How to remove stains using grandma’s advice?

I like carpets that have a lighter color because I think that if it is dark, it will make the room smaller and it will make me sad. Yes, I do believe that colors around me can influence my mood. So the carpet in my dining-room is beige and i love it, but it is a bit of a problem when I am having a party or when the kids decide to play with food and other secret ingredients that stain the carpet and simply won’t go away. Fortunately I gathered some very useful advice from my grandma and her friends in time and I always use it successfully.

For example the stains on the leather furniture can be easily removed if you use a spoonful of lemon juice and a spoonful of … tartar sauce. Just put the mix on the stain and then use a soft cloth to wipe it and the stain will go away.

Then if your cooker is made of stainless steel and a bit more pretentious to maintain clean and spotless, you can easily remove the burnt grease and other food stains by simply using some vinegar. Pour it on the stains and remove the dirt with a dry cloth. The stains on the pots and pans are easily cleaned with bicarbonate.

If your kids have dropped the chewing gum on the carpet and it stuck really well there, do not try to remove it with your hand or using some other device, as it will only make things worse: bring a few ice cubes, put them on the gum and it will become hard and stiff and also very easy to remove.

The yellowish stains on the enameled pots can be removed if you boil them with water and salt together with a sliced potato inside. The coffee stains on the cups or mugs can disappear if you rub them with a mix of vinegar and salt. Salt is also the perfect solution if you want to have white curtains again.

The red wine stains on the carpet can be cleaned with warm milk or white wine and after that brush with a solution of detergent and water. The mural drawings of your kids will turn into a white wall again if you use normal bleach and spray it over the “work of art”. But these are just a few of the tips. If you know some more, please tell us, too.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 12th, 2011


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