Some cleaning challenges are best left to the professionals. Here are several  proven solutions to some of the toughest cleaning tasks we all face.


 I use a drop of oil (olive oil or even baby oil will work) on a paper towel to shine stainless steel to get rid of any fingerprints I missed in cleaning and to keep the surface cleaner for longer. 


Rub a piece of chalk on grease stains and absorb the oil. Launder as usual and the piece should come out clean. It also works on butter, salad dressing, cooking oil, and more. No chalk on hand, but need an immediate solution? Sprinkle baking soda or talcum powder over the stain, let sit for 10 minutes to soak up the oil, and wash.