Have you ever felt worried because of some stubborn stains on your items and you couldn't help yourself? I have been in those shoes too. The coagulated fries on the fry-pan, chemical spills and all that, and after trying several times without favourable results, you'll be like "I give up, that's how I'm gonna leave it". Hey! there's a way out.
Let's see these hacks you could have used in your home during those odd periods:
REMOVING PERMANENT MARKER FROM A SURFACE:
Options are: Alcohol, Nail polish remover, Baking soda and Toothpaste. Out of these options, Nail polish remover has proven to be the most effective without leaving the littlest stain behind.
REMOVING A STICKER NEATLY ON A WOODEN, PLASTIC, METALLIC SURFACE:
Apply vegetable oil to the area and let it soak for a couple of hours. Use a warm hair dryer to soften the glue, and wipe the residue off. Use hot soapy water and cloth for a final clean.
REMOVING CANDLE WAX FROM YOUR RUG:
Place a plain sheet of paper on the area and iron the paper at a very high temperature. The wax is no more there by the time you check.
REMOVING TOUGH STAINS FROM INSIDE AN ELECTRIC KETTLE:
Put some water in the kettle, add equal quantity of household vinegar (or lemon juice), soak for one hour, after the hour is up, boil the solution. You can then empty the kettle and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
REMOVING BURNT OIL ON FRY-PAN:
Simply sprinkle some salt on the surface of a cut lemon, use it to scrub the surface of the pan, then you can clean with a soft cloth.
HOW TO STOP FLOODING SINK:
Remove standing water first. Pour about a cup or so of baking soda into the drain, followed by an equal amount of white or apple cider vinegar. The solution will bubble, but when they subside, put the stopper in and wait about 15 minutes. Next, run hot water to see if the clog clears. Repeat if needed.
REMOVING HEAVY STAINS FROM THE BOTTOM OF PAN:
Put some salt on the surface, then add some vinegar. You can now clean with sponge.
WASHING YOUR JEWELRY:
Drop an aluminium foil inside a boiling water, add some soda and stir. Put your jewelry inside the mixture and leave for a while.
HOW TO DEAL WITH A CLOGGED SHOWER-HEAD
Tie a bag of vinegar on the clogged shower-head, leave for about 30 minutes, then remove the bag. The shower dispenses generously again.
With the hacks above, you may save yourself some bucks you know. If not a major issue, you should not be too quick to consult some professional for something you can probably handle. You will find out that it is something you can work around with, just take your time and do a little research.