Keeping your home clean is a never-ending process but you don’t have to do things the hard way. Try these 9 cool cleaning hacks to speed things up!
- Every time you try to wipe up crumbs with a damp cloth or by swiping them with your hand many get away, usually ending up on the floor. To get all the crumbs the easy way just use tape. Wrap a little tape around your fingers, sticky side out, and pat the crumbs so they stick. Then just slide the tape off your hand and drop it in the trash.
- If you’re sick of having to haul your bucket to the refrigerator to clean up spills try this method instead. Line refrigerator racks with plastic wrap. When something spills just pull out the soiled wrap and replace it with a new, clean piece.
- Dirty air vents smell and they’re unhealthy. Use a butter knife, a thin towel, and all-purpose cleaner to clean vents. Just cover the blade of the butter knife with the towel and spray a little cleaner on. Slide the knife in and out to easily clean the dirt.
- If someone spills something greasy or tracks it in on shoes don’t think you need new carpeting. Pick up oil stains with baking soda or kitty litter. Sprinkle the stain liberally with either and let it sit for a couple of hours. Then vacuum thoroughly. If any of the stain remains just repeat the process.
- Make your tub sparkle with a teaspoon of liquid soap, a couple of drops of antibacterial oils, baking soda and a little bit of water. Combine the ingredients to create a paste. Rub the paste all around the tub and rinse. Your tub will be clean and disinfected without harsh chemicals.
- Soon or later it happens. Someone gets sick on the carpet. Clean up vomit using baking soda and water. Create a paste and spread it on the stain. Let it sit overnight then vacuum in the morning. Coffee grounds will cover the smell of vomit while the baking soda is absorbing it.
- For a quick, no effort way to freshen the room tape a dryer sheet over your ac unit. Every time the ac comes on the room will get a new “spritz” of scent.
- Leather furniture can be great but scratches and spots can ruin the look. There are commercial leather treatments for furniture but they’re pretty expensive. Try using shoe polish in a matching color instead. Shoe polish can cover scratches in leather furniture for a lot less than the leather treatments.
- White chalk isn’t just for classrooms. Grease stains on clothing or walls can be removed with white chalk. Just rub some on the stain, let it sit for 5 minutes then wipe away with a clean, damp cloth.
What cleaning hacks do you use?