I Gotta Clean What?

With friends and family set to stream into town and stay overnight, it’s that time of year when keeping your place clean is more important than ever.

Our hosts Jeannie Mai, Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Houghton have the 411 on all the dirty little nooks and crannies you might have missed during spring cleaning. We’ve gathered tips on how to get rid of grime on some of the lesser observed household items.

Did you know that there are items around your house that you walk past every day that actually need cleaning? Don’t worry, though. We got you! Everything from washing machines to shower heads should get the cleaning treatment, and we’re revealing the best ways to get the job done.

Tamera cleaning

Washing Machine
You can clean your washing machine by popping a combination of baking soda and distilled white vinegar inside and turning on a hot cycle.

You can also use these common household items to clean your dishwasher, by placing them inside the machine alone and running a hot cycle.

If you’re worried about your showerhead not being as clean as it could be, just take a ziplock bag filled with distilled white vinegar and baking soda, then cover the showerhead with the bag full of the mixture, and let it soak overnight.

Reusable Grocery Bags
Reusable grocery bags are another thing you probably don’t think to clean, but in addition to the food you eat, they can also carry gross bacteria and germs.

Don’t worry! You can get rid of those nasties by spritzing the bags with an all-natural spray, made from water, tea tree oil and distilled white vinegar. Just make sure you spray all the corners and the handle.

Loni cleaning

Toothbrush Holder
Toothbrush holders can be one of the most germ-infested items in your home, and since it’s where you store your toothbrush, germs can easily spread there as well.

The quick remedy to getting them clean, especially the variety that don’t have removable tops, is to first rinse with hot water, then scrub the insides with a pipe cleaner. Finally, fill the toothbrush holder with antibacterial mouthwash and let it sit for a few minutes, then soak in vinegar for about 15 to 30 minutes, and you're good to go.


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