cleaning tips

August 24, 2009 § Leave a comment

While packing up our old place and getting it super, squeaky clean, I found the tips from Real Simple Magazine to be extremely helpful. I had picked up a copy on a recent trip (it’s the magazine I like to read on airplanes), and thought the simple tips would come in handy during our move. They did!

Some of my favorites:
1. to get off scuff marks – make a paste of baking soda and water. then, using a cloth rub the paste onto the mark until it is gone. then wipe down with a damp cloth. done! so easy and so fast!

2. water and vinegar clean everything. really! put a mixture (50/50) in a spray bottle and get cleaning. counters, floor boards, walls…this will get it clean.

3. wd 40 gets off those black scuff marks on floors. spray on and wipe it off with a cloth. you may have to use some elbow grease for this one, but at least those marks will come off.

4. get the tile in the kitchen floor sparkling with a big bucket of soapy water and a large scrub brush. simple, classic, and effective. the magazine also suggested using cream of tartar and lemon to clean grout.

After all that I am happy to report we received our entire security deposit back after we moved out!

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