Did you know that you can burn around 238 calories just by vacuuming your house? If this fact isn’t enough to motivate you to get stuck into your spring cleaning, then maybe some clever cleaning hacks will convince you to grab that broom and get to work.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get rid of stubborn dirt and leave your home squeaky clean.
1. Fluffy Towels
New towels have a lovely soft and fluffy texture, but the more you wash them, the harder and rougher they seem to become. We have a clever trick up our sleeve to keep your towels feeling brand new.
First, wash them in hot water with one cup of white vinegar. Then, repeat the process using hot water and one cup of baking soda. This will remove any nasty residue clinging to the fabric and will restore your towels to their former glory.
Check out this helpful guide to learn how to properly clean microfibre towels.
2. Pristine Microwave
We have good news. The days of scrubbing your microwave for hours on end are over. Why not let the microwave do the hard work for you?
For this microwave cleaning hack, place a few slices of lemon into a bowl of water and microwave it for about 4 minutes on high. Let it sit for another few minutes to allow the steam to loosen any stubborn dirt.
The lemon will leave your microwave smelling fresh while you effortlessly wipe that grime away.
3. Spotless Cast Iron Skillet
Soaking your cast iron skillet in soapy water can make it rust, but that doesn’t mean you can’t clean it.
Pour some salt into your skillet and add a small amount of vegetable oil. Then cut a potato in half and use it to wipe the salt and oil around the pan. The abrasive salt will scrub away the dirt while the oil prevents your skillet from rusting.
4. Gleaming Kitchen Floor
If your kitchen floor is a greasy mess, then we’ve got a clever floor cleaning trick for you!
First, sweep the floor to gather up any loose dirt. If you’re battling to sweep all the dirt into the dustpan, wet the pan so that the dirt sticks to it.
Then, mix a small amount of liquid dish soap with baking soda, vinegar, and warm water. Mop your floors with this grease-cutting cleaning solution to make them shine.
Don’t use this mixture on wax floors as it makes the wax sticky.
5. Squeaky Clean Sneakers
If your white sneakers have seen better days, don’t throw them away, try this clever hack instead.
Make a paste from baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and water. Rub the paste into your shoes, then leave them to dry in the sun. Once they are dry, give the sneakers a good rinse.
This will transform the dull, yellowed fabric back into its original bright white color.
6. Miracle Cleaning Solution
An article about cleaning hacks and tips wouldn’t be complete without mentioning baking soda and vinegar. This unbeatable duo creates a fizzing chemical reaction that loosens dirt and dissolves stains.
You can use it to get rid of mineral build-up on your shower head, or stubborn, baked-on dirt in your oven. Not only will it remove pet stains from your carpet but it will remove the odor too! This brilliant mixture can even unclog drains.
You Won’t Believe How Effective These Clever Cleaning Hacks Are
Cleaning can be a long and frustrating task as many household cleaners fail to remove all the dirt.
These nifty cleaning hacks will make your household chores a breeze and they won’t cost you a fortune. Try them today to experience a whole new level of cleanliness.
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