Few things in this world are as comforting as returning to a clean home after the day's stress. But despite all the benefits, cleaning your home can be time-consuming and expensive, especially if it is a large home. And that’s where our cleaning hacks come in.
As always, we are ready to show you some tricks of the trade. The hacks you’ll find in this article will help you keep your home tidier without spending much on cleaning products. Secondly, you will clean a lot more efficiently, so you can spend less time cleaning and more time doing other things you love. Lastly, these cleaning hacks help reduce waste, which is good for you, your wallet, and the environment.
Come with us as we show you these hacks!
We begin the journey by showing you some hacks for cleaning common household areas and items with simple DIY cleaning solutions.
One of the most effective ways to clean your ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, and other kitchen appliances is with a combination of vinegar and baking soda. Using vinegar and baking soda solution for cleaning has been known to work tremendously, and the process is quite simple too. Simply mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle, spray on the appliance, and wipe it down with reusable microfiber cloths. Then, sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and use it to scrub away any stubborn stains.
Lemon juice and salt have proven to be the most effective DIY hack for cleaning bathroom fixtures like sinks, tubs, and toilets. Here is how you use them; cut the lemon in half, dip the exposed part in salt, and scrub the fixtures with that part until they are clean. The acid in the lemon juice helps to break down grime and stains, while the salt acts as a natural abrasive.
Hydrogen peroxide stain removal is the solution to stubborn spots on carpets, upholstery, and clothing. It is as simple as mixing equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water in a spray bottle, spraying the stain in question, and then letting this sit for a few minutes. After the period, blot the stain with a clean cloth, and viola, it’s gone!
Window cleaning can be tricky, mainly because of those annoying streaks that remind everyone that there was an attempted cleaning. But you don’t get those with baking soda paste. Mix three spoons of baking soda with one of water to form a paste, then apply it to the window with a sponge and scrub gently. Wipe the window clean with a damp cloth or squeegee. Seeing the dirt and grime lift away is satisfying, and the process is gentle enough to use on other delicate surfaces.
One of the best ways to save time on cleaning is to clean as you go. For example, when making dinner, clean up spills and wipe down surfaces as you go. This will help prevent dirt and grime from building up, so you'll spend less time cleaning later. You will be thankful you did.
A cleaning caddy is a portable container that you can use to store your cleaning supplies. Fill it with your favorite cleaning products, microfiber cloths, and brushes, and carry it with you from room to room. This will help you clean more efficiently and save time running back and forth to the cleaning closet. Warning: You will look like Bob the Builder but have fun and save energy while cleaning.
Consider delegating cleaning tasks among your family members. This will help ensure everyone pitches in and the workload is shared, so you won't have to spend as much time cleaning yourself. Also, with everyone pitching in, you can be sure that they would appreciate the value of a tidy home. Which means it might be a while before things get messy again. Well, hopefully.
A simplified cleaning routine will save you so much time. For example, you could create a cleaning schedule and stick to it. This will help you stay organized and ensure you clean everything regularly. You could also reduce the number of cleaning products you use and opt for multi-purpose cleaning products instead.
You can save so much money by making your cleaning solutions. Many everyday household items, like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice, can clean various surfaces. Many DIY cleaning solutions that use natural ingredients are available and are much cheaper than commercial cleaning products. However, always ensure that the combinations do not harm you or your home surfaces.
Using reusable microfiber cloths is another way to save money on cleaning. Microfiber cloths are highly absorbent and can be used to clean almost any surface. They're also reusable, so you won't have to keep buying disposable cleaning wipes. This makes them good for the environment too.
Buying cleaning products in bulk can also save you money in the long run. For example, consider purchasing a large bottle or a refillable container if you use a lot of dish soap. You could also buy larger packs of paper towels or toilet paper to save money over time. It's like shopping for a lockdown but without the pandemic.
Using multipurpose cleaning products is a great way to save money while keeping your home clean and organized. With just one product, you can clean multiple surfaces, so you don't have to buy a different cleaner for every room in your home. This not only saves you money, but it also saves you time and reduces clutter. Plus, many multipurpose cleaners are eco-friendly.
You can always go right with a clean home. It is healthier, more comfortable, and helps you 'escape' from all the contamination of the outside world. Cleaning your home is so much easier and cheaper when you use these free tips we have shared. Ensure to try them next time you’re cleaning.