40+ Ways Clean Everything

How to Clean Everything

Have you caught the cleaning bug this spring? I find myself looking for small pockets of time that I can spend tidying up. Here are 40+ Ways to Clean Everything. I gathered some of my favorite posts from YOU fabulous friends who link up at Project Inspire{d}, the party I co-host with  Cupcakes and CrinolineThe Silly Pearl and An Extraordinary Day each week.

40+ Ways to Clean Everything 

General Cleaning

Glass Cleaner

Glass Cleaner from Yesterday on Tuesday

Multi-Surface-Cleaner

Multi-Surface Cleaner from Yesterday on Tuesday

Homemade Multi Purpose Cleaner

Homemade Multi Purpose Cleaner by Jordan’s Onion

DIY Homemade Orange Cleaner - Easy & Chemical-Free 1

Homemade Orange Cleaner by Vintage Zest

 Rooms

Bathroom

Shower-Cleaner 

Beth’s Famous Shower Cleaner from Lou Lou Girls 

Soap-Scum-Remover-at-Cupcakes-and-Crinoline

Soap Scum Blaster from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Tub-and-Shower-Cleaner

Tub and Shower Cleaner from Yesterday on Tuesday

shower head cleaning

How to Clean a Shower Head from Happy House and Home

Master Bath Mirror Spotless

How to Keep a Bathroom Mirror Spotless from One More Time Events

Stop Mirror From Fogging Up

Stop the Mirror from Fogging Up from A Typical English Home

Bedroom

Housekeeping-Powder

Mattress and Pillow Cleaner (Homekeeping Powder) from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Kitchen

How to Clean Baking Sheets

How to Clean Baking Sheets/Cookie Sheets from Yesterday on Tuesday

Cleaning Coffee Cups

How to Clean Coffee Cups from Yesterday on Tuesday

Cleaning Copper

How to Clean Copper from Yesterday on Tuesday

Cleaning Tea Stains

How to Clean Tea Stains from Yesterday on Tuesday

How to Polish Silver

How to Polish Silver from Yesterday on Tuesday

Clean-your-Silver-without-Polishing-collage

Clean Your Silver without Polishing from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Make Your Stainless Sink Shine

How to Make Your Stainless Sink Shine from Our Clover House

Make Stainless Steel Shine

Make Stainless Steel Shine from Mums Make Lists

clean tile floor groutClean Tile Floor Grout by Two It Yourself

cleaning-oven-racks

Easy Way to Clean Oven Racks by Angela Says

Naturally-Clean-Oven

Clean Your Own without Chemicals by H2O Bungalow

Clean Your Stove Fast by Mums Make List

Clean Your Stove Fast by Mums Make Lists

Living Room

CleanLeatherSofa

Clean a Leather Couch from A Typical English Home

General Household

Clean a Dry and Crusted Paintbrush

Clean a Dry and Crusted Paintbrush from Cupcakes and Crinoline

Clean Floors

4 Tips for a Shining Floor by Mums Make Lists

How to Clean Wooden Floors Naturally

How to Clean Wooden Floor Naturally by Mums Make Lists

Tip for cleaning Mason Jars

How to Clean Mason Jars from Vintage Zest

Cleaning and Reusing Candle Holder

Cleaning and Reusing Candle Holders from Our Clover House

How To Remove Stains from Tupperware

How to Remove Stains from Tupperware by A Typical English Home

Laundry

Laundry Detergent

Laundry Soap, Fabric Softener and Stain Remover (with free labels) from Yesterday on Tuesday

