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Household Item Spotlight for Auburn

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

Today, we're going to talk about some items you probably already have in your home, and other things they're great for! 


You probably have a bottle of ketchup sitting in the door of your fridge right now. Besides being great to dip your fries in, ketchup is an excellent cleaner for copper and brass. Put a thick layer of ketchup to your copper or brass, allow it to sit for 30 minutes to a few hours (depending on the dirty-ness). Then use a wet cloth or paper towel to remove the ketchup, and it'll be nice and shiny again!

Olive Oil

Dab or spray a little bit of olive oil onto your stainless steel appliances, then wipe! Go over the area again with a dry cloth to buff it out, now you'll be able to see your reflection in the dishwasher!

Rubbing Alcohol

If the kids just happened to get a hold of some pens and it just so happened to draw all over the bed sheets... rubbing alcohol is a great solution to get those stains out. 

Baking Soda

Baking soda is probably the most versatile household item when it comes to cleaning! It can unclog drains, remove grime, wash walls, and even clean fruits and veggies! 

To clean your fruits and veggies, fill the sink with cold water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda, then soak for 5 minutes, then rinse! Now you can enjoy your apples, peppers, berries and all of your other healthy snacks :) 


You can remove that yellow/ orange soap scum from your shower or bathtub with some vinegar. You can even use the same method for your washing machine. 

Now that you have a few hacks to clean your home basically for free, try out some of these methods, let us know how it went! Send us a message on Facebook with your results! 

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