Want a sparkling clean come but don’t know where to begin? Discover the greatest cleaning tricks that will help you get the shiny, clean home of your dreams!
Clean Toys in a Laundry Bag
This is a great tip for all those moms out there.
You can quickly and easily clean out small plastic toys by placing them in a laundry bag. Simply place plastic toys in a laundry bag and run through a cycle with your machine-appropriate cleaner of choice. Even better? You can also use this trick in the dishwasher.
Sanitize Your Sponges
Don’t clean your home living spaces with a dirty, bacteria-ridden sponge. Instead, you can sanitize your sponges by placing them in the microwave for 2 minutes. This will not only help your sponges’ longevity, but it will 99% of germs in one go!
Clean Those Fan Blades
Do dirty and dusty fan blades leave your home looking like a bit of a war zone? Clean fan blades simply and easily by wiping them off on the inside of a spare pillowcase. This will keep the dust off your blades and out of your face as well!
Iron Grime Be Gone
If your iron is looking a bit grimey, you can clean it simply and easily by ironing a bit of salt. Yes. You read that right. Salt. Simply iron a thin layer of salt with the steam option off. Before you know it, those stains and grime will be nothing but a memory.
No More Pet Hair
You can get rid of pet hair that is stuck to the carpet by putting your old squeegee to work. Simply dragging the squeegee across hairy carpet is a quick and easy way to get rid of that pesky pet hair once and for all. In addition, you can use a pair of rubber gloves to remove pet hair from furniture quickly and easily as well!
Have yellow-stained pillows? Those stains accumulate over time from sweat. But you can remove those stains simply by placing them in the wash machine (yes, you can put pillows in the wash machine). If you really want to attack those stains, then you can even make your own special whitening solution, and get those pillows back to a nearly-new condition!
Get Rid of that Mildew Smell
If you’re dealing with a mildew smell on clothes, in the bathroom or in the kitchen, then you can make your homemade cleaner to remove the smell.
You can get those burners sparkling clean again by using a small amount of ammonia. Simply place a teaspoon of ammonia in a Ziploc bag and seal the burner inside. Leave one a cookie sheet outside overnight. The fumes from the ammonia will clean the burners and make the caked-on grime easy to wipe off the next day!
Scratches Be Gone
This is one of the best cleaning tricks to get all those scratches and stain off of wood. All you have to do is mix 3 /4 oil (olive oil or vegetable oil) with 1 /2 white vinegar and rub it over impacted areas. Before you know it, those marks will disappear. Don’t worry about mixture amounts, just measure with your eye.
Oil Stains? What Oil Stains?
Okay, okay. So this one isn’t inside the home, but it will still make your house look great. Get rid of pesky oil stains in your driveway by using Pour-N-Restore. It starts out as an oil and ends up as a powder that simply sweeps away? What’s not to love. It’s one of the best cleaning tricks out there.
Microfiber Stains Banished
Microfiber is great, but it stains so easily. You can remove those stains by cleaning the stained areas with rubbing alcohol. Just pour some rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and saturate the stained areas of your favorite microfiber furniture. Scrub out the stains with a WHITE bristled dish brush. Of course, make sure the brush is clean first!
Remove Hard Water Stains
To remove hard water stains from faucets, simple cut a lemon in half and rub your faucets and fixtures down. Let the lemon juice soak in for a few minutes before wiping clean with warm water. Voila! Clean faucets!
Clean Those Makeup Brushes
If you’re using dirty makeup brushes then you are spreading bacteria all over your face. Clean out makeup brushes every week or two with a good brush shampoo like this one from E.L.F.
Don’t let that bathroom exhaust get too gunked up. Use a can of canned air to clean out your bathroom exhaust quickly and easily. You can find canned air in any store’s computer accessory and supplies section.
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