Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oldies but goodies

I saw these on the news and thought would pass along... no need to spend a fortune on cleaning products....

OLD SOCKS- Toss an old sock over your hand and you've got an instant cleaning mitt. Spray your favorite cleaner on the sock or on a surface and get to it! Or leave the sock dry and use it as a duster.
PAINTBRUSHES- Remove dust from small spaces that your duster is too big to get into. Also great for cleaning out crevices in electronics.
USED DRYER SHEETS- Used sheets are great for dusting furniture and non-plasma television and computer screens.
TOOTHBRUSHES- Tackle soap scum around the faucet and drain plus great for detailing the wheels on your car.
PUMICE STONE- Perfect for removing rust and hard-water buildup stains from the inside of white toilet bowls. Make sure the stone stays wet and that you don't pres too hard or you may scratch the surface.
HAIR DRYER- quickly remove dust from silk flower and plant arrangements.
COFFEE FILTERS AND NEWSPAPER- leave a lint free shine when used with glass cleaner to wipe down mirrors and windows.


Judanna said...

Thanks for the hints, I need all the help I can get.

♥ Kathy said...

Coffee filters also work great under fried foods to collect the grease! Another bloggy friend of mine had a whole list one day about coffee filters lol but it was cool and I tried it and it works SO GOOD!!

Silver said...

very useful. Now i can have good use for all those old socks!

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kymber said...

Hi Deb,
Great ideas! I use a pumice stone and love how it works.

I will have to remember to use the stray socks that always seem to lose their partners when they come out of the dryer. :-)

Thanks for the tips today!