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Introduction- Cutting boards usually carry a lot of bacteria and germs if not cleaned properly. Most people seem to have a problem with how to clean them because meat usually gets stuck in between the creases of the cutting board. This will show the right ways to clean your cutting boards. It will show you how to remove the black stains on your cutting board, how to clean the cutting board after using it, and how to clean a wooden cutting board with lemon, salt, etc.



Things you need:

  • Half slice of a Lemon
  • 1/3 cup of dish soap
  • 1/3 cup of Salt
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • Baking soda




First, you need to rinse the cutting board under warm water. Then place the meat board on a flat surface and sprinkle salt all over it. Then use the lemon slice and scrub the meat board. After scrubbing it sprinkle dish soap and vinegar all over the cutting board and use the other lemon slice to scrub it again. Then rinse under warm water and dry it with a clean dishtowel. Doing this will not only clean your cutting board but it will also get rid of any black stains that were on it as well.




Cleaning your cutting board with lemon and salt is a good trick for this. But there are still some additional things you need to do for this. The main thing you want to use is vinegar and lemon and also baking soda. The first thing you need to do is rinse the cutting board and sprinkle baking soda all over it then sprinkle a lot of vinegar on the board then use a lemon slice to scrub it.

If there is still meat stuck in between the board then use a scotch brite with dish soap on it and scrub the board.

This is the best way to clean your cutting board after using it.




If your cutting board looks clean but still has a bad scent you should probably try thick. What you want to do is get a container large enough to hold the cutting board and fill it up with warm water. Then pour 1 cup of vinegar and dish soap into the container and let the cutting board sit in the container for 30 minutes.

Then after that, your cutting board will be smelling a lot better than it did before.


Getting grease stains on clothes can make your whole outfit look bad. So it’s best to avoid that. But if you already had grease stains on your clothes you can try this tip. Mix some salt and warm water in a cup and pour a little water on the stained area. Now sprinkle 1/4 cup of salt on that area and use a spare toothbrush to remove the stain.



The Amish use vinegar to clean a lot of stuff. Vinegar also works as a great cleaning agent. So one of the best ways to clean your countertops is to use vinegar. First, get a clean damp cloth and pour 1/2 cup of vinegar on it. Then use the cloth to wipe the countertops. After that use a second damp cleaning cloth and wipe the countertops again to get rid of the vinegar smell.


If there is a lot of dirt and grime on your countertops try mixing 1 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda in a small dish or container and dip a damp cloth into the mixture and wipe the reason your countertops that has a lot of dirt and grime.



Tiles floors can get dirty very easily. One mistake people usually make when cleaning tiled floors are using bleach on them. This will make your tiled floors feel sticky and nasty. But instead of using bleach, you can use vinegar. You might be asking how do you clean tile floors with vinegar? Well To clean your tile floors properly you first need to get half a bucket of water and pour 2 cups of vinegar in it. Also, put a few drops of citrus essential oil in the water.

Now use a clean mop to wipe the tile floors with the mixture.



If you have old utensils that are starting to rust a little; you probably shouldn’t throw them away just yet. First, you need to get a large bowl or container and place the utensils in it. Then fill the container with warm water (fill it up to the top) then pour 2 cups of vinegar in the container and let the utensil sit in it for a couple of hours(best to leave them overnight). Then in the morning, you should clean the utensil with dish soap and you’ll realize that the rust is gone or barely visible.



Most Amish seems to use rubbing alcohol instead of glass cleaner. This is not a bad idea as it basically does the same thing. To clean your glass with rubbing alcohol you need to put a spray nozzle on the bottle of rubbing alcohol and spray it on the glass then use a microfiber cloth to wipe the glass. Your glass windows or mirrors will be looking very clean after doing this.



This one is probably the most creative Amish tip. So basically what you need to do is to add 4 cups of water, 2 cups of vinegar, and 5 drops of your best-smelling essential oils in a container. Now you can use this mixture as a substitute for fabric softener.



The way most Amish clean their stovetops is that they sprinkle baking soda all over the stove then squeeze a few drops of dish soap on a warm damp cloth and scrub the stove.



