Spring Cleaning With Shaving Cream & Bread

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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!

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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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