Cleaning is hard work any day of the week. But let’s face it, with all the resources available today, cleaning chores are much easier to accomplish. You can find a cleaning tool and cleanser for pretty much everything.
We can hardly find an excuse these days not to clean unless we don’t feel like it. Here are some cleaning tricks that will make your life easier.
9. Your Gadgets
Do you know that your phone harbors more germs than a toilet seat? Your computer mouse and the TV remote are just as germy. Luckily, you can destroy those germs without destroying your gadgets. According to Good House Keeping, a Lysol disinfectant wipe is the best way to wipe away the unseen bacteria gently.
8. Clean Your Coffee Maker!
The coffee maker is a must-have kitchen aid for many. Coffee is there for you each morning, to put the pep in the step before you head to work. Maintaining a trusty coffee maker is key to keeping the coffee ritual going on every day.
Cleaning is the number one way to maintain your coffee maker and is easy to accomplish. To dislodge the caked-on minerals inside, you fill the reservoir with half water and half vinegar. Brew it halfway and let it sit for thirty minutes and then complete the cycle. Then rinse by “brewing” a pot of clean water. If you are a Keurig or Nespresso owner, there are cleaning pods that you should run through your machine occasionally.
7. Your Rusty Skillet Can Be Good as New
Did you know that you can re-season your trusty cast-iron skillet? Many people have been throwing out their durable cast iron, but this method will add years of use to your skillet.
It’s easy; use a scrub sponge to remove rust and wash with soapy water. Rinse and dry with a dishcloth. Coat inside and outside with vegetable oil and bake in your oven for an hour at 350 degrees. Let the pan cool, then wipe excess oil with a reusable dishcloth or microfiber cloth.
6. Clean Your Shower Head
Showerheads tend to clog over time, and the water pressure decreases, so you don’t get that rush of water you want. The good news is, you don’t need to replace it or call the plumber.
Put some vinegar in a plastic bag with the same amount of water as vinegar. Tie it around the showerhead to immerse the holes and leave for an hour. Remove and wipe away loosen deposits.
5. Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
Store-bought cleaners have nothing on this simple homemade cleaner. Saving money is one of our pass time these days, and this is one way to do it. Make a homemade recipe of four tablespoons baking soda in a spray bottle and add a gallon of warm water. This will cause almost all your surfaces to gleam. Use it on your kitchen counter, appliances and inside the fridge to contain odor.
4. Vinegar Window Cleaning Recipe
Hardly anything you ever use gives you that perfect shine you are looking for on your windows. You want your glass doors and windows to tell a story of fine living and elegance, coziness, and comfort all in one.
So here is how to get that shine: Mix 1/4 cup alcohol ( 70% concentration) and 1/2 cup white vinegar. Add two cups of water and pour into a spray bottle. Shine away with a microfiber cloth to avoid streaking.
3. Silver Cleaning Trick
Do you have any grimy silver that looks as if it has lost its luster? Don’t blame the jewelry store, it is an easy fix. All you will need is a small amount of fluoride toothpaste and some water. Your silver will look brand new again!
So, dig up your favorite serving spoon, fork, bracelet or ring and get to work. Within minutes your silver is ready for action. No need to go pay out exorbitant amounts of cash to clean up your silver!
2. Dishwasher Without Dishes
There are items around the home that you can wash in the dishwasher. Doing so will save you so much time. And if you work from home, you need all the help you can get to lighten the workload.
Your pet bowl, toothbrush holders and kids’ toys are only some of the items you can wash in the dishwasher. Pour in some disinfectant along with your dishwashing soap, and you’ll have sanitized items all around the home.
1. Vibrant House Plants
House plants are vital to brightening up your home. Are you searching for a new, innovative way to make your plants stand out and look healthy? To get your plants to look shiny and grow healthy, clean them with mild soap water, then use milk to wipe the leaves. Wiping your plants with mayo is also a great way to shine them! It sounds strange, but it works!
There are many cleaning tips out there still to learn to make life easier. Your home is your palace, and you want it to be as comfortable as possible. Housework is never done, so work smartly instead of hardly!