It’s strange how washing machines usually clean our laundry but they can get really dirty as well. Mold usually grows on the rubber gasket in the machine and this is the best way to get rid of the mold.

Get a bottle of vinegar, a clean cloth or brush, and a box of baking soda. Now get a container(dish, bowl, etc) to mix the vinegar and baking soda in. Pour 2 cups of vinegar in the container then sprinkle 2 cups of baking soda in it then mix the two. After mixing you should get the brush or cloth and dip them into the mixture and use them to wipe away the mold from the rubber gasket.



Having stains on shirts can make the best-looking outfits look terrible. So that’s why I put this tip on here because removing stains from white clothes can be very difficult to do. This is because we don’t want to ruin it. The best way to remove food stains from white clothes is to mix 2 cups of vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda together. Doing this will create a sticky substance.  Now get a spare toothbrush and dip it into the mixture and use it to gently scrub the stained areas on the shirt. Do this for as long as you want but be careful not to overdo it because this might mess up the material on the white shirt(let the mixture sit on the shirt for a couple of minutes).


Now after doing that you should place the shirt into the washing machine and use 2 cups of borax, diluted bleach, and your favorite laundry detergent to wash it. After washing and drying it your white shirt will be looking stainless and cleaner than ever.



Sometimes shirts usually get smaller over time not because you are getting bigger but because it’s shrinking. Shrinking? You might ask; yes shirts and blouses tend to shrink a lot because we always wash and dry them ( which you should). When washing your shirts or blouses try not to use warm water. If you keep washing them in warm water your clothes will eventually get a bit smaller.


If you already had a shrunken blouse or shirt and want them to fit properly again you need to try this trick. First, get a bucket of cold water and squeeze about 3 cups of conditioner in the water then place the shirt or the blouse in it and spin them around inside the bucket. Do this for 3 minutes. After that, you should let the clothes stay in the bucket for a couple of hours usually overnight. Then after a couple of hours take out the shirt, hold the top part of the shirt( the neck/collar area) and hold the bottom part of the shirt, then stretch. Keep stretching until the shirt starts to become a bit longer(be sure not to rip the shirt). After stretching the shirt rinse it in the sink then let it air dry(use a hanger and hang it somewhere in your house).



If you don’t have a box of dryer sheets but you want them so you can make your laundry smell better. Well, there is a quick and simple way to create your own DIY version of dryer sheets.


The first thing you need is a container. Then fill up 1/2 of that container with water then pour 3-4 cups of fabric softener in it. Then place a couple of clean washcloths in the container. Then let them sit there for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes take out the washcloths and wring them dry, and place them in the dryer with your laundry.  This will make your clothes smell so much better.



When washing your clothes do not mix them together and throw them in the machine because doing this is will cause you some trouble because some clothes color may run on some of your otger clothing and your white clothes wont be cleaned properly.


The best way to wash on laundry day is to group your clothes together. This means you should ut wash colored clothing separately from whites, wash clothes that can stain other clothing by themself, and don’t wash wool clothing with other clothes. And always wash your white clothing last. This is because when most people wash white clothing they tend to use bleach on them and you don’t want to mess up your colored clothing with bleach.


What’s the deal with all that clutter? Clutter is always a cause of something we’re doing or something we’re not doing. Clutter means to fill or heap in a disorderly manner. Is that the description of your home?


The reason why your home is cluttered could be any of the following scenarios, don’t have the time, kids, hoarding, lazy, don’t mind it at all. Did I get any of those right?




A busy lifestyle can cause a messy home, but it all depends on how organized you are. Yep, it all comes down to how your home is organized. Whether you’re dealing with a ton of kids or how busy you are, there’s always something you can do about having a cluttered home.




Did you know that a cluttered home can cause respiratory issues to developed? If you or anyone around you suffer from a breathing problem this can have you spending more cash and time at the doctor.




Know these signs. If you’re having a hard time finding items, little or no space to move around, can’t invite friends or family over, Musky air, roaches, and rodents, bed bugs. These signs mean it time to declutter your home ASAP.




CONTAINERS…You’ll be needing all the boxes and storage containers you can get your hands on. Spend a few days gathering these. Remember, decluttering may take more than a day, so boost yourself.




