Who doesn’t love a good cleaning hack that will make our lives better and will make cleaning easier, right? The problem with many hacks on the internet is that they actually do not work how they are described which makes them a complete waste of time.

Today, I will tell you more about some cleaning hacks I have tried before that actually do not work so you don’t waste time on them and just move on!

Don’t Waste Your Time On These Cleaning Hacks Because They Don’t Work!

– Disinfecting sponges by using a microwave

This hack sounds too good to be true, right? That’s because it actually doesn’t work. Yes, you will get rid of some bacteria but not all. Nothing can replace switching your sponges – no matter how hard you try to clean or disinfect them.

– Using hairspray to remove ink stains from clothes

This hack probably did work in the past when hairsprays contained alcohol in them, however, nowadays no hairspray on the market has alcohol which makes this hack a complete waste of time. Instead, use rubbing alcohol – you will save time, money, and effort!

– Protecting your stovetop with car wax

Yes, another hack that sounds too good to be true is applying car wax on your stove in order to prevent spills and grease from setting in. Nothing about this hack works so don’t waste your time.

– Using coca-cola to clean your toilet

Now, let me start off by saying that coca-cola can indeed be used for removing rust, however, it’s not the product you want to use for cleaning or disinfecting because it won’t work. Instead, you will be left with a sticky mess making your toilet even dirtier.

Have you ever wondered how to deep clean your mattress without those fancy steam cleaners that professional cleaning companies use? Well, since there is an amazing cleaning method that I use that only requires you to use natural ingredients, I decided to share it with you. That way you will be able to deep clean your mattress on regular basis. After all, it does absorb a lot of body liquids like sweat, bad odours, all sorts of impurities, dirt, dust, and is even a breeding ground for germs. This means that cleaning it is extremely important for your health.

However, I need to warn you that this cleaning method I am about to show you is not a replacement for hiring a professional cleaning company to do the cleaning. Nothing can replace that because they use professional machines that are able to extract all of the impurities as well as get rid of the bacteria. I do recommend you hire a professional at least once a year, however, this method I am about to show you will help with reducing the visits of experts – and you will always have a spotless mattress!

How To Properly Deep Clean Your Mattress?

The first thing you need to do is vacuum the entire mattress in order to pick up any debris and impurities sitting on top of the surface and prepare the mattress for the next steps we will take.

After you do that, grab baking soda and sprinkle the mattress with it. The powder will not only deodorize and freshen up the surface but it will also absorb any bad odours and body liquids. Make sure you leave the baking soda for a few hours. Then vacuum up the powder.

Continue with filling a spray bottle with warm water and a few drops of liquid dish soap. Shake well then spray all over the mattress. Then get a brush and scrub everything so any stains get removed.

And then it’s time to make another DIY solution. Mix hydrogen peroxide with water in a spray bottle and cover the entire mattress. Finally, sprinkle with baking soda one last time, let it sit for a few hours, and vacuum it up.

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If you have plastic white chairs then you know how durable they are but, of course, there is one downfall – they get dirty super quickly, and cleaning them can get pretty challenging especially when you have no idea what to use and how to perform the cleaning.

Usually, people take their plastic white chairs outdoors – either on their balcony or in their back yard. This means that the chairs are exposed to sun damage, bad weather, rain, etc. which can easily damage the appearance. Thankfully, there is a super easy and affordable way to deep clean your chairs and restore them – and I will teach you exactly how to do it!

How To Easily Clean Your White Plastic Chairs?

There are a few different cleaning methods that you can use – and the best part is that all of these methods are super easy and cheap. You won’t need any special or expensive cleaning detergents – just a couple of household ingredients you already have in your home!

– Use Bleach

The first cleaning method I will share with you involves bleach. It’s super effective, however, if you don’t enjoy using bleach and you want a more natural alternative – skip to the next method!

You will need 1/4 cup of bleach, a big bucket, hot water, and a scrub brush. Of course, you will also have to prepare rubber gloves so you can protect your skin when using the bleach.

Start off by filling your bucket with hot water and add the bleach in there. Put on your gloves, dip the scrub brush in the mixture and start scrubbing the chairs.

Then let the bleach sit on the chairs for a few minutes before you rinse them with a hose. Finally, either dry the chairs with a cloth or let them air-dry in the sun!

– Use Vinegar

Next on my list is using vinegar. It’s still an effective way to clean your white plastic chairs and it’s more natural in comparison to the bleach.

