5 Old-Fashioned Tips for Household Clean-Ups


Clean and Freshen Countertops at Once

If you think the only way to clean a countertop is with chemical disinfectant, think again. People have been cleaning and disinfecting for centuries with items a lot simpler and cheaper. So think about what your grandmother would do -- or just try one of our old-fashioned tricks.

Wipe your kitchen countertops with undiluted vinegar once a day -- they'll shine and keep the kitchen smelling fresh. You can also cut a lemon in half, sprinkle it with baking soda and scrub the countertop to achieve the same thing. Mind you that this would take quite an investment in lemons if you were to do it daily, but this trick works on any kitchen surface that needs cleaning, whether it is a counter, dish or stove.