14 Handy Cleaning Hacks
Don’t spent hours trying to clean the crusted on stains in your microwave. Instead, microwave a bowl of vinegar for a few minutes and then the stains will wipe right away!
When you’re cooking, fill your sink with hot soapy water. As you finish using a pot or pan, set it in the water. When you’re done with dinner, the dishes will be super easy to clean.
For a fresher dishwasher, try this. Put a bit of lemon Kool-Aid mix in the soap dispenser and run the dishwasher. The acid in the powder helps breakdown stains and buildup.
Speaking of dishwasher, empty the dishwasher as soon as it’s finished running. This will get rid of the excuse of a full dishwasher that leads to dirty dishes piling up in the sink.
Fill a bag with ammonia and then put your stove burners in the bag and seal it. Let it sit for a few hours and, when you take them out, any gunk will wipe right off!
Use dryer sheets to clean your baseboards. They don’t just pick up and clean up the dirty and dust, but they also help prevent dirt and dust settling on them in the future.
When cleaning your home, start from the highest point and work your way down. That way, you don’t get dirt or debris on something you already cleaned if it falls down.
Put a combination of baking soda and vinegar on oven stains and let it sit for a while. This mixture will help break up the stains and make it easier to clean.
Instead of having to clean your fridge shelves every time something is spilled, put wax paper on them. That way, if there is a mess, you can just throw out the paper instead of having to clean the whole fridge again.
Fill a bag with vinegar and tie it around the showerhead. Leave it there for a few hours and, when you return, the vinegar will have cleaned out the showerhead super well!
If you have a grease stain somewhere, use chalk to get it out! The chalk absorbs the grease stain and helps get the stain out of the surface.
If you have a stain on the carpet, try this. Get a towel damp, put it over the stain, and then use an iron to steam it out. The stain should get pulled up out of the carpet. Repeat as necessary.
Garbage disposals can get pretty stinking and they’re often really hard to clean. So use a combination of lemon pieces, salt, and ice down the disposal. It helps clean and freshen the drain all at once!
You can also use a combination of baking soda and vinegar down pretty much any drain to try and clean it out. Put the baking soda, add the vinegar, and then seal off the pipe so the chemical reaction stays inside. Wait a while and then clean it out with hot water.