Sponge with a piece of cotton dipped in rubbing alcohol.
Decals/Gummed Labels/Price Tag Remover:
Use vinegar to remove stick-on hooks from painted walls. Saturate a cloth or sponge with vinegar and squeeze the liquid behind the hook so that the vinegar comes in contact with the adhesive. In addition, vinegar can be used to remove price labels and other decals from glass, wood, and china. Paint the label or decal with several coats of white vinegar. Give the vinegar time to soak in and after several minutes the decal can be rubbed off. (NOTE: Use these methods only on washable surfaces and washable paint)
1) Use lemon juice, vinegar, or sprinkle with borax and scrub with scrubbing brush.
2) 1/2 tsp. washing soda, 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil-based liquid soap, 3 tbsp. vinegar, and 2 cups hot water. Mix in spray bottle, spray and scrub, wipe clean.
You can reduce lime deposits in your kettle by putting in 1/2 cup (125ml) white vinegar and 2 cups water, and gently boiling for a few minutes. Rinse well with fresh water while kettle is still warm.
Soften hard paintbrushes in hot vinegar for a few minutes. Then wash paintbrush in soap and warm water and let dry.
1) To remove rust from tin-ware, rub with a peeled potato dipped in a mild abrasive such as bicarbonate of soda or salt.
2) Aluminum Foil. Briskly scrub rust spots on car bumpers with a piece of crumpled aluminum foil, shiny side up.
3) Sprinkle a little salt on the rust, squeeze a lime over the salt until it is well soaked. Leave the mixture on for two to three hours. Use leftover rind to scrub residue.
1) Olive oil with a few drops of lemon juice can be applied to shoes with a thick cotton or terry rag. Leave for a few minutes; wipe and buff with a clean, dry rag.
2) Cold Pressed Nut Oil, Olive Oil, Walnut Oil, or Beeswax: Apply oil/wax to leather then buff with a chamois cloth to a shine.
3) Lemon Juice. Good for black or tan leather shoes. Follow by buffing with a soft cloth.
4) Vinegar; Remove water stains on leather by rubbing with a cloth dipped in a vinegar and water solution.
5) Petroleum Jelly. A dab of petroleum jelly rubbed into patent leather gives a glistening shine and prevents cracking in the winter.
6) Vinegar. To shine patent leather, moisten a soft cloth with white vinegar and wipe clean all patent leather articles. The colour of the leather may be slightly changed.
7) Art Eraser and Sandpaper or Emery Board.
Dirt marks on suede can be rubbed out with an art eraser. Then buff very lightly with an emery board.
8) Add a shine by polishing it with the inside of a banana skin, then buff.
6 Tbsp Cornstarch
3 Tbsp Bicarbonate of soda
20 drops Rosemary essential oil
20 drops Tea Tree essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil
5 drops Clove essential oil
Mix all, then put 1-2 Tablespoon in each shoe/sneaker and rub it in. Allow the powder to sit in the shoe overnight.
Stain and Spot Removers:
1) Concrete Grease Spot Remover: To remove grease from concrete flooring sprinkle dry cement over grease. Allow it to absorb the grease, then sweep up.
2) Ink Stains: Use a non-aerosol hair spray to remove ink stains.
Food grade linseed oil. Wet rag with linseed oil and rub hard
1 tsp. to 1/4 cup washing soda, and 1 cup boiling water. Dissolve the washing soda in the boiling water. Apply with sponge, wipe off with a damp cloth.
Roll up a piece of white bread and use it to "erase" marks on wallpaper
1) Place cloves, cinnamon sticks, allspice or other favorite scented spice in a pot of water , simmer for 1-2 hours
2) Put a few slices of leftover orange or lemon rinds in a pot of water, simmer for 1-2 hours
3) Place bicarbonate of soda in an open container of your choice. Good for cupcoards, fridges and other small enclosed spaces
4) 2-3 slices of white bread absorbs fridge odours
5) Place lemon slices in an open bowl in the kitchen
6) Lemon and bicarbonate of soda spray:
Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in 2 cups hot water, add lemon juice, pour into spray bottle, spray into air as air freshener
7) Place unscented cat litter in bowls to absorb room odours
8) Vinegar in a cup or bowl rids rooms of odours
9) Charcoal placed in a bowl rids rooms of odours
10) Simply light a match for a few moments or burn a candle (scented or unscented). The flame from either will "eat-up" bad smelling gases in the air
11) Pour vanilla extract into a shallow dish and set in an out of the way place
12) Spin-Fresh Bathroom Deodoriser
Add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to the inside of the cardboard toilet tissue roll. With each turn, fragrance is released into the room.