5 Old-Fashioned Tips for Cleaning Walls


Grease-Spotted Wallpaper

Nasty grease spots speckling your kitchen wallpaper? It happens to the best of us who have a stove-top backed up against the wall or kids who don't wipe their hands after eating fried chicken.

Remove the spots by laying a few sheets of blotting paper against them and holding a hot iron -- you know, the tool Grandma insisted you use on every piece of clothing but you try to avoid breaking out whenever possible -- close to the wall. Wear an oven mitt on your hand to protect your fingers as you hold the blotting paper in place against the wall. The special paper will slowly absorb the grease spots from the wallpaper. Just be sure not to press the iron directly against the wallpaper.