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Top 3 Cleaning Hacks (KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, CA)


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!


Items Needed:

  • Borax

  • Washing Soda

  • Deep Cleaning Laundry Detergent

  • Large Wooden Spoon

  • Measuring Cups

  • Large Bucket, Sink or Basin

  • Dirty Garments

  • Optional: Rubber Gloves

Instructions:

  • 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)

  • Stir mixture

  • 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

  • Wash hands

  • 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!


Items Needed:

  • Bowl and Spoon

  • Dish Soap

  • White Vinegar

  • Baking Soda

  • Sponge

  • Dish Cloth

Instructions:

  • 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!


Items Needed:

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • Spare Toothbrush

  • Washcloth

  • Gloves

Instructions:

  • 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!

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