MORE MAGICAL HOME CLEANING SOLUTIONS
Following upon our last article containing old fashioned solutions for successful cleaning, we have a few more old fashioned ideas to get some sparkle into other areas of your home.
A SOLUTION TO CLEAN PAINTED SURFACES:
- Five cups of warm water
- ¼ cup washing soda
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- ½ cup ammonia
- Rinse with cool water
SOME WINDOWS CLEANING SOLUTIONS:
Polish windows with crumpled newspaper for a gleaming result, the ink will give the glass an outstanding shine.
Windows and mirrors can be cleaned with exceptionally strong leftover tea without any added sugar.
For sparkling windows use a sponge to apply:
- ¼ cup of cornflour
- 1 cup of ammonia
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 5 cups warm water
- Remove residue with newspaper or sponge mop.
Another excellent window cleaner:
- ½ cup of liquid household ammonia
- 2 cups of 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol
- 1 teaspoon washing up liquid
- 13 cups of water
- Place in spray bottle
Or try this simple solution:
- ½ cup of ammonia
- ½ cup of white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons cornflour
- Place in spray bottle, shake well and allow bubbles to settle before cleaning.
Clean varnished wood with very strong leftover tea. The stronger the tea, the better the result!
Wipe white rings off polished surfaces by rubbing the area with a soft cloth that has been dampened with spirits of camphor.
Make your own lemon oil furniture polish:
- 1 litre liquid paraffin
- 1 tablespoon of lemon extract
- Spray on with a spray bottle and wipe off with a damp cloth
To keep leather furniture clean and supple, buff monthly with a solution of two parts linseed oil to one part vinegar then dry well.
To revitalise leather chairs, rub in a stiffly beaten egg white then polish with a clean dry cloth.