Cleaning can become such a hassle, especially if you are doing it wrong. But wait, what can be wrong in cleaning? Lots of things, like buying unnecessary cleaning products, lengthening the time spent with cleaning and much more. Take care of every dirty corner of your home in no time and with ease thanks to these cleaning tips and tricks you really have to know.
1. How to sanitize your sponges.
2. Clean kitchen cabinet doors easily.
Make a mix of vegetable oil with baking soda and with the help of a tooth brush clean the gunk out of your cabinets.
3. Wash toys in the washing machine by putting them into a laundry bag if they are small or by placing them strategically- for the bigger ones (see pictures).
4. No scrub cookie sheet cleaner.
Spread some baking soda on your sheet, then a layer of hydrogen peroxide, then another layer of baking soda and let it sit for one hour. It will take all the dirt off without scrubbing.
5. Use a pillow case to clean fan blades.
6. Trick to help you clean between oven glass.
Take a hanger, a tissue and a rubber band, attach the tissue to the hanger with the help of the band (make sure it is secured) and put some cleaning products over it. Start cleaning between the glass.
7. How to remove labels from newly bought products.
Use some water with Oxi Clean and put the products inside it, the labels will come off.
8. Cleaning iron with salt. See–> How to Clean an Iron Easily.
9. Use a squeegee to make the carpet hair free.
10. You can use rubber gloves for an easy removing pet hair from the sofa.
11. Trick to clean small spaces.
12. How to whiten pillows that are yellow from sweat and slaver.
You will need very hot water, one cup of laundry detergent, one cup of powdered dishwasher detergent, one cup bleach and half cup borax. Put the pillows in the machine, make a mixture of these products and put them over the pillows, then add very hot water. Set the machine to wash at the highest temperature and basically this is it.
13. How to clean garbage disposal.
Make a solution of ice, vinegar and lemons. Fill the plastic trail with one part vinegar and 8 parts of water then take the lemon and squeeze some juice out for every slot. Put this in the freezer, when the ice cubes are formed take them out and drop them into the garbage disposal, turn it on and run some water from the faucet over.
14. How to remove hard water.
The only thing you will need is vinegar, put it on, let it sit then scrub or pour distilled white vinegar in a plastic baggie and secure it to the shower head with a rubber band. Let it soak for 1 hour. Wipe clean with a wet cloth.
15. Grout cleaner for tiles.
Mix three parts of baking soda with one part of bleach. Put the mixture on the grout, let it sit for 1o minutes then clean with a tooth brush.
16. How to refresh smelly towels.
Put the towels into the washing machine with one cup of vinegar in the load and wash at the highest temperature.
17. Turn hydrogen peroxide bottle into spray bottle.
Take the head of a spray bottle and replace it with the cap. This way the solution will be easier to use in your house for cleaning and other things.
18. How to clean your stove burners.
Take 1/4 cup of ammonia and seal it up with one of the burners in a large zip lock bag and let it sit overnight. All the grease will be dissolved.
19. Wood scratches fixer.
Mix half cup of vinegar with half cup of olive oil. Just take a kitchen rag, dip it into the solution and rub it on your table.
20. Cleaning Oil Stains On Your Driveway.
The best solution is cool product called Pour-N-Restore. It goes on as a liquid and dries into a powder. Otherwise, you can use a brick to grind cat litter into the concrete. This does absorb wet oil on the top of the concrete, but it doesn’t really get rid of the stain.
21. Removing White Marks On Furniture.
Use two folded over clean white linen napkins and spray them down a little with water. Iron over the napkins on top of the heat marks for about 15 seconds with the iron on a medium heat.
22. How To Clean A Microfiber Couch.
Pour rubbing alcohol in the spray bottle and SATURATE the stained area (rubbing alcohol evaporates much faster than water so it won’t leave a water mark). Take a white sponge and start scrubbing the area. You’ll see the dirt coming off onto your sponge. Let the areas you sprayed dry. Once the couch is COMPLETELY dry, take your bristle brush and with swirling motions, refluff the areas you cleaned.
23. How to Naturally Make Your Grill Non-Stick
Cut an onion in half and rub the cut side on the heated grill grate.
24. Reconditioning Cast Iron
This method is for ‘plain’ cast iron ONLY. You will need: heavy-duty oven cleaner (Easy-Off), gloves, garbage bags, white distilled vinegar, steel wool. Coat the cast iron piece (top and bottom) with the oven cleaner, making sure to wear gloves. Place the coated piece in a garbage bag and seal tightly to prevent the oven cleaner from drying out. Let the pieces soak for a few days. Repeat if it is really dirty. Remove the lye and old seasoning by wiping off the grime with a paper towel and then washing the skillet with hot water. Then soak the cleaned skillet in a 2:1 solution of hot water and white distilled vinegar for 30-60 minutes. Wash the skillet with soap and hot water and dry it thoroughly. Season immediately to prevent rusting by placing the cleaned, dry skillet upside-down in a 250-degree oven for 15 minutes. Increase the temperature to 500 degrees and let the skillet heat up for 45 minutes. Turn off the oven. Take care when removing because it will be very hot! (source: www.ibelieveicanfry.com )
25. Cleaning Cloudy Glassware
Use vinegar in your dishwasher. Each time you run a cycle, just pour about a cup into the bottom. You’ll still want to use dishwasher detergent…just pour it right in the dishwasher and start it up.
