You can never truly relax in your own home if it is unclean. Some part of your mind is always thinking about the unwashed dishes, the unclean carpet, and the dusty shelves that need attending to, which is why it is almost always better to keep on top of your cleaning before it builds up. The good news is that with a few simple and tricks, you can deep clean your home with minimal effort.
Here are some of the most useful cleaning tips to make your home sparkle:
Use Rubbing Alcohol--
If your attention is constantly drawn to that stain on the sofa every time you’re trying to watch Netflix, don’t just ignore it – get yourself some rubbing alcohol and a sponge and get rid of it for good!
Rubbing alcohol is also good for removing pens from the walls. Just make sure you use a white sponge or cloth as rubbing alcohol can cause dyes to transfer from one medium to another.
Sparkle with Steam--
A good steam cleaner will transform your life. Not only is steam very good at killing germs and removing all manner of grime, but it can be used on various mediums from sticky wooden floors to dirty windows, making it a must-have. To see just how much steam cleaners can do, check out Steam Insider and thank me later.
Vinegar is cheap and natural. It is also great at cleaning everything from the kitchen sink to the dust on your furniture. In fact, using vinegar and a cloth will get rid of dust much more quickly and effectively than pretty much anything else.
Get Rid of Sticky Substances with Oil--
If you’ve scrubbed and scrubbed that sticky patch to no avail, try adding a little mineral oil to your sponge; you should find that the sticky substance lifts right off. Obviously, don’t use this method when cleaning fabric, or you’ll have a nasty oil stain to contend with on top of everything else!
De-grease the Oven--
The oven is one of the worst things to clean, and as a result, it tends to be one of the things we seldom clean, which of course just makes the problem worse. Luckily, there is a mixture that can cut through grease and make short work of the dirtiest ovens – vinegar, dish soap, and baking soda.
If candle wax has found its way onto your favorite pillow or you simply want to clean your candle holders, pop them into the freezer for an hour or so, and you’ll be able to remove the wax in an instant.
Freshen up with Baking Soda--
If your fridge is starting to smell a bit funky and your carpet is starting to smell like the dog, you need baking soda. Baking soda is a cheap and effective substance which is not only great for cleaning but also excellent for absorbing odors. To use, place an open package in the fridge or sprinkle liberally on the carpet before vacuuming to banish unpleasant odors almost instantly.
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