OAKVILLE, ON – Feb 28/12 – For easy cleaning ideas, look no further than your own home for everyday items that double as effective cleaners and spot removers. Find new uses for items you already have in the kitchen or cabinets with these tips from the home cleaning pros at Molly Maid.

Finger Smudges: Fingerprints disappear from walls with a piece of stale white bread. Add a few drops of water and lightly rub until the marks vanish.

Tile Grout: Remove dirt and grime with white, non-gel toothpaste. Dab on grout and scrub with an old toothbrush or denture brush.  Wipe clean with liquid dish soap and water.

Stainless Steel: To make stainless steel appliances shine, add some baby oil to a microfibre cloth and wipe with the grain. Buff with a dry microfibre cloth to remove any excess oil.

Jewellery with Precious Gems: Place the jewellery overnight in a container of club soda.  In the morning, rinse in water, pat dry and watch your gems sparkle.

Brass and Copper: Clean and shine copper and brass with a dab of ketchup on a cotton ball. Buff in a circular motion and wipe clean with a dry microfibre cloth.

Plant Leaves: Give dusty plant leaves a healthy glow. Place a small amount of mayonnaise on a paper towel and gently rub each plant leaf.

Tomato Sauce Stains: Apply shaving cream to the affected areas. Let it soak into the stain for a few minutes then rinse in water and wash with your regular laundry load.

For more hints and tips, visit the MOLLY MAID Blog or the Cleaning Tips page on their website.



MOLLY MAID was founded in Mississauga, Ontario over 30 years ago. From its early beginnings, MOLLY MAID has gone on to clean homes in seven countries on three continents including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and Portugal. MOLLY MAID is the largest Canadian-based residential cleaning company in the world.

Contact:  Eileen Sturby:  416-322-3705 or ecspr@pathcom.com