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u/Renagleppolf · 9 pointsr/CleaningTips

Hey there. First off, it's really good to hear you are trying to come out of a funk. That's something to be proud of, and as you keep tackling small projects, I hope you keep giving yourself the props you deserve for your efforts. It's really great.

As for the sink! I'd start off gentle and then work your way up here.

First off, baking soda. Nothing shines my stainless steel sink like a good baking soda scrub. Get yourself a few boxes of baking soda (I say a few, because there are endless ways to use it to clean stuff and its cheap as heck, so it doesn't hurt to have a few extra hanging around). Also this is the best sponge known to man, and it wont scratch your sink or your tub or your dishes or anything. Get a bunch, they are endlessly useful!

I find that it can be helpful to wet the sink down just a bit. Sprinkle the baking soda HEAVILY all over it. The sides, the basin, just everywhere you can get it. Don't be shy here. I'm talking like up to a half an inch of the stuff. Then wait. Wait a while. Maybe 15 minutes? Maybe an hour? Maybe a few? However long you can wait. (Take the time to maybe go on a walk and listen to a podcast and enjoy some fresh air. Or an episode or 2 of the most mind numbingly delightful tv show you can find. Whatever makes you happy. Treat yourself.) When you come back to it you might see that a little bit of grime has absorbed into the baking soda (no? Does that just happen with me? I'm filthy, so this happens with me.) Then take your Dobie pad and wet it down a bit with some warm water and scrub the dickens out of the sink. I'd start from the top rim of the sink and work your way down here. As you scrub, you can keep getting your sponge a little wet, but you're going to want to be working the baking soda in with the sponge and a lot of elbow grease. The baking soda will start to fall and accumulate in the bottom of the basin. Try to minimize having the water wash the majority of it down the drain just yet. Use the accumulating baking soda to keep scrubbing.

When done, I like to take a jug of white vinegar and pour it on the pile of baking soda that has accumulated. I do this for a number of reasons. Firstly, it explodes, and that is very very cool. You can keep scrubbing with the new vinegar mixture too, whatever floats your boat. I find the vinegar helps to shine things up a bit, as well as work as a deodorizer. Also, if enough baking soda accumulates in the drain and the vinegar continues to react to it down there, it'll help keep things unclogged and smelling nicely.

Hopefully this does the trick to lift the grease spots as well as shine things up.

If the baking soda/vinegar method does not work, I'd go get some Bar Keepers Friend or Bon Ami. Use a similar technique, but a light sprinkle of the product instead of a heavy sprinkle. And don't add the vinegar, just scrub with the Dobie and water.

Also, WD-40 might be something you can just dive right in with. Just dab some on a soft sponge or rag and wipe it up. (I'd wash and rinse the residue of this off with plain dish-soap and water after you are done. I don't think you'd want to eat off of dishes that accidentally pick up this residue).

You could also look into getting a small blade or razor to scrape it up (with the WD-40 as a lubricant for extra help). You would just have to be extra careful here, but there's less of a chance of scraping the surface in an extreme way with this than a metal brush or something of the sort.

As far as the stove is concerned, I'd just jump right in with Bar Keepers Friend/Bon Ami and the Dobie pad. I also find that Windex works really well on my stove top to shine it up.

As a side note on general cleaning, if you are struggling finding where to start with your cleaning products, these are all very good products to have on hand to tackle a lot of different cleaning conundrums (You would be amazed what plain dish soap can accomplish). I also like to get cleaning products that smell good and illicit positive feelings (If Mrs. Meyers is a brand available to you, the Honeysuckle scented products INSANELY good). I also cannot recommend the book Ask A Clean Person enough. It's very helpful for people who need straightforward cleaning advice and rules.

Goodluck with your progress!!!

u/justnopethefuckout · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

There is a plug in air purifier for smaller to medium size rooms to start you off with something cheap. The filter is even to help rid cigarette smoke. Also, I understand that feeling. I dealt with that until I was able to move out. I'd also recommend politely asking them to not smoke in your room.

Febreze heavy duty plug ins are cheap and help with all types of odors, including smoke. The fabric spray can be spritzed on your clothes, definitely wash everything when you can. Also, does your dryer have a steam refresh option? If so, that would really help you before school. Takes a few minutes and gets rid of a lot of the smell.

