6 cleaning tips you should know about

Cleaning is a really hard and demanding thing to do especially with things like pillowcases and fake plants, but it is something that must be done eventually. Every once in a while you should clean your house to get rid of dirt and dust. Here are 6 cleaning tips you should know about.

1. Wash pillows in your washing machine 


One of the easiest ways to wash your pillows is to throw them in the washing machine. Simply add 2 machine-washable pillows at a time, and add in a cup of bleach, half a cup of laundry detergent, and half a cup of baking soda. Now let the pillows soak in the hot water for about an hour before letting the load finish normally. Once done, add them to your dryer with dryer balls or some tennis ball to maintain their fluffiness.

2. Clean fake plants with ease 

Source: Housewife How To’s

Cleaning fake plants after a long time can be a nightmare because they build up dust very quickly. To clean fake plants easily, dislodge the dust from the foliage using the blow dryer, and when you finish doing that, place the silk flowers in a pillowcase full of either rice, salt, or cornmeal, then start shaking the pillowcase gently to get rid of the dust and make sure to use cold water to gently clean the plastic foliage.

3. Revive your kitchen faucet 

Source: Mom 4 Real

You should start cleaning your kitchen faucet because it can cause less water pressure power due to mineral deposits that cause your faucet to clog. To solve this problem, place a rubber band on your faucet, then fill a bag with vinegar and place it on the faucet end and secure it using the rubber band. Use your dish scrubber to scrub your faucet and it will function as if it’s new (make sure to srub it 30 minutes after securing the bag to the faucet end).

4. Get rid of smelly trash cans 

Source: Ashley Furniture

Cleaning and disinfecting thrash bins is a must because they are a source of dangerous bacteria and if left uncleaned for a while, they can build up mold and spread nasty odors. To clean a thrash can, mic a tablespoon of powdered laundry with a gallon of hot water and 3/4 cup of bleach, then apply the solution to the trash can and let it sit for 30 minutes before scrubbing the can’s interior with a brush. Once done, rinse the trash can and let it air dry.

5. Get the grease out of your microwave filter 

Source: Ask Anna

If your microwave filter is clogged, then the exhaust fan is probably suffering, that’s why you should start cleaning it once every three weeks. To do that, unscrew your microwave filter, then soak it in hot soapy water before rinsing it.

6. Reduce germs on the remote control

Source: Clean My Space

The remote control is an item that gets handled by a variety of hands which makes a host fr many types of viruses and bacteria. To clean it, simply wipe it using a disinfecting wipe, or make a DIY disinfectant by mixing equal parts of vodka and rubbing alcohol, then dip a clean cloth in the DIY disinfectant and wipe your remote control.