8 Awesome Cleaning Hacks That Can Help You Make Your House Sparkle
December 3, 2018 20:32 By Fabiosa
Cleaning is an absolutely necessary, yet super boring and time-consuming process. And most parents know it very well. But can you believe that some people actually enjoy cleaning? No, they are not crazy or weirdos. They are simply aware of some cool hacks and tricks for this unpleasant process. And you can be too. We want to share with you some of the most effective, simple hacks for cleaning.
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Top cleaning hacks in every situation
1. Cleaning hacks for kitchen
One of the best hacks for cleaning wooden surfaces like cutting boards is to sprinkle it with some salt and scour with a half of a lemon.
You can clean your dirty baking sheets (yes, the ones with disgusting burnt-on residue) with water and baking soda. Mix these two compounds and let the sheet sit in it for half an hour. Then simply scrub it using a sponge.
Another wonderful hack is great for cleaning burnt surfaces. Just mix vinegar and baking soda. This combination can solve nearly any issue, except for your finances. (Sorry for the pun.)
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2. Cleaning hacks for oven
Yes, we meant it when said that vinegar and baking soda could clean practically every kind of dirt. The mixture will work miracles with your oven!
If you want some alternatives, you can try a way more difficult method: water + ammonia. You will need a large pot of boiling water and a glass of ammonia. Simply heat your oven, put the pot on the bottom, whereas the glass on the top. Close the oven and let the evaporation do the work overnight. Don’t forget to open the windows and rinse your oven afterward.
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3. Microwave cleaning hacks
We all have done some nasty things to our microwaves. And sometimes, the inside of it can certainly resemble a crime scene. The best way to clean it all out is to repeat the same thing as with the oven – to evaporate some mixture. This time, however, you will need to have a microwave-safe bowl with water, one sliced lemon, and several tablespoons of your least favorite vinegar. Put the bowl inside, and turn on the microwave for a few minutes, until you see that it’s steamy inside. Let it sit for 15 minutes, and then open the appliance and wipe all the dirt out. The great result is guaranteed!
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4. Bathroom cleaning hacks… or “techniques”
Are you tired of your gross showerhead? Simply wrap it in some plastic bag filled with vinegar (you can add baking soda), so that the showerhead is completely submerged. Leave it rest for an hour and then just rinse it. Just try this little shower cleaning hack, and you’ll be surprised.
Another mind-blowing tactic is to use a grapefruit to make your faucets look like you’ve just bought them. Simply scrub the surface and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Rinse afterward. Besides the dazzling cleanliness, you will have your bathroom smell so nice.
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5. Toilet cleaning hack
There is one awesome hack for cleaning toilets we would like to share with you. Did you know that you can clean the bowl with regular toothpaste? And you can clean the outside of your toilet with baby wipes. 30 seconds and you’re ready to have some guests!
6. Litter box cleaning tip
So you’ve got a cat, but you refuse to tolerate the smell of the litter box? Don’t worry there’s a simple solution. The next time you wash the litter box, wipe it with vinegar to absorb any unpleasant smells. Let it dry for a while to air out the smell of vinegar. Also, it is recommended to completely replacing the litter once every week.
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7. Carpet cleaning hack
“I need to get rid of this annoying stain on my carpet!” If you are ready to tackle that old stain, we are ready to help you out. Mix three-quarters of water and one-quarter of vinegar (or hydrogen peroxide). Soak a towel in the solution, and cover the stain with it. The next step is to iron the stain out. Yes, you’ve read it correctly – to iron out.
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8. Car cleaning hacks
Now that you’ve already learned so many cleaning techniques, you can try applying your knowledge to your car. For example, toothpaste is great for cleaning the headlights. The carpet stains in the car can be removed with the same solution you used for the carpet at home. You can make your rims dazzling once again using a solution of baking soda, dish soap, and warm water. And if you want to get rid of that obtrusive odor, simply sprinkle baking soda on the seats and vacuum it 2 hours later.
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We hope these simple hacks will help you with the cleaning duties and the process a bit easier for you. By the way, don’t forget to turn on some music. Cleaning with music is just so much better, isn’t it? Anyways, if you know other cool, working hacks, tell us in comments! And share this article with your friends. They might also be needing some help.
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