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Cleaning Ideas for a Rainy Day

March 2, 2022

Here in central Indiana, it’s been a long winter of gray skies, cold rain, and snowy days. It’s easy to feel like you’re “stuck inside.” Until the weather becomes nicer and you get back outside, why not take advantage of a rainy day or two? 

On a rainy day, there are a variety of ways we can entertain ourselves – or in some cases, be downright productive. Over the years, we’ve received many astounding BKF before and after photos highlighting many BKF fan’s rainy day projects. 

If you’ve been putting off that tumultuous cleaning or restoration project, there’s no better time than now to get started, especially on a rainy day. Here are some of our top rainy day cleaning ideas and projects we recommend for you!

Scrub, Scrub, Scrub Those Pans 

If you’re like most folks, the thing you’re most focused on when washing your pots and pans is simply getting them clean. Washing away sauces, grease, and other food particles are what most folks really worry about. Still, after several uses, those pots and pans begin to rust and stain – leaving the impression that they’re “dirty” or “dingy.”

If you have pots and pans in your cabinet that look less than stellar, why not take some rainy day time as an opportunity to spruce them up? Using BKF’s Cookware Cleanser, a non-scratch scrubber/pad, and a little elbow grease, you can make those pots and pans look brand new. Great for removing most, if not all, scorch marks from the bottom of pans.  For added shine, apply a little mineral oil when done.

Revisit Vintage Hand-Me-Downs

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Before and After Submission from Carol Wilson

Having an attic or basement full of old trinkets, cookware, and childhood toys is a pretty common occurrence. Maybe you have those same items displayed in various parts of your home. Why not use some of your rainy day minutes to spruce up some of those old items and maybe turn them into treasures? 

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Before & After of Vintage Copper Bell

Whether it’s 75 pieces of bronzeware you bought in the 70’s like BKF fan Carol Wilson, an old bell that you rediscovered after doing some spring cleaning, or some old childhood toys that you’d like to pass along to your kids, there’s no shortage of vintage items to clean.

Folks wanting to break out their old bronze, copper, or steel vintage items for cleaning can use BKF’s Soft Cleanser and a soft cloth to gently wipe away old grime and stubborn rust. While BKF’s powdered cleansers are perfectly sufficient, pastes are often created for heavily soiled items, which might be too harsh for older items. As always, be sure to test a part of an item first before proceeding.

Reorganize and Scrub Down your Basement 

When it comes to cleaning your house, your attic and basement are often the most overlooked rooms. This is likely because people aren’t in them very often and if they are, it’s to do laundry or quickly grab an item from a cardboard box.

Regardless of how often you’re typically in those rooms, things might very well change, given the circumstances. For example, you might find yourself wanting to grab an old piece of sports equipment buried under a bunch of stuff in the attic. Or you might find yourself wanting to make more space to create a home gym. If you find yourself in either of these scenarios, it’s likely time to reorganize your space and clean those neglected items.

There are a number of different items and fixtures that you can clean in your basement, including utility sinks, bicycles, household tools, rusty dumbbells, weighted plates, and exercise equipment. Depending on what you’re cleaning up, BKF’s Cleanser, Soft Cleanser, and MORE Spray & Foam can all get the job done!

Show Your Shower Glass Doors TLC 

at home cleaning ideas - image 4Even if the rest of your bathroom is clean and sanitized, you might find that your shower doors are less than stellar looking. If you have hard water and shower doors (as opposed to curtains), a cloudy film often covers the door. This is usually a combination of hard water & soap scum, and getting rid of them can be tricky. If, however, you want to really amp up your spring cleaning during the rainy season, taking time to scrub away this tough film will do just the trick.

Given how stubborn the stains are and how sensitive your shower door glass can be, it’s important to prepare. 

Using BKF’s Cleanser, you can create a paste (just add a little water) and spread it onto your doors. Depending on the severity of the stains, you’ll want to let it sit for around 2-3 minutes. Then, using a non-scratch scrubber/pad, be sure to scrub away after that time. Rinse thoroughly, and squeegee dry or wipe dry with an absorbent microfiber cloth. Other good options are BKF Soft Cleanser or MORE Spray + Foam. 

Save It for A Rainy Day

On your next rainy or snowy day, rather than sitting around the house watching old reruns of “Friends,” why not grab your BKF and make a difference in your home? A rainy day might be the perfect time to get to tackle some cleaning you’ve been putting off.

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