I second keeping you door closed at all times and using a towel. You could also actually buy a protector for the bottom of your door to better prevent it getting in, these are also cheap on amazon. Keep your windows open as much as you can and open your closet door when you do.

I'm also putting another link for amazon for these charcoal eliminator bags. You can hang them in your closet or put them in your dresser. All of this will help a lot, but of course not fully rid of it. And if you're able to, don't wear your clothes around them while smoking. Change right before school. If they drive you, roll down the window or at least crack it. Hope this helps.

Edit - Don't over spray with cologne either. It can actually make the smell worse. Spritz 1-2 times on your neck depending on how strong the smell is. I'm a female and learned this the hard way with my perfume when in school.

Here is the first one I mentioned -

Hamilton Beach True Air Plug-Mount Odor Eliminator

Here is another good one as well -

Germ Guardian Pluggable Air Purifier & Sanitizer, Eliminates Germs and Mold with UV-C Light, Deodorizer for Odor from Pets, Cooking, Laundry, Diapers, Room Freshener for Small Rooms, GG1000

Charcoal bags -

Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag (4 Pack), 200g Natural Air Purifying Bags, Activated Charcoal Odor Eliminators, Car Air Purifier, Closet Freshener, Home Air Purifier, Odor Eliminating Charcoal Bags

u/MoonOverJupiter · 5 pointsr/CleaningTips

I'm a clean-as-you-go advocate. I try to wash up pots and bowls as I finish with them. I just work it into a spare moment in the other food prep - washing a single dish doesn't take long. Having a soap dispensing brush is a nice convenience, and encourages this "as you go" washing up.

Start meal prep work an empty dishwasher, so you have a place to put things as you are done with them. It leaves the sink free for handwashing, filling pots with water, washing veggies, and so on.

If anything gets cooked on, fill it with soapy water right away. It will be easy to clean later.

I like reusable cleaning cloths for wiping down surfaces. Use whatever cleaner appeals, I like the Method brand sprays.

I hate oxide on the stainless steel sink, so scrub often with Barkeeper's Friend paste. It's usually the last thing I do on the kitchen. BF keeps stainless pots and pans looking great, too.

Clean up fridge spills right away, or they turn into cement because of the dehyrdrating effect of the fridge. A couple times a year, you should remove everything and really clean all the shelves and drawers. Throw out old or spoiled food.

u/idyllically · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

Just brushed out our dog with this. Loved it, he has long hair and it did the trick. (Labradoodle)

I LOVE our hand vacuum. I get annoyed with dusting things that don’t really do the trick because I can still see things floating around. But I really see things get sucked with this guy.

Third the roomba suggestion. I forget the brand we have but it’s so easy to leave it on while we leave for the day. The legs get stuck or fall off around the apartment here or there so that’s annoying.

I got a steam mop Wednesday for my laminate floors. Meh. I don’t know how I feel about it. I was expecting miracle worker given what I’ve read on this Reddit group. But I also cheaped out and bought a highly rated one because it was $20 off so $40 total compared to some $80-$120 alternatives. I linked it below but now it’s only $10 off so I don’t know if I’d recommend going with it. But my boyfriend did remark it looks like no one has walked on our floors and it’s a good way to finish off a vacuum.

Safari De-Matting Comb for Dogs,...

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum, Purple

Steam Mop Cleaner ThermaPro Elite 12 in 1 for Hardwood/Tiles/Vinyl/Carpet - Easy-Detachable Handheld Steam Cleaner for Kitchen - Garment - Furniture and Clothes, Multifunctional Whole House Steamer

u/MoonlightGroove · 7 pointsr/CleaningTips

Yo, no one listens to me but no matter what you try, the Drill Brush. It will be your friend. Why put in a billion EGUs (elbow grease units)? You will clear faster. Especially on a surface like that.

