The Lifesaving Cleaning Hacks that You should Know
Last time we’ve shared with you the
11 Genuine Cleaning Hacks of the Professional House Cleaners but we’ve got some extra cleaning tips, that will surely come in handy around the house.
After all, our colleagues are indeed among the best in the branch, so it's only fair for them to share some tips on how they manage to deal with their personal cleaning struggles when alone at home.
So keep on reading to find out how to: get rid of all the nasty odours; deal with pet hair; banish dust once and for all; unclog your sink with no chemicals involved, and so much more.
The ordinary Everyday Stuff you never knew can be the perfect Cleaning Tools
In the next paragraphs we’ve gathered for you some extremely useful and cleverly lazy cleaning hacks which will surely come in handy whenever you need them.
There’s a quite solid chance that your old toothbrush is among the best cleaning tools you’ve ever had. It is small, flexible and the texture of its fibres is ideal no matter if you need a deep clean or a gentle brush.
- When you are thoroughly cleaning your dishwasher, don’t forget to inspect its spray arm and if it looks a bit grimy, simply dip an old toothbrush into some vinegar and use it to scrub out any food particles stuck in the spray holes.
- Mix a few teaspoons of vegetable oil with baking soda on a toothbrush to clean your cabinet doors.
- You can use your old toothbrush to clean the hard to reach nasty spaces between the keys on your keyboard.
- The space between the tiles in your bathroom defines a whole new level of incredibly hard to clean place. In this situation, your old toothbrush can be just the right cleaning tool you need.
- Put some shampoo onto your grimy combs and hairbrushes and rub between their teeth with your old toothbrush to make them perfectly clean and good as new once more.
So here are our top old toothbrush uses when it comes to cleaning.
There are dozens of cleaning hacks, apart from using your old toothbrush as a cleaning tool, in the following list we’ve gathered the most effective and efficient ones which have proven themselves over time.
- The effortless way to banish dust from the baseboards is to lightly spray an old sock with some cleaning solution and put it on your hand or even run your foot over the baseboards to whisk debris away in the blink of an eye.
- The simplest way to properly clean your kitchen knives (and your razor blades, as well) is to use an old sock and DIY mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water.
- The easiest way to clear the dust from your ceiling fans is to use an old pillowcase. Simply instead of sliding it over your pillow, do so over each fan blade individually and swipe. That’s it, your fan blades will be sparkly clean in a matter of seconds.
And in case you want to do the same the fancy way, you can invest in an extendable fan blade duster and forget about climbing ladders, tables, chairs or whatever you have to use to reach the ceiling.
- Make a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water and apply it onto a pair of old cotton socks. Then slide the socks onto the end of the barbecue tongs (or use any other kind of kitchen tongs as long as they are made of stainless steel or plastic - otherwise you may ruin them in the process) and you’ll have the best DIY tool to clean your window blinds like a pro.
- Use a ball of aluminium foil with a bit of dish soap to scrub your glass baking dishes and plates clean without the risk of causing a scratch.
If you wonder what to do with yesterday’s newspaper once you’ve read it or with all the trashy catalogues and brochures filling up your postbox - put them in use with this clever cleaning hack.
You can fight the nasty garbage odors with a newspaper. Just crumple up a few of its pages and place them at the bottom of the trash can and get rid of the icky smell once and for all.
You can use this cleaning hack to absorb the unpleasant smells in the refrigerator, as well.
You can use a fuzzy sock instead of a Swiffer pad. There’s no need to buy a pricey pad refills for your Swiffer. Break out of the
razor-and-bladesbusiness model and use a microfiber cloth, paper towels or any old clothes, socks and washcloths that are laying around your flat.
Just remember the following steps - Keep calm, Be creative and Sweep away!.
A few more Cleaning Hacks you can Totally Tackle in under 5 Minutes
Now when you know how to use ordinary everyday stuff to make cleaning so much easier, let us give you some more tips on maintaining your home spick-and-span with nearly zero efforts.
- Run a couple of lemon rinds through your garbage disposal and turn on the cold water to dispel all the unpleasant smell and nasty odours away.
You can use a mixture of one cup vinegar and 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda to unclog your sink with no chemicals involved.
Rumors have it that pouring a glass of Coke and a couple of Mentos in a clogged sink should do the trick as well but we wouldn’t bet our lives on this one.
- You can rub Kosher salt and lemons onto your chopping board to thoroughly clean it without leaving any chemicals.
- You can fully clean the iron dishes by gently scrubbing them with sea salt.
- The nasty graters are always extremely hard to be properly cleaned but by grating raw chunks of potato the spotless results are always guaranteed.
- If you’re dealing with hard water stains on the (chrome) faucets in your bathroom, cut a lemon (or lime) in half and scrub the stained area. Leave it for a couple of minutes and wipe it off with a clean cotton cloth. Or simply squeeze lemon juice directly onto a sponge and gently rub the stained area.
