5 Old Fashioned Cleaning Tips That Still Work Today

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When you think about your grandmother’s home, wasn’t it always clean and tidy? Neat as a pin, right? Every surface was dusted and polished, books and magazines tucked out of sight and never a mess on her kitchen counter.

How’d she do it? Years of experience has taught them which home cleaning remedies really work.

Here, are the top 5 old-fashioned cleaning tricks that actually still work:


Dust everything with a damp cloth. Just make sure you dry any wooden surfaces with a separate towel afterward, so you don’t get watermarks.


Try to do this every week. Pour a tablespoon of bicarbonate soda down your drain, followed by a cup of white vinegar. Let it fizz and then pour a kettleful of hot water down the drain.”


Got a stinky wooden board? Scrub with coarse salt and a halved lemon, then rinse with boiling water. Leave it in the sun to dry. It’s the best sanitizer.”


Mildew and grout, it’s not a great combination. To get rid of mold, spray a mixture of white vinegar and water (use a 1:3 ratio) on the mildew, let it to settle for 10 minutes, and then wipe away.


For a fresh, clean toilet, sprinkle Borax around the bowl, followed by half a cup of white vinegar. Leave it overnight and flush in the morning.

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