Stain Remover and Detergent Booster

Stain Remover and Detergent Booster from Cupcakes and Crinoline

This-Simple-Stain-Remover-Even-Gets-Rid-of-Blood-Stains

How to Remove Bloodstains from Fabric by Cupcakes and Crinoline

How to Clean Your Washing Machine

How to Clean Your Washing Machine from Domestic Bliss Squared

Office

How to Clean Your Keyboard

How to Clean Your Keyboard by Gurvy Green

Coat Closet

Coat Closet Cleanup Delineate Your Dwelling

Coat Closet Cleanup from Delineate Your Dwelling

Kid’s Stuff

How to Clean Crayon on Walls

How to Clean Crayon on Walls from Yesterday on Tuesday

Easy-Way-To-Clean-Outdoor-Toys1

How to Clean Outdoor Toys by Carrie this Home

teachingchildrenhousework

Teaching Kids to Clean by A Typical English Home

Cleaning Tips

spring-cleaning-tips-seasoned-homemaker

Spring Cleaning Tips from The Seasoned Homemaker

7 Cleaning Essentials

7 Cleaning Essentials by Mums Make Lists

Cleaning Routine

A Super Easy Cleaning Routine from Mums Make Lists

Sharing at Uncommon Designs, Craft-o-Maniac, I Should Be Mopping the FloorThe Girl Creative,Flamingo ToesDomestically SpeakingLive Laugh RoweThirty Handmade Days504 MainMeegan MakesCarolyn’s Homework and Tatertots and Jello.

DIY Cleaning Products

PIX DIY Cleaning Supplies

Up until recently, the idea of the thought of making my own cleaning and laundry supplies seemed complicated and overwhelming. But after a little research and a LOT of experimenting, I’ve discovered making your own cleaning supplies can be easy, fun and a great way to save money.

PIX Glass Cleaner Before and After

Glass Cleaner: Use on windows and mirrors.

Supplies:

white vinegar, blue generic brand dish soap and water.

Directions:

Using a funnel, mix 1/3 cup of vinegar, 6 drops of blue dish soap and 3 ½ cups of water into a spray bottle.

PIX Multi-Surface Cleaner Before and After

Multi-Surface Cleaner: Use on dirt, grease and grime.

Supplies:

Borax, white vinegar, blue generic brand dish soap, orange essential oil, water.

Directions:

Using a funnel, add 4 T of vinegar, 2 t of Borax, ¼ cup of dish soap, 2 cups of water and 8 drops of orange essential oil inside a spray bottle. Shake gently.

PIX Tub and Shower Before and After

Tub and Shower Cleaner: Use in bathroom on soap scum and in sinks and in shower.

I also used on moldy areas and it worked well.

Supplies:

white vinegar, blue generic brand dish soap, and lemon-
eucalyptus essential oil.

Directions

1. Warm 2 cups of vinegar in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl. Using a funnel, pout into spray bottle.
2. Add 2 ½ cups of blue generic brand dish soap.
3. Add 12 drops (optional) of lemon-eucalyptus essential oil.

PIX DIY Laundry Soap

Laundry Detergent

Supplies

Arm and Hammer Washing Soda, 1-2 bars of soap (I used Zote, Fels-Naptha and Ivory are also recommended but your favorite bar soap will do) Borax and a cheese grater. Note: I found the washing soda and Zote soap at Wal-Mart, not all grocery stores carry them. Check the Laundry Supplies aisle.

Directions

1. Grate the soap. You’ll need 4 cups. You could also use a food processor.
2. Combine the grated soap with 2 cups of Borax and 2 cups of washing soda.
3. Store in a lidded glass jar or other airtight container.

Makes 8 cups of laundry detergent. 2 T for every load will do the trick.

Fabric Softener

Supplies:

white vinegar, hair conditioner, water, lavender essential oil (optional).

Directions:
1. Warm up 2 cups of vinegar in the microwave, in a microwave safe bowl (I did it for 1 minute).
2. Combine with ½ cup of hair conditioner (I used Suave Soothing Lavender Lilac because it’s inexpensive and smells good), 1.5 cups of water and 4 drops of lavender essential oil.
3. Store in a lidded container or spray bottle. Shake well before using. Use ¼ cup during your washing machine’s rinse cycle.

Stain Remover

Supplies:

ammonia, Whisk Laundry Detergent and water.

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine 1 ½ cups each of ammonia, Whisk Detergent and water. Using a funnel to put the mixture in a spray bottle.

