- To clean your ceiling fans, wrap a dryer sheet around a clean paint roller and secure with rubber bands. Attach your extension handle and roll across the top and bottom of each fan blade.
- Use a lint roller to clean lamp shades. (I do this all the time...works so much better than the vacuum attachment.)
- Remove scuff marks on the floor with a dry tennis ball.
- Seal your stove's drip pans or burner grates in Ziploc bags with a few tablespoons of ammonia. Let sit overnight. Wipe clean. (This has worked beautifully for me!)
- Soak a paper towel in vinegar and wrap around sink fixtures for about an hour to remove hard water stains.
- To clean crusty messes in your microwave, put a couple of lemon slices in a Pyrex measuring cup with a cup or so of water. Boil in the microwave. The steam will loosen the baked-on splatters so you can wipe them out with a rag, and the lemon will deodorize.
- After you're done with the lemon in your microwave, dump it in your garbage disposal with several ice cubes. The ice will clean stinky gunk off the blades and the lemon will deodorize it. You could also put some baking soda in the drain afterwards to absorb any remaining odors but I have found that the ice and lemon do the trick.
- Use a butter knife and a rag to clean your dusty cold air returns and heating vents.
- To shine up your stainless steel, buff with a soft cloth and a few drops of olive oil.
- Fill a dish wand with 1 part vinegar to 1 part dishwashing liquid and leave it in the shower. Scrub down the shower before you get out of it yourself.