We all enjoy a clean house, but sometimes we don’t have time to get things as clean as we like, or we don’t know how to clean them thoroughly. Even when we do now how to clean something, the order in which we clean things can affect the ultimate result and we may undo some of our work with or without knowing it.
Luckily, there are tons of cleaning tips to make sure you aren’t undoing any of your hard work or missing important cleaning steps. There are also plenty of tricks to help you take some of the elbow-grease out of your cleaning routine, not to mention shave off precious minutes. Check out the advice below.
A dish scrubber is perfect for this task. Just fill it with dish soap before you start.
These two simple ingredients will eliminate almost any stain!
A sock is the key here. Check out the how-to.
Cleaning Window Tracks
This contraption cleans your cutting boards with a sanitizing UV light.
Use panty hose to clean off dusty candles.
Bathroom Cleaning Aid
Just fill the bath with a little hot water to help loosen up that grime before you start scrubbing.
Get that musty smell out of your mattress with these ingredients. See how here.
Don’t let off-season hanging clothes get dusty in the closet. Use cloth napkins to protect them.
Light Bulb Cleaning
Just wipe bulbs with microfiber cloths to get rid of the dust build-up.
Keeping mops on the floor helps breed mildew.
Easy Foreman Clean-Up
Just line it with foil before cooking for the easiest of clean-ups.
Water Spot Prevention
Rubbing your faucets with wax paper will help prevent water spots from ever forming.
Keep those baseboards sparkling with nothing more than dryer sheets.
WD-40 works wonders on scuffed floors.
Just rubbing your iron plate in salt will get those stains off.
Irons can be used to help remove stains from the carpet too.
Wax your vents to make sure dust is gone.
Dust Before Vacuum
If you dust before you vacuum, you won’t need to worry about getting fresh grime on the floor.
Vinegar is a magic cleaner for so many household things: Molds, viruses and just general grime will all be eliminated with some vinegar.
Stainless Steel Appliances
A bit of cream of tartar mixed with water will help get all the gunk off your steel appliances. Check out the tutorial.
Organize your crafting ribbons and tidbits on a shelf to minimize your cleaning needs when you craft
Just use Resolve to make that dingy grout shine.
To get these really clean, just follow this tutorial.
Washing Machine Clean
Get that washing machine truly clean with this how-to. You don’t want to be cleaning your clothes in a dirty machine, do you?
Use a pillow case to catch any dust from cleaning so you don’t end up with more to clean later.
Definitely use this method to get your hair brush ultra clean in not much time at all.
These dish wands are great for cleaning the shower walls. Just fill them with equal parts dish washing soap and vinegar.
Just follow these simple constructions to get your carpet pad as good as new.
Cleaning Kitchen Sink Drains
Clean your sink drain with just baking soda and lemons (and a little elbow grease of course).
You can actually do this will a bagel. No joke.
Multi-Purpose Gunk Remover
Equal parts baking soda and coconut oil will remove most gunk from most things with ease.
Deep Cleaning Bottles
If you even suspect your water bottles might be getting a little moldy, deep clean them with this tutorial.
You definitely want to clean these to prevent fires if nothing else. Here’s how.
Slow Cooking Liners
Eliminate 99% of the clean-up just by lining your slow cooker before you cook.
Dishwasher Lime Deposits
Lemonade Kool-aid (used like a detergent in an empty dishwasher) will remove lime deposits.
Easy Toilet Bowl Cleaning
A piece of Magic Eraser left overnight in your toilet bowl will get rid of those rings.
Disinfect your sponges by microwaving them.
Make your stainless steel look brand new with a little Pledge.
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