Start by clearing the floor and passageways. You’ll be needing space to move around. Tripping may come into play if you don’t do this. We are trying our best not to call 911.



Remove all that you have in the closet. Pick out the items you’ll are using and separate them from the ones you’re not. “Using” is the word we are focusing on. Toss all the items you’re not using into a container. You may want to label these containers to be on the safe side.



Old handbags, empty perfume bottles, old shoes, unused clothes, old combs and brushes, books etc. Place these into a labeled container. Check on your bed linens. Only hang on to things you use at least once per month otherwise out the door it goes flying.



These are items you’ll be needing but not using every day. Place these in carefully labeled containers and place them in a clean clear space. You can return to these whenever they are needed.


Do this for all the rooms in your home with the name of the room and the content on the container. This makes it easy for you to located items when you need them. As you can see there are items you’ll be needing but not right away these don’t have to be in your everyday space.



Did you clear the floor in this area? if not start picking items off the floor. Check for decoration clutter, toss the ones that are outdated it may just be time to upgrade to the more modern types. Keep the ones that are sentimental, meaning there’s a story behind it and it fits in.


*Remove everything out of the living room

*Tweak dysfunctional items

*Purge the entire area if you must

*Replace only needed items


If your living room is used for multiple purposes then zoning would be just what you need. Create small spaces in your living room that only hold items for their purpose.


The living room should be the easiest room in the home to declutter, All it takes is a purge and redecorating and placing and keeping things in their places when they are through using.



I know the kitchen is where the fun of decluttering runs out. After all, almost everything in the kitchen is usable. Even though this is quite true there are items there that are corroding the area and you can do without.


For utensils such as your pots pans and storage containers, these are to be inspected carefully. Toss the ones that are old and again not being used. Too many of these can clutter your kitchen.


Minimalize the entire area by removing excess plates and cups. Place and keep everything in their designated space. One important tip to remember is to place items back in their place when you’re through using them. The smaller amount you have visible the less clutter your kitchen will be.


The good thing about decluttering is redecorating. This is the time you realized that most of the clutter that was taking up so much space was junk or simply not needed by you. You can choose to have a yard sale or just donate these items to someone who will use them every day.











You need to make sure the sink is wet. After you make the sink wet you should sprinkle 1-2 cups of BFK(bar keeper’s friend) in it, then use a wet cloth to wipe the sink. After doing that you should rinse the sink with water. Your sink will look very clean and shiny after doing this.





For this, it’s best to use a Barkeeper’s Multipurpose cooktop cleaner. What you need to do is get a damp sponge and squeeze a few drops of BFK multipurpose cooktop cleaner on it. Now use the sponge to clean the stove. After doing this your stove will be looking cleaner than before.





The best way to clean any stainless steel pans is to use a BFK powder cleanser.  What you need to do is to sprinkle 1 cup of BFK inside the pot, then use a damp sponge to scrub both inside and outside the pot. After doing that you need to soak inside the pot with warm water for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes rinse the pot with water.





Apply a small amount of BFK to a wet sponge and use it to wipe the shower door. After that, you should wait about 7 mins, then rinse the shower door with water. Then use a dry cloth to wipe the glass.





This is very simple. All you need to do is pour 1 cup of  BFK into the toilet then let it sit there for 10 minutes. After 10 mins use a toilet brush to clean inside the toilet, then flush. This will make inside your toilet look way cleaner than before.

Skillets are one of the best kitchen cookware you could have. They are thick and make dinner seem so easy to prepare. These amazing pans are also known as the ” frying pan” which is made from carbon steel or cast iron.


These materials make your skillet prone to rust. There’s no actual way to prevent your cast iron from rusting because eventually at some point the rust may appear the best that you can do is learn how to clean and care for your skillet.


The good news is there are ways you can protect the iron. You can protect the iron and prevent rust simply by seasoning the skillet with carbonized oil. Just in case you’re wondering what is carboned oil?



Carbonized oil comes from our food. The butter or oil we used turned into carbonized oil. While this may not be good for your stainless steel, this is awesome for your skillet.