Again, you will need to fill a bucket with hot water then add 1/4 cup of white vinegar. Dip a scrub brush in the mixture and start scrubbing the chairs.

– Use Laundry Detergent

This is the final cleaning method I have for you. You need to fill a bucket with hot water then add a tablespoon of laundry detergent.

Again, use a scrub brush, dip it in the mixture and clean the chairs.

What To Do When The Stains Are Too Stubborn?

If you tried both cleaning methods and you still cannot seem to fully clean the chairs then do the following!

Fill a bucket with hot water then add 3/4 cup of bleach and 2 tablespoons of liquid dish soap. Again, put on your rubber gloves, dip a sponge in the mixture and start scrubbing. Finally, rinse everything.

One huge downfall to having carpeted floors has to be the amount of dirt, dust, impurities, and germs that they accumulate on a daily basis. We all know how important cleaning them is, however, not many think about disinfecting them.

When you clean your carpet you remove all the dirt, dust, and impurities but the bacteria stays. The only way to remove germs is by disinfecting your carpet – but how to do that?

Using your vacuum cleaner is a great way to remove any impurities sitting on top of the fabric but, unfortunately, it won’t get rid of the bacteria. This is why I will teach you exactly how to disinfect your carpets – the easy way!

Follow These Steps

  • The first thing you need to do is prepare the carpet for the disinfection – you need to do that by vacuuming it and removing all loose debris.
  • Then it’s time to choose your disinfectant – and using a carpet cleaner won’t do the trick. They do not have the power to disinfect, they are just cleaners.

This is why you need to look for a product that has disinfecting properties (yes, you can even use rubbing alcohol!).

If you are a fan of using natural ingredients then you might be tempted to use vinegar, however, vinegar is not that strong and won’t get rid of all the germs. If you are still determined to use it I recommend white distilled vinegar!

  • After you choose which product you will use, I suggest you grab a cloth, dip it in the product then wipe your carpet with it then let it air-dry!

If You Have A Steam Cleaner

If you happen to have a steam cleaner then I recommend you to use that – this is the most effective way to disinfect (and clean) your carpet. The steam will extract any dirt and remove the germs without damaging the fibres of the carpet!

A few years back I got myself a roasting pan and I must say that I use it a few times a week. It’s so convenient and easy to use – and you can make some delicious meals with it, however, there is one downfall… cleaning it.

It’s true that roasting pans accumulate build-up, burnt food, greasy stains, and all sorts of other impurities which are hard to remove. And even though you feel tempted to wash it in the dishwasher – don’t! You will damage your roasting pan. So if you don’t really know how to properly clean your roasting pan then I am here to teach you!

Clean It After Every Use!

The best thing you can do to avoid build-up is to clean your roasting pan after each use. Simply allow it to cool down and gently scrub with warm water and a sponge. You can also use some liquid soap which will help get rid of any greasy stains.

What If Your Pan Is Burnt?

In case there are burnt spots on your roasting pan you need to follow this cleaning method:

  • Soak the pan in warm water then rinse and dry it.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on the burnt areas.
  • Then mix a cup of hot water and 1/3 cup of vinegar
  • Pour the mixture on top of the baking soda.
  • Let it sit for an hour then scrub with a sponge
  • Repeat everything until the burnt spots are gone!

How To Remove Old Stains?

In order to remove old stains from your roasting pan make sure you try the previous cleaning method first. If that doesn’t work then follow these steps:

  • Mix a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide with a 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • Spread the paste on the stains and let it sit for an hour or so
  • Then wipe the paste with a damp sponge
  • Rinse the roasting pan

I recently renovated my kitchen. I changed everything – from the flooring to the appliances. I got a matte black fridge and a matte black oven, however, I didn’t think of one thing – How am I going to clean them?

I had some friends come over so that I could show them how my new kitchen looked like. And one of them asked me how do I clean these matte black appliances. He was genuinely so interested, however, I previously hadn’t even thought about it. Yes, the last thing on my mind was how was I going to clean them – but he was right, I had to find out a way to keep them spotless.

How I Clean My Matte Black Kitchen Appliances?

I previously had a stainless steel fridge and I knew exactly how to clean it in order to maintain it shiny. I was so used to cleaning stainless steel and polishing it after that it was a part of my cleaning routine. Now I had to change that and I had no idea whether it would be more difficult. Maintaining matte black looks difficult, right? Well, it turns out I was wrong!

