Today I am letting you in on my Pinterest undertakings. On my Clean House, Happy Heart board, I have managed to implement a few pins and to much surprise, have found great success in doing so! Check it out:
Claim: Put two TBS of vanilla extract in an oven-safe cup/bowl, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven. It's actually a common realtor trick.
Result: My apartment smelled FABULOUS! It smelled like fresh baked cookies all throughout the apartment. The down side: The smell quickly faded after it was taken out of the oven. I would have loved the smell to linger a bit more.
Claim: Ball up Newspaper and stuff into refrigerator when it SMELLS BAD. Change out papers every 2 hours until smell is gone! (A plumber recommended this to us when we returned from vacation to find a basket of rotted spinach!!! IT WORKS and worked after 3 changes - we had already tried everything else!)...wonder if it would work in a microwave where someone burnt the popcorn?
Result: Worked like a charm after ONE try! However, I only tried this for the microwave. You know that nasty smell that builds up in the microwave? Yup. This solved that problem. I will forever be using this trick. I have yet to try it for the fridge though, since we haven't had problems yet, though I imagine it works great. No down side.
Shower head cleaner
Claim: 1/3 cup baking soda -1 cup white vinegar -1 plastic bag -1 large bag twisty tie Let sit several hours or overnight.
Result: Amazing!! Our shower head was completely blocked and water was coming out of it irregularly. After an overnight treatment of this, it flowed nicely and opened up holes that hadn't been used in a loooong time. Highly recommended. No down side.
There you have it!! I tried it, faced success, and now encourage you to do the same! Don't you just love Pinterest? I'm addicted.