Are you sick of mould and mildew attacking your shower curtain? The best way to get your shower curtain clean is to throw it in the wash with a few towels. The textured fibres of the towels will help scrub it clean in the washing machine so after it's been hung up to dry it'll be good as new.
It's fair to say that every house needs one. There will always be that one odd sock, a mystery button found under the sofa or that piece from a board game but you can't remember which one. When you finally work out where they belong you find you've "put them somewhere safe", so safe in fact that you've forgotten where they are!
That's where a 'Lost & Found' box comes in. You can use a cute vintage lunch box or just a lidded container to store all those little bits and pieces that have been temporarily separated from their homes. When you eventually need them, you'll know the first place to look!
It's common knowledge these days that almost everything can be washed in cold water (it's better for your bills and also the environment!) so get your temperature on your washing machine turned down if you can. Washing clothes at 30 degrees is absolutely possible these days with washing powders that are designed for this cycle. There are of course certain things that you should still wash in hot water. Sheets, towels and underwear should really be washed in the hottest water possible and take special care with undergarments, putting them in the dryer as soon as possible to stop bacteria growth whilst they sit damp in the washing machine.
Using kitchen roll for cleaning is one of those things we've all been guilty of in the past but when you really stop and think about it, how much kitchen roll and money are you wasting? Using micro-fibre clothes is a great solution: when wet, they sanitize and clean floors, counters, glass and tiles and eliminate the need for other cleaning products. They're reusable (depending on which ones you buy they're usually machine washable) so not only will you help the environment, you'll also be saving money as well!
Everyone has their own routine for cleaning their kitchen but we've found that circling your way around is actually a really good idea. By that we mean always beginning your cleaning on the right side of your stove, then move clockwise around the room. The stove is typically the dirtiest part of the kitchen so ending with it keeps you from spreading dirt and grease across your kitchen. Soak any washing up first (those pans from last night's dinner will be A LOT easier to clean if they've had a soak in some hot water and fairy!) and by the time you get back to them they'll only need a rinse and a quick scrub!
Since fabric softener and dryer sheets can strip towels of their absorbency, add ¼ cup white vinegar to the rinse cycle or throw two (new, clean) tennis balls in your dryer to get rid of static electricity, soften fabrics and eliminate the need for dryer sheets.
We all know that sponges can be a breeding ground for bacteria but we've got a quick and easy way to keep your sponge healthy and clean to use. A quick tip is to disinfect yours every few days by squeezing it out and microwaving it on high for a minute. This will kill any nasty bacteria currently residing in it. Eventually when it’s shredded and smelly, replace it.
Once a week, shake baking soda on a damp sponge and wipe around the machine’s edges to remove stuck-on food or stains. To clean the inside, run an empty cycle with a dishwasher cleaner: make sure you choose a product designed to kill bacteria like E.coli. During cold and flu season, add a quarter-cup of bleach to the regular dish cycle to kill bacteria. The dishes will be safe and sanitised after the rinse cycle is finished.
Although Britain drinks 165 million cups of tea a year, there is little agreement on how it should be served. In a bid to settle the centuries old argument, scientists at University College London have now got together to formulate a step-by-step guide for the perfect cup of tea and Millimopps has brought it here for you today! Apparently water temperature, timing and even the cup type are all crucial. (We knew our Emma Bridgewater mug obsession WAS necessary after all!).
The Don't s are very simple....
Cup of tea anyone?
We've found a quick and easy way to get your bath tub back to its original gleaming colour, removing those stains and marks that develop over time, and using such simple 'ingredients' too!
Combine equal amounts of cream of tartar and baking soda with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Rub the mixture into the stain with your fingers or a soft cloth. Let it sit for a half hour, then rinse well with water.
Sparkling bath tubs all round!
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Quick Tips from Millimopps!
Here at Millimopps Ironing Service we're constantly coming across little tips to make household chores less of a bore (and we don't just mean about laundry and ironing!) so we realised that we should be sharing them with you!