Just remember to regularly clean these surfaces to prevent the build up.
In case you are eager to try some more eco-friendly cleaning hacks, check out our list of proven in time DIY green cleaners.
And if you don’t want to experiment on cleaning your home with products that you’d normally use when making dinner, our professional cleaning services have got you covered. You can always count on your friendly qualified team to make your home a perfect fit even for royalty.
Struggling with pet hair?
Finding the right way to deal with it is at the top of the cleaning issues list of each and every pet owner out there. The good news is that the following cleaning hack always works like a charm.
All you have to do is to simply rub a squeegee by doing only short strokes along any hair-laden area. This trick can do wonders when it comes to cleaning the pet hair from the carpet or upholstery.
- The next time you’re shopping for some cleaning supplies, mandatorily get yourself a lint roller and use it on everything, literally. This portable, versatile closet staple is a master at lifting dirt, crumbs, and dust from a variety of spots you've often left to languish. Run it over a lampshade, the bottom of your purse, stuffed animals, and basically onto any hard-to-reach spots you can think of.
Use a silicone trivet and baby shampoo to refurbish your makeup brushes and when you’re done, hang them to dry in order to avoid mould.
In case you wonder - yes, you have to clean your makeup tools on a regular basis and that’s not just a recommendation.
- You can bring back the gleam of your silverware by using a paste made of baking soda and water. Gently wipe the surface with a damp cloth (or use that one old toothbrush of yours if harder scrubbing is needed) and it will shine on once more.
How to easily clean Grease Stains out of clothing without damaging it?
A grease stain on your new silk dress or white shirt can forever ruin it if you don’t follow the golden rule to Act Fast.
First, blot up as much oil as you can by pressing paper towel down on the stained area. Then immediately colour over the stain with plain white chalk, powder it with some cornstarch or sprinkle a generous amount of table salt right on it. The cornstarch will absorb the oil and within a few minutes you’ll see how it starts to form into a crust. Once it’s fully dried, gently brush off the crust by being careful not to reset the stain. Now you can continue enjoying your night out.
When the laundry time comes knocking on your door, pre-treat the stain with detergent and wash the spotted item as usual.
Fill your burned pan with water, add two cups of vinegar, bring to the boil, take it off the heat and add two tablespoons of baking soda. Then wipe it clean with an ordinary kitchen sponge and some dish soap, and it will become as good as new.
- A mixture of baking soda and bleach can remove even the grimiest grout in your bathroom. The solution is perfect for polishing surfaces and can even be used for laundering.
- All you need to do in order to keep your wooden furniture and hardwood floors shiny is a dry microfiber cloth. The truth is that the wood will actually get less dusty if you skip the furniture polish once in a while.
If you need to clean the inside of your microwave and/or to remove the unpleasant odours coming from there, simply put a heatproof bowl filled with water and dishwashing liquid in it for one minute and then wipe with a wet sponge.
We can guarantee that you’ll be amazed by the end result.
- Blenders can be a nightmare when it comes to cleaning them after you’re done with the healthy homemade breakfast - so this cleaning hack can be a total lifesaver.
Just fill your blender with warm water and add a few drops of dish soap, then turn it on and blend for a few seconds. Rinse thoroughly and this unpleasant chore is fully done.
Use coffee filters to clean TVs, monitors and any other LCD screens.
Those little rippled cones of blotting paper that filter your morning brew are perfect for clearing the dust off your television screen or computer monitor.
Coffee filters will not only catch the dust and cut static on the screen, but will do so without leaving any fibers behind (like far too many things you’ve tried to use instead of the original cloth, provided with the tech when you bought it).
Give your gadgets some attention by using nothing but rubbing alcohol.
Did you know that your cell phone probably harbours more germs than a toilet seat and that the unclean earbuds can cause allergies? That’s why you should mandatorily clean them at least once a day by simply wiping them with rubbing alcohol.
Have in mind that those two are just a few of the things you should clean on a daily basis. The list of those is quite long but still good to be known, so have a look at the sequel of the article pointed above, as well.
We’ve saved this one till the very end because after all this cleaning you totally deserve a moment of stress relieving relaxation.
Start by making your very own personalized cleaning paste which will not only clean your bathtub but will remove all unpleasant odors and will give it a fresh fragrant scent.
All you have to do is to mix one teaspoon of liquid soap and the same amount of baking soda mixed with water. Once the solution has the texture of a paste, add a few drops of essential antibacterial oils such as cinnamon, clove, pimento, tee tree, thyme, oregano, and rosemary. Pick the one that fits you best. After the cleaning simply light a scented candle with and empathising aroma and fully enjoy your next bath while diving in the pleasing atmosphere of your very own homemade spa.
We’re sorry to tell you this but whatever you do, there will always be a fair amount of things that you should leave to the professionals. Especially if you care for the right maintenance of your flooring and furniture.
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