More Info

I bought all the spray bottles ($1 each) and white plastic funnels ($1 for a set) at The Dollar Tree.

You can find essential oils many places including PCC Markets (in the greater Seattle area).

Enjoy a FREE set of the cleaning labels (outlined in color, in color and blank). Print them out at home on sticker paper. Labels are by Printabelle (www.printabelle.com) for Yesterday on Tuesday.

 

Directions for Printing Labels

  1.  Click Here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27508477@N05/sets/72157632950413580/
  2.  Open the printable you want.
  3.  Click Actions
  4.  Scroll down to “View All Sizes”
  5.  Select “Large”
  6.  Save to your computer
  7.  Print

The Nitty Gritty Disclaimers:

- Always test in an inconspicuous spot.
– As with all cleaning products, keep out of reach of children.
– These recipes worked for ME, I am not making any claims about their effectiveness for everyone.
– Have fun creating the right products to suit your needs.

6 Surprising Secret Stain Busters

 
6 Surprising Secret Stain Busters - #yesterdayontuesday #cleaningtips #stainremovaltips

Whether it’s tarnished silver or stained coffee cups, common
household stains are a fact of life… but– they don’t have to be! 

I want to share with you some surprising stain
busting secrets and the unexpected products that get the get results. Note: When trying
these products at home, always, test an inconspicuous area first.

How to Remove Tarnish from Silver - #yesterdayontuesday #tarnishedsilver
  Tarnished Silver: If your silverware is looking tarnished,
the solution can be found in your bathroom—it’s toothpaste. 

Plain old toothpaste can be used to polish silverware and
silver. Use an old toothbrush or washcloth to apply the toothpaste and rub… the
tarnish comes right off. Polish the item(s) then rinse well with water.

 
Tarnished Copper Tips - #yesterdayontuesday #tarnishedcopper #stainremoval

And speaking of tarnish, here’s an unexpected idea on how to
deal with tarnished copper—Worcestershire Sauce. Something you would normally
put on your steak can help get the tarnish off your copper pieces.

Use an old toothbrush to gently rub the sauce on the copper
and rinse. Your copper will be gleaming once again. Works on brass too!

 
Coffee Cup Stain Removal  - #yesterdayontuesday #coffeecupstainremoval

Stained Coffee Cups: It seems to happen over time—those dark
coffee cup stains that seem immune to soap and scrubbing. 

White vinegar combined with table salt can remove those
pesky off your coffee cups. Made a paste with the white vinegar and salt and
use an old toothbrush to brush those stains away. Rinse well with water and
enjoy your clean cup!  
Removing Tea Stains - #yesterdayontuesday #removingteastains

Tea Stains: And here’s another product that works on those coffee and
tea stains especially when you’re dealing with hard-to-clean items like the
inside of a tea pot… denture cleaning tablets. 

Drop a tablet inside, fill the teapot up with warm water and
put the lid on for a few minutes. Dump out the mixture and use a toothbrush
inside to get rid of the stains.

 
Removing Cookie Sheet Stains - #yesterdayontuesday #cleaningcookiesheets

Dingy Metal Baking Sheets: It seems inevitable that your baking
sheets get a nasty buildup of those dark baking related stains. But it’s
not!  Grab a “Magic Eraser” (commonly
used to clean stains on walls and floors) and use some elbow grease to make
your cookie sheets look nearly new.

Removing Cookie Sheet Stains - #yesterdayontuesday #cleaningcookiesheets

 Crayon on the Walls: If your kids decide to decorate the walls
with crayons the fix may be found in your garage– WD-40.

Removing Crayon Stains - #yesterdayontuesday #removingcrayonstains #crayonstains

Although it’s mainly
used to stop squeaks and loosen rusted parts, WD-40 can also used for cleaning
stuff like crayon stains and scuff marks. Spray it on and use and old washcloth
to remove the stain.

  Do you have any stain busting tips to share? Tell me in the comments!

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Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

http://www.yesterdayontuesday.com/

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Friday

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Saturday

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