When I first learned to clean my own place, I thought Saturday had to be an all day clean-a-thon. I didn’t really have a concept of how to balance the work load during the week so weekends could be reserved for larger projects or even you know…fun! Now I clean in 20 minutes a day — every day — and things just seem to take care of themselves.
We’ve got a trick for every corner of your home (it’s just what we do).
Plus, find more tips on how to clean…pretty much anything!
1. Water Stains
Rub the kitchen and bathroom water taps over with a wax paper, and it will leave a protection layer from water spots, as well as from fingerprints.
2. Air Freshener (for house)
Isn’t it nice to come home and smell a nice aroma in the air? Here’s a nice little trick.
Mix 2 bottle caps vanilla extract and a cup of coffee; put the mixture in the oven at a 300 degree F temperature for an hour. Your home will smell delightful.
3. Sticky Messes
Even the stains you think are impossible to remove can be easily removed by using a simple trick. Mix coconut oil and baking soda in equal amounts and use the mixture to get rid of the stains.
4. Washing Machine
Pour 2 cups of vinegar in your washing machine and let it work for 1 hour. Then repeat the cycle once again. If there’s some dirt, clean it with a sponge and some white vinegar, then put 2 cups of bleach and leave it for an hour. Clean the knobs, lids, nooks and crannies with cotton swabs.
Turn the machine on for one more complete cycle, after which your washing machine will be perfectly clean and gleaming.
5. Carpet and Mattress Stains
This mixture is very efficient for removing stains from carpets and mattresses. The mixture is made of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap.
6. Use Ice Cubes to Deodorize a Garbage Disposal
Tired of your stinky garbage disposal? Get rid of odious odors: Feed ice cubes made of vinegar down your disposal. Flip the switch to grind the cubes, then flush with cold water.
7. Light Bulbs
Wipe the light bulbs with a microfiber cloth.
Use fabric softener sheets.
9. Use a Dryer Sheet to Get Rid of Soap Residue
Don’t toss that used dryer sheet. Sprinkle it with a few drops of water, then use it to wipe away built-up soap residue on your shower doors. It works wonders on scummy surfaces.