7 Tips to make cleaning your home less of a hassle
Try out these 7 awesome tips to make cleaning your home a breeze!
1. Lemons do wonders for cleaning your home!
Lemons aren't just good for turning into lemonade or for cooking. Lemon juice is a natural cleaning agent, so rubbing a piece of lemon on a hard to clean spot in your kitchen can help loosen the dirt.
Lemons are also great for cleaning your microwave! Just cut a lemon in half, place the slices inside a cup of water, place the cup inside your microwave and turn the microwave on for 30 seconds to a minute. The lemon juice and the water will start to condense and spread throughout your microwave, making it easy to remove food particles that have gotten stuck. It also has the added benefit of making your microwave smell nice and fresh!
2. You'll be surprised at how dirty your sponge is
The sponge you use to clean your dishes can house a lot of dirt and bacteria. That's why it's important to clean your sponge so that you're not transferring any germs to your dishes and utensils.
In order to clean your sponge, moisten it with water, and then put it inside your microwave. Turn on the microwave for 30 seconds, and on the lowest setting. This should help kill all of the germs present in your sponge without damaging the sponge or your microwave. Make sure to let it cool down first as it will be hot afterwards!
3. Baking soda is a safe all-purpose cleaner
Baking soda is a must-have in your kitchen, even if you don't use it for baking. The most common use for baking soda is to place it in your refrigerator or freezer to help absorb any unwanted odors.
Additionally, baking soda is also a great all-purpose cleaner and deodorizer. Mix a little bit of baking soda with some water to create a paste, and you have a great solution to use for stains and hard to remove dirt spots in your home.
You can also add a bit of baking soda when your washing white articles of clothing in order to brighten them up!
4. Vinegar helps get rid of water stains
Having trouble removing water stains on your shower and your sink? Try mixing some vinegar with water, and use that to scrub away stubborn water stains!
5. Does your husband have smelly shoes? Here's a great tip!
Smelly shoes? Put some baking soda inside the sole, let it sit for a couple of hours, and brush off the excess baking soda. The baking soda will help remove the bad odors that can sometimes linger in shoes.
6. Blow dryers are great for crayon marks
Crayon marks on your kid's clothes are a hassle to deal with since it penetrates deeply into the fabric. Wash your child's clothing in warm water to help soften the crayon marks, and then wash as normal.
For stubborn marks on walls, try using a blow dryer to melt the crayon, and then wipe it off with some soap and water.
7. A dry towel in the dryer helps your clothes dry faster
In a hurry to get your clothes dry? Place a clean, dry towel inside the dryer with the wet clothes. The towel will help absorb some of the moisture and help your clothes dry faster