Ditch these cleaning hacks
Cleaning experts are calling out these popular cleaning “hacks” that are obsolete or never did the job in the first place!
Wash grime off a car with dishwashing detergent
While it’s true that you should clean your car with soap that fights off grease, dishwashing detergent is not the answer. This cleaning product is made to remove everything — including the polymers in your car’s paint, which speeds up its oxidation process.
What to do instead: A proper car wash cleaner is specifically designed to be used on automotive paint, so it will be much gentler on your vehicle.
Hairspray removes ink and marker stains
This trick worked back in the day when hairspray contained alcohol, the ingredient needed to remove pesky stains. But these days, you’re better off applying rubbing alcohol to the offending spot, according to Leslie Reichert, author of The Joy of Green Cleaning.
What to do instead: Dab the fabric with a stain remover and give it a spin in the washing machine to make sure the stain is gone for good.