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Home is the place where we feel most comfortable in. Every one of us enjoys a to spend time at home and just rest after a long day. But every now and then, once or twice a week, our homes deserve a freshening up. Wiping the dust from your furniture and vacuuming the floor is the best and easiest way to make your home feel fresh.
However, we often don’t have the energy of cleaning the whole house or apartment. It’s a feeling that we all have experienced. This is the time where the tips and tricks in cleaning come in. And this is also the place where we show you the 15 cleaning tips and tricks that we found helpful.
1. Remove nasty smell from the trash disposal with lemon.
Every garbage disposal smells bad from time to time. In order to solve that problem rinse some lemon rinds trough it and run hot water. The lemon will remove the bad odour
2. Remove pet odour with baking soda.
Every pet owner knows that animals tend to have their own odour from time to time. The best way to fight the smell is to spray some baking soda on the animal’s bed. Leave it there to soak up for 15 minutes and then vacuum it.
3. Unclog drains with baking soda and vinegar solution.
The non-chemical way to unclog your drains consists of 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup hot water. Pour the baking soda down the drain, after it the vinegar and the hot water last. Cover the drain with either a wet towel or a plug and wait five minutes. After the time has passed rinse with boiling water. This is the natural solution.
4. Outdoor furniture cleaning with soap and hot water.
Having a nice garden is always a nice addition to the house. The outdoor furniture often gets dirty fast. In order to keep it clean, you’ll need a bit of dish detergent and a bowl of hot water. Wash it thoroughly and rinse with the hose after that. Voila – a squeaky clean patio furniture!
5. Clean the windows like a pro using vinegar!
One thing that can ruin the clean look of a house is dirty windows. The way to have completely see-through windows is to wipe them with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and a gallon of water. Mix them in a spray bottle and use the solution on your windows. Wipe with a microfiber cloth.
6. Get rid of wooden furniture scratches by rubbing a walnut on the scratch.
Getting your wooden coffee table scratched is something that completely ruins the look of the table. By rubbing a walnut on the scratch you’ll give it back that brown-ish colour. At least a bit.
7. Shine chrome faucets with toothpaste.
The best way to shine those chrome faucets in the bathroom is to rub a bit of toothpaste on them and then wipe with a wet sponge to remove any water stains and hard water from it.
8. Clean dirty bathrooms with household chlorine bleach.
Mix it 3/4 bleach with a gallon of water. Be careful when cleaning. The best practice is to section the bathroom. Clean one section, let some time pass (4-5 minutes) and clean. Repeat until the whole bathroom is clean.
9. Clean mirrors with coffee filters.
In order to achieve that flawless look from the movies clean your mirrors with coffee filters. They are better than towels because coffee filters are lint-free.
10. When cleaning your kitchen leave the stove for last.
If you can name one place that is dirty like hell it’s the stove. Leave it last to be cleaned. That way you won’t spread any germs around the kitchen.
11. Clean dishwasher with baking soda.
It’s easy to forget to clean the dishwasher. The thing is, though, that from time to time the washing machine starts to stink.
Shake a bit of baking soda on a damp sponge and clean any surfaces that you can reach.
12. Change the washing sponge every four days.
Washing sponges are quite inexpensive. Keeping the same sponge for a month is just a cry to get some bacteria breeding ground. The best way is to change the washing sponge every 4-5 days.
13. Use a ball of tinfoil to scrub off baking dishes.
Having a baked-on food on your baking dish can be quite hard to clean. Use a ball of tinfoil and spray some dish soap. Scrub until clean.
14. Clean your ceiling fan with a pillowcase.
The only way to clean your ceiling fan without making everything dusty is to slip on a pillowcase over each blade. Slip it on and pull off. Make sure to let the dust fall in the pillowcase.
15. Use a lint roller to dust off the lampshade.
The lampshade can be quite tricky to dust. Instead, use a lint roller to remove the dust from the lampshade.
The way to keep your home tells other people the type of person you are. It’s okay to skip sometimes if you are tired and it’s also okay to ask for help from time to time.
The idea is to never skip cleaning for too long. Use these 15 tips to make your cleaning fun and easy.