Mix 7 cups water, ½ a cup of baking soda, ⅓ a cup of lemon juice, and ¼ a cup of vinegar into a bowl, or bucket. Depending on the size of your tile spaces, soak a sponge, or a toothbrush, in the mixture and scrub out the grout! Wipe dry with a clean washcloth.
Did you know that hard water can build up in a dishwasher over time? If your dishwasher stops showing a thorough clean, it might be time to get out the Tang––yes, that Tang––the fruity powdered beverage made famous by NASA. Pour an entire container of Tang powder into an empty dishwasher. Let the machine run a full cycle. Add in your dirty dishes, run another full cycle, and get ready for some sparkly, clean plates.
Wonder why your stove's hood vent is hidden behind that clunky shield? It's because it gets greasy, dusty, and pretty gross...really fast. The filter is just doing its job, but you don't have to live with all that build-up. In your biggest pot, boil water and gradually add half a cup of baking soda. Next, place the filter in the pot to soak. The entire filter may not get fully covered, so it's good to do both sides separately. Once one side is clean, turn the filter around and let the other side soak. BOILER ALERT: It'll be hot, so use gloves!
Food waste can get stuck on the underside of your sink's garbage disposal guard and you may not even realize it's there. Soak a toothbrush in an anti-grease solution and turn the flap inside out. Keep moving the toothbrush around to scrub off the food waste that surounds the entire guard.