Thankfully, cleaning matte black appliances is so much easier than cleaning stainless steel ones! All you need to do is wipe them with a damp cloth from time to time and it will be enough. If there are any smudges or stains then you can use soapy water.

You don’t need to use any special cleaners, harsh chemicals, or even natural ingredients like vinegar – all you need is water, liquid soap, and a cloth!

One thing I keep in mind is to always wash my hands before I touch them! Touching them with dirty hands almost always means that you will leave a stain behind.

Eating watermelon can get quite messy and you might end up with a stain on your favourite shirt… or even on your sofa.

But don’t panic – there are some simple steps you need to take in order to get rid of the stain. Watermelon stains aren’t difficult to remove in most cases.

How To Remove Watermelon Stains From Clothes

Of course, the most important thing is to be quick and remove all the excess watermelon immediately. Use a spoon to scoop it.

Then you should either flush the stain under running cold water or blot the stain with a damp cloth/ paper towel.

Then it’s time to treat the stain. Use laundry detergent to do that. Apply some on the affected area and rub it in with your fingers. Leave the product for 10-15 minutes then wash the clothing item as usual!

Once you take the clothing item out of the washing machine inspect whether the stain is removed. If it’s still there then move on to using oxygen-based bleach to treat the area. I recommend you dilute the bleach in cold water then submerge the entire clothing piece in there. Leave it overnight then wash as usual.

How To Remove Watermelon Stains From Carpets/ Upholstery?

If you dropped some watermelon on your carpet or even your sofa then quickly remove the excess with a spoon. Then mix two cups of water with two teaspoons of liquid soap.

Dip a cloth or a sponge in the mixture and treat the stained area. Once you are done blot the stain with a damp clean cloth in order to remove the soapy water completely.

By now, the stain should be removed completely!

I know that toilet cleaning is the most neglected chore out there! Why? People simply hate cleaning their toilets! I did hate cleaning mine as well, however, since it’s so important for the hygiene of my home I needed to find an easy way to deal with it.

Since I am a huge fan of DIY cleaning recipes I figured there is a homemade toilet cleaner recipe out there using natural ingredients! I started searching the internet and I did come across different ones, however, there weren’t any that peaked my interest. They were boring and non-creative. So I knew I had to take the matter into my own hands and create my own recipe!

I Started Experimenting

Usually, mostly commercial cleaners are mainly scented bleach as I like to call it. Basically, chlorine bleach and a lot of strong scents to mask that chemical smell. I, however, am not a fan of bleach or commercial cleaners so I had to think of something as strong as bleach but less harmful. I had to think of a powerful natural disinfectant!

I also decided that I want my toilet cleaner to be in liquid form and placed in a spray bottle. That way you can easily use it by spraying it all over the toilet, leaving it for a few minutes so that it can disinfect properly and deal with any build-up, and then simply flush the toilet. I wanted to stay as far away as possible from any powders that would require me to scrub the toilet for hours!

Here Is What I Came Up With!

The first important ingredient in our toilet cleaner is white vinegar. It deals with germs, it also absorbs nasty odours, it’s completely safe and non-toxic, and it’s strong!

Then the second thing we need is borax. I thought of baking soda, however, we all know that baking soda and vinegar do not mix well so what is something similar? Borax! The borax helps the vinegar be less acidic.

Then we need Castile soap – one of the best natural cleaners out there!

Last but not least – essential oils! I like using ones that have antibacterial properties – tea tree oil, lavender. Not only will they leave your bathroom smelling amazing but will deal with germs!

Now, mix everything in a spray bottle and you are done!

  • A cup of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Castile soap
  • 10 drops from each essential oil
  • 1/4 cup of Borax

There are so many cleaning tips and tricks out there that it is impossible to know them all. Unfortunately, there are many that don’t actually work and you can’t include them in your cleaning routine but what about the rest? What about those amazing cleaning hacks out there that you have never heard of that actually do work?

Well, I am here today to change your life and present you with some of the best cleaning hacks so that you can use them!

Let’s get started, shall we?

– Deal with rust using lemonade powder

If you want to remove rust then all you need is lemonade powder. Rub the powder on the surface and watch how to rust goes away!

– Clean silver jewellery with vinegar

All you need to do in order to clean silver jewellery is to soak it in a mixture of half a cup vinegar and half a cup water. Leave them in the mixture for a few hours then gently scrub them with an old toothbrush!

– Clean your toilet with Borax

Borax is a powerful way to clean your toilet bowl. Sprinkle it in the toilet bowl, pour some vinegar, and leave it overnight. In the morning grab your toilet brush and scrub the toilet a little then flush.

