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Grease Stains On Fabric
One really simple way to get rid of a grease stain, such as a fingerprint on the wall or some cooking oil on your clothes, is to rub some chalk over the area (or alternatively, some baby powder) and allow it to absorb the stain for 30 minutes before brushing off. If this doesn’t completely remove the grease, rub in some more chalk before putting the item in the laundry. It will come out as good as new — or pretty damn close.
Water Stains On Wood
It’s easy to forget to use a coaster on wooden tables, but ring stains left by water can leave permanent marks. The good news? The damage can be reversed if dealt with quickly enough. Use a hairdryer to dry out the mark BEFORE it has the time to completely dry and set in.
Fingerprints On Stainless Steel
Metal surfaces may look cool, but somehow no matter how hard you clean them, you just can’t get rid of those greasy fingerprints. This is the time to fight oil with oil. The best way to get metal looking its shiny best is to take a cloth and buff the surface with baby oil for a smooth finish without a blemish in sight!
Mattresses are notoriously difficult to clean, but there is one really easy way to freshen them up, and it involves an item you more than likely have in your kitchen cupboard. Take some baking soda and sprinkle a cupful all over your mattress. Then, leave it to do its work for two hours before simply vacuuming it off! You can even add a few drops of essential oil — such as relaxing lavender — if you're interested in a fragrant touch.
Scuff Marks On Leather Couches
Leather couches are not the cheapest things to replace, so the last thing you want to do when yours acquires some scratches is fork out for a brand-new one. To mask normal wear and tear, just apply a good-quality wax shoe polish with a clean rag and watch as your couch is restored to its former glory.