We’ve pulled together some of our best household cleaning tips and tricks. To help you get a spotless home for a fraction of the price. Plenty of natural, cheap, quick, helpful and cheerful cleaning tips. Using everything from tin foil to vinegar and lemons. That should save you time and money when you clean your home. Easy Cleaning Tips!
Easy Cleaning Tips
Admit it – your house could be cleaner. That’s where we come in. Check out these tips and hints to get your house clean and keep it that way.
Beat and Shake Area Rugs
Vacuum large area rugs at least once a week. But also take them outside three or four times a year for a more thorough cleaning. Drape them over a fence or clothesline and beat them with a broom or tennis racket. A good beating removes much more dust than vacuuming. Take smaller rugs outside for a vigorous shaking every week.
Get tile floors looking like new again
Once you’ve vacuumed up the floor, all you need is a bucket of water, some light detergent and a rag. Then start scrubbing! Make sure to frequently clean the rag and water to make sure you aren’t just pushing more dirt around on the floor. If you really want to get the tough spots out, try using a toothbrush! Seriously, it will change your life.
Use Baking Soda to Clean Silver
Here’s a no-polish shortcut to getting your silver pieces, from knives to gravy boats, sparkling. First, hand wash items in warm soapy water (use mild dish soap). Place in an aluminum foil–lined pot. In a separate pot, mix 1 quart of boiling water with ¼ cup baking soda and a couple teaspoons salt. Pour the mix over the silver, then cover with a well-fitting lid. Let sit for up to five minutes as the solution works to remove any blackness from the silver. Remove silver from pot, rinse with clean water, and dry with a clean, soft cloth.
To Remove Furniture
To remove furniture indentations from pure wool carpet place a tea towel over the area and then press with a warm iron. The heat will lift the fibres. Do not attempt this with synthetic or a wool/synthetic mix carpet.
Clean Your Microwave
Clean your microwave naturally with a cup of water. If your microwave is looking a little unsanitary after one too many food explosions. Don’t panic – it can be cleaned for free in just a jiffy. Just pop a heat-proof cup of water instead and microwave on a high setting for a minute or two. The steam will loosen any food stuck to the sides and plate, so you can just wipe them clean.
Clean A Microfiber Couch
Clean A Microfiber Couch The Easy Way! Looking for ways to get rid of water and grease stains on your microfiber couch? Grab a spray bottle, some rubbing alcohol, and a hair dryer to make your couch oh so spotless. Scrub the spots until they are damp using baby wipes and voila! You have a nice clean couch to sit on.
Clean Your Dishwasher
First, pull the bottom rack out and examine the drain area. Make sure there are no hard chunks that can plug the drain, cause damage to the pump, or scratch dishes. You’d be surprised at what dishwasher repair people find. Bones, crab shells, chips of glass, even pieces of gravel!
Second, place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water possible, run the dishwasher through an entire cycle. Except for the cup of vinegar, the dishwasher needs to be completely empty. The vinegar will help wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitize, and remove odors.
Finally, after using the vinegar to sanitize the inside of your dishwasher. Sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short but complete cycle. Once again using the hottest water. The baking soda will remove any odors, and remove any stains.
Clean the Air While You Clean the House
Your vacuum’s agitator brush and exhaust whip up dust that eventually settles on the surfaces you’ve just cleaned. Filter out some of that dust before it settles by switching your thermostat to ‘fan on.’ This turns on the blower inside your furnace and filters the air even while the system isn’t heating or cooling. Leave the blower on for about 15 minutes after you’re done cleaning. But don’t forget to switch it back to ‘auto.’ Most blowers aren’t designed to run constantly!
Pick up small pieces of glass
Don’t try to use your hands to pick up tiny shards of glass. Bad idea! Just grab a piece of bread and press it down over the area. It should pick up those little pieces you don’t want stuck in your fingers or the bottom of your feet!