5 Cleaning Hacks You Need To Avoid

5 Cleaning Hacks You Need To Avoid

At Mrs Bucket, we love discovering new hacks to make cleaning easier and even a bit more fun! But as the old saying goes, ‘ if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is’. Some of the most popular cleaning hacks are completely pointless and can even cause damage to your home.

Here’s 10 cleaning hacks that we think you should avoid…

Using Vinegar

Vinegar is great for cleaning many surfaces such as glass and kitchen counter tops, however, using vinegar (apple cider vinegar in particular) on appliances in your kitchen can damage the rubber seal on them. Avoid using vinegar on places like oven doors and fridges where there may be a rubber seal.

Using Toothpaste

Many people believe that using toothpaste to clean glasses can help to remove old scratches, however, this is wrong and should be avoided at all costs. In fact, toothpaste removes the lense effect of the glasses making them useless and can even make the scratches worse.

Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is used for a multitude of household of beauty regimes but it should never be used anywhere near fabric. All oils stain fabrics and coconut oil is no exception to this rule.

Using Salt Solution

Apparently, using a salt solution when washing your clothes will prevent the colours from running and your clothes from fading. However, this is simply not the case and the salt solution has no effect at all and can damage your washing machine if used multiple times.

Using Mouthwash

A popular hack floating around Pinterest lately is the one where you pour mouthwash into a washing machine to give it a deep clean. But it turns out that this too is completely pointless and the mouthwash is simply too mild to make any difference to the cleanliness of the machine. You may have a minty smelling washing machine but it certainly won’t be clean.

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