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Experts Reveal How To Use Vodka And Fruit To Clean Your Home

As Spring is right around the corner, there’s no better time to get your home looking guest ready! With lighter evenings upon us, drinks on the patio, family BBQ’s and long overdue gatherings are on the horizon so wow your guests with a squeaky clean home.

Instead of using harsh chemical products, turn to simple household items that you probably already have lying around. Stelrad, radiator manufacturers and interior experts, have revealed some simple ways to clean your home using items from the back of the cupboards, saving money and cleaning your home - win win!

Vodka to remove carpet stains:

You might think vodka’s only use is for a nice drink on a Friday night, but you may want to think again. If you have a tough stain on the carpet, simply use a small amount of alcohol and rub the area with a sponge before the stain lifts. If you can’t get to the spillage right away, lightly dab it first to loosen the build up.

Vinegar and lemon juice to clean the microwave:

If you’re sick of a dirty microwave, the easiest and quickest way to clean it is to zap a bowl of vinegar and lemon juice in the microwave for around a minute. Afterwards, the microwave will be filled with steam so let this cool before using a damp cloth to wipe around the sides - it’ll be looking good as new and smelling better than ever!

Toothpaste to remove dirt:

Toothpaste has a lot more uses than you may initially think. As well as cleaning teeth, it also can be used all around the bathroom to clean the skink, scrub the toilet and in the shower. It doesn’t just have to stay in the bathroom, it can work its magic in other rooms too to tackle porcelain surfaces. To really get the most from your tube, try using toothpaste to clean the rubber trim around your shoes or to shine rusty pots and pans in the kitchen.

Ruler and a cloth to clean behind a radiator:

We’ve all been there, spotting an old sock and a layer of dust behind the radiator. Experts suggest using a ruler with a cloth wrapped around to easily and quickly remove dust and anything trapped from behind your radiators, getting in those tricky grooves without having to remove the radiator from the wall.

Use fruit to clean worktops:

Most of us have fruit bowls sitting on the kitchen worktops so instead of chucking old fruit away, why not use it to clean the house? Citrus fruits such as lemons can easily cut through grease to leave kitchen and bathroom surfaces squeaky clean. Grapefruit is also useful for cleaning larger surfaces so mix the fruit with sugar to create a paste that is great for tough build ups.

Baking soda for surfaces:

Another handy hack experts recommend is stocking up on baking soda. Commonly used in baking, baking soda also has several other uses all round the home. For the kitchen, sprinkle a small amount into bins once a week which will help absorb odors or you could also make a paste with white vinegar which can be used to clean surfaces. You can also use baking soda in the bathroom, sprinkling it onto the shower tray or bath to remove soap marks and stains