Make an all-purpose cleaner

Mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 quart warm water to wipe all the messes away, be it the kitchen counter or the inside of a refrigerator. This solution can make every surface gleam.

 

Say goodbye to smelly sneakers

Sprinkle some baking soda to your shoes and gym bag as soon as you get home from your workout to get rid of the bad smell. Just tap it out before using it again.

 

Remove scribbles from your furniture

A small drop of toothpaste and a bit of water can remove the drawings of your creative kids from your antique pieces of furniture.

 

Remove wall drawings, too

Soak a sponge in a mixture of water and baking soda and wipe all the drawings away.

 

Clean your sneakers the right way

Scrub a bit of toothpaste to your rubber shoes to make it as white as new again.

 

Remove stains from your cutting board

Cut a lemon and wipe the chopping board with it to remove stains and smells. You can sprinkle salt and baking soda prior to it for extra cleaning power.

 

De-grime patio furniture

Mix dishwashing liquid and a bowl of warm water. Use a sponge and wipe your outdoor chairs and tables.

 

If you’d like to learn more, you can visit goodhousekeeping.com.

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