Back in the good old days, mom and grandma didn’t always use store cleaners for everything. In fact, when came to some stains, smudges, or spills most often they had a home recipe for how to get rid of it.
And if you could imagine it, but those home recipes were probably made from common household ingredients. Maybe even these 2-Ingredient cleaners that can probably found at your home.
1. Dish Soap + Baking Soda
The next time your elbow grease isn’t enough to scrub off baked-on food, try sprinkling some baking soda on top of your dish detergent to pump up your cleaner and add more friction to your scrubbing situation.
2. Ketchup + Salt
If your copper item is looking tarnished try this out. Squirt some ketchup on a rag, and then sprinkle salt on top. Then, rub the mixture on your item and repeat until you’ve covered every inch of the surface. Rinse it off and you’ll be left with a shiny new surface.
3. Baking Soda + Toothpaste
Remember, those pesky rings left after forgetting to use a coaster? You can actually buff them out quickly with a half-and-half mixture of baking soda and toothpaste. Use a damp cloth to gently rub the formula into the mark, continue until the ring is gone. Lastly wipe everything clean.
4. Lemon + Salt
A pretty common one, just combine lemon juice and salt and apply the mixture to your stain, then let it sit for half an hour. Rinse the item with vinegar and warm water and toss it into the wash as usual. This cleaner is safe to use on even delicate or vintage fabrics.
5. Dish Soap + Vinegar
To get rid of annoying flies, try adding three drops of dish soap to a bowl of vinegar to attract them. The detergent will cut the surface tension, so the flies will sink and drown. Remember to toss the cup once your home is fruit fly-free.