That’s why it is important to avoid acidic products when washing your skillet. Carbonized oil is sold on the market and can be purchase at your local grocery store. Now, that’s great news.



Skillets, because their material is susceptible to rust if exposed to moisture for a period of time will cause premature rusting even on a fairly new skillet.


Avoid soaking at all cost, avoid acidic foods such as tomatoes and vinegar. These foods are highly acidic and can remove the seasoning leaving you with a rusty skillet.


It’s easy to toss everything into the dishwasher, but not your skillet, also try your very best to avoid air-drying your skillet. The lingering moisture will only make matters worse by retaining the water which leads to more rust, oh oh!



Always keep your cast iron skillet dry and seasoned at all times. This type of cookware requires more TLC than others. Now that you know why your skillet is rusting and how to prevent it from rusting.


Now it’s time for you to know how to clean and remove the rust from your cast iron skillet. Get ready to have beautiful skillets at the end of this article.



Removing the rust from a skillet is not all that complicated as it may seem. What you’ll need is strength, an abrasive scrubbing tool, dish soap’ and baking soda.



In the dry skillet, pour in your dish soap and the baking soda, Using a scotch Brite, proceed to scrub the pot. If you notice a soapy brown substance this simply means the rust is releasing. Don’t stop, continue for another minute scrubbing vigorously.


To rinse, submerge the skillet into room temperature water. Room temperature water is perfect as it is not too cold or too hot. Avoid using hot water as this will remove too much of the seasoning. Over washing your skillet is a NO, NO! avoid doing this as much as you can.



We looked at washing with only water, dish soap, baking soda, and a scotch Brite. However, a gentle cleaner you can use to remove rust from your skillet and one that won’t break down the seasoning is no other than Bon Ami.


Sprinkle Bon Ami into the skillet. Damp with a little warm water then scrub. For those who hate to use their muscles, then using a scrubbing product will help you relax your muscles while still removing the rust. Rinse as you normally would and dry well.



Your main focus when washing your skillet is keeping it natural to prevent damage to the material. Don’t freak out at this but the potato is a natural cleaner when it comes to skillets.


Cut a potato in half then sprinkle the skillet with a tablespoon of course salt. Use a side of the potato to scrub the rust away. The raw area of the potato is the scrubber.


After washing your skillet dry well to remove moisture. Hang your skillets instead of keeping them in the cupboard. This will keep it dry at all times. If your skillet comes with a lid. Do not replace the lid immediately after washing. Allow the skillet to dry, season, and replace the lid.



Remember we looked at carbonized oil? Another way to season your skillet is by using olive oil or pan spray. I prefer to seasoned my skillet with these as they are light and brightens the appearance of my skillet, so to save your wallet try using one of these.


Just being here shows that you care for your skillet. Give your skillet some love with these tips and see the difference it makes. Remember, wash, dry then season.





These dollar store tips that I’m about to talk about will come in very handy. I know a lot of people don’t like when people over-explain stuff so I am about to explain these dollar store hacks in a very simple and understanding way. So here are some genius dollar store hacks you need to know.



Have too many utensils and don’t know where to put them? Well, all you need to do is put some of them in an empty jar.



Want to start a small garden but don’t have any space. Well, you can grow your flowers in a jar container. Just fill half of the jar with moist dirt and then add whatever plant you want to add to it.



This is very simple just place a drawer organizer in the kitchen drawers. This will make things look way more organized.



This hack is very simple. What you need to do is install a towel rack on the side of the kitchen counter then hang them on it using a hook.



You can use small baskets or containers to do this. You can also buy different color buckets to spice up the look in your pantry.




A baseboard is definitely a place that most people including myself usually forget to clean. When I used to clean my home I used to overlook the baseboard areas. Until one day they looked extremely dirty. They had a lot of dust and other markings on them. That’s when I decided to clean it. Once I was finished cleaning the baseboards, it made the rest of the house look way cleaner than before.


Now it’s time for me to tell you how to do it. You have 2 options. Option one is to use a magic eraser. For this, all you need to do is get a magic eraser sponge and soak it in water. Then squeeze the excess water out of it. Now use the sponge to clean the baseboards. Be sure to scrub gently.