– Prevent mildew with vinegar

If you usually deal with mildew in your bathroom you can easily prevent it from happening again by mixing one part of vinegar with three parts of water and spraying the mixture on the areas you encounter the mildew normally.

– Unclog a drain with baking soda

One of the best ways you can easily unclog your drain is by pouring some baking soda in the drain then adding a cup of white vinegar. Wait a few minutes and then pour boiling water down the drain.

– Deal with bad smells in your fridge with coffee

If you just opened the fridge and was overwhelmed by a terrible smell coming from the inside you might want to try placing some coffee grounds in the fridge. They will absorb the bad smells!

Do you spend a huge amount of your time in your car? You probably eat and drink in there which means that the seats are most likely dirty. Even if you don’t eat or drink in your car the inside will still get dirty and will accumulate all sorts of impurities. Just like you would deep clean your home from time to time in order to have a spotless living space you would want to deep clean your car.

Car seats can be tricky. How to clean them? Today, I will focus on cloth car seats. When it comes to the leather ones you can wipe them with disinfecting wipes every day but you can’t do that to cloth ones, right?

Cloth Seats

The most common fabrics for cloth seats are nylon or polyester. You should vacuum them every week. If any stains occur you should immediately treat them because cloth seats absorb liquids very fast.

When it comes to the deep cleaning I will show you – do it seasonally.

How to deep clean cloth car seats?

Start with vacuuming the fabric. This will remove any pet hairs, dust, debris, crumbs, and other impurities.

Then determine whether there are any stains you haven’t treated. If there are stains you would want to treat them before we continue with the cleaning. You can simply use an upholstery cleaner and scrub the stain off or a DIY method using baking soda and vinegar – the number one natural ingredients used in DIY upholstery cleaning methods.

Then continue with cleaning the seat. Spray a cleaning solution of your choice all over the seat and start gently scrubbing with a sponge. Then use a damp clean sponge or cloth to “rinse” the residue and remove it. Continue with wiping with a dry clean cloth to remove the excess moisture. Of course, you wouldn’t be able to completely remove all of the moisture, therefore, you should let the seats air-dry before you use your car.

A very simple but quite important rule is to never forget that you need to clean your pillows. It’s not something you need to do every day, of course, but from time to time it should be on your to-do list.

Do you tend to forget this important task? As time passes, simply washing your pillowcase won’t do the trick anymore. Pillows collect way too much dirt and bacteria for you not to wash them.

How to wash them the correct way?

I will start off by saying that you should wash them every three to six months depending on how often you change your pillowcases.

  • If you have a feather or down pillow

The first thing you should always do is to check your pillow labels. If they can be thrown in the washing machine – do that.

  • If you have a foam pillow

If you have a foam pillow do not put it in the washing machine. A good way to clean your pillow without causing any damage to it is by using a vacuum hose and a damp cloth to spot clean it.

Additional tips

  • If you have access to a front-loading washing machine make sure you use it for you pillow. In some cases, top-loading washing machines will make the pillow float which means that it might not be fully cleaned and might even have some dry spots.
  • Throw two pillows in the washing machine at once because this will keep the appliance balanced.

How often should you replace your pillows?

Sometimes washing them won’t do the job. Over time, just like anything else, your old pillows need to be replaced by new ones.

There is a certain way you can test your pillow if it needs to be changed. Fold it in half and see if it bounces back and stays folded in half – it’s time for you to go and buy a new one.

Have you ever spilled coffee on your clothes? Pretty annoying, I know. But you know how good it can stain different fabrics. If you hate it you can always call a cleaning company to take care of your problem. If not, bear with me. What if I told you that this isn’t a bad thing and you can use it for your advantage. Dye your curtains using coffee. Not only is it non-toxic and completely safe but you will save tons of money. It gives a rich vibrant color and the process is permanent.

The key to dying something with coffee is to let it set and let the curtains dry completely before you hang them again. And by drying I mean let them air-dry since most curtain fabrics are not suitable for machine-washing.

What you will need

  1. Pot
  2. Large plastic tub
  3. 1 cup of vinegar
  4. A spoon
  5. Petroleum jelly (this is optional)


Brew a large pot of coffee – as strong as you usually drink it.

Grab the plastic tub and fill it within a few inches of the top with warm water. Then add 1 cup of vinegar.

