Does Cleaning Your Dishwasher with Kool-Aid Really Work?

How to clean your dishwasher with kool aid - does it really work?

We're wrapping up the “Does It Work?” Challenge with a suburban legend. For years I've heard that you can use powdered lemonade mix to clean the rust stains out of your dishwasher. So, in honor of cleaning and organization month, we're putting the powder to the test to answer the burning question, does it work?

This dishwasher came with the house. And so did the rust stains. To be honest, they didn't really bother me all that much. Continue Reading

The “Does It Work” Challenge: Cleaning Floors with Wax Paper

created at: 03/12/2012

We’re halfway through cleaning and organization month at Curbly and all week we’ve been putting housekeeping tips and tricks to the test. Cleaning windows with newspaper and coffee filtersPolishing silver with baking sodaUsing wax paper instead of Swiffer cloths. And today I’m subbing Swiffer cloths with wax paper. It’s cheaper, for sure, but does it work? Read on to find out…   
This one really excited me. Probably because I have 1900 square feet of hardwood floors to clean and (TMI) I shed a LOT.
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The “Does It Work?” Challenge: Prevent Wax from Sticking with Cooking Spray

created at: 03/12/2012

March is cleaning and organization month on Curbly and I am testing out some housekeeping subs and shortcuts to see if they really work. Monday I tried cleaning glass with newspaper and coffee filters. Yesterday I gave polishing silver with baking soda a whirl. Today, I see if cooking spray will prevent melted wax from sticking to candleholders. Think it’ll work? Read on to find out…
First I gave my glass candleholder a quick spray from several inches away.
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The “Does It Work?” Challenge: Polishing Silver with Baking Soda

created at: 03/12/2012

In observance of Cleaning and Organization month on Curbly, we’re staging our own version of Mythbusters and trying out some fabled household tips and tricks to see if they really work. Yesterday, I tried cleaning windows with newspaper and coffee filters. Today I attempt polishing silver with a shortcut using baking soda, but not in the way you might think….
First I gathered up my tarnished silver. Despite my high falutin’ nature, I didn’t have that much to choose from.
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The “Does It Work?” Challenge: Cleaning Windows & Mirrors with Newspaper

created at: 03/11/2012

It’s cleaning and organization month on Curbly! This week we’re taking a look at those household tips and tricks you’ve always heard or read about, but wondered if they really worked. I handed our Official Curbly Test Kitchen Tester (moi) a bevy of assignments, all to answer one burning question: Does it work?

First up: Cleaning glass with newspaper. I must confess, my Dad taught me this trick years ago. It’s something about the lack of lint on the paper (vs. Continue Reading