The second option is to use an old toothbrush. A toothbrush? You might ask but yes a toothbrush is great at cleaning things such as shoes, grooves, and other hard-to-reach areas. Now all you need to do is use the toothbrush to clean the baseboards(make sure the brush is wet. If you realize that the stains or scuff marks are still there, just squeeze a tip of dish soap on the toothbrush(like how you would squeeze toothpaste on a toothbrush). Now gently brush the walls.


These 2 options will make your baseboards look way cleaner than before.



Another place that most people usually overlook when they are cleaning is tables or desks. People not only leave them dirty for a long time but they also leave them unorganized as well. The best way to clean any table or desk is to use a duster and get rid of the dust that was on them. Then use a slightly damped microfibre cloth to wipe the legs of the table. Then use a dry microfibre cloth to give the table a final wipe



The best way to clean any refrigerator is to start from the inside. To clean the inside of the refrigerator you first need to take everything that you had in the fridge and put it on a counter so you can clean more areas. Only remove items from the areas you are going to clean.


Now what you need to do is get a damp cloth and squeeze 3 drops of dish soap on it. Then pour 1/2 cup of vinegar on the cloth. After doing that use the cloth to wipe inside the fridge. After you finish wiping it. Use a dry cloth to wipe away the soap residue that was made by wiping the refrigerator the first time. Now put back the stuff in the fridge.


Now let’s focus on the outside of the refrigerator. If your fridge is a stainless steel fridge I wouldn’t recommend you try this.What you need is another damp cloth and a bottle of dish soap. Squeeze 2 drops of dishsoap on the cloth and wipe the fridge doors with it. After doing that just use a dry cloth to wipe away the soap residue.This might sound really similar to what I said before and thats because it is.



It’s strange that a lot of people watch TV very often but usually don’t clean it. I was one of these people. The main reason why I use to not clean it was that most of the dust build-up was on the back of the TV. So the best way to clean your TV is to get a duster and get rid of the dust on the back of it. If you have dust on the TV screen just lightly dust it(with the duster).


See that was very simple.



First, you need to organize your closet. If you want to organize your closet properly this will show you the best ways to do it. The next thing you need to do is get rid of the dust that was in the closet. Don’t worry most of the dust that’s in the closet or at two places the closet floor and the walls. All you need to do is just vacuum or sweep away the dust that’s on the floor. For the walls what you need is a duster and dust the wall in the closet.

Cleaning hardwood floors is not an easy task. They usually get very dirty and sometimes sticky overtime. You have to clean them in special ways. So I’ve gathered some info on how to clean hardwood floors and this is what I came up with.

This will guide you on how to clean your hardwood floors.



This might sound a bit difficult but trust me, it isn’t. The first thing you need is an empty glass cleaner spray bottle. Then you need the following ingredients.

  • 3 tbsp of vinegar
  • tip of essential oil (lemon)
  • 2 tsp of pine sol
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • warm water (pour it into the spray bottle until it reaches halfway)



Be sure to clean the floor first. Try to sweep or vacuum it so you can get rid of all the dust that was on it. After doing that, you should use a clean damp mop to clean the floors(make sure to use warm water on the mop). Then use a dry clean towel to dry the floor. If you leave any liquid on hardwood floors it might damage them. So it’s best to always dry up after something is spilled or when you are mopping it. I don’t recommend air drying.



Spray the mixture all over the floor.

The next thing you need to do is to spray the mixture all over the floor.  After that, you should use a clean damp mop to wipe the floor.
After doing this you should use a towel to dry the floor.
This will make your floors look shiny and clean.

Cleaning a home can be very hard at times. That’s because most people don’t know where to start. So I’ve written this article to help out those who are having issues cleaning their home and want a proper guide.  Start by doing the following.




The best way to start when cleaning your entire home is by decluttering. You can choose to declutter and clean one room at a time or choose to declutter the whole house then clean the rooms after. When decluttering you have to organize things first. Let’s say you are in your bedroom, try to organize a lot of things. Put back things where they belong and that will help you to realize which items are useful. When decluttering your bedroom remember to organize the closet as well. If you want to learn more about organizing a closet you can check this out. If you know you are not going to use something ever again try to get rid of it. Sometimes we might think that some things we have are useful but honestly, they aren’t.




