain treatment process is essentially a wash, rinse, check, repeat if necessary flow. If you follow these general guidelines, a fresh stain should be out in no time. A stain that’s old might take a few repeats to finally work. If you’re in doubt, consult at your local drycleaner’s.

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IKEA is everyone’s budget haven for functional and minimalist furniture! The only issue is, that literally everybody shops at IKEA and we all run the risk of our homes looking a little too much like IKEA showrooms. How many people do you know with that KALLAX bookcase? Or what about those quintessential LACK tables that every student has hauled with them through endless residence moves. IKEA is great, but it’s hard to stay affordable and stay unique at the same time. We’ve rounded up 4 ways to customize your IKEA furniture and shared some of our favourite makers who can help you!

Slip Something Over

Courtesy of Bemz

Bemz is a company that sells design slipcovers for all different kinds of IKEA furniture. Give your couch a new skin and freshen up the living room, or buy two footstool covers and treat yourself to seasonal design options. If you’re looking for a removable, machine-washable custom job, this is a great place to go!

Flip It

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These cubby IKEA bookcases are ubiquitous. Why not turn them into multifunctional pieces of furniture? Turn it on it’s side, plump it up with cushions to turn it into a cozy window bench and storage space! Here’s a step-by-step tutorial from Mommy Vignettes on how to take some basic pieces and go a long, long way!

Get A Grip

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There are certain features of IKEA furniture that are instantly recognizable! Tweaking little details like drawer knobs can camouflage a standard piece, and elevate the simple design to something sleek and personalized. It’ll make each piece of furniture unique, and you’ll be laughing into your affordable budget spreadsheets! Check out custom stores like Superfront for a selection of handles and legs to switch up your couches, dressers and cupboards.

 Paint and Paper

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Most IKEA furniture is made of wood which makes painting it an easy alternative. Changing the colour of your furniture can be a big undertaking, but is a great way to put your own spin on things! If you’re really looking to take a risk, try Behangfabriek, a company offering a wide selection of wallpapers and furniture decals to take your staple pieces to new lux heights!

We at AskforTask want you to love your home. If you have IKEA furniture, we have a trained professional who can build it for you. Our housecleaning and handyman services are designed to give you the home you’ve always dreamed of, for less. Use our code BLOG10 for $10 off your first post.

Were you busy and distracted while cooking? Have a failed dinner and black, crusted pots on your hands? We’ve got you! Honestly, even if you’re careful, it can still be easy for a pan to cake over with burnt crusts over time just from the amount of use. Soaking it in warm soapy water for a while doesn’t really cut it sometimes, and properly cleaning burnt pans is important to the shelf life of your kitchenware and your health! For a wide variety of stains from the absent-minded burns to the long-use stains, here’s our 5 step plan to reinvigorating your pots so that they’ll look as good as new.

1.  Bring to a boil 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar in your pot or pan

Once it’s reached roiling boil, take it off the heat.

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2. Slowly add 1/2 cup of baking soda

As it hits the vinegar, it will make a fizzing sound. This is the chemical reaction doing it’s work!

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3. Give it a stir and discard the liquid

Make sure to strain out any stray bits from the liquid to prevent clogging in your sink drain.

4. Scrub away!

Use a soft brush and not those steel brushes as they take the coating off the pans. The black mess should come off relatively easily.

5. For the ultimately resistant bits, add a small amount of water and baking soda and mix it into a paste

Scrub persistently on the tricky spots until the burn stains disappear in the face of your remarkable perseverance. Give it a rinse and you’re good to go!

 

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The majority of cleaning products out there use chemicals that are impossible to pronounce. It can be pretty scary seeing those novel-long labels for something that’s coming in direct contact with your skin. However, what a lot of people don’t know is that baking soda mixed with vinegar has grime-fighting, non-toxic powers. It’s also a fun throwback to 6th grade science class. Here are 5 ways you can harness the powers of baking soda to freshen up your home space!

1.  Bathroom Deep Clean!

Instead of squirting blue gels into your toilet bowl try using baking soda and vinegar for toilet bowls, slimy sinks, vinyl shower curtains, bathtubs, walls and drain clogs. The chemical reaction will make it fizz and then you can start scrubbing away – toxin free! Mother Nature will thank you when you flush.

