Cleaning Hacks for Your Home

Lemon’s are a great natural cleaner and have the added benefit of smelling great too! Learn more cleaning hacks below that involve lemons.

Cleaning the house can be a chore. When you think of cleaning, you probably imagine vacuums, spray bottles of chemicals, rubber gloves and hours of scrubbing. Consequently, we are here to change all that! There are trade secrets that make our lives easier and your house cleaner. With this in mind, here are cleaning hacks for your home; many that will surprise you. You probably have most of these items already in the house, so you will save time and money, and change the way you clean forever!

  1. Use coarse salt and lemons to clean your chopping board. It will remove stains and odors without leaving harmful chemicals behind.
  1. Used dryer sheets are great for buffing water spots from mirrors, bathroom/kitchen fixtures, and shower doors.
  1. Use dryer sheets to wipe baseboards clean. They will continue to repel dust for months.
  1. Dryer sheets attached to your toilet bowl scrubber will help remove the ring inside the toilet.
  1. Garbage disposal stinky? Take a half a lemon and slice it thinly. Then, sprinkle it with baking soda. Further, grind it in the garbage disposal, and then rinse with hot water to finish and flush it.
  1. Clean your blender safely and remove lingering odors. Fill the blender with warm water and a drop of dish soap. Turn it on for a few seconds. Rinse with warm water.
  1. Clean your sponge frequently to remove bacteria. Pop the wet sponge in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Wait a few minutes before handling though because it will be hot. You can also run it through the dishwasher.
  1. If your baseboards are in need of a good cleaning, use a broom to dust, then a wet sock to remove remaining dirt.
  1. Keeping your air vents clean helps your HVAC run more efficiently, as well as improving the air quality in your home. Wrap a butter knife in a sock to get into the nooks and crannies. Do this at least once a season.
  1. Use a solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm water to clean your blinds. Put a sock in your hand and dip in mixture. This will allow for better maneuverability. Run your hand over each slat to remove dust.
Did you know that a microfiber cloth and a few drops of olive oil to polish stainless will help repel fingerprints?
  1. Pour a cup of baking soda in your wash. This is especially effective for stinky gym clothes or your kid’s athletic uniforms.
  1. To get your stainless steel appliances sparkling, first, wipe and dry. Then use a microfiber cloth and a few drops of olive oil to polish. It will also help repel fingerprints.
  1. Use a dish wand filled with equal parts dish soap and vinegar to scrub your bathroom tile. To get into small areas, dip a toothbrush in the same type of solution.
  1. Freshen up your couch and remove stains by sprinkling baking soda on the fabric. Use a brush to work the powder in lightly. Let sit for 20 minutes then vacuum up.
  1. Clean your computer safely with vinegar. Pour a little white vinegar on a microfiber cloth and wipe the keyboard clean. Also, use a Q-tip to get into tiny areas.
  1. Get cloudy glasses sparkling with vinegar. Use a small amount mixed in with hot water to clean the glasses.
  1. To remove grease stains in carpeting or upholstery, mix 4 parts rubbing alcohol with 1 part salt. Then, rub the mixture onto the stain. Let dry and vacuum up remaining salt.
  1. Burnt pans are no problem. First, fill the pan with one inch of water, add 1 cup of vinegar, and then bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Let sit a few minutes and cool. Wipe mixture and stain out.
  1. Never try to pick up small pieces of glass of your counter. Use a slice of bread to pat down the counter. The shards will stick to the bread. Discard, then wipe down counters.
  1. Freshen up smelly athletic shoes. Fill clean socks with cheap kitty litter. Then, insert the socks into shoes when not in use.
  1. Clean cooked-on messes in the microwave by filling a microwave safe bowl with this magic solution. First, use equal parts water and vinegar. Then, bring to a boil. Let sit for a few minutes to cool, then wipe down the inside of the microwave.
We promise that when you use even just a few of these cleaning hacks for you home, you will be surprised how quickly and efficiently the chores will get done. Interested in a deep cleaning? Need weekly services? Contact Spouses Cleaning Houses. We have the perfect house cleaning package for you!