Life has changed so much over the past few decades and that is even true when it comes to simple everyday things like cleaning, for example. Today, there are cleaning detergents for absolutely every part of your home and every category of stains. In the past, people had to make their own cleaning products out of various household supplies such as vinegar, baking soda, lemons, soup and etc. Just ask your grandma if you don’t believe us. But while many of the modern-day cleaning tools and products do an excellent job, there are a few cleaning hacks from the good old days that work like charm even today. That is not the only reason you should not overlook them. Granny cleaning tips are also:
- More inexpensive;
- Great time-savers;
- A no-brainer to use;
So, let’s now travel back in time and see how people used to clean like pros in the past.
Fight unpleasant odours with coffee beans
What do you do if, for some reason, there is an unpleasant smell in your home? You light a few aromatic candles, use a deodoriser or fragrance sticks? All of these things will do the trick but if you don’t have any of them at your home right now you will need to go to the store to buy them (and they are not always very cheap to get). Here’s one better solution from the good old times – fight the bad odour with coffee beans. Grind them and put them in a small cup. Leave the cup in the problem area and say “Au revoir” to the unpleasant smell.
Clean your silver like you clean your teeth
There are many amazing cleaning products which you can use to clean and polish your silver. But if you don’t want to breathe in toxic fumes and spend money on such fancy things, just use your toothpaste. However, make sure you go with the simplest possible toothpaste that contains no baking soda and whiteners and which are non-abrasive and white in colour. Otherwise, you may not achieve the desired results.
Be a kettle cleaning master
Brits love their tea and a kettle is a must-have item when you are living in the UK. But even if you don’t have tea every single day, the inside of your kettle is guaranteed to be covered with limescale which is almost impossible to clean. If you too know the struggle, relax and get on board of our time machine. The cleaning experts from the past had found an easy solution for this problem – white vinegar. Make a solution of water and white vinegar and fill up your kettle with it. Leave it overnight and in the morning, boil the solution. Next, boil a fresh water in the kettle and that’s is how you get rid of the stubborn limescale.
Deep clean your home every year
The most important cleaning rule from the past is to deep clean your home at least once every year. It is best if you do that every season but we all know that this is probably too much to ask for. Yet, it is achievable if you rely on cost-efficient deep cleaning services in London. Don’t torture yourself by trying to clean the entire house with baking soda, for instance. Some cleaning hacks from the past are truly a blast but that does not mean that you should not take advantage of the modern-day innovations.