It’s 3 AM. It’s 3 AM. You need to get up at 5 AM to go to work. However, you just did your third load of laundry and the dishwasher is full. It’s impossible to do it all. Don’t worry! This list of cleaning tips is for crazy-busy people will help you.
Do not allow crumbs to build up under your sofa cushions or on your bedspread.
How many times have your gotten up from bed and felt too tired or lazy? Next time it happens, grab a towel and use it to brush off any crumbs that may have gotten into your carpet fibers. To absorb larger spillages, such as spaghetti sauce, use a paper towel to wipe it off.
Make sure to clean your microwave while it is still hot
This is an excellent tip, especially for parents with children. Next time you heat something in the microwave take a moment to wipe it down with a damp cloth. This will make it much easier than trying later to clean up dried-on food.
Create your own all-purpose cleaner
BetterCleans believes that multi-purpose cleaners are a great way to save time cleaning. These cleaners are not only more economical but also better for the environment. You don’t have to purchase a cleaner from the store. Instead, you can make your own cleaning solution by mixing water with vinegar and lemon juice in spray bottles. Add two teaspoons of borax if you want to give your carpet that fresh-from-the-laundry smell.
You can remove wrinkles from clothes without ironing
Ironing can be a tedious task because it takes so much time and it is difficult to get everything flat and wrinkle-free. There’s a solution. The lint roll. With one, you can roll up any type of fabric. Attach a string to the handle to make it easier to roll up any type of fabric. This can be used on both cotton blouses and silk T-shirts. It’s best to not use it on delicate materials such as wool or cashmere, unless they are labeled “wrinkle free.”
Hairspray can be used to remove gunk and other hard dirt
This trick is great for sticky shoes or shoes, but it can also be used to clean up any other grime in your home. Spray the surface with hair spray and let it dry for five to ten minutes. Then wipe clean with a rag. The same process works for any stubborn adhesives or gunk stuck to your shoes or fabrics. It’s important to avoid using colored hairspray on light-colored fabrics as it can stain.
Use a feather duster to dust your blinds
It’s one of those chores that seems impossible to do because it seems so time-consuming. However, a quick dusting can make a huge difference in how your room looks. A feather duster is a better choice than a traditional cloth one. You’ll be able to grab dirt and dust much more easily with feathers than you would with cloth and will finish the job faster.
To clean small spaces, use an old toothbrush
A toothbrush can be used to clean tight spots like grout between tiles, or crevices around faucets and taps. It can also be used to reach small corners and cracks where dirt and dust tends to accumulate.
Bake soda can be used to clean your stovetop
Stovetops can be difficult to clean due to the buildup of grease and grime over time. Baking soda is the best solution. Spread it evenly on the surface. Let it sit for a while, then use a sponge to scrub it off. Rinse thoroughly and dry using a soft cloth.
Coffee grounds can be used to deodorize carpets
This is a trick carpet installers have used for years. You can use coffee grounds to mask bad smells in your carpets. You can then vacuum up the coffee grounds the next morning.
Bake soda will keep your shower curtain fresh.
Cleaning is difficult because of the amount of grime that builds up over time. We find it particularly annoying when we clean our shower curtain linesr and then have it turn moldy or smelly due to humidity in my bathroom (we are currently renovating the bathroom so there is no fan or ventilation). After every shower, sprinkle some baking soda on your shower curtain to keep it fresh. It will absorb almost any moisture, mildew, or mold. Even if your shower begins gently after you have sprinkled the soda, give it a light spray of an all-purpose cleaner and let it dry.
Use vinegar to clean your washer.
Front-loading washers can be susceptible to mold and mildew due to the tight seals. White vinegar can be used to clean the washer’s interior at least once a month, or after each large load. It is more effective than laundry detergent in cutting soap scum. Plus, its acetic acid will kill any bacteria that might cause odors and contamination in clothes. If you don’t want the vinegar to work, baking soda can be mixed with hot water.
It doesn’t need to be difficult. These are only eleven cleaning hacks that will help you get the job done quickly and leave your home spotless. Try these 11 cleaning hacks the next time you feel overwhelmed by the task.