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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Nelson

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.


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


  • 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!


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


  • 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


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


  • 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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