Here'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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It's non-toxic, and it works. Just pour about two cups in, let it sit for about an hour, then brush and flush.