Grandma definitely knows best when it comes to keeping clean. Many of those cleaning tricks your nana taught you are solid cleaning methods. Moreover, so many of the methods we've rounded up are not only cost-effective, but also use common house items like lemon and vinegar.
-For a high polish on furniture go over the entire surface with a cloth dampened with equal parts of raw linseed oil and turpentine. Wipe excess oil with and polish with a dry woolen cloth."
-"Varnished surfaces can usually be cleaned nicely with a cloth dipped in cool weak tea."
-"Nuts to scratches. That’s right - rub the scratched surface with the cut surface of either a walnut or a brazil nut. It will cover those scratches."
-Wash glass or stainless steel coffee pots to remove the film that builds up on the inside. It will make your coffee taste better. (Never use on aluminum coffee pots.
-No Streak window cleaner:
Wash windows with a mixture of equal parts of white distilled vinegar and warm water. Dry with a soft cloth. This solution will make your windows shine and will not leave the usual film or streaks on the glass.
-"An easy way to clean copper is to dip half of lemon in salt rub the copper object rinse in hot water dry with a soft cloth."
-Mix two teaspoon salt, two tablespoon flour and enough vinegar to make a thick paste. Rub paste on surface and let dry completely. Rinse in warm soapy water, buff with clean soft cloth