5 Ridiculously Easy Cleaning Hacks That Actually Work

By September 28, 2016 Cleaning Tips

1. Use Bar Keeper’s Friend on scaled shower doors

Unlike more abrasive cleaning powders such as Comet and Ajax, Bar Keepers Friend uses oxalic acid as its primary active ingredient. Acidic cleansers are more effective against mineral deposits so if what you’ve been cleaning with isn’t working, give it a shot!

2. Steam-clean your microwave

Been avoiding cleaning the microwave because you know how long it’s going to take to scrub off all that dry, cooked-on food? There’s no need! Simply fill a small bowl with water and add about a tablespoon of vinegar and a squeezed lemon. Microwave the bowl for several minutes letting the water boil.  The steam  will loosen all the buildup inside and the vinegar will eliminate odor. Afterward, simply wipe it out the inside with a clean cloth.

3. Get your shower head working and looking brand new

Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and wrap it around the shower head. Secure the bag around the head with a rubber band, tape, or a twist tie. Leave the bag around the shower head for a few hours. Remove the bag and turn on the water for a few minutes to clear the vinegar out of the shower head.


4. Use bread to pick up broken glass

As easy as it sounds! Using a piece of bread to press down on broken pieces of glass is a great way to get them completely and safely cleaned up.

5. Easy oven cleaning

Place a small bowl containing 2 cups of ammonia on the top shelf and a large pan of boiling water on the bottom shelf. Close the oven door, and let it sit overnight. The fumes will loosen cooked on food and grease. In the morning, let the oven air out and then wipe it clean using the ammonia and a few drops of dish washing liquid diluted in a quart of warm water. Even old burned-on grease should wipe right off. Warning: Do not use this cleaning method with a gas oven unless the pilot lights are out and the main gas lines are shut off.


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