Popular Grandma Home Cleaning Tricks Prove Technology Does Not Have All The Answers

Date April 24, 2018 12:59

Grandmas are amazing. They love unconditionally, and because they gave birth to our parents, they have all the fun, embarrassing stories from watching them grow up.


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Grandma knows best

But, beyond loving and acting as mediators between parents and children, grandmas come with their bags of tricks and life lessons.


They know just how many unconventional things baking sodas, vinegar, and aloe vera can be used for. And they can even sniff a bad relationship from a distance because they have seen it all.

Time-tested tricks

The world as we know it now is way different from the world our grandmas came of age in. There are technological advancements they could not have imagined. The temptation is to abandon the old in favor of the new.

But there are century-old mechanisms that continue to stand the text of time.


For instance, here's a list of home cleaning tricks you watched your grandma use as a child, which continue to stand the test of time.

Baking powder

Backing powder is your go-to product for refreshing a stinky fridge and removing grease from dishes. It is also a known natural deodorant.

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Olive oil

Did you know that olive oil can remove tar smudges from your shoes or temporary tattoos? Apply some olive oil to a soft cloth, rub on the spot that needs cleaning, and it will come off.


Burnt pots

A charred pot does not mean a ruined pot. Put some water in the pot, add dish soap, and put it on the stove to boil. As it simmers, use a spatula to remove the charred bits.

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Stubborn weeds

Pour boiling temperature water on weed to kill it off. It helps to add a tea spoon of salt to the water.

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Lemon juice

Lemon juice and salt on cloth stains works wonders. Apply and let it sit for some time before you rinse out.

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Tooth paste

This product will get your silverware looking as good as new. All you need to do is rub it onto silverware with a soft cloth, rinse, and then dry. Importantly, your silver jewelry can be rescued too.

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Fresh food

This is non-negotiable; if you can afford it or live close to a farmers' market, it's best to get produce fresh.

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Baking soda for the win

Of all grandma's trick products, the baking soda is perhaps one of the most versatile products in a home. When it comes to this trick powder, the question is what can you not do with it?


It serves as furniture preserver and rug cleaning aid. It works as a deodorant and home-made spa treatment.

The inventor of the baking soda deserves a ton of accolades.

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