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Aug 13 2015

TBT: Grandma’s Old School Cleaning Tips Pt. 2

Old School Cleaning Tips Woman sweeping

Throwback Thursday is back again, and we’ve got more Old School Cleaning Tips that your grandmother would be proud of. Our elders have devised amazing concoctions and obscure cleaning methods to do the best job while saving a buck from buying commercialized products.

So we at Crucial Vacuum will be sharing some of the tips our grandparents have taught us.

Freshen Your Shoes by Using Household Herbs

Old School Cleaning Tips Shoes

Having funky smelling shoes is inevitable. We all sweat, and we all like wearing our favorite pairs of shoes, but it becomes a real issue once you become too embarrassed to remove your shoes when entering someone’s home. Don’t worry though, there’s an easy way to deodorize your shoes with some common fresh-smelling herbs!

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Aug 6 2015

TBT: Grandma’s Old School Cleaning Tips Pt. 1

old school cleaning

Whether it was World War II or the Vietnam era, our grandparents learned valuable lessons on staying frugal. They learned how to clean, preserve and repair without having to buy commercialized brands that we’ve grown accustomed to.

This Throwback Thursday, we’re bringing old school cleaning tips that your grandparents innovated in their time without breaking the bank.

Cleaning Your Oven without the Foul Smell

Hate that powerful oven-cleaner smell? Here’s a great alternative: Mix one box of baking soda (about 500g) with 1/4 cup of washing soda. Wet the floor and walls of the oven with a wet rag and sprinkle the mixture on the surface. Repeat and leave overnight. In the morning, wipe the mixture and grease away. Rinse well to remove the residue. Any remaining baked-on stains? Use salt on an abrasive pad to get it out. Continue reading »