A clean home is a reality for some people, but only a dream for many. Whether you are a cleaner or you have the dream of a cleaner home, here are twenty tips you can use to make cleaning your home easier.
1.Pledge Lemon Cleaner
Pledge lemon cleaner is a wonderful furniture cleaner. It also can be used to clean other household items like your stainless steel appliances.
Spray some Pledge lemon cleaner on a dry rag, and use to rub stainless steel appliances. After rubbing for a few minutes, use a dry rag to bring it to a shine. You can also spray directly onto surfaces.
You can use this on your refrigerator, stove, oven and even on your stainless steel sink. This will give your stainless steel appliances a nice sheen.
2.Clorox Bleach Gel
Clorox bleach gel can be used to clean many things around the house, but you may not know that it is good for cleaning your bathtub and shower.
Cover gunky areas in your bathtub and shower with some Clorox bleach gel. You will want to make sure to use a generous amount.
Leave for about an hour or two. After soaking, finish cleaning area with a wet cloth. This method is good for cleaning the grimy corners in your bathtub and shower.
Clorox Bleach Gel For Cleaning Shower And Bathtub
How to clean your shower and bathtub with Clorox bleach gel.
Cover gunky or stained areas in shower or bathtub with some Clorox bleach gel.
Make sure to use a generous amount, and let it sit for about an hour or two.
After allowing Clorox to soak the area properly, use a wet cloth or sponge to clean up any residue of the Clorox gel.
This should help to eliminate tough stains and get your shower or bathtub looking clean.
3.Pam Cooking Spray For Cleaning Faucets And Shower
Did you know that Pam cooking spray can be used for cleaning purposes?
You can get your shower and faucets all cleaned up with Pam cooking spray.
Just spritz a small amount on the area you are cleaning. Let it sit for a while, and the oil in the spray will help to break down lime deposits.
4.Vinegar and Cotton Balls Around Faucets
Hard water stains can make faucets look so awful. And yes, hard water stains are stubborn and hard to get rid of.
Try soaking some cotton balls with vinegar and place them around the stained faucets. Let it sit for about fifteen minutes.
Leaving it longer might damage your faucets. Soaking with vinegar should help to soften the hard water stains and make them easier to remove.
Vinegar & Cotton Balls For Cleaning Faucets
How to get rid of hard water stains on faucets with vinegar and cotton balls.
Soak about one dozen cotton balls with white vinegar.
Place the wet cotton balls around the faucet on areas where there is hard water stain.
Let sit for about fifteen minutes and no more than that. Vinegar can damage your faucets if you let it sit for too long.
Soaking the stains with vinegar should soften the stains and allow you to get rid of them without much of a hassle.
Some stains might be really tough, and you will need to use an abrasive cleaning agent or tool to finish up with getting rid of the stains.
5.Toothpaste And Toothbrush For Cleaning Shower Tile Grout
The grout between the tiles in your bathroom can be so hard to clean. Here is a not too challenging tip if you want to use a method that is not so toxic, but will get the grout looking clean.
Put some toothpaste on a toothbrush and use to scour the grout between the tiles in your shower.
You can let the toothpaste soak into the grout for a couple of minutes, then use a wet sponge and cloth to clean up all residue of toothpaste.
6.Chalk For Getting Rid Of Grease Stains
You will have a tough time trying to get rid of grease stains on fabric. However, here is a handy trick to get rid of stubborn stains without a challenge.
Use a stick of chalk and rub onto the stained area. Cover the area properly with a thick layer of chalk.
Let it soak overnight to allow the chalk to absorb the grease. Then you can wash and rinse like you normally would.
It is recommended by most jeans and denim experts to avoid washing your jeans frequently, as it can damage the color and fabric.
A suggestion made is to occasionally freeze your jeans to help eliminate bad odors. It won’t eliminate all bacteria, but will help to freshen up the jeans.
Before putting your jeans in the freezer, put it in a plastic bag. Let it freeze for a few hours, then put it to dry.
8.Micro-Fiber Cloth With Tong For Cleaning Window Blinds
An easy way to clean your window blinds is by using a tong wrapped with micro-fiber cloth. You will need two pieces of microfiber cloth and a tong.
Tie both pieces of cloth onto the sides of the tong. You can secure them with elastic bands.
While cleaning your blinds, use the micro-fiber wrapped tong to hold a section and slide the tong along it.
You will be finishing up more quickly than usual, as the tong will clean both the upward and downward sides of each section at the same time.
Tong For Cleaning Window Blinds
How to clean dirty window blinds with a tong and micro-fiber cloth.
- Dusting Spray
- Micro-Fiber Cloth
- Rubber Bands
- Use one piece of micro-fiber cloth to wrap each section of the tong.
- Use rubber bands to hold the cloth in place on each side.
- Spritz window blind with dusting spray.
- Use the tong wrapped with cloth to hold and wipe along a section of the window blind.