After that add the brewed coffee to the water and vinegar mixture and stir with a spoon.
Remove any metal hardware from the curtains (it can stain or rust the fabric). If your curtains’ metal parts are not removable cover them with a thin layer of the petroleum jelly. I would recommend applying it with your finger.

After doing that, hold the curtains over the coffee mixture and dip them slowly into the plastic big.

You can use the spoon to push the curtain folds underneath the liquid and soak them completely.

Leave them for five minutes. When you lift them check the color. If you don’t like it and it’s too light soak them for another five minutes. If you are happy with the result proceed to rinse them.

Rinse them only in cool water (in a sink or in a bathtub). That way you will get rid of any excess coffee. Squeeze the water out and hang the curtains somewhere where they can air-dry – for example over a shower rod or on a clothesline.

When completely dry

You can proceed with hanging them again. And there you go, affordable and easy.

CleaningLooking for something nice to lay on your office’s floor is never an easy task but if you can get it right it will really look marvellous. Sometimes however many people would argue that going basic is the best option. Not putting a carpet but going for a hard floor is said to also be a viable option for your office. Financial reasons aside these people might be right – but are they?

So why go for it?

Let’s say that putting a granite or stone floor isn’t going to bother you in terms of pricing. Should you go for it a 100%? Keep in mind that once you install such a floor there is no way of coming back. First off you need to know what the needs of your office space are. If your business revolves around outdoor working and your office is basically located outside then fine. Let’s say you are a car rental or something similar to it. You want something sturdy for customers to walk on. Most people won’t have any regards about the condition of your floor and will stomp it with muddy shoes and dirty feet. They will drop stuff on it and will most likely even eat while walking all over it. This is why carpets are not a great idea because they might get ruined. This is of course about a heavy traffic area that sees a lot of action. If you have a waiting room which has direct access to a door leading outside then this is another reason not to buy a carpet for your office. The hard floor can take a lot of dirt and dust and it is not a huge ordeal to clean. A simple sweeping session along with a wet mop will do the trick and you will have a sparkling clean floor in no time. This will defeat:

  • Dirt
  • Dust
  • Mud
  • Water
  • Spills

And here’s when a hard floor is not an excellent idea

But there are also a few drawbacks and some of them are related to the nature of your business. If you are in an office building that has been constructed relatively recently then it is perhaps with a light structure. This won’t allow you to have a hard floor especially if you are located on the 9th floor or something like that. Adding a cement or ceramic floor to a building like that will be almost impossible and very impractical.

Also if you have a business that is oriented towards elderly people having a solid floor might be tricky. This type of flooring gets slippery when wet and this is never something that you want for your customers or colleagues. If an injury occurs in your office you will be the one getting in trouble when it comes to compensation. Picking the right type of floor for your office is not only an interior design thingyou should also think about the practical side of things.

The kitchen cabinets are the façade of your kitchen and poorly maintained cabinets can do nothing else than ruin the atmosphere within your kitchen. This is why it is very important to maintain clean and stainless kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen Cabinetry CleaningIn order to have clean kitchen cabinetry you must start by emptying the content of the cabinets. Next you must mix your own stain remover by mixing mild soap and water in a bucket or laver. Then get a sponge, soak it in your homemade stain remover and wash the insides of your kitchen cabinetry. Once the insides are washed and stain-free, dry off the soap and water with the aid of soft clean towel.

Now comes the tricky part of the kitchen cabinet cleaning process as you will have to clean the visible parts of your cabinets. Once again you must create your own stain remover by pouring oil soap in a laver or bucket and diluting the soap with warm water. Before you apply your newly created cleaning solution, test it on an inconspicuous part of the kitchen cabinetry to see whether it will affect the cabinet finish or not.

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If your cleaning detergent passes the test, get a sponge and dip it into the mixture. Use a sponge that has both a soft side and a scouring side. This way you will be able to remove the stains more easily and you won’t risk damaging the cabinetry surface. Wipe the cabinetry surface until all stains, spots and grease residue is removed. If necessary repeat this step several times. Also don’t forget to regularly rinse your sponge so that you don’t transfer the dirty that you have recently removed from one cabinet to another.

Kitchen Cabinetry CleaningOnce the exterior of your kitchen cabinetry is clean, dry your cabinets with a clean, lint-free cloth. By drying your cabinets you will not only remove any residual dirt but you will also eliminate all moisture that is trapped on the surface of the cabinets. Keep in mind that oil soap will remove the wax finish of your cabinets, so it is advisable that you reapply a wax finish on your cabinets like the example shown here One-Off Kitchen Cleaning | London Oven Cleaners. The wax will also add a shine to the cabinetry surface which will make your cabinets appear as good as new.