Good luck!

u/Silverfire4200 · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

I would try mixing 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water or white vinegar and apply the paste to the burners. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes and then scrub gently with a scouring pad

Adding: If you get it clean, it looks like there is some stuff you can apply to help keep them nice

u/shiplesp · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

I just use water and a little dish soap. Get a good microfiber washer to give them a good scrubbing before using the squeegee. There are some good YouTube tutorials about the best way to squeegee a window, and technique can make a difference.

u/DummyFive · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

Try an Ozone Generator. Best way I’ve found to get rid of any smells. Leaves the room smelling like fresh rain. Just can’t be in there when it does it’s job. Good luck with the dirty birdy.

Enerzen Commercial Ozone Generator 6,000mg Industrial O3 Air Purifier Deodorizer Sterilizer (6,000mg - Black)

u/jstarzyk121 · 3 pointsr/CleaningTips

Agreed. Weimans is seriously the best for this! I have cleaned a lot worse than this with weimans and just a couple minutes of scrubbing. Use razor blade for heavy areas, then clean, then wipe and buff with paper towels. Make sure not to get the spray kind or the wipes tho. Those are pretty much worthless.

u/eripie · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

I keep something similar to this brush in the bathroom I find it helps with cleaning time and because it’s always ready to go I can clean on the go if needed

u/MightySchwa · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

Barkeeper's friend. I would mix it with water and make a paste and apply it to the tub. Let it sit for 10-15 mins and then scrub. If you want to save your elbows, get a pack of these: Drillbrush Bathroom Surfaces Tub, Shower, Tile and Grout All Purpose Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit

u/katy_didnot · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

Toilet bowl cleaner with bleach on all of it, grout included. Leave it set, then scrub it away with magic erasers. The viscosity and potency of the toilet bowl cleaner will get a lot of that grime that’s caked on.

They also make drill attachments with scrub brushes like this that take a lot of the elbow grease out of a job like this

Good luck!

u/kv4268 · 5 pointsr/CleaningTips

Yep, Oxyclean. You can also use an enzymatic stain remover like Puracy's or Shout should work too. Oxyclean should be added to hot water and the clothing allowed to soak for at least an hour before washing.

u/ellesue6 · 5 pointsr/CleaningTips

Evriholder Sw-250I-Amz-6, Furemover Pet Hair Removal Broom with Squeegee & Telescoping Handle That Extends from 3-5', Black & Yellow

Or something similar. Works really well!

u/saltydottie · 3 pointsr/CleaningTips

I bought a scrub brush set from amazon that fits in a power drill- less than $20 and totally worth it!
Bathroom Surfaces Tub, Shower, Tile and Grout All Purpose Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit

u/CrunchyMother · 4 pointsr/CleaningTips

Look for a rubber carpet broom.
Furemover Broom and Lint Brush Combo made from Natural Rubber, Multi-Surface and Pet Hair Removal

u/Sparkinson01 · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

My mom swears by Stanley Home Products degreaser. I think it’s on amazon. I’ll add an edit with a link if I find it.

Edit: it’s available on amazon

u/imjew_ish · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

Works on any protein based fluids. I use this for dog urine and it eliminates the smell completely. Any enzyme cleaner will work but this is one of the cheapest options.

u/somerandomguy376 · 6 pointsr/CleaningTips

Weimans ceramic polish and a razor blade. You can find a kit on [amazon] ( with everything. Also baking soda and vinager mixed together, let sit for 10 mins then scrub with a paper towel.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

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u/corpse_flour · 1 pointr/CleaningTips

Aside from wiping down messes as soon as they happen (dried stuff is always harder to clean), you can get burner covers that keep splashes off of whatever burners you aren't using. Just don't put the covers on hot burners, or turn on a burner with the cover on it.

These are especially handy if your spouse is a messy cook, or if you are short on counter space, as you can use your stove top without messing it up too much.

u/Zireael316 · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

I'd try this air purifier. Worked wonders for getting rid of an undesirable smell from my roommate's clothes, bedding and room.

u/sunshine4769 · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

We recently moved in to a house that sat empty for 4 years before we bought it. The jetted tub hadn’t been used in that time, so the first time I filled it with water and ran the jets it was absolutely disgusting. I tried a few different online tips (running water through with dishwasher detergent, bleach, vinegar, etc.) but I ran it at least a dozen times and more stuff just kept coming out. I broke down and bought this and it worked so much better! Just start with it and skip the other “homemade” remedies.