Cleaning your home might feel like a lost struggle. After all, your home has numerous distinct surfaces that all attract different sorts of filth. Whether you’re a professional cleaner or a last-minute tidier, understanding a few quick and easy methods will help the task go much more smoothly.
Here’s a list of 10 inexpensive and easy techniques that will alter your cleaning routine, saving you time and stress – as well as a lot of wasted money on cleaning supplies!
1- Pep Up The Power
Undo the hose and examine the entry to the dust cylinder or dust bag for blocked debris, replace the bag/filters, or wash the dirt container (and filters, if washable) and dry completely if your vacuum cleaner has lost its suction. Hairs and threads should be cut off the brush head rather than pulled, so the bristles are not damaged. Remove any obstructions in the tube, and you’re good to go!
2- Lemon Oil Is An Excellent Natural Oven Degreaser
Lemon essential oil is a powerful degreaser and may be used to naturally remove stubborn grease stains in addition to its fragrance advantages. Simply clean your cooktop with a combination of one cup water, one cup vinegar, and one drop of lemon essential oil. Sprinkle baking soda first, then spray and wipe for harder stains. The same method may be used to clean your oven, which will help avoid kitchen fires, which are frequently caused by grease.
3- Service Your Dishwasher
Dishwashers may be used for much more than just dishwashing. You can put almost everything glass or ceramic in the dishwasher, but you should avoid placing meltable plastics in there. To gain easy access to the dishwasher drain, remove the bottom rack. Remove any dirt or food that has accumulated within.
Set a cup of vinegar in a dishwasher-safe container and place it on the highest rack. Run a hot water cycle in the dishwasher. Keep the dishwasher empty except for the vinegar jug! Pour roughly a cup of baking soda into the dishwasher’s bottom and run it through a brief cycle with hot water. A sparkling, spotless dishwasher that smells even nicer than before! To maintain your appliance in good shape, repeat this professional cleaners’ procedure once a month.
4- Restore The Lustre Of Your Rings
To begin, avoid using household cleaners on your rings since they may contain harsh chemicals. Warm water, a tiny quantity of dish soap, and a soft toothbrush are the simplest and safest ways to clean an engagement ring or other precious metal ring. Allow the ring to soak in the water and soap solution for 10-20 minutes. Then, using a gentle toothbrush, scrub away any remaining debris, makeup, or anything else.
5- Microwave Cleaning
Microwaves may get filthy, but there’s a simple method to restore their lustre. In a microwave-safe basin, combine equal parts water and vinegar, along with a tiny wooden item, such as a toothpick, to avoid boiling. Then set it for 5 to 10 minutes on high. Allow a few minutes for it to cool before opening it. All you have to do now is wipe off the inside of the microwave with a sponge or paper towel. Voila! Clean your microwave without the expense of professional cleaners.
6- Wage War On Limescale
Showerheads may get surprisingly filthy. Pour a solution of distilled white vinegar into a plastic bag and secure it over the showerhead with an elastic band every six to eight months so the holes are submerged in the liquid. Remove the bag after an hour and run the shower on high to flush the showerhead. Wrap a towel soaked in vinegar solution around the tap and leave overnight to prevent limescale build-up. Remove any residual residue with an old toothbrush soaked in the solution. Vinegar should not be used on plated taps, especially gold ones, because the acid will harm the finish.
7- Use Dryer Sheets To Freshen & Dust
Although dryer sheets appear to be a one-use item, they are quite adaptable. Natural dryer sheets are preferable to as few chemicals as possible. Did you know you can dust using dryer sheets? Plus, they truly leave a dust repellent behind! To remove static from your hair, use dryer sheets, or put one over your skirt and tights to keep them from riding up. They may be immersed in a pan of water to remove caked-on food or placed in drawers to freshen things up.
8- Baking Soda & Vinegar Can Be Used To Freshen Up The Mattress
We wash our bedding regularly, but we can’t just toss our mattress in the washer. Fortunately, with our kitchen essentials, we can keep it clean like a cleaning company. To avoid dust mites, dead skin cells, and other contaminants, clean your mattress often. Try spraying the mattress with vinegar and then sprinkling baking soda on top to remove stains. Place a towel over the affected region and leave it for one to two hours. Then go over the mattress with your vacuum for a last clean.
9- Sparkling Windows
Don’t clean your windows on a hot day since the heat can generate streaks and erase all your hard work. Wipe them down with a lint-free cloth and a solution of one part distilled white vinegar to nine parts of water, then buff them to a beautiful shine with a chamois leather or glass polishing microfibre cloth. If you have large expanses of glass, such as a conservatory, a window vacuum will make rapid work of cleaning.
10- Use Melted Crayon To Cover Scratches On the Floor
Nothing makes you sicker than a large gash on your hardwood floor. Don’t be concerned the next time a piece of furniture, a rock, or any item makes a trace on your lovely floors! To hide the mark, simply apply a matching melted crayon. Shave or grate the crayon, or just microwave it for 10 seconds at a time until it is malleable (but not liquefied). Rub the wax into the scratch after that. Remove any leftover wax with a credit card and wipe with a cloth, the scratch will be hardly noticeable.