Not Just for Snack: Three Foods That Clean Up

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When was the last time you looked at your dinner plate and wondered what you could use for house cleaning? If you're like most, probably not anytime lately! We understandably tend to separate food and cleaning supplies, but every once in a while, they are the same.

The next three foods pull double-duty as house cleaners. Would you ever think to try these?

White Bread to Erase Crayon Marks

There go the kids, leaving their mark in frustratingly stubborn crayon on the wall in your dining room. If you scrub, there's a chance you'll peel some of the paint, but none of your normal cleaners does a thing for it.

Go to the kitchen and grab a slice of white sandwich bread and squeeze it into a ball. Take it back to the wall and use it like an eraser on the marks. You might have to use a little elbow grease, but it will take the marks off without scratching, chipping, or peeling your paint.

Cereal Cleans the Coffee Grinder

The coffee in your coffee grinder is perfectly ground, and you make a pot of fantastic coffee—except it tastes like...cilantro, and you suddenly remember that you used the grinder to chop herbs last night.

The key to this is using the right kind of cereal: crunchy, dense, whole-grain cereal is your best bet. Take a handful of the preferred finger food of 1-year-olds and drop it in the coffee grinder, run it for 30 seconds, and dump out the cereal. It will take smells and flavors with it!

Sports Drinks in Your Toilet Bowl

Believe it or not, the same drink advertised to rehydrate and provide electrolytes to sports players also cleans your toilet. Just pour the drink in, let it sit for 10-20 minutes, then take a toilet brush to it. Your toilet will be clean—and perhaps ready to run a marathon!

Your maid services can tackle your toilet bowl and most of the other surfaces in your house, too; so if time is running away from you, give us a call! 

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