Nowadays, there is an abundance of cleaning hacks available. Platforms like YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram are overflowing with them, and some can be quite astonishing and peculiar. We have compiled a list of some of the most unusual cleaning hacks for your perusal. Discover more below!
Inexpensive is just as effective To be fair, this might not fall under the category of ‘weird’ cleaning hacks. However, it is undeniably surprising. You don’t have to splurge on expensive cleaning products. According to Ilya Ornatov, the founder of NW Maids Cleaning Service in Seattle, affordable cleaning products work just as effectively. She shared with The Spruce, “Common household cleaners can be equally efficient without causing damage to your surfaces or leaving toxic residue on your hands.”
Toothpaste for the rescue Were you aware that toothpaste can come to the rescue for your glass and mirrors? Bard Roberson, the President of Glass Doctor, revealed to The Spruce that toothpaste can fix scratches on glass and mirrors. He explained, “Take a small amount of toothpaste and gently scrub the glass or mirrors using a soft cloth to eliminate minor scratches.” Ensure you use a toothpaste with ‘gentle abrasive properties.’
Coffee as a fridge solution Casey Allen, the founder of Barista Warrior, shared a helpful tip with The Spruce involving coffee. “If your fridge has an unpleasant odor or if you accidentally forgot to clean it up, coffee can save the day. Simply place some coffee in a small bowl inside the fridge. It works wonderfully as a fridge deodorizer.”
Ketchup’s surprising power Did you know that ketchup, combined with bananas, can restore the shine to your silverware? Ana Andres, the Co-founder of TidyChoice, disclosed to The Spruce, “Ketchup is one of those unexpected items that can bring back the luster to your silver. Pour ketchup onto a plate and submerge the silverware completely. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then remove and rinse the silverware with warm water.”
Disposable gloves are for single use Another surprising fact regarding cleaning is that you should not reuse your gloves. While it might seem convenient to protect your hands and keep them clean, reusing gloves actually spreads dirt and germs onto the surfaces you are attempting to clean. Ornatov explains, “Do not reuse gloves as they carry germs wherever you go! Instead, thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.”
Were you familiar with any of these enlightening facts and tips?