I bet you do not clean your washing machine regularly. Some of you might have not even thought of cleaning it, even once. But then again, why would you clean a washing machine when its function is to wash and of course, clean.
But actually a washing machine should be cleaned regularly of soap scums that get accumulated, so that it will function better.
It is very easy to clean and disinfect a washing machine. Just pour in 2 cups of distilled white vinegar into the soap compartment and then run the machine on a full cycle without adding any other detergent or clothes to wash.
We should all do our bit for our environment. As such, we must take particular care that we do not reach for chemically manufactured products at the first instance when faced with some things that can be remedied by a more enviromentally friendly solution.
Removing Ink Stain
If some ink got to your clothes, do not use ammonia-based cleaner but instead soak the item in milk for a few hours.
Then wash as normal.
If you get ink into your white shirt, rub the ink stain with toothpaste, live for a couple of minutes.
I always have a tub of Bicarbonate of Soda (NaHCO3) just by the kitchen sink.
I find that it is the most effective cleaning agent for stainless steel like my sink and also my cutleries. Just a few shakes of the Bicarbonate of Soda is enough to clean and leave a sink sparkling.
Bicarbonate of Soda – Cleaning Solution
Bicarbonate of Soda is often overlooked when going shopping for cleaning solutions. This is sad as Bicarbonate of Soda is not only an effective cleaning agent, it is also less harsh for your skin, especially if you suffer from allergic reaction for other cleaning solutions that are available in the market.
Bicarbonate of Soda – Magic Sink Cleaner, by JMorton
The history of Bicarbonate of Soda as a cleaning agent is as old as the ancient Egyptians. They used NaHCO3 as a soap.
But today, it is more popularly know as baking soda, which is a leavening agent in cooking.
You might also have noticed that bicarbonate of soda is added to toothpaste to make your teeth sparkle and freshen your breath.