End the kitchen cabinetry cleaning by rearranging the content on the cabinets. Once you are done you will instantly notice how the appearance of your kitchen has ameliorated.  

Credit goes to cleaningserviceslondon.net for their expert advice on this material. Thank you!

Descaling Faucets and SinksTaps and sink basins usually accumulate a great deal of lime scale through everyday use. Unfortunately, descaling lime deposits from such fixtures will require some manual labour in the form of scrubbing. Nevertheless, a proven combination of white vinegar and lemon juice will make a great difference and your chore will be much easier and less intense.

The taps:

It is important to ensure maximum contact between the acid soaked scrubbing pad and the surface you are scrubbing. Try not to miss any spots, including grooves between parts. This acidic cleaning solution will not affect any rubber seals or the chrome finish of the faucet.

-apply the mixture of vinegar and lemon juice generously using a scouring pad, don’t scour just make sure every part of the faucet is treated;

-repeat the process once or twice in the space of about one hour;

In about an hour or so, the lime scale deposits should be softened (some of them dissolved) by the acidic properties of lemon and vinegar.

scrub the faucet properly from all sides in order to remove all scaling, take your time and do it right;

-polish the faucet with a towel and that’s it;

The sink:

mix vinegar and lemon juice in equal amounts;

-apply generously with a sponge all around the sink basin;

-let the acid go to work for about an hour, you can reapply the solution if necessary;

-scrub the sink with a scouring pad and then rinse thoroughly;

-polishing is optional;

*Tile work

Descaling Faucets and SinksIn case you like to give descaling the tiles a go, you can do this by using the same solution of white vinegar and lemon juice. In this case though you would have to reapply the mixture every fifteen or so minutes as the solution will be running down tiled surfaces. The more often you reapply the solution the better effect and less scrubbing you will have to do.

-mix a larger amount of the cleaning solution in a bowl or a small bucket;

-apply to the tiled surface generously using a sponge, don’t skip the grouts;

reapply the acid cleaner three or four times depending on how much deposits you are dealing with;

-in an hour or so you can start scrubbing the tiles, lime scaling should be coming off quite easily;

-keep a plastic scraper handy as heavy, solidified deposits in awkward spots might require some extra muscle.

Removing Lime Scale from AppliancesUsually kitchen appliances, as well as washing machines suffer greatly from lime scale build up. The causes of lime scaling vary somewhat, but generally it is to do with the chlorination and mineralisation of tap water. Lime scale build up will eventually have a detrimental effect on your appliances’ performance, possibly cause malfunctions too. Removing lime scale is not the easiest of things, especially from internal parts of appliances but there are effective ways to make it happen.

Removing lime scale from washing machines and dishwashers

Removing lime scale deposits from your washing machine or dishwasher innards is best done using lemon juice and vinegar; acids are usually the most effective way to remove lime scale. When your washing machine is lime scale free, you will experience better, more efficient performance and reduction of power and water consumption.

For the washing machine:

-mix equal (and generous) parts of lemon juice and white undiluted vinegar in a plastic cup;

-place the cup in your washing machine;

-run an empty cycle (no clothing) on high temperature;

-repeat the process every couple of months and lime scale deposits will be minimised notably;

For the dishwasher:

-mix the same amount of vinegar and lemon juice as instructed above;

-pour the liquid at the bottom of the dishwasher, not where the detergent usually goes;

-run the dishwasher on full cycle with no dishes in it;

-again, repeat the process every so often to minimise future lime scale deposits;

Removing lime scale from kettles and coffee makers

Removing Lime Scale from AppliancesRemoval of lime scale deposits from kettles and coffee machines is relatively easy and straightforward, since these two appliances are ready made water containers. A kettle or coffee maker that is free of any lime scale deposits will be more efficient and healthier to use.

For the kettle:

-mix (or use either) lemon juice and/or vinegar;

-fill up a quarter of the kettle with the acid and let it sit for an hour or so;

-in an hour’s time top up the kettle with fresh water and boil it;

-pour out the boiled water and acid before it cools down;

-rinse the inside of the kettle repeatedly with cold water until everything is gone;

For the coffee maker:

-mix the vinegar and lemon juice and pour it in the water compartment of the machine;

-wait for an hour and run a brewing cycle with no coffee;

-pour out the gunk and repeat the process another two times;