Microwaves often get stuck on grime and stains on it that are really hard to get out. Instead of scrubbing at them for hours, microwave a bowl of vinegar for a few minutes and then the gunk will easily wipe off!
Make a paste from vinegar and baking soda and place it inside the oven and on the oven door. Let it sit for a few hours and then, when you go to clean it up, it will easily remove any grime and stains that were on the oven before.
Cleaning burners can be a nightmare, especially if it’s been a while. However, here’s a great tip! Just fill a bag with ammonia and put your burners in the bag, sealing it shut. After a few hours, take them out and rinse off the burners and they’ll easily be cleaned.
Clean your showerhead with this super easy tip. Put vinegar in a bag and tie it around the showerhead. After a few hours, remove the bag and the showerhead will be cleaned!
If you have pets, then you know how hard it is to clean up their hair. However, a fast solution is to use a squeegee. Just drag it across the carpet or furniture and the fur will clump together. Then just throw it away!
You can also do the same thing with a rubber glove. Put it on and use the rubber glove to grab all the pet hair. Super fast and way better than your vacuum getting choked up.
Grease stains are incredibly hard to get out, whether it’s furniture, clothes, or something else. But here’s a nice tip. Use some chalk, sprinkle it onto the stain, let it sit for a bit, and then wash the material as best as possible. The stain should come right out!
Garbage disposals can get really stinky and smelly, which is never fun. Instead of calling in a professional or pulling the whole thing out, try this. Pour a mixture of ice, salt, and lemon rinds down it. This helps break down grime and deodorize at the same time.
To clean your drains, put baking soda and vinegar down them. Plug the drain up and let the mixture sit for a while, then rinse it out with hot water. The drain should work better now.
If you have kids, then you know how messy and dirty toys get and how hard it can be to keep them clean. A nice solution for plastic toys is to put them in a mesh laundry bag and wash them in the dish washer or washing machine. Just make sure they won’t melt!
To get gunked up food off pots and pans, put a dryer sheet in it and fill it with hot water. Let it sit overnight and, the next morning, the food should come right off.
Cookie sheets get incredibly dirty and gross pretty fast. I don’t know why. But there’s a way to clean them! Put baking soda on the dirty spot, then hydrogen peroxide, then another layer of baking soda. Let it sit for a few hours and, when you come back, you should be able to wipe the mixture off and the sheet will be clean.
Irons often get dirt and other gunk on them, which can make them less effective. Fix this by putting salt on your ironing board and, with the steam setting off, ironing the salt. The dirt clings to the salt and then it’s just a few wipes to clean everything up!
Have you ever cleaned your mattress? You probably haven’t for a while, and it needs it. A super easy way to do this is mix your favorite essential oils with some baking soda and sift it all over the mattress. Leave it there for a few hours and then vacuum it up. This both sanitizes and deodorizes the mattress.
Having wooden furniture with knicks, cuts, and marks just isn’t fun. But you can quickly fix them with this idea. Combine ½ cup of vinegar with ½ cup olive dip. Dip a rag in the mixture and rub it onto the wood. Let it dry and repeat as necessary. The marks should come right out.