Coca Cola is not just for drinking – it’s a pretty handy domestic “tool” to have lying around. Although you might be put off drinking it for a while after reading this…
An excellent rust buster
If you have a couple of rusty objects floating around, soak them in a coke overnight and then simply get a-scrubbing in the morning. The rust will disappear in front of your eyes.
Clean your clothes
Yes, Coke can free your clothes of grease and blood stains. Pour a can of Coke into your washing machine and put on a normal cycle. It’s also pretty handy for freshening up really smelly clothes.
Clean your car windows
Coke is really handy for removing dirt build up on car windows. Pour over the windscreen and rub off with a damp cloth.
De-blacken your pots
If you’,re prone to burning your dinner, this one will come in really handy. All you need to do is pour in enough Coke to cover the black layer and place it on a low heat for an hour. Simply wipe away – amazing!
Cleaning mirrors and glass can be a pain; streaks, steam and stains can drive you up the wall. These quick and economical cleaning tips are really helpful and will always ensure you can see yourself in your windows and mirrors, what more could you want!
- The best way to clean mirrors is to use water mixed with washing up liquid and then to wipe it down with kitchen paper. No need to drench it – a little will do. Use more kitchen paper to really bring out that shine and get rid of any streaks.
- Does it take longer than you have for your mirror to defog after a shower? Use a cloth or kitchen paper and use some shaving foam for a quick fix.
- The best way to clean a window is simple, economic and works wonders. Just mix some water with plain old white vinegar, tear up a newspaper and get to work! Soak some of the newspaper in the vinegar mixture and clean all your windows, using extra newspaper to dry and bring up a great shine.
Cleaning your oven requires an awful lot of elbow grease and it is quite often a thankless job. However, the longer it sits the worse it gets.
Lucky for you, our top tips will have your oven so squeaky clean that you will be able to see your face in it.
Know your oven.
Yes, this requires effort but it’s better that damaging it beyond repair. Read through the manual you got with the appliance. If you’re lucky enough to have a self cleaning one you can run a self cleaning cycle. Yay.
Clean as you go.
For a continuous cleaning oven all you need is a damp cloth to wipe down the side. However, you will need to do a little more if you have an ordinary model. Always wipe down any spills with a damp cloth as soon as they happen as this will stop food building up. For really stubborn ones, take out your trusty oven cleaner and get scrubbing.
What products to use.
Avoid using abrasives or oven cleaners on self-cleaning models – stick to your damp cloth. However, for non cleaning ovens, you can pick up a cleaner in most supermarkets. Baking soda is also a great gentle abrasive that will lift grease and soak up oil.
No more excuses, ladies. Get on it now.