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Mother knows best! 5 of your mom’s cleaning hacks that actually work

Some cleaning hacks are too good to be true. But these vintage methods hold up!

Whether it’s keeping whites white or getting baked on gunk off of cookie sheets, there are a million and one hacks that claim to work. But your mom or grandma most likely had the right idea. Go back to the basics to level up your cleaning game.

Teresa Hunsaker shares five vintage cleaning methods that really do work. She shares how to get rid of stains, clean windows, and even polish wood with ingredients you have at home!

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Recipe for Cleaning Whites


  • 2 tsp. meat tenderizer
  • 1/4 cup borax
  • 1/4 cup dish detergent
  • 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 TBS salt


Mix well with 2 cups of hot water.  Pour or spray a small amount on the arm pits and let set at least 30 minutes.  Wash as usual.

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