Spring Cleaning With Shaving Cream & Bread

ice cubes

Get that gum out of your car­pet with an ice cube

Hold an ice cube on the gum for around 30 sec­onds, says Meg Roberts, pres­i­dent of Molly Maid. Once it hard­ens, you can sim­ply scrape away the pieces. shaving cream

Remove spots on your car­pet with shav­ing cream

The foam breaks down the grease stick­ing to the car­pet fibers and makes it eas­ier to clean.  Just don’t use shav­ing gel — it doesn’t work the same! socks

Turn old socks into dust rags

Slip the sock over your hand, dampen with pol­ish or win­dow cleaner and wipe away fin­ger­prints and dust. tennis ball

Use a ten­nis ball to remove scuff marks from your floor

Squirt a bit of water over the offend­ing mark and rub with a ten­nis ball. The soft felt cov­er­ing works at the spot and the marks are gone in a flash! beer

Spruce up dull wood fur­ni­ture with beer

Residue from com­mer­cial clean­ers and pol­ishes makes wood look dull. Beer cuts through all that and brings back the lus­ter of the wood. Apply with a soft cloth, gen­tly rub and let dry.


Remove greasy fin­ger­prints from walls with a slice of white bread

The absorbent and spongy nature of white bread works as a nat­ural grime remover. Rub a slice of bread over smudges and marks will sim­ply disappear!

coffee filter

Use cof­fee fil­ters to clean your mir­rors and windows

Spritz on a lit­tle win­dow cleaner, wipe and you’ll have a lint-free shine in no time.


Get rid of burn stains from pots with cola

Let your pots and pans soak in the cola overnight and the stains will wipe right off, thanks to the acid in the soda.


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