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.
You know those annoying ones in your shower? Just cut a lemon in half, rub, and watch them disappear.
It's non-toxic, and it works. Just pour about two cups in, let it sit for about an hour, then brush and flush.
Not your own toothbrush, of course, but they're perfect for getting into small spaces. A whitening formula toothpaste works extra well.
You know those annoying white marks? Mayo to the rescue. Just rub a couple of tablespoons of it on the mark, let it sit for about 15 minute, then wipe clean. Repeat until gone.