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12 easy tips for cleaning tough messes

12 easy tips for cleaning tough messes
News from Sydney Morning Herald:

Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. Photo: Getty

There are some household items that always seem impossible to clean, no matter how much you wash or scrub them.

Instead of wasting your elbow grease next time, try some of these tricks to get those hard-to-clean items spotless with minimum effort.

Whites

For the whitest whites, one blogger suggests mixing equal parts laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and half the amount of borax (a cleaning agent you can find at the supermarket) with the hottest water possible.

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Soak your whites in the mixture for a couple of hours, then without rinsing them throw them in the washing machine and run a hot cycle.

For extra-tough stains or yellowed whites, you can also add bleach to the potent mix.

Pillows

You use them everyday, but chances are you never wash them and simply throw them away when they start to smell musty.

Instead of tossing them out, clean them using the same mix of cleaning agents for whites, but add the cleaning combo to the pillows only after you are sure the…………… continues on Sydney Morning Herald

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Ask a Stoner: What’s the best way to clean a gnarly bong?
News from Westword:

Dear Stoner: My bong is pretty gnarly after this past weekend. What’s the easiest way to clean my glass, and how often should I do it?

Dirty Pete

Dear Pete: There are tons of products you can buy at head shops these days, but why spend $ 5 on a tiny bottle when a $ .99 jug of rubbing alcohol and some table salt will work equally well at remedying a stinky binger or putrid pipe? It’s as simple as filling your piece with a few tablespoons of salt, pouring in a half-cup of alcohol, and swishing everything around. A few pointers for a more pleasant cleaning experience:

- Get yourself a box of disposable latex gloves. Nobody likes the smell of old bong resin.

- Run hot water through your pipes for a minute or two first to loosen up the resin. If the piece is small, get some bacon tongs so you don’t scald yourself.

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