Not all of us have the luxury of a cleaning service
to help with cleaning the house. Neither do we have
a lot of time on our hands to ensure that the house
is sparkling clean. At least no one has an hour to
scrub hard water stains from the sink. If this is a
page from your life book. Here is a list of some
cleaning tips to get you hitting the ground running:
Stains on the carpet are not a pretty scene but
neither are they easy to get rid of. Instead of
hiring a carpet cleaning service, you can use a
product that is in your home. Rubbing some alcohol,
preferably clear vodka or some white wine, will save
you the trouble. Start off by blotting the stain.
Next, pour the vodka onto to the stain so as to do
away with it. This cleaning tip beats most of the
over-hyped counter products.
Dazzling tile floors
If you are looking to have your tile floor looking
like it is new again, you need not pull your hair
anymore over that. After vacuuming the floor, a rag,
a bucket of water and some light detergent will do
the job. Do a thorough job scrubbing. Also, ensure
that you clean the rag frequently and use clean
water so that you don’t end up pushing dirt over the
tile floor. If the floor has some tough spots, use a
toothbrush to get to them.
Appliances made of stainless steel often get stained
by fingerprints. Luckily, bringing them to a clean
shine is not hard. Armed with a microfiber cloth or
a soft cloth for that matter and some alcohol, you
should have the appliances looking as good as new.
If you want them to look super clean, you can also
use a few olive oil drops to boost your effort.
Other ways to have them shine include cleaning the
surface with some dish soap and water, drying the
wet spots and then dabbing a second cloth with some
drops of mineral or baby oil to give it a shine. You
can also spray the appliance with some WD-40 and
then wipe it off using a soft cloth.
Of the most neglected rooms of the house, the
bathroom is pretty high on the list. Seldom do
people spare time in their schedule to clean it up.
If you fall in this category, you’re in luck for
there is a home cleaning tip for you to get rid of
grime and soap scum that may be building up in your
shower. With the aid of some dish soap and vinegar,
fill a dish wand with these two and start scrubbing.
If you don’t have a dish wand, you can use a
toothbrush or an old sponge by dipping it into the
solution and then scrubbing.
Cleaning the couch
The couch is often a candidate for lingering smells
and stains that manifest on the fabric. Well, you
can get rid of these smells and stains using baking
soda. Start off by brushing the couch surface before
proceeding to sprinkle the area you intend to clean
with baking soda. Afterwards, let the baking soda
sit for around 20 minutes after which you can vacuum
the couch with the brush attachment.
Cleaning the microwave
With continued use, the microwave is prone to food
stains and this calls for some cleaning. With some
essential oils, you should have the microwave
looking fresh and clean. Add one and a half cups of
water into a microwave-safe bowl. Add about 15 drops
of lemon essential oil into the water and then
microwave it on high for about five to ten minutes.
Let the steam condense on the inside ceiling and
walls. Once time is up, wipe away the now softened
food stains using a sponge.
De-greasing the oven
Grease on the oven and stovetop makes for an ugly
sight that needs to be dealt with with the utmost
urgency. Grease also leads to kitchen fires and this
is the more reason to get rid of it. This is the job
for lemon essential oil. In addition to its
wonderful scent, lemon essential oil also works
great in getting rid of grease stains. Create a
mixture of one cup vinegar, one cup water and some
lemon essential oil and spray in onto the stovetop
or oven. Wipe it clean afterwards. If the event of
tougher stains, sprinkle some baking soda prior to
spraying the mixture.
Cleaning the tub
The tub is also prone to collecting scum but you
need not fret about it. With this cleaning tip that
involves some vinegar and baking soda, you should
have a sparkling tub in no time. First, make a
mixture of one cup vinegar, half a cup baking soda
using some hot water and pour it into your empty
tub. Let the mixture sit for five minutes. Two, fill
the tub with some hot water until it is one-quarter
filled, and let it be for another five minutes.
Afterwards, release it to drain and rinse the tub
Detoxing the garbage disposal
The garbage disposal is subject to dirty work
regularly and so you will have to clean it and
ensure that it is clog-free. With a fresh lime or
lemon, you should be able to not only clean but also
deodorize it. Simply slice the fruit into four
pieces and with the water running, throw the lemon
pieces, one piece at a time, into the disposal.
Shower glass often gets blotted with water stains.
You can use some shaving cream to clean these water
stains. Apply the cream on the stains and let it be
for about 15 minutes before wiping it off.
As you have probably noticed, most of the cleaning
tips here involve products that you can find in your
cupboard or drugs cabinet and this saves you the
trouble of having to buy expensive cleaning agents.
Also, these home cleaning tips work within a short
span of time if not instantly, freeing you up to
embark on other duties. In conclusion, share with us
any other home cleaning tips that you use in your
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