Hooray, you decluttered your whole house, but know we have to focus on the cleaning part. Don’t worry  I will guide you through this. One of the best ways to clean a messy house is to start with the room that’s usually the easiest to clean and end with the hardest one. Usually its the following order for me:




Your bedrooms are probably the easiest area to clean in your entire house. That’s because they are usually not as big as the living room. This makes it way easier to clean. Another reason why they are the easiest room to clean is because they aren’t a lot of people in most bedrooms.


Here is the best way to clean your bedrooms. Start by dusting. Dust off areas such as the dressers, bedside table, wall corners, the closet, and also curtains. Next, you need to organize your dresser and your bedside table. After doing that you need to use a vacuum and clean the carpet. If you have a wood floor try sweeping it then get a clean damp cloth and pour about 2-3 cups of murphy’s oil soap on the floor(wooden floor) then use the cloth to wipe the floor. using murphy’s oil soap on any wooden surfaces will not only clean it but it will make it look shiny as well.




The living room is way more easier to clean than you might think. Sure it usually has a lot of people in it but to clean it isn’t going to take along time.


The first thing you need to do is dust off certain surfaces. Make sure to dust the surface of certain things like the TV, table, sofa, walls, theater, and anything else that has a lot of dust on it. Then after that make sure to vacuum the floor. Also be sure to organize minor stuff like the cushions on the sofa, the living room table, and the Tv stand(if you have one). Then afterward make sure to use an air fresher for the final touch.




The kitchen is a bit harder to clean but just do the following. Be sure to clean all the dishes, clear the drainer, clean the kitchen cabinets with a damp cloth and some dish soap. Use the same cloth to clean the top of the stove, and the refrigerator door. Don’t forget to clean the kitchen countertops. To clean the kitchen countertop properly you need to pour 1 cup of disinfectant on the countertops, then use the cloth to wipe. This will also make your kitchen smell better.


Now it’s time to focus on the floors. First, you need to vacuum or sweep the floor. If you have a Swiffer wet jet this will be easy because all you have to do is spray and mop. But if you have a regular mop just make sure it’s damp. Pour 2-3 cups of disinfectant on the floor(only do this if it’s a tile floor). Now use the mop to wipe the floor.




One of the worst part of cleaning any bathroom is that there are lots of hair on the ground and in the shower. It’s best to start by spraying the shower with this mixture. Be sure not to use too much vinegar in the mixture. Spray the mixture all over the shower, next thing to do is spray the same mixture inside and on your toilet. Make sure not to wipe away the soap residue let it sit on the toilet and inside the shower. The next place you should clean is the face basin. To clean the face basin properly you need to squeeze 3-4 drops of dish soap on a damp wet cloth. Now use that cloth to wipe the face basin. After doing that rinse the face basin with water, then dry it with a dry cloth.


Now, let’s focus on the mirror. You can either use glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol. If you are using glass cleaner all you need to do is spray the glass cleaner all over the mirror and then use a piece of paper towel to clean the mirror. If you don’t have any glass cleaner but a bottle of rubbing alcohol instead; you can still use it. Just place a spray nozzle on the rubbing alcohol bottle and spray it on the mirror. Now use a microfibre cloth or paper towel to wipe the mirror.


Remember to rinse inside the shower and wipe away the soap residue from the toilet.


Next thing is to clean the floor. The bathroom floor is usually not that hard to clean but it can still get pretty messy. All you need to do is sweep up all the dust and hair into a scoop and dump it.




Cleaning the attic is not an easy task. This is mostly because there is a lot of stuff stored in it and also it has a lot of built-up dust.


First, you need to get rid of the things you don’t need. Trust me you probably won’t use some of that stuff again. After decluttering you need to dust off the walls. After dusting you need to vacuum or sweep the attic floor.


After cleaning all of these areas your house will be looking cleaner than ever. Also just reminding you to get rid of most of the things you know you are not going to need as this will make your house look less cluttered.