Unusual Cleaning Home Remedies For The Tricky Stuff

Best of 2011

This past year we took a look at a few unusual cleaning methods. We're pouring Kool-Aid in toilets, using grease from the garage in our sinks and car polish for our air vents. Many of these ideas will leave you saying, "You cleaned that with what?"

• 1 Quick Tip: Clean Your Toilet With Kool-Aid
• 2 Quick Tip: Cleaning Ballpoint Pen Off a Saarinen Table
• 3 5 Unique Ways to Use WD-40 in Your Home
• 4 8 Tips for Removing Fingerprints from Stainless Steel
• 5 Dishcloths vs. Brushes vs. Sponges: Keeping Your Cleaning Tools Bacteria Free

• 6 Spring Cleaning: How to Remove Salt From Your Shoes
• 7 Cleaning Tip: Use Car Wax On Your Air Vents
• 8 How To Clean Soap Scum
• 9 Quick Tip: Use Steel Wool for Floors
• 10 Clean & Protect Stainless Steel with WD40

• 11 Cleaning Secret Weapons
• 12 How to Freeze Your Jeans & "Clean" Them
• 13 How To Clean Vacuum Bristles & Rollers?
• 14 How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink
• 15 How To Do It Better Guide: Tough Cleaning Jobs

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Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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