Oh! The good ol’ days. Do you miss going to your grandparent’s home and smelling that freshly baked pie, and the warm, clean and sparkly ambiance of their homes. You can have it all at your home too. Not only can you bake up some delicious treats, but you can also use a few cleaning tips from the those good ol’ days to make your home inviting and spotless too. Here are a few:
1. Thatched Brooms
Brooms made from thatch are probably the best brooms to use around your home. They are long lasting and are good for just about any floor type. Just choose the right type according to your type of flooring. Some are harder than some. So you would choose a softer broom for floors that get scratched easily. Thatched brooms are great for lifting hard debris from your floors. And they do leave your floor with a nice sheen after sweeping.
2. Coconut Brush
If you use polish on your floors, a soft coconut brush is great for shining them. After applying your polish, leave it to dry. Then use coconut brush to rub your floors. This will make your floors so shine, you might be able to see your reflection in them.
3. Wood Ash For Stove
Is your stove top looking burnt and stained with food? Use wood ashes to make it clean again. Make a paste with wood ash and water. Cover your stove top with the paste and scour it properly. This can be used for your greasy burners, dirty oven and the grimy grills in your oven too.
4. Tea Bags For Fabric
You do not have to throw away your kitchen towels that have stubborn stains. Use tea bags to give them a different and hide those ugly stains. This will give them an antique creamy brown colour. Combine black tea bags with hot water and let sit for about 10 minutes. Remove tea bags, then add your towels. Make sure the coloured water is being evenly and properly absorbed. Leave cloth in water until you see the shade you desire. Let them dry and then wash with cold water.
5. Castille Soap And Baking Soda
Castille soap is popular these days. However, it was also a popular choice in households back in the days. It is a good soap for sanitizing your dishes. But you can use it to make a good degreaser by combining it with baking soda and washing your dishes.
Do you know any tricks from the good ol’ days too? Feel free to share!