Unusual cleaning hacks
You might be tempted to go for the regular cleaning products when there’s a mess, but sometimes the most useful item is the most unexpected. Who knew an old toothbrush could be used to tackle hard-to-reach grime? So make sure you keep an old toothbrush just for cleaning next time you upgrade. Read on for more cleaning hacks with a toothbrush around the house.
Cleaning expert Ashlee Edie says the coarse bristles and size of a toothbrush make them perfect for cleaning stubborn, hard-to-reach places in the home like stove tops. “Grime can quickly build up on stoves,” Edie says. “Apply some dishwashing liquid to a toothbrush and use small circular motions to buff away the dirt.” Make sure to rinse and wipe clean with a cloth.
What’s that goo hiding behind and around the base of your tap? “Mildew and bacteria can grow on taps so use a toothbrush, with a mixture of soap and water, to thoroughly clean these,” recommends Edie.