When was the last time you cleaned your house from top to bottom?
Most people hate cleaning their home. But, they’ve missed out on one little secret: cleaning hacks!
There are tons of tips and tricks to get your home sparklingly clean in no time. Once you know what they are, you’ll never dread the task of doing the dishes or getting rid of shower grime again!
Take a look at these tips for cleaning that will transform your home.
1. Start With the Worst Task
The first house cleaning tip is a basic one, but brilliant! If you have a task you hate doing, always do it first. It’s probably become second-nature to put it off until it really has to be done, but this only makes the dread worse.
Instead, on a cleaning day, get the task out of the way as soon as you start. The rest of your tasks will seem a lot easier and appealing once that’s out of the way!
2. Always Keep Your Old Toothbrushes
And expert maid will tell you that the best cleaning tools are those that you’d never expect. One such tool is old toothbrushes!
Instead of chucking yours away when you’re finished with it, keep it in your cleaning cupboard. Toothbrushes are great for reaching all those little hard to reach areas, like the grout between your tiles or that corner of your sink. Suddenly, difficult areas become the easiest to clean!
3. Deal With Your Bin Smells
No one likes a smelly trash can. If yours is letting off a pretty nasty stench, don’t worry! There’s an easy, all-natural way to deal with it.
First, remove the bag from your trash can. Then, create a mixture of hot water and white vinegar, using a ratio of around 1:1. If you want your trash can to smell extra fresh, add some lemons or lemon juice to the mix.
Let it sit for a little while with the bin closed. The steam should wet the whole trash can and any bits of stuck food and dirt will become loose. Then, using a clean cloth or sponge, wipe down the inside.
Pour out the water, rinse, and dry. Place a thin layer of baking soda at the bottom of your trash can to help absorb any future smells.
4. Clean Your Blinds
Even when doing a whole house clean, who remembers the blinds? Well, now you will!
Cleaning your blinds is simple when you know how to. Simply create a cleaning solution of water and vinegar in equal parts. Place a sock on your hand, dip it in the mix, and wipe down your blinds.
5. Remove Grime With Dryer Sheets
One of the worst tasks in the kitchen is getting anything sticky off your pots, pans, and baking trays. If you’ve left them out, the grease, grime, or food will need a whole lot of scrubbing to remove! That was until you found out this trick.
Dryer sheets work wonders at loosening stuck food and grease. Simply place your pan in a bowl of warm water, dish soap, and a dryer sheet. Leave it to work for around an hour and wash the dirt off with ease!
Be sure to take a look at our kitchen cleaning article for more tips.
6. Easy DIY Drain Cleaner
Drain cleaners can be incredibly strong and aren’t the best for the environment. If you’re looking for eco-friendly expert cleaning products that get the job done, then look no further! This drain cleaner is as good as the shop-bought stuff and far better for the planet.
First, pour boiling water down the drain and leave it to sit for a few minutes. Then, sprinkle a good amount of baking soda down, leaving that to sit for another few minutes.
Finally, pour white vinegar down. It’ll fizz when it comes into contact with the baking soda, which is exactly what you want! Leave it to work for a while before rinsing your drains.
7. Shiny Stainless Steel
If your stainless steel seems constantly marked, this quick fix will help. Simply add a few drops of rubbing alcohol to a microfiber cloth and wipe away. Easy!
You can also add a drop or two of olive oil if you want to make sure your metal looks super clean.
8. Organize Your Spring Clean Out
If you’re doing a big clean out, make sure you’re organized. Create a plan to tackle each room one at a time. Work out how much you want to clear from each room, which areas you need to focus on the most, and be ruthless with your clearing!
Before starting, get three big boxes or bags. Label these keep, chuck, and maybe. As you sort, toss each item into one of these boxes. Try to move as quickly as you can and anything you have to think too much about put in the maybe pile to sort later.
9. Disinfect Your Sponges
Once you’re cleaning is done, it’s important you clean your tools. Your sponges are one of the worst culprits for collecting bacteria. Luckily, cleaning them is super simple!
Put your wet sponges into your microwave, turning it on for about 30 seconds. Once they’re done, leave them for a couple of minutes to cool down before you take them out. All of the nasty bacteria should be zapped by your microwave, leaving them ready for reuse!
Read More Tips for Cleaning
At Primavera Cleaning, we have tons of tips for cleaning that could make your life a whole lot easier! Be sure to check them out on our blog.
If you’re still not a fan of cleaning your home, why not hand the job to us? We love to clean and will get your house looking it’s best in no time! Take a look at the services we offer to find out more.