Cleaning microfiber furniture

Spray some rubbing alcohol onto the dirty area, and rub with a clean sponge. Let the wet spots dry, and then go over the entire surface with a stiff brush. Make sure you use a white sponge and a white brush so that there is no accidental color transfer onto the couch when you are scrubbing.

Cleaning lampshades

Keep your fabric lampshades free of dust with an adhesive lint roller.

Removing dust from the TV screen

Get your computer monitors and TV screens clean and lint-free using a coffee filter.

Cleaning vases

Use broken eggshells from hard-boiled eggs to clean the hard-to-reach places in vases. Drop some crushed shells into the vase, add warm water and a drop of dishwashing liquid, and give it a good swirl. The shells will scrape off the gunk you can’t get to.

Using rice to clean a coffee grinder

Run a handful of white rice grains through the empty grinder to remove the dirt and stale odors. Click here for details.