28. Knives & Lemon Juice
I’ve had such a hard time with rust spots on knives, but I’ve finally found a way to keep it from happening. The huge wooden knife block on my counter was the culprit! Well, when they were stored in there still wet from the dishwasher, that is. I put them in a drawer now so they have a little more air for drying, and it seems to help. Gosh, I didn’t realize how easy those rust spots were to remove with just lemon juice! I’ll be keeping a bottle of that handy from now on. Let your knives (and other rusty silverware) soak in lemon juice for 10-15 minutes or as long is it takes for the rust spots to go away.
29. Cleaning Makeup Brushes
Did you know they make a shampoo designed specifically for makeup brushes? I’ve only washed mine a handful of times MY ENTIRE LIFE. That sounds bad, but I just forget. I guess I’m fortunate that I don’t break out much, but if you do, this could be the problem! Yucky bacteria getting spread all over your face every time you use it — definitely worth the time to clean them regularly.
30. Shower Cleaning Wand
I actually have one of these on my shopping list (I need this terribly in my shower). I think they’re meant for dishes, but what a great idea to use it in the shower! Fill it with just 2 ingredients! Equal parts of white vinegar and Dawn dish soap. Heat the vinegar up in the microwave first so that they mix together a little easier.
Use it daily after you shower to touch up spots that tend to get nasty. Never let your shower get disgusting again! You’re already in there, might as well spend 30 extra seconds touching up.