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Cleaning Tips Your Mom Never Told You

 

Clean Your Toilet-With Kool-Aid
Kool-Aid is natural and non-toxic. It's full of citric-acid that will clean the toilet. Before you go to bed, flush your toilet and pour in a packet of Kool-Aid. Let it sit overnight and flush in morning. Don't worry about stains; because it's being used on a porcelain surface, the color won't bleed. A can of Coca Cola or Pepsi can also do the job.

Keep Your Colors From Running
The most dreaded part of doing laundry is definitely the tedious task of gathering and sorting. But it doesn’t have to be that way!  Wash each person’s laundry separately with vinegar to keep the colors from running. You won’t even need to use fabric softener.  The acid in distilled white vinegar also makes your clothes smell fresher because it cuts through perspiration and residual deodorant. Don't worry about the vinegar's odor--it goes away as the clothes dry.

When it's time to wash, add a half a cup to a cup (depending on the size of the load) of white vinegar with laundry detergent when filling up the washing machine. Be sure to separate red items and new denim for the first wash.

Create a Self-Cleaning Tub
No one enjoys dealing with mold and mildew that builds up in the shower, so add some booze to the equation. Spray the area with vodka-its acids will cut right through the grime. Let the vodka sit for 10 minutes, then clean normally. It'll cut down on scrubbing-big time.

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