- Repeat until you have cleaned all sections of the window blind.
9.Cotton Swab For Cleaning Window Tracks
Cleaning dirty window tracks is not a task I like to do. The crevices and corners are no fun to clean.
But thanks to Pinterest, I have found a new trick to make the task less tedious. Use some cotton swabs to get those dirty window tracks clean.
It would help if you dampen the window tracks with some dusting spray, and the cotton swabs to reach into those crevices and corners to get the dust out.
10.Cotton Balls With Vinegar On Stove Knobs
Not all stove knobs are able to be taken off for cleaning. So sometimes, it can be really challenging to clean the crevices and corners around stove knobs. Here is an easy way though.
A painless way to clean stuck food on stove knobs is to soak some cotton balls with vinegar, and stuff them around the knobs. Leave for about an hour, then use a wet cloth to finish cleaning up.
11. Clorox Bleach Gel Grout Cleaner
Dirty tile grout is a pain to the eyes, and such a challenge to clean. You know that feeling when you are done mopping and cleaning your tiles, but the grout just make your floor look dirty still?
Well, I left some Clorox bleach to get on my tile grout overnight, and the results were amazing. I did no scrubbing, but I suggest that you do a little scrubbing if you want faster results.
12. Coca Cola Remove Rust
I know Coca Cola is a go-to drink for a lot of people. So it is quite easy to to use it as a household cleaning agent, as you probably have some bottles of Coca Cola in your kitchen already.
You can use Coca Cola to help remove rust from tools and household items. Just let them in Coca Cola overnight, and the acid will help to break down rust and make the tools easier to clean.
13. Foil Wrap In The Fridge
The fridge is one of the main storage areas in most homes, but keeping it clean for as long as possible is a challenge.
You can prevent the shelves in your fridge from getting dirty by covering them with aluminum foil wrap. When you are ready to clean your fridge, just remove the foil paper and your shelves will be clean already.
14. Soak Sponge In Potpourri
When making a stovetop potpourri to make your house smell good, get the most out of it by soaking some cleaning sponges in it.
The hot water will get rid of bacteria in the sponges and the fragrance from the potpourri will be infused into the sponges. You will end up with a nice smelling house and some clean and fresh smelling sponges.
15. Dry Socks With Hair Dryer
At some point in life, you might have the scenario of wanting to wear a pair of socks that is not quite as dry as you would like.
A hairdryer can come in handy here and be used to quickly dry the socks. Insert the dryer into the socks and turn on the dryer for a couple of minutes.
16. Clean Stove Burners
Dirty stove burners are a pain to deal with. But that is just an inevitable task, as stove burners will always get dirty obe way or another.
Here is an easy way to clean them. Soak them in some water with vinegar for a couple of minutes. The vinegar will help to break down stuck-on food and gunk and make them easy to clean.
17. Clean Cloudy Glasses
There always seem to be a secret when it comes to having sparkly and smear-free drinking glasses. Here is an easy tip to let you in on that secret.
Fill a bowl with water and some white vinegar. Let your drinking glasses soak in the mixture for about fifteen minutes. Remove them and rinse. You should no longer have cloudy glasses in your kitchen.
18. Cleaning Greasy Kitchenware
Greasy plates and flatware can make doing the dishes a nightmare. But there is always an easy way to get things done.
Sprinkle baking soda on greasy kitchenware. Add some dish soap and rub the grease away. Then you can finish washing and rinsing them as you normally would.
19. Shine Cast Iron Skillet With Lime And Cooking Oil
A rusty cast iron skillet can look quite concerning. However, that is the nature of cast iron and fortunately, there is fix for that.
Rub some oil over your skillet after sanitizing and drying it top prevent it from rusting. Avoid using harsh chemicals and a lot of soap as those will damage your cast iron cookware even more.
20. Clean Wood Utensils With Lime
Wood utensils become easily dried when you use a lot of soap on them. That is so because they are made of wood.
It is better to use natural cleaners to sanitize them. Limes and lemons are great options, as the juice will help to eliminate bacteria and won’t dry out the wood as much as regular soap would.
Cleaning Hacks, Tips, And Tricks For An Easier Life
Easy tips and ideas that will make cleaning your home less of a challenge.
- Pledge Lemon Cleaner for cleaning stainless steel appliances.
- Chlorox Bleach Gel for cleaning grout in bathroom and shower.
- Cotton balls soaked with vinegar for cleaning stove knobs.
- Toothpaste and toothbrush for cleaning shower.
- Chalk for getting rid of grease stains on clothes.
- Cotton balls soaked with vinegar for cleaning faucets.
- Freeze jeans to get rid of bad odor.
- Tong wrapped with micro-fiber cloth for cleaning window blinds.
- Cotton swabs for cleaning dirty window tracks.
- Pam cooking spray for cleaning shower and faucets.