If you suffer from allergies remember to vacuum your mattresses.
If you have carved wooden furniture use an old toothbrush to get into the crevices – simply dip it into the polish and brush lightly.
Use paint brushes to dust intricate and delicate items such as telephones, stereos and computers.
A well-lathered shaving brush cleans deeply etched or hobnailed glassware and crystal.
Remove soot from fireplace tiles with a mixture of lemon juice and salt, then wash.