What is important when it comes to your home? Aesthetics, right? Well you house should be healthy on the inside, but most systems tell you when they are going through something. Your A/C will let you know loud and clear when something is wrong for example. Cosmetics are what keep our house attractive and they give us a sense of pride. Having a dirty home is embarrassing for most people. I looked up some cleaning hacks. I’m looking for the ones that you may have never heard of.
Dryer sheets are a great cleaning tool. Even after they’ve been used, dryer sheets can work magic on issues you didn’t even know about. You can use them to buff water spots from mirrors, bathroom/kitchen fixtures and shower doors. You can also use them to remove the ring inside the toilet. Since they are of great use on glossy surfaces, you can wipe baseboards clean. Since it is a short one, I will add a way to freshen up a stinky garbage disposal and it is simple. Lemons, simply cut up a lemon and put it in the disposal. It will freshen up a bad smell quickly.
I read something recently about the dirtiest and most bacteria ridden item in your home being something you actually use to clean other surfaces. A sponge is that item so you should clean your sponge. Sponges can pick up a lot of bacteria, especially if they’re left in the sink. So you want to make sure you clean it frequently. It’s so easy: just pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to remove any bacteria! Just wait a minute or two before pulling out since it’ll still be hot.
You can also put your sponge in the dishwasher to get it nice and clean again.
Only those people who are clean freaks themselves will notice this one, but it actually helps your health. If you haven’t checked in a while, your air vents are probably pretty dirty and dusty. Not only does that send dust into the room, but it also blocks the air from getting out. First try to remove dust with a soft vacuum brush tool. If that doesn’t get the job done, then soak a rag with any cleaning agent you have and wrap it around a butter knife to clean them.
Most appliances nowadays are stainless steel. It looks pleasing to the eye and they are durable. Not to mention, they should be easier to clean. How do you get them factory clean though? Here is an easy way to clean stainless steel appliances. ‘Stain’less steel appliances seem to be stained with fingerprints constantly. But to give them a good, clean shine, all you need is a microfiber cloth and some rubbing alcohol. If you really want to get your stainless steel super clean, maybe once a month, you can use a few drops of olive oil.
Here are some quick fixes to some common issues. Clean cloudy glasses with vinegar, just use a paper towel and a small amount of vinegar to get your classes nice and clean again. Remove grease stains from carpet or other surfaces by just mix four parts rubbing alcohol with one part salt, and then rub the mixture into the stain. Let the surface dry and vacuum up any remaining salt if necessary. Clean up dust, dirt and crumbs using tape and/or a lint roller to pick up dust, dirt and crumbs pretty much anywhere around the house: lamp shades, drawers, fabrics or anything else you can think of. Use toothpaste to clean sneakers, all you need is an old toothbrush and a little toothpaste to get your sneakers looking like new again. I do this with my converse to keep the white parts bright. Finally for this blog, remove kitchen/bathroom cabinet gunk by mixing a solution of vegetable oil and baking soda, and then use an old toothbrush to scrub all that gunky stuff out of the corners of cabinet surfaces.