Here are a few interesting and useful facts about cleaning.

Water marks on wooden furniture can be removed by spreading two tablespoons of a magic ingredient on a paper towel and pressing the towel on the water mark for about 15 minutes. The magic ingredient is… mayonnaise.

Each year, on average, a caretaker uses 87 litres of chemicals, 25% of which are hazardous.


Researchers have identified air blown from a running vacuum cleaner as one of the places in the home that has the highest numbers of germs.

You can use banana peel to clean silver or polish leather.