Top 3 Cleaning Hacks That Don’t Work

If you’re a person who enjoys learning more about cleaning hacks you should know that just because someone posts something on the internet, that doesn’t make it true.

For example, in years past, moms, aunts and grandmothers may have claimed that hairspray was a fantastic stain remover– and while this may have worked in the 1970s or 1980s, this “cleaning hack” no longer passes muster.

The reason for this is simple—the hairsprays of decades past used to contain a lot of alcohol.  Today’s hairsprays do not. If you decide to spray down your favorite sweater with a bottle of Aquanet because you’re wanting to address a stain, you’re not going to have a lot of success in removing it.

If you have some stains inside your toilet bowl and you’re wondering if that blog about how Coca Cola can help fix that is actually true, we’re here to tell you its not. While it’s true that the acid in soda may be able to remove some stains over time, soda won’t succeed in killing bacteria. If anything, the sugar in the soda will be an unwanted food source! The best way to remove stains without resorting to bleach is to chop a lemon in half, coat the pulp side in salt and get scrubbing.

Lastly, if you’re someone who believes that if a scoop of laundry detergent is good, that two scoops must be better, we hate to burst your bubble. This can also be classified as a cleaning hack myth.

When you use additional detergent, it may be harder to rinse the soap from your clothes and in some cases, you may need to run the washer twice. (If you need to run your washer twice to get your clothes clean, the “hack” definitely isn’t a hack.)

Remember- more is not always better. If you need a little extra help whitening your whites, consider adding some backing soda to the water. (Most experts agree that one cup per load of laundry works great.) If your clothes (or towels) smell especially sour, consider adding a cup of vinegar to the water at the start of a cycle.

If you have questions about whether a rumored cleaning hack will help get a particular job done, call Clean Florida today to speak with an expert. Or, if you’d like to schedule a time for us to come to your home to help you with a cleaning project, we’ll be happy to help you get that set up.

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