5 Weird Ways to Clean That Work (PHOTOS)

MayonnaiseHere's a weird confession: I really love to clean my house. I don't always have time to do so, but when I do, I find it incredibly satisfying to see dirt and dust and obliterate them. I feel triumph when I remove smudges on walls, and when I make my sinks sparkle, I'm giddy. There's a certain Zen to it that grounds me and gives me a sense of accomplishment.

Over the years, I've accumulated some tips that may not be traditional, but they work. And they're much more fun than just a bunch of chemicals in spray bottles. Here are five of my favorite weird ways to clean some common household messes.

What weird cleaning techniques do you use?


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ldbc ldbc

Who figures this stuff out? Serious? Who thinks, "I should rub a slice of white bread on my wall and see what happens?".

nonmember avatar anon

This makes me not want to drink gatorade...

insei... inseineangel

The bread one... must be a certain kind of "mark" it will remove, because I was so curious I just grabbed a piece and tried a couple different things, and it did NOT remove any of the marks. 

nonmember avatar NoWay

I used vinegar to clean just about everything. I use it in my laundry in place of fabric softener. (I also make my own laundry soap with a cup of super washing soda, a cup of borax, and a bar of Fels Naptha or Ivory soap. Put it in the food processor until it's a fine powder and voila. I use about 1/8 of a cup per load and it works great!).

Alexa... AlexaPeter

Thanks for sharing such great and easy tips, I have used this lemon formula it works like magic.

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