KTLA in Los Angeles recently invited me on their Morning News program to discuss my favorite cleaning hacks. Watch my KTLA 5 segment where I discuss three of the top cleaning hacks on Tik Tok.
1. LAUNDRY STRIPPING:
Laundry stripping is a thorough method of cleaning garments such as towels, bedsheets and more, and while it's a lengthy process, it actually doesn't require very much of your time. I must add that the results are satisfying!
Deep Cleaning Laundry Detergent
Large Wooden Spoon
Large Bucket, Sink or Basin
Optional: Rubber Gloves
Fill a container (such as a sink, basin or large bucket) with hot water
Add 1/4 cup Borax
Add 1/4 cup washing soda
Add 1/2 cup laundry detergent
Stir mixture until it dissolves completely
Add in dirty garments (such as towels, bedsheets or gym clothes)
Let sit for 4 - 5 hours (or until the hot water cools), stirring occasionally
Remove garments and squeeze out all the excess water
Put garments on a cold water rinse cycle in a washing machine
Empty dirty water bucket/basin
Put garments in the dryer (without dryer sheets)
ENJOY your soft, fresh, vibrant garments!
2. DIY OVEN CLEANING:
This is an easy way to deep clean your oven to get rid of years worth of grime!
Bowl and Spoon
Add 1/2 cup dish soap
Add 1/4 cup white vinegar
Add 1 1/2 cups baking soda
Completely mix products together
Remove oven racks from oven and set aside
Use a sponge to layer the mixture on all oven surfaces (excluding the heating element)
Let the mixture sit for 4 - 6 hours
Wipe off the mixture and grime with damp dish cloth
Enjoy your cleaner oven!
Repeat every 3 months or longer as needed
3. DIY GROUT CLEANING:
Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to clean the grout between tiles? This is one of my favorite cleaning hacks that produces instant results!
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Put on rubber gloves and turn on a fan or open a window for ventilation
Pour a small amount of toilet bowl cleaner in strips along dirty grout between tiles
Let the cleaner sit on grout for 5 minutes (keep children & pets away from the area)
Gently brush the cleaner into the grout with a toothbrush (not a toothbrush that you'll use to brush your teeth)
Wipe away the cleaner and grime with a washcloth
Enjoy your cleaner grout!