10 Awesome Cleaning Hacks
Fabric cleaning tips – Lock down is officially (hopefully) over and you know what that means: It’s time to do some spring cleaning!
While we can help you with professional upholstery cleaning – knowing a few quick and easy tricks can make the process of cleaning your house and keeping it tidy a whole lot easier.
To help save you some time and frustration — along with a lot of wasted money on cleaning products — here’s a list of some cheap and easy hacks that will transform your cleaning routine!
1. Repurpose Dryer Sheets
Even after they’ve been used, dryer sheets can work magic around your house! Here are some things they can do:
- Buff water spots from mirrors, bathroom/kitchen fixtures and shower doors
- Remove the ring inside the toilet
- Wipe baseboards clean
2. Tackle a Stinky Garbage Disposal With Lemon
Add a fresh scent to your kitchen by cutting up a lemon and running a couple of small slices through the garbage disposal. (This is also a great trick to use just before guests arrive!)
3. Clean the Blender
Fill your blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap. Turn it on and let it go for a for a few seconds. Then rinse it out with warm water and you’re all set!
4. Clean Your Sponge
Sponges can pick up a lot of bacteria, especially if they’re left in the sink. You want to make sure you clean them frequently.
It’s so easy: Just pop the wet sponge in the microwave for 30 seconds to remove any bacteria! Just wait a minute or two before pulling out since it’ll still be hot.
You can also put your sponge in the dishwasher to get it nice and clean again!
5. Get Tile Floors Looking Like New Again
Once you’ve vacuumed the floor, all you need is a bucket of water, some light detergent and a rag. Then start scrubbing! Make sure to frequently clean the rag and water to make sure you aren’t just pushing more dirt around on the floor.
If you really want to get the tough spots out, try using a toothbrush! Seriously, it will change your life.
6. Clean the Baseboards
If it’s been a while, use a broom or dry rag to sweep off the dust, and then vacuum the area. Use a wet cloth or sock to remove any remaining dust or dirt.
To clean the baseboards, all you need is a sponge (or soft toothbrush) and a bucket of water with a small amount of dish detergent. Once you’ve done the washing part, then use a damp rag to remove any leftover soap residue.
7. Unblock Air Vents
If you haven’t checked in a while, your air vents are probably pretty dirty and dusty. Not only does that send dust into the room, it also blocks the air from getting out.
Easy fix: First try to remove dust with a soft vacuum brush tool. If that doesn’t get the job done, then soak a rag with any cleaning agent you have and wrap it around a butter knife to clean the vents!
8. Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Hard Water Spots
Vinegar can do wonders for your faucets that have hard water spots. Check out this video to see how it works!
9. Clean the Blinds
These are also probably pretty dirty if you haven’t cleaned them in a while, so here’s an easy solution:
Combine equal parts water and vinegar in a bowl and get a sock to put over your hand. Dip the sock in the solution and then run it over each slat of the blinds to remove any dirt or dust!
10. Use Baking Soda for Brighter, Cleaner Laundry
Just pour a cup of baking soda in with the wash and your clothes will come out even brighter and cleaner!
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