26. Removing Hard Water Stains
Rub a half of lemon on the fixture and rinse. The spots will magically disappear.
27. Knives & Lemon Juice
Rust spots on your knives? Just soak your knives in lemon juice for a few minutes then scrub a little with the scratchy side of the sponge and you will have beautiful knifes!
28. Cleaning Makeup Brushes. See tutorial–> Cleaning Makeup Brushes – DIY.
29. No-Streak Window Cleaning
Make a mix from vinegar, water and dish soap and spary it on your window. Use a white cloth to wash the window and dry and buff it with a wadded up newspaper.
30. Cleaning A Bathroom Exhaust
Use a blast of canned air to quickly clean dust from the wall and ceiling grilles of vent fans and heating/air conditioning systems.
31. The Kitchen Sink
To clean the kitchen sink you will need: liquid dishwashing soap; distilled white vinegar; baking soda; rock salt; lemon or lime; ice; old rag; toothbrush; nylon or soft sponge. First thoroughly rinse out your sink. After wetting the entire surface of your sink, sprinkle baking soda onto the surface. Work the baking soda into a paste and rinse thoroughly using the toothbrush. Then line the entire sink with paper towels soaked in white vinegar. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes and then dispose of the paper towels. Using a nylon sponge, saturate it with soapy water and then clean the sink, followed by a good rinse. For sinks with a garbage disposal, pour one half cup of baking soda down the kitchen drain. Add one cup of white vinegar on top of the baking soda. Allow this to work for a few minutes while you boil a kettle of hot water to pour it down the drain. Fill the drain with two cups of ice. Pour a cup of rock salt over the ice cubes. Run the cold water and turn on the garbage disposal until the ice is gone. The ice/salt mixture will help loosen the grime and debris from the grinding elements. Cut a lemon or lime in half. With the water on and garbage disposal running, add the fruit one at a time to the disposal. The fruit will help clean your drain and make it smell good at the same time.
32. How To Naturally Clean all of the Bacteria your Toothbrush Collected
First way is to pour several tablespoons of white vinegar into a glass jar and dip your toothbrush in. Let the toothbrush sit in the mixture for at least 15 to 30 minutes. The second way is to make a mixture of ½ colloidal silver and ½ water. Dip your toothbrush in mixture and let it sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
33. Cleaning A Bathtub Drain
Start by removing the top part of the bathtub drain. Take the pliers, insert them into the drain and pinch the misery. Pour about a half cup of baking soda down the drain, and then pour in vinegar until it bubbles up to the top of the drain. Leave that for about 15 minutes, and then pour hot water down the drain. This will help disinfect the drain and clean it too.
34. Cleaning Your Blinds
Mix equal parts vinegar and warm water in a bowl. Slip an old odd sock on your hand and wipe all the grimy dirt away.
35. Removing Scratches On Ceramic
Apply Liquid Bar Keepers Friend with a damp sponge and a little elbow grease. For the really tough scratches, add a bit of the powdered version and apply a little more elbow grease.
36. Permanent Marker Removal
Put a dab of white toothpaste on the marker. Then rub like crazy with a damp washcloth or paper towel.
37. Iron Out Carpet Stains
Squirt some Windex on the stain then place a white towel over it and start ironing. Repeat the procedure until you eliminate the stain completly.
38. Cleaning Air Vents without Taking the Whole Grill off
Wrap a clean rag around a butter knife, then spray the vent with cleaner and insert knife between the metal slats. Clean side to side.
39. Cleaning a Vacuum Filter
40. Getting Mold Out Of The Shower
First, you will need bleach and cotton beauty coils, used for perms. Cut a piece of the cotton coil, soak it in bleach, and let it sit overnight on the mold. Use gloves to protect your fingers.
41. Cleaning Your Blender
42. How to Clean Nail Polish & Tile
Pour nail polish remover over the spill and let it sit for a minute or so.Then wipe it up with paper towels. Next scrub the floor with a magic eraser to remove any stains that are still there. For extra stubborn stains spray a little hair spray and let it sit a few minutes. Then wipe clean with paper towels. When the polish is removed clean the whole area with soapy warm water.
43. Magical Carpet Cleaner
Scrape up the liquid. Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on stain to let absorb for 10 minutes and then vacuum. Mix one tablespoon clear dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Using a white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent/vinegar solution and blot until all the liquid is absorbed. Sponge off with cold water and blot dry.
44. Cleaning Silver
Fill the sink with hot water, 1/2 c. salt and 1/2 c. baking soda. Place the silver into the mix for about 5 minutes.
45. How To Clean Your Mattress
To clean the mattress you will need baking soda and a vacuum cleaner. First vacuum the entire mattress thoroughly to remove any icky unmentionables on the bed.Use an upholstery cleaner on any stains you may find. Be careful not to saturate your mattress, getting it overly wet is a bad idea as it can cause mould and other nasties in your mattress. Sprinkle baking soda all over the mattress and left it sit for two hours. Then, vacuum off all the baking soda.
46. Magic Laundry Cleaner
Do 2 parts Hydrogen Peroxide and 1 part Dawn dishsoap and baking soda. Mix up to obtain a solution for treating the stains.
47. No Scrubbing Tub Cleaner
Mix up a solution of one part Dawn dish soap and one part vinegar, spray it on your tub or on a half of it (so you could compare the two sides for more clear results). About an hour later wipe with a rag.