1. Air Vents
You’re breathing in all that nasty dust and gray gunk! A rag, a knife, and some 409 should do the trick.
2. Kitchen Cabinet Gunk
Use vegetable oil and baking soda. Scrub with a toothbrush.
You can make a cosmetics sanitizing spray!
4. Paint on Clothing
Just use a razor!
5. Leather Sofas
Get scratches and scuffs out of your leather couches with shoe polish.
6. Grease Stains in Clothing
Rub white chalk over the grease stain. It has powerful absorbing qualities.
7. Bathroom Exhaust Fans
Using canned air to blow dust and debris out could save your life — exhaust fans are a common cause of household fires.
8. Glue Gun
While the gun is still hot, use a ball of aluminum foil to wipe off the nozzle without burning your fingers.
9. Hair Brush
This will make a HUGE difference! You can use shampoo or dish washing detergent
10. Charcoal Grill
Take a white onion, peel it, cut it in half, stab a fork into the small end of one half. Use the fork to rub the onion back and forth over the grates of a hot grill. The onion will deglaze the grates and add a little extra flavor the next time you bust out your grill!
11. Nail-Polish Stained Carpet
Pour on rubbing alcohol and gently rub with a microfiber cloth.
12. Cheese Grater
Grate a piece of raw potato. The hardness of the potato along with the oxalic acid will get that cheesy gunk off your grater.
13. Carpet Pet Hair
Use a squeegee.
14. Lipstick Stains
Spray the spot with hairspray, let it set for 10 minutes, dab with a damp washcloth, and wash as normal.
15. Burnt Pans
Fill the bottom of the pan with water. Add a cup of white vinegar to the pan. Bring the pan to a boil. Take the pan off the stove and add 2 tablespoons baking soda. Empty the pan and scour.
16. Curling Iron
Just rub a piece of plain steel wool onto the metal rod.
17. Latex Paint Messes
Use pimple pads to wipe them up. The alcohol in them softens the latex.
18. Coffee Mug Stains
Use baking soda.
19. Grout Mildew
Use Cellucotton Cotton Coils from the beauty store and soak them in bleach. Lay them on the mildew and mold in your tub and let it sit for a day.
20. Acrylic Paint on Clothing
Just dab with some rubbing alcohol.
21. Engagement Ring
Make a baking soda and water paste, or just use toothpaste.
Restore your old sneakers with TOOTHPASTE!
23. Coffee or Spice Grinder
Pulverize bread or uncooked white rice to pick up lingering aromas. You can also grind 1 tablespoon baking soda and wipe thoroughly.
Use a lint roller to get the dust off.
25. Ear Buds
Lightly dampen a q-tip with rubbing alcohol and wipe over the surface. Just be sure to use a very small amount of rubbing alcohol, as liquids can damage electronics.
27. Oil Stains on a Garage Floor
Coca cola! Supposedly, a product called Pour-N-Restore works, also.
28. Irregularly Shaped Bottles
Fill the bottle with raw rice, a little water, and a little dish washing soap. Cover the top and shake.
29. Crusty Oven
Fill a bowl with 1/2 cup of ammonia into a COMPLETELY COLD oven. The fumes will work their magic overnight. Just wipe clean the next day.
30. Shower Head
Pour distilled white vinegar in a plastic bag and fit it over the shower head. Secure with a rubber band. Let it soak for an hour, then remove the bag and wipe away with a cloth or paper towel.
31. Makeup Brushes
Clean them with baby shampoo. Once you’ve rinsed them well, hang them up to dry using a hanger and binder clips. This way the water doesn’t drip back down into the handles, which will harbor mold and make the bristles fall out.
32. Cloudy Glasses
Vinegar and paper towels will get them sparkling again!
33. Dryer Ducts
If you have pets, you’ll want to do this even more often to prevent fires. It will also speed up the time it takes to dry a load
Just use some play dough.
35. Front-Loading Washing Machine
You’ll need vinegar, baking soda, and a sponge.
36. Glass Bakeware
Crumple up a ball of aluminum foil, add a little dish soap, and scrub.
37. Cutting Boards
Soak cutting boards in a mixture of bleach and water in the sink for at least an hour. They’ll be good as new!
Lemons and coarse salt will work on the wooden and bamboo variety.
38. Glass and Mirrors
Use a concoction of 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 cups warm water. Spray and wipe down with newspaper.