27 Brilliant Tricks to Easily Clean the Things You Weren’t Sure How to Clean

By this point in our lives, we all have our cleaning routines. We know how often we need to clean things and how to make that clean state last. We know how to spring clean our homes and our cars. We know the tricks for tough tasks and how to make DIY cleaners. So what’s left? Those odd items. You know the ones we mean— you don’t clean them often, or they’re super fragile, or you forget they even exist until you suddenly notice a mess. What do we do about THOSE? Easy! Just check out these 27 tips for all those tough-to-clean things in your life.

  • Window Tracks

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      When you open your windows to catch those gorgeous summer breezes, make sure the wind isn’t blowing debris, dirt, and other messy gunk in with it. Bring your window tracks back to their new-home glory with baking soda, vinegar, dish soap and some elbow grease.
  • Blinds

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      Once you have your windows clean, make sure your window treatments are tidy, too! Cleaning your blinds is simple with a microfiber cloth, liquid dish soap, and warm water.
  • Shower Curtain

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      The place where you clean yourself should always be sparkling, don’t you think? Make keeping your shower pristine a little easier by washing the curtain in a salt bath to both get rid of mildew and prevent it from forming in the first place.
  • Shower Caulking

 

      Another place where mold and mildew seem to spring up overnight? The caulking of our showers. Get rid of it the simple way with bleach and a toothbrush.
  • Bathroom Tiles

 

      Once you have that bathroom pristine, you want to

keep

      it that way— with a candle! Use the candle wax to seal the grouting and prevent mildew from making a comeback.
  • Porcelain Sink

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      If you live in an older home – or sometimes even newer ones – chances are you have a porcelain sink in your bathroom, your kitchen, or both. While they can be pretty, they’re also easily-stained and hard to clean. Make it easier and make your sink as white as fresh snow again with white vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, lemon, and salt!
  • Hard Water Deposits

 

        Even if you have a more common metal sink in your kitchen, you can run into persistent staining thanks to hard water deposits. Luckily, all you need to take care of

that 

      mess is some distilled white vinegar and an old T-shirt.
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