House cleaning is a pain, but these easy cleaning tips will make cleaning easier. Learn easy ways to clean your home and every room in it more efficiently.
These tips are all about making home cleaning easier. They include recipes for making your own cleaning solution, organization tips that make cleaning easier, and methods to clean your house more quickly and easily with just a few simple cleaning products.
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House Cleaning Tips
In this list, you’ll find recipes for making household cleaning products yourself. They can save you money and be more eco-friendly than store bought cleaners.
You’ll also find tips for cleaning particular items, like hair dryers. And there’s a list of items you can clean in the dishwasher – often alongside a load of dishes!
Cleaning Products You’ll Need
You’ll have nearly everything these tips call for at your home already. The list varies, but it’s simple items like:
Pantry disorganization leads to dirt, wasted food and buying food you didn't realize you already had. Keeping it organized and giving it a periodic cleaning isn't that hard, once you've got a system in place. It makes a lot of other household tasks much easier and less frustrating.
This is a pretty easy sewing project, even if you're a beginner. Follow this guide, and you can sew up a few of these so you always have one on the duster and another that can be tossed in the wash. Just swap them as needed.
I've recently had a great opportunity to re-test all these tips on a patch of carpeting that had been used as a pet toilet. The stains came out with a professional cleaning, but the smell kept coming back. I vacuumed it with the powder and foam solutions listed in this article. It took several times, but the smell finally went away.
Make your own homemade wall cleaner that's abrasive enough to remove grease and grime but gentle on paint and other wall surfaces. Make sure you've got the right sponge to scrub those surfaces, and your walls and baseboards will come away looking like new.
Hair dryers can get so clogged with dirt and hair that they stop working - or worse, shoot flames out the back end. Here's how to clean your hair dryer with a toothbrush so it stays at its best for years to come! It's so easy!
Sponges are great for cleaning, but they do need to be cleaned themselves from time to time because they absorb germs. With these simple tips, you can avoid letting your sponges become as dirty as what you're trying to clean with them.
If you like the ease of cleaning with a disinfectant wipe, but you don't like the waste the comes with these disposable products, this is the tutorial you need. You can make your own disinfectant solution to use with actual cloths (a microfiber cloth is great) instead of disposable ones.
If you use a flat iron on your hair, it will collect gunk from hair products over time. This can make it work less effectively or even break. Some simple cleaning tips will keep it in great shape longer.
Save money and avoid spraying mystery ingredients around your home by making your own furniture polish. These recipes work really well and only contain a few ingredients, all of which you're probably already familiar with.
While vinegar isn't as effective as commercial disinfectants, simple white vinegar does disinfect. It's great for surfaces that don't need or can't hold up to a harsher commercial cleanser. I especially like it for cleaning the cages of small birds and other pets who might react badly to ingredients in commercial cleaners.
Use the following cleaning tip to remove black mold from caulk around your tub. When your bath and shower area are showing the potential of shower mold, you need to find effective ways to get rid of it!
Used dryer sheets have a surprising amount of uses, many of them for cleaning. From dusting to cleaning soap scum buildup off of shower walls, there are a lot of things you can use these for before throwing them away.