LD Picks: Best Home Cleaning Tips and Tricks

The web is full of brilliant cleaning tricks, so we figured we might as well collect our favourites in one easy-to-access place.

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Refresh a stinky mattress with a vodka bath


Good in a cocktail, better as a disinfectant. Got a stubborn odor on your mattress? Vodka is an odorless antiseptic that evaporates quickly, eliminating the odor and odor-causing bacteria that go overlooked in ordinary cleaning.

  1. Fill a spray bottle with vodka—Silent Sam will do; no need to pull out the Ketel One or Russian Standard.
  2. Add a couple of drops of essential oil for an extra scent boost.
  3. Shake well, and spray liberally over the mattress.
  4. Let the mattress dry completely before making the bed.
  5. Repeat as needed.

[More at Real Simple]

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