1. White Bread: To clean oil paintings (and pick up broken glass....thanks Leslie)

2. Ketchup:  To remove tarnish from copper & brass.

3. Oatmeal:  Create a paste to clean really dirty hands.

4. Rice:  Use uncooked rice and water to help clean thin necked vases/ bottles.

5.Tea:  Soak rusty garden tools in black tea and scour to remove rust.

6. Glycerin:  Helps to remove dried wax from candlesticks.

7.Club Soda: Cleans scuffed stainless steel sinks.

8. Hydrogen Peroxide:  Disinfect your keyboard.

9.Cornstarch- Remove grease stains from carpet.

10. Rubbing Alcohol:  Remove permanent marker from wood floors and solid surface countertops.

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3 Responses to "Green Tip – 10 Unexpected Cleaners"

  • Frank Hearl
    February 7, 2011 - 3:53 pm Reply

    These are great tips. I’m going to give a few of them a try at home!

  • Michelle Daikos
    February 10, 2011 - 12:23 am Reply

    Hydrogen Peroxide: Disinfect your keyboard.

    Love this idea! Will try it

  • Megan
    July 18, 2011 - 9:58 am Reply

    Who knew! Thanks for all the great recommendations, I just passed along the list to several of my colleagues.

    (Another green tip I’ve found helpful – White Wine: removes fresh red wine stains from carpets).

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