Clean your keyboard
- Start by disconnecting the keyboard. Turn it upside down and shake off all the crumbs. Then take the vacuum cleaner or a hair dryer (set to cold air) and clean between the keys.
- Use electronic detergent and use a microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe clean. If you do not have access to these, it can work with regular wet wipes.
- Isopropanol is a type of alcohol that cleans your keyboard deeply. Dip tops into the spirit and gently rub on each key. Allow to dry and no bacteria left. Be sure to never spray directly over the keyboard. You need to be careful as too much moisture can damage the function; especially on a laptop.
Cut a lemon into pieces, place the pieces in a bowl of water and then run the microwave on full power for four minutes and finish by wiping the inside with a damp cloth.
Inside of the oven
Method one – Vinegar. You take an ovenproof bowl and fill it with 24% Vinegar. Let the bowl stand inside the oven on 50-degree heat for about an hour. When the bell rings, you pick out the bowl, spray some ordinary detergent inside the oven and wipe with a damp cloth.
Method two – Soap. Take two parts liquid soap and mix with some water in a regular spray bottle. Spray the solution into the oven and then set the oven at 150 degrees. Let stand and soak for about 15 minutes before wiping with a cloth. Let the oven cool first so that you do not burn your hands.
Method three – Bicarbonate and vinegar. If your oven is extra dirty, you can use bicarbonate. Mix bicarbonate and a little water into a kind of paste and spread it over the worst areas. Then fill vinegar in a spray bottle and spray into the oven. A chemical reaction will occur where it bubbles and splashes a little – completely harmless. When it has worked for a while, take a cloth and wipe clean.
Take a piece of baking foil and make a ball. Dip the ball in coca-cola (or soap) and rub the grill so the dirt disappears.
You can easily extend the life of your dishcloth. Boil water and cloth with a little detergent and all bacteria will die. This should be done once a week.
Defrost your freezer
- Empty the freezer of food. A smart alternative is to defrost in the winter when it’s below zero. This way, you can place the food outdoors without destroying it. You can also take the opportunity to sort out items that have been forgotten for a little too long.
- To protect the floor in front of the freezer, it’s a good idea to cover it with towels and set up a frying pan in which the water can run down. If you are going to defrost a freezer box, there is usually a plug or a small spout in the bottom that is there to divert the water.
- To speed up the process, you can set a bowl of hot water in the freezer and let it stand for 5 – 10 minutes. The water loosens the ice so you can more easily scrape it off.
- Once the ice has loosened slightly, you can scrape it off. It’s important that you use a scraper that does not scratch the freezer, for example a wooden spatula. It can be tempting to chop in the ice, but preferably avoid this as you risk making marks and bumps on the freezer.
- When the freezer is defrosted, you can take the opportunity to give it an internal cleaning.
Carefully scrape off as much of the wax as you can – adapt the tool you choose to scrape the wax with to the fragility of the fabric. Place the stained cloth on a towel and then place two layers of kitchen paper, parchment paper or a paper bag on the candle stain. Put your iron on low heat and iron on the paper. This causes the stearin to melt and then be absorbed by the kitchen paper.
Method one – Vinegar. Pour vinegar into a glass, mix in a splash of water or unmixed juice. Top gently with a small drop of detergent.
Method two – Vinegar. Pour vinegar into a glass, mix gently in a tablespoon of liquid honey or a splash of juice. Top with a small drop of detergent.
Method three – Wine. Pour red or white wine into a glass. Top with a small drop of detergent.