How many times have you felt that the chores at home are never ending? Have you already lost counting the times you have lost hours and hours handling challenging cleanups that you just could not resolve? In this case, we are glad you are here because we have composed a super list to untie your hands and get things done once and for all. Although listing all the time-wasting cleaning issues is next to impossible, you will definitely find a way out of the most persistent and common cleaning problems. We suggest the most Eco-friendly and natural ways possible (with homemade ingredients). Of course, you can also use these hacks when Spring Cleaning (here is the Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist), and save yourself tons of valuable time!
YES, the time has come to make your life easier, starting right NOW!
Here’s HOW TO:
1. Clean your Chopping Board
Forget all about the dangerous chemicals and clean your chopping board with salt and lemons. Just sprinkle your chopping board with salt (approx. 1 teaspoon) and rub it thoroughly with 1 lemon cut in half.
2. Clean your Oven
No need to use any commercial products. Baking soda and vinegar make an excellent combo for cleaning your oven. Make a paste with those two and apply it on your oven. Scour carefully with a soft sponge or cloth and wipe with a wet Wettex cleaning cloth or wet towel.
Alternatively, you can put a bowl with a ½ cup of ammonia and leave overnight. The next day, wipe clean!
3. Remove Paint from Clothes
Who could have imagined that a razor would be such an excellent paint remover!
4. Clean your Blinds
Blinds are one of the items in the home that collect most of the dust and are so difficult to clean. However, with a vinegar and water mixture (1-1) and an old sock, you can do wonders!
5. Remove Oil Stains
Baking soda is very effective in removing oil stains from your carpet. Sprinkle some amount of baking soda on the stain (enough to cover the stain well), leave for a few hours, and then vacuum. For heavily soiled carpets though, it is best to hire a professional do the cleaning to avoid damaging the carpet.
6. Clean the Tube
Forget all about the stuff you have been using thus far that were making your throat feel sore when using them. One teaspoon of liquid soap, baking soda, and a few drops of antibacterial oils mixed with water will give you a powerful paste that can remove stains and have your tube like brand new.
7. Clean Iron Dishes & Stainless Steel Appliances
Sea salt can have your iron dishes bright and clean. Mix a teaspoon of sea salt in ½ cup water and scrub the dishes gently. As for your stainless steel appliances, you can see them all so shiny with cream tartar!
Tip: You can clean your silverware, by using baking soda mixed with water. To create a paste that you can gently rub on the silverware.
8. Clean Greasy Stains from Clothes
Vanish may be an excellent product to soak stains, so they are removed more easily during the washing cycle, but chalk can do an equally fantastic job. Use it prior washing the clothes to remove stains within an eye’s blink.
Tip: Chalk also works on greasy fingertips on the wall. If you have kids, you know pretty well how common and frustrating it is to see the walls in such a mess. Cover the stains with chalk (white). Leave for a few minutes and wipe away with a damp cloth.
9. Clean your Keyboard
Using a clean, old toothbrush will help you get to places a cloth or swab bud can’t.
10. Clean the Cabinet Doors
Again, an old toothbrush can do miracles. Use baking soda and vegetable oil on it and clean your cabinet doors.
11. Remove Nail Polish from the Carpet
12. Remove Pet Hair from the Sofa and Carpet
You’d be amazed how a rubber squeegee can be so effective! Sweep your sofa or carpet with it and see what comes up. Alternatively, you can wear a rubber dishwashing glove and do the same.
13. Remove Coffee Stains from the Carpet
Again, baking soda is your savior. Same as before, sprinkle on the stain, leave for a few hours, rub a bit, and vacuum.
14. Clean Glass Baking Dishes
Use a few drops of dish soap and a ball of aluminum foil to scrub any residues and persistent grime clean from your glass baking dishes.
15. Clean your Makeup Brushes
Use baby shampoo and then hang them to dry completely, before you use them again, to avoid mold.
16. Clean your Shower Heads
Tip: For other bathroom grout, even the grimiest one, use bleach and baking soda! As for bathtub rings, you can easily remove them if you use a cut grapefruit and salt and rub them.
17. Remove Oil Stains off your Garage Floor
Coca-Cola (YES, you read right) is very powerful against oil stains on hard floors. Try it out!
18. Clean your Old Sneakers
Restore your favorite pair of old sneakers to glory with toothpaste that you can apply with a damp cloth or even an old toothbrush.
Tip: Toothpaste is also GREAT if you want to clean your engagement ring!
19. Clean your Burned Pan
20. Hide Scratches in Leather Items
Shoe polish, as long as it is t the right color, is ideal. Just make sure you rub off any excess well. For more on leather cleaning, here is what experts have to say!
21. Clean your Blender
Fill it with water and add just a few drops of dish soap. Blend for a few seconds and then rinse well.
22. Clean your Glue Gun
You will love this one! All you have to do is wipe it off (while it is still hot) with a ball of aluminum foil.
23. Clean your Microwave
Another trick is to halve 2-3 lemons and put them in a glass dish. Fill the dish with water and zap until it starts to boil. Don’t open just yet. Leave for a minute, so it steams. See how easily the gunk will be wiped away!
24. Remove Spilled Glitter
Play dough is a favorite leisure for kids, but it is also a smart means to get rid of all the glitter that you accidentally spilled all over the place!
25. Remove dust from Lamps
Lint rollers are necessary if you have a pet at home, to remove the hair from all around. However, it is also very effective in removing the dust from lamps that a Swiffer duster cannot reach easily.
26. Clean dusty Candles
You can now bring to life an old candle if you just rub them with stockings.
27. Clean Screens (TVs, Monitors, etc.)
Besides using them to drink filter coffee, coffee filters can also be used as cleaning pads for all types of screens.
28. Clean your Iron
First, run it hot (make sure you have turned steam off) over a piece of aluminum foil covered with salt.
29. Remove Lipstick Stains
30. Remove Water Rings
Your hairdryer can be very effective in having your wooden surfaces free from water rings. Just refresh them with olive oil right after.
31. Clean your Ceiling Fan
Trap the dust in a pillow case that you will have hooked over a fan blade. Slowly wipe it backward and repeat with the remaining blades!
32. Speed up the Drying Time
If you are in a rush, throw a clean, dry towel in the dryer, with the wet clothes. Wait for 15 minutes and then start the dryer (take the dry cloth out). Don’t be surprised if you see it having absorbed the excess moisture.
Do you have a cleaning ace up your sleeve? Well, we’d LOVE to read all about it! Feel free to share with us in the commends below 🙂