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8 Cleaning Tips from My German Grandmother


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Growing up, it seemed like my grandma had a trick for just about every household problem. Here are some of my Grandma Joann’s best suggestions for a clean kitchen and home.

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Polishing Glass Stovetops

Use Bon Ami powder then Weiman’s Glass Cooktop Cleaner  to clean glass cooktops.

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Shining Stainless Steel

Weiman’s wipes “work like magic.”

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Cleaning Red Wine Spills

Sprinkle with table salt and rub with cold water before laundering. 

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Getting Rid of Grease

For a fabric stain, try a clean sponge dipped in club soda.

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Freshening Garbage Disposal

Pour some baking soda down the drain and run your faucet to absorb smells.

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Lifting Yellow Stains

Use lemon juice to remove any stains from glassware.

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Erasing Water Rings

On wood surfaces, use toothpaste and rub off with a paper towel

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Unclogging the Drain

Pour a  mixture of baking soda and vinegar down into the drain. Once the fizzing stops, pour boiling water down to finish the job.

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