We love cleaning hacks! But as the old saying goes, ‘if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.’ It turns out that some of the most popular cleaning hacks are actually pointless and can even cause damage to your home. But don’t worry because we’ve got the cleaning hacks that you need to avoid listed for you:
Do not use vinegar to clean rubber seals
Vinegar is an amazing cleaning tool that is great for cleaning many surfaces such a glasses and kitchen countertops. But, using vinegar could cause the rubber seal of your kitchen appliances to damage. And that’s the very last thing you want to happen, right? That’s why we suggest you to avoid using vinegar on places like oven doors and fridges and other places where there may be a rubber seal.
Do not use toothpaste to remove old scratches from your glasses
Many people are caught up in the thought that toothpaste is able to clean glasses and to even remove old scratches! This sadly is everything but the truth, the truth is that toothpaste actually should be avoided at all costs; toothpaste could cause the scratches to become even worse than they were before and that’s not the result you want to achieve, right?
Be careful with coconut oil and fabrics
Coconut oil is an insanely popular tool for both household and beauty regimes, but it should never be used anywhere near fabric. All oils stain fabrics and given the fact that coconut is an oil, you should avoid it from any fabrics.
Do not use any salt solutions when washing your clothes
It is said that using a salt solution when you’re washing your clothes will prevent the colours of your clothes from running and your clothes from fading. But, this is not the case! The salt solution has no effect at all on your clothes and could even cause damage to your washing machine after using it multiple times.
Do not use mouthwash to clean your washing machine
There has been a popular cleaning hack floating around the internet lately, where you need to pour a certain amount of mouthwash in your washing machine in order to give it a deep clean. Which is, anything but the truth; it turns out that this hack is completely pointless and that the mouthwash is too mild to be able to make any difference to the cleanliness of the washing machine. Yes, you may get a minty smell in your washing machine, but it certainly won’t get any cleaner because of it.