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Spring Cleaning With WD-40 & Other Household Products

April 1, 2001

So, you’ve decided it’s time to conduct that annual ritual called spring cleaning. The next step is to go to the store to buy the variety of specialty products you’ll need to accomplish each task. Right? Well, maybe not.

When searching for cleaning supplies, you may find you already have a variety of low-cost household products on hand that will do the job. For example, baking soda can be used to clean bath tub rings and vinegar is often mixed with warm water to use as a window cleaner.

Other common products have a variety of cleaning functions that many people don’t even realize. The ever-popular WD-40 is great for cleaning and removing grease, adhesives, tar, sap and a variety of stains from surfaces around the house.

Often used in the garage to clean grease and grime, WD-40 works equally as well as a cleaner around the home. A squirt of WD-40 on kitchen and bathroom fixtures will return them to their original luster and prevent future build-up of soap scum, water spots and grime.

WD-40 can also be used to remove water spots on ceilings and floors caused by leaks and spills. And, marks left on floors or walls by crayon-wielding children come off easily with a small amount of WD-40 followed by simple soap and water.

There are even household cleaning solutions in your freezer! Ice cubes can come in handy for a variety of cleaning needs as well. If you get candle wax, chewing gum or other gooey substances on your carpet or tablecloth, simply hold an ice cube against the stain until it freezes and then lift or scrape the frozen object off. If this doesn’t work, WD-40 can be used to lubricate and clean the spot.

So for quality cleaning results, just look in your cabinets, cupboards and refrigerator for the solution. You may find the product that meets all your needs.

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