These Cleaning Hacks Will Save Your Sanity!
Here’s a list of some cheap and easy hacks that will transform your cleaning routine for those of us looking to save time, money, and of course, sanity.
Cleaning pots and pans So They Shine Like New.
Half fill a burnt pan with water, add half a teaspoon of soap powder detergent, and boil, bringing the pan back to looking new. Rinse thoroughly.
Tackle a Stinky Garbage Disposal With Lemon.
Add a fresh scent to your kitchen by cutting up a lemon and running a couple of small slices through the garbage disposal.
Make your blender clean itself.
Fill your blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap. Turn it on and let it go for a few seconds. Then just rinse it out with warm water.
Scrub your cast iron skillet with a potato.
Don’t want to ruin your precious cast iron skillet by—gasp—cleaning it with soap? Break out a spud instead! t may sound like a prank, but it works!
Here’s how it works: Cut the potato in half, dip the cut end in dish soap or baking soda or some coarse salt, and rub it over the rusted area. If the end of the potato gets slick, slice it off and dip the newly cut end. Repeat if necessary!
Keep your cutting boards hygienic.
Remove food stains on plastic chopping boards by rubbing with lemon juice and leaving overnight. Rinse thoroughly and dry. If the board is dishwasher-safe, wash on a 65-degree C cycle to get rid of germs and bacteria.
Dust window blinds with old socks.
For a quick and efficient way to clean grime from Venetian blinds, put a slightly damp sock over your hand, run it between the slats, and then pop the sock straight into the washing machine. A clean damp sock is also hassle-free to wipe skirting boards and picture frames.
You can use a Coffee Filters for Dusting.
The next time you clean your computer monitor or TV screen, use a coffee filter. The thin, cloth-like paper catches a lot of dust and can cover a large area. You can use a coffee filter for dusting other household accessories, too.
Eliminate foul odors from upholstery.
Furniture is often the culprit behind persistent unpleasant smells in the home. Pre-test a solution wiping out pet smells and other odors from upholstery by combining vinegar, water, and your favorite essential oil. If all is good, then spray the mixture on the rest of the upholstery, and once dry, vacuum the area.
Speed Up the Clothes-Drying Process.
In a hurry and put your clothes in the dryer a little late? Throw a dry towel in there and it’ll help soak up some of the excess moisture. And if you’re worried about towel fuzz, just turn your clothing inside out while it dries.
Get Rid of Creepy Crawlies Around the Home Using Essential Oils.
Lavender pillows and sachets are wonderful in linen cupboards and chests of drawers and will keep away moths and other insects while leaving a fresh scent. Lavender oil can be sprayed from an atomizer or left in a saucer to help keep away insects.
If you would rather have a fresh and minty clean aroma in your sprayed, peppermint oil is a perfect choice. Peppermint is a natural insecticide that kills as well as repels mosquitoes.
These tips will help you get a clean house to boot, but there are some things that you should leave to professionals. Need help with those hard-to-clean spots around the house? Your clean home is our treat. Contact us!