Uncommon Uses for Common Things

Posted By Heather Rusick on 9/27/13 5:00 AM

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Did you know that there are so many things laying around your apartment that you can use for everyday tasks?

Dryer sheets - not only used for dryers anymore. Dryer sheets are great at removing soap scum from faucets and glass shower doors.  Add a couple of drops of water to a user dryer sheet and your wipe – kills two birds with one stone!

Baking soda. If your pots and pans are looking drab, mix ¼ cup of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in a small glass bowl until you have a paste. Do a little scrum-a-dub-dub on your pots and pans with the paste to bring back their sparkle. Residents at Elan at River Oaks and our Denver Apartments can keep their stainless steel appliances looking great with this magical paste too.  The paste is also great at removing wine stains in carpet, disinfecting dirty old sponges and more.

Vinegar. Use this sour little liquid to get rid of mildew stains on your tile, shower curtains, and even the bottom of rugs and carpet. All you need is a little white vinegar and determination and you are ready to fight mildew; it also prevents mildew from forming.

Lemon. This bacteria fightin’ fruit is great to use in your microwave, fridge, shelves, mirrors and more. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the lemon juice on the bacteria and wipe away. The lemon will not only sanitize and remove stains, but it leaves a nice little scent behind – smells delicious! But wait, the lemon does even more. Brighten your laundry whites without bleach. Squeeze ¼ of lemon juice in your laundry to fight stains and whiten clothes. 

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