4 TOP SECRET CLEANING AGENTS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD!!!
Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola is a classic drink (pun intended), but that’s not all it’s good for! Next time you burn rice (or anything else) and it sticks to the bottom of a pan, pour an entire can of Coke into the pan while it’s still warm. Put the pan on the stove at low heat for about an hour – the acid in the Coke will break down the burnt food in the pot. Then, run the pot through your normal dish-washing routine.
Toothpaste. Do you brush your teeth? Nice. Then you can also clean your leather shoes and sneakers! Grab a tube of gel-free toothpaste, a soft cloth and any scuffed or dirty kicks. Squirt a dab of the paste on the problem-area, and then rub it vigorously with the dry cloth. Wipe the toothpaste away with a damp cloth and your shoe will shine! For more toothpaste tricks, check out: Four Unexpected Ways to Use Toothpaste.
Mayonnaise. When you think “mayo,” you probably picture sandwiches and potato salad, but the condiment can also erase drink rings like a boss. Next time you spot a drink ring on a wooden table, take action by lightly rubbing mayo into the stain (only real mayo will do!). Once it’s completely coated, let it sit overnight, and then wipe it away with a clean cloth. Drink rings not a problem in your home? Mayo can also fight crayon stains and piano key discoloration.
Denture Tablets. Look up. Are your light fixtures covered with dirt and dust? These fixtures are a pain to clean, especially if they’re intricate. Enter: denture tablets. To make your light fixtures sparkle, grab a large bucket and a few denture tablets. Fill the bucket with warm water, drop the tablets in and add the lighting fixture. Let the fixture soak for about an hour, then remove and rinse clean. Note: There isn’t a set “denture tablet number rule.” If your glass fixture is really dirty, use the whole box!