Cleaning is one of the hardest if not the hardest house chore because, one, you have to deal with nasty things and two, you have to do many efforts without any long term results. However, the job can be a little easier with a little bit of knowledge, that is why we bring you today 11 cleaning tips you have to know about.
To clean your windows, mix half a gallon of warm water with a tablespoon of liquid Jet Dry and 3 tablespoons of dish soap, then pour the solution in a bucket, then spray the dirty windows using water. Once done, wipe the windows with the made solution, then spray them once more to have a streak-free window.
Microwave cleaning is a little bit hard and tricky because of all the stuck food in different and hard to reach areas. To solve this problem, make sure to put two cups of water and two cups of vinegar in the microwave-safe bowl, then microwave for 5 minutes. Once done, remove the bowl and use a sponge to wipe-out the gunk, or use an Angry Mama microwave cleaner instead.
3. Bathroom grout
Tile floors are almost the most common floors in bathrooms, but they have a downside, it’s the grout between the tiles (this becomes a host land for mold, bacteria, and germs). What makes the situation even worse, is the tiny space you have to deal with. To solve this problem, mix vinegar and water, then spray the solution all over the tile floor and let it settle for 5 minutes, then using a grout brush, start scrubbing. Once done, mix water with baking soda to make a paste and work it into the grout using your brush. Once done, spray the water and vinegar solution on the floor and start scrubbing one more time before rinsing with warm water.
4. Shower doors
Glass shower doors always have hard to clean water stains, and if you have attempted deep cleaning your shower, then you know how hard it is to rid of them. To solve the problem, soak a sponge in lemon juice and start scrubbing the stains, then mix baking soda with vinegar until you get a paste and dip your sponge in it and scrub a little bit more. Once done, dry the door using a soft cloth.
5. Stainless steel
There’s nothing more ugly than dirty stainless steel appliances (they are also hard to clean, just as a reminder). To deal with the situation efficiently, make a paste by mixing baking soda with vinegar, then rub the paste into the stains using a soft cloth and let it sit for 10 minutes. Once done, use a wet cloth to wipe off the paste, and use a dry one to clear smudges.
Toilets are one of the most disgusting things to clean. To clean your toilets, pour lemon Kool-Aid into your toilet’s water and let it sit for a while so that the powder’s acidic content deal with the stains in the toilet which will save you precious scrubbing time when you’re cleaning.
7. Drip pans and stove burners
When cleaning the kitchen, don’t forget about your stove burners and drip pans because they too get dirty even if they do not display much grime and grit. To clean them, seal the drip pan or stove burner in a ziplock back that has 1/4 cup of ammonia in it for 24 hours. When the time passes, wipe off the gunk (it will come right off).
8. Keyboards and other technology
The problem that everyone faces when cleaning keyboards is the tight space between keys that makes it hard for you to reach out for the electronic parts and clean them. The best items that can help you deal with the problem are a ketchup’s bottle lid and Shopvac. All you have to do is attach the lid to your vacuum hose and that will give you easy access to space in between the keys of the keyboard.
9. Garbage disposal
Garbage disposals are great, but they tend to get nasty really badly. To clean your garbage disposal, mix 8 parts water with one part vinegar in an ice tray, then add a piece of lemon rind to control the odor. Freeze the solution, and drop the cubes down the disposal, turn it on, run the water until the ice grounds up completely.
10. Top-loading washing machine
The washing machine is one of those things that rarely or never clean even though you have to. To properly clean your machine, fill it with hot water and add a quart of chlorine bleach, then fill it again with water and add a quart of vinegar. Once done, wipe the hard to reach areas and the exterior parts of your machine with a dipped sponge. Make sure to run a cycle after each step so that the machine can wash itself.
11. Microfiber furniture
Microfiber furniture seemed to be the alternative and cheap replacement of leather furniture for people that don’t want to spend much money on furniture. However, the downside of such things is the fact that they show stains more easily. If you are dealing with hard to clean stains, then spray the area with rubbing alcohol and scrub over them with a sponge. When the areas dry up, restore the fabric back into shape using a bristle brush.