20 CLEANING TIPS FOR A SHINY SPARKLY HOME !
Cleaning, for some, is very therapeutic. The feeling of cleaning an object, then seeing it clean, is a sense of pride and accomplishment. To others, cleaning is a pain in the neck. The problem, of course. is that if you ignore this chore, things just get dirtier. There are some items that you may not think of cleaning, but these should be cleaned. I am compiling these cleaning ideas for 20 things you may have ignored.
I love cleaning. I really, really do. I love it to the point that when I get something — especially something stubborn — freakishly clean, I couldn’t feel more fulfilled. Honestly!!!
And sometimes, there are those sorts of messes that actually require tips, tricks, and hacks in order to get them efficiently restored to cleanly status.
Just in case you’ve struggled here, I’ve put together this list of ways to clean hard-to-clean things so that, in the future, you will never meet adversity when it comes to your 10-minute tidy again.
1. Homemade Gunk/Goop Remover
Kitchen cabinets accumulate gunk/ oil stains/ sticky stuff ! YUCK!!!
and it’s not a pretty sight but you can fix the problem with this homemade gunk remover.
Mix one part vegetable oil and 2 parts baking soda and use a sponge or a cloth to clean the cabinets. Toothbrush also works as a great Scrubber
2. Remove labels with Vanish.
This one cleaning hack happened to be by fluke ! I bymistake Put Vanish in my hot water sink instead of baking soda and vinegar for removing labels ! and VIOLA !! just amazing stuff !
Actually removing the labels from bottles or jars is not an easy task but you can greatly simplify the process if you use Vanish ( Clothes Stain remover ). Fill the sink with warm water and add a scoop of Vanish & ur normal Liquid dishwashing soap . Let the bottles soak for 30 minutes and the labels come off.
3. Clean the iron with salt.
Cleaning the iron is very simple if you know this tip. First sprinkle salt onto the ironing board, turn the iron to the highest setting and set off the steam option and then simply iron over the salt.
The dirt sticks to the salt and the iron becomes clean and shiny.
4. Remove pet hair with rubber gloves.
If you have a cat or a dog then I’m sure you’re at war with all the hair then leave around the house. But it’s not that difficult to remove all that hair. All you need is a pair of rubber gloves. Run your hand over the upholstery and the hair with cling to the glove.
5. Fix the scratches in wood furniture with vinegar and olive oil.
If you have an old wooden table with the top all scratched and ugly, don’t throw it out because it can still be saved. Mix ½ cup of vinegar with ½ cup of olive oil, dip a cloth in the mixture and rub it onto the wood. The scratches completely disappear and the wood looks like new.\
6.Remove hard water with vinegar.! ( I swear by this )
The nasty built up you often see on and around the faucets and in some other areas is definitely not something you want to have in your home. But you can easily remove it with vinegar. If it’s a flat surface, pour some vinegar and let it sit for about 20 minutes. For the faucet, you can use paper towels soaked in vinegar
7.Make your grill/ Pan non-stick with an onion.
My M-I-L ’s trick !
Getting ready for a Dosa ? Don’t forget the onion. That’s right, you need an onion if you want to make your Pan/grill non-stick. Just cut the onion in half and rub the cut side on the heated Pan .
8.Clean the bathroom faucet with lemon.
Instead of using all sorts of cleaning products which may or may not be toxic, try instead a more natural approach.
For example, you can clean the bathroom faucet with lemon. Cut a lemon in half and scrub the hard water stains on any fixture.
9.Clean the shower head with vinegar and a plastic bag.
Make your shower head look like new again using distilled white binegar and a pastic baggy. Pour vinegar in the bag and secure it to the shower head. Let it soak with an hour and wipe clean with a wet towel.
10.Make your own window cleaner.
All you have to do to make sure you have clean windows with no streaks is use water, vinegar and dish soap. Mix these three ingredients and your windows will be sparkly clean. Also, remember to use newspaper. Spray the windows with the mixture, use a white cloth to wash them and then dry them up a waded up wet newspaper.
11.Clean the stove burners with ammonia( Bleach).
If you ignore them, the stove burners and the grates can end up looking disgusting and nobody wants that in their kitchen. So what can you do? It’s simple actually. Clean the stove with ammonia. Take ¼ cup of ammonia and seal it up with one of the burners in a plastic bag. Let it sit overnight and then it should wipe clean with a sponge.
12.Cleaning solution for the kitchen sink.
Make your own cleaner for the kitchen sink using the following ingredients: liquid dish washing soap , distilled white vinegar, baking soda, rock salt, lemon or lime and ice. You’ll also need an old rag, a toothbrush and a soft sponge. Rinse off the sink and sprinkle baking soda onto the surface. Make a paste and rinse. Scrub the rim with a toothbrush soaked in baking soda paste or soap.
13. Make your own Oven Cleaner .
To clean the oven, you can mix baking soda and vinegar. You also need a bowl and a spatula. Scrape the debris with the spatula. Sprinkle baking soda all over the floor of the oven. Then spray vinegar over the baking soda and spread the paste around. Let it sit for 10-20 minutes. Scrub in a circular motion.
14.Remove permanent marker with toothpaste.
If you have a kid who just discovered the magic of permanent markers, then you’ll most likely find works of art on the floor and furniture. Don’t worry, it can be removed. First put a dab of white toothpaste on the marker and rub with a damp cloth or paper towel.
15.Clean silver with salt and baking soda.
Both salt and baking soda are commonly used in homemade cleaning products. But why not mix them? If you do that you get a very nice cleaner which you can use on silver. Combine equal amounts of salt and baking soda.
16.Moldy Tile Cleaner
Sometimes u gotta use harsh chemicals !The best way to remove mold is with a solution of one part chlorine bleach to 10 parts water. Wearing rubber gloves, saturate a clean sponge or cloth with the bleach solution and apply it to the mold. Let the solution soak for 15 minutes, then rinse it off. Thoroughly dry the surface and throw away the sponges or rags you used to avoid spreading spores to other surfaces.
17. Cleaning Burnt Pans
Soak the burnt pan in a magical solution overnight.
Baking soda, vinegar and water. A perfect solution for burnt pans.
18. Clean your Cutting Board
Clean your cutting board.Use lemons to remove stains from wood and plastic cutting boards.
Squeeze, rub and let it sit for 20 minutes. Rinse.
Now enjoy your house smelling like lemons. Rather than chemicals!
19. Odor Control in Refrigerator
Use newspaper as refrigerator drawer liners.Newspapers absorb odor from vegetables.
also always place a open box of baking soda in the refrigerator to remove odor from the fridge .
Steam clean your microwave.
Add 1 cup of vinegar to 1 cup of hot water. Microwave it for 10 minutes.
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You guys are great, and please let me know any questions you may have!
~ Prats 🙂