There are some stains that seem impossible to clean. No matter how much we wipe, brush, and scrub, it seems like there are just some stains that will never disappear. These stains linger and can sometimes even let off an odor.
Sometimes, in order to get rid of these stains, we pay for professional cleaning which is very expensive. And it seems like the stains are only gone for a minute or two before they return! That is not fair. We work hard to keep our homes clean, but sometimes there is just something that seems impossible to remove!
Luckily, there is a solution. Best of all, the solution is most likely in your house right now. Removing ‘permanent’ stains used to be difficult, but we have made it easy. There are mixtures and methods of cleaning hacks you can do today that will remove these stains forever! All you need is the will to do it. These methods are so simple and require very little professional tools. So give these 10 cleaning hacks a try, and see if you can remove these previously un-removable stains.
1. Bathroom tile mold
The area between bathroom tiles can grow moldy and get stained. Mix vinegar and baking soda together and rub the area between the tiles. Leave it on the surface for three minutes, then rinse with water and wipe away.
2. Microwave stains
Fill a large container with water and several tablespoons of vinegar. Put this mixture into the microwave and leave it running until the window steams up. Once it steams up, shut it off and let it cool for 15 minutes. Then damp a sponge and wipe the stains right off!
3. Chair/couch upholstery
Create a mixture of one tablespoon of baking soda, 1/3 a cup of vinegar, and one tablespoon of washing powder. This mixture works great at removing stains from upholstery.
4. Chrome taps
Wipe your chrome taps with wax paper. This keeps them clean for long periods of time. A great money saver!
5. Chopping boards
Cutting boards can get dirty real quickly. Rub the board with salt, then dip it in hot water and scrub it with a sponge or brush. You may need to do this more than once.
6. Kitchen and bathroom sinks
First, you need to create a mixture of 2 tablespoons of calcined soda and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Rub this onto the surface of a slightly damp sink. After 10 minutes, create a mixture of 50 grams of vinegar and 50 grams of bleach and pour it over the top. After half an hour, wash the sink with water.
7. Rugs and Carpet
Carpet can be expensive to have cleaned. Remove stains yourself by first damping the stained area. Then, sprinkle the area with baking soda and leave it for 10 minutes. Once ten minutes is up, vacuum the area. Then create a mixture of two glasses of warm water, one tablespoon of dish liquid, and one tablespoon of vinegar. Rub the area with the mixture and let it dry.
8. Window frames
Window frames can get dirty fast. To clean, you must first sprinkle the lower part of the frame with baking soda. Then fill a spray bottle with half vinegar and half water. Spray the previously sprinkled baking soda. Then scrub with a cleaning brush, or an old toothbrush, and wipe down with a wet cloth.
9. The oven
Fill a small container with ammonia spirit and leave it in an unheated oven overnight. In the morning, wipe down the dirt from the walls of the oven. Always leave windows open and wear rubber gloves when working with ammonia spirit.
10. Car seats
To clean those stained car seats, you must first fill a spray bottle with half dish liquid and half water. Spray the mixture on to the seats up close. Then rub it with a soft bristled brush, then rub it with a warm damp cloth. Try on smaller areas first. Rinse the cloth as it gets dirty and use a microfiber cloth to dry the seats.
What cleaning hacks do you use on your tough stains? Share in the comments below!
Hydrogen peroxide is also a great cleaner. Read more about its uses: 15 Surprising Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide You Never Considered.