For those perfectionist housekeepers out there – cleaning tips we thought you would like to know about!!

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Town and Country Domestic Staff loves perfectionist housekeepers!!  Did you know about these housekeeping tips?  If you know about more then please email them to us, we would like to share your ideas!

Did you know that Baking Soda is an amazing laundry booster?

The next time you do a load of laundry add half a cup of baking soda and see if you notice the difference. Great for baby clothes too – be careful with delicates!  Also great for cleaning the inside of the washing machine.

Baking Soda is also great for deodorising carpets – particularly where pets are involved!  Just take a box of baking soda and sprinkle over your carpets.  Leave for 30 minutes and vacuum it off – your room will be smelling a lot sweeter and the inside of the vacuum will get a clean as well!

Use Ice Cubes to Deodorize a Garbage Disposal.

Tired of your stinky garbage disposal? Get rid of odious odors: Feed ice cubes made of vinegar down your disposal. Flip the switch to grind the cubes, then flush with cold water.

Use Aluminum Foil to Scrub Off Baked-On Food

If you have remnants of your casserole stuck to your baking dish, scruntch up a clean piece of foil—maybe one you used to keep a plate of food warm while the rest of dinner cooked?—into a ball, then use it with few drops of dishwashing liquid to scrub glass cookware clean.

Use Rice to Clean a Coffee Grinder

Get the inside of your coffee grinder squeaky clean: Run a handful of white rice grains through the empty grinder to remove trapped coffee grounds and stale odors. Toss the rice, then wipe the grinder clean.

Use a Coffee Filter to Dust

Dust on your flat screen TV or computer monitor, you’ve got. A microfiber cloth, not so much. A coffee filter will actually work quite nicely (and safely) instead to leave screens lint-free.

Use a Lemon to Freshen a Cutting Board

Lemon juice will work magic on food-stained cutting boards made of light wood or plastic. Slice a lemon in half, squeeze its juice onto the soiled surface, rub, and let sit for 20 minutes before rinsing. Your cutting board will be stain-free and smell lemony fresh.

Use Tomato Ketchup to Clean Up a Smelly Dog

We might not like to talk about it but we dog owners know what they can small like when the little darlings come back from their country walks!  To get rid of ‘country smells’,  particularly those they have rolled in, try rubbing tomato ketchup all over their fur and then shampoo as usual.  It really works! – and Andrea’s ideas who is our own Mrs Perfectionist!!