2. Odor Absorber

For that fridge crammed with leftovers when you don’t have time to clean, leave an open box of baking soda in there to soak up all the bad smells of combined abandoned foods. You can also sprinkle some at the bottom of your garbage can to balance out the default odors that come from your trash. Mix the two, watch the reaction and then scrub away at your tiles! The two combined together will kill bacteria and wash away grime from your bathroom tiles. They’ll also smell pretty good too!

3. Stain Remover

Particularly crayon stains from the wall. Carpet Stains as well. Pour hot water down your drain and after a few minutes add some baking soda. Then pour down a mixture of hot water and vinegar. Cover it as it fizzes. After a few minutes, pour some more hot water down there and you’re good to go!

4. Laundry Brightener

Believe it or not, baking soda itself can also improve the way you look! Along with your laundry detergent, add a ¼ cup of baking soda. While your washer does it’s thing the baking soda will make your clothes brighter and whiter! All without the use of fabric softeners or bleach.

5. Wash Produce with it! 

Mix a pinch of baking soda with a few cups of water and leave your fruits and veggies to soak in there for 10-12 minutes. It’s been scientifically proven that baking soda soaking is most effective at removing pesticide residue on your fresh produce!

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Did you know you could clean with vinegar? It’s also a staple in basically almost every kitchen! To compile a complete list of things you could clean with it would be impossible, but if you’re living in a large urban city, and like the rest of us, find your bills always running a little high, here are a few household things you can clean on your own with just a little bit of plain, white distilled vinegar, no fancy branded soaps required!

For the Kitchen

Dirty Microwaves

Put a small microwave-safe bowl with half water and half vinegar into your microwave. Stick a toothpick into it just for that extra safety precaution. Microwave for 5-10 minutes, depending on the level of gunk built-up in your microwave, and then let sit for a few minutes afterward. Take the bowl out (careful, it’ll be hot!) and wipe down the inside of your microwave. All that residue will come right off with no effort at all!

Burnt Pots and Pans

Cleaning burnt utensils is very easy. Boil vinegar and water in them and then add baking soda. Scrub lightly afterward to make them good as new. Vinegar is also an excellent cleaner for all kitchen surfaces – counters, refrigerators, stovetops, and even cutting boards.

Cloudy Crockery & Glass

For your stained china or cloudy glasses, clean with vinegar blotted a paper napkin or cotton pad and scrubbing the stained or foggy surface lightly. Alternatively, you can let the cups sit in vinegar for about 5 minutes and rinse out with hot water.

For the Bathroom

Fogged Shower Heads

Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and wrap the plastic bag around your shower head with a rubber band. Leave it for an hour to get rid of the calcium build up and then turn on the water to flush all residue out. Give it that extra shine by polishing your shower head up with a piece of cloth.

Stained Toilet Bowls 

Spray or pour in 1/2 a cup of vinegar around the insides of the toilet bowl and let sit between 30 minutes to overnight. Scrubbing with a toilet brush to remove the stubborn stains and say hello to your newly cleaned toilet!

Clogged Drains

Pour half a cup of baking soda then add another half cup of vinegar into the drain. Just a heads up that the poured mixture will start bubbling; this is normal! When the bubbling subsides, rinse through with warm water. 

For the Walls and Floors

Dirty Windows and Window Blinds

Clean windows with a mixture of half a cup of vinegar half a cup of water. Spray it onto the glass and scrub clean with a cloth or old newspaper. For blinds, apply vinegar onto any soft cotton material and wipe clean.

Carpet Stains

In case of liquid spills, first use a sponge to soak all the liquid. Spray the stain with a half and half mixture of vinegar and water. Leave the vinegar to sit for a couple of minutes and then use a sponge again to soak up again. Repeat until the stain fades. For the extra tough stains, you can also add other cleaners such as liquid dish soap to the mixture!

Stained Wood Paneling

To clean wooden panels, use a mixture of half a cup of vinegar mixed with half a cup of olive oil. Pour the mix into 2 cups of warm water, mix well, and apply to your wall or floor panelling with a soft cloth. Dry with a fresh cloth for some fresh new wood!

 

Who knew you could clean with vinegar so easily and effectively? Enjoy your fresh and clean house with the extra satisfaction of knowing just how little it cost you!