30 Useful Tips fit for Every Clean Freak
Put your sponge in the microwave for 2 minutes to zap out all of the bacteria! It will keep it clean and extend the life of your sponge!
Use a paintbrush to dust off your light bulbs. The bristles will clean the bulbs really well and you also won’t have to unplug your lights.
For another handy sponge hack, use a binder clip to keep it standing up right. This will help it dry a lot faster and not make your sink gross.
Use a dish wand in your shower filled with equal parts of vinegar and dish washing detergent. This will work great to clean the walls while you’re in the shower.
Use a toothbrush and some lemons to clean your garbage disposal. It will clean your disposal really well and make it smell so much better!
If you’re going to clean your bathroom, run some hot water (as hot as you can get it) in your bathtub. Having your bathroom become 10 degrees warmer will make your alkaline cleaners work better.
Use a seam ripper to clean all of the hair out of your vacuum bristles. It will easily cut through the hair so you don’t have to do it by hand.
Use a cotton ball dipped in just a little rubbing alcohol to clean off the tops of your candles. This will remove the dust on the surface and stop it from burning back into the air.
Use a bagel (cut in half) to clean your old paintings. It will remove dust and build up from the painting without damaging it.
Use some WD-40 to remove any scuff marks you have on your floor. This stuff is a miracle worker! You’ll be amazed at how it lifts the scuffs out.
Use some wax paper on your faucets to get them nice and shiny. It will take off the water spots, finger prints, etc. and help prevent more from forming for a while.
Use some lemonade Kool-aid in your dishwasher to clean your washer from lime deposits or iron stains. Just pour some in your detergent cup in an empty dishwasher and let it clean away.
Use some cream of tartar to get your stainless steel toaster looking nice and clean! It will look like new again and it’s super easy to do.
Hang your mops and brooms upside down after you are done cleaning. This will help them not bend or build up mildew.
Have you ever thought of using baking soda on your mattress to clean it? It does a great job and can even be mixed with a few drops of essential oils to make it smell even better.
Use some vinegar to get a good cleaning on your shower head. You can attach a plastic bag of vinegar around your shower head with a rubber band so it has some time to soak.
Your oven hood filter gets so nasty and would take so much time, that is, until now. Put your filter in a pot of boiling water with baking soda and it will cut through all the grime.
Get sweat stains and makeup gunk out of your pillows by putting them in the washing machine. Make sure you run the cycle with hot water and bleach and the stains should come out.
Use some dryer sheets to clean the baseboards all around your house. It will make them really clean and also smell super good too.
Roll your lint roller across your lampshades to get them really clean, really fast. It will pick up all the dust with some easy swipes.
Throw your vacuum cleaning filters in your dishwasher. Just look at these before and afters! Your filters will be much cleaner and work better.
To clean your exhaust fans in your bathroom, use some canned air. It will blow out the dust and debris to make them clean (and prevent a fire from happening).
Even though your washing machine cleans, it also needs a good cleaning of its own! Run a cycle with hot water and bleach to clean it.
When you clean your windows, use some newspaper. It will help clean them, it’s a good way to recycle, and will also help you avoid streaks.
Clean your window tracks so they are free of dust and bugs. Use a cotton swab that’s dipped in vinegar to get the job done and reach into hard to get places.
Pour some Pine Sol into the bottom of your toilet brush holder. It will keep it smelling much better and help it stay clean between uses.
Use an old sock around your hand to clean your blinds. The fibers in your sock will pick up all the dust without getting it everywhere and it’s easy to get into each panel.
To prevent your shower drain from becoming really clogged, invest in a hair stopper. They are really inexpensive and will save you time and effort from unclogging it later.
If you have really stubborn, carpet stains that seem impossible to get out, you can try using an iron. Just make sure you use a wash cloth under the iron so you don’t burn the carpet.
Use a magic eraser to get rid of toilet bowl rings. Just cut off some pieces and drop them in the toilet and let them sit over night while they work their magic.