Cleaning the house can be stressful—but really it shouldn’t be. Save time and energy by working smart, nit hard. If you can’t get your mirror streak-free or your kitchen faucets to shine, you’ve come to the right place. These cleaning hacks are extremely easy to do and will save you from the stress of cleaning your home.
- Cornstarch for the Windows
Add a teaspoon of cornstarch to a cup of white vinegar to create a solution for cleaning your windows. It’s very fine and abrasive that it can leave your windows looking shiny and crystal clear. It is effective for getting rid of grime and make surfaces look streak-free.
- Shoe Polish for Leather Sofa
If you just moved and found out that your moving company has left your precious leather sofa scuffed or scratched, a quick solution for this is to rub the damaged area with shoe polish. Just make sure not to use black shoe polish on a white sofa.
- Baking Soda and Essential Oil for Mattresses
Over time, dust and skin cells build up in the folds of your mattress. To deep clean it, add around 10 drops of lavender oil or your favourite essential oil to a box of baking soda. Close the box, shake it up, and then sprinkle it over your mattress (without the beddings). Let it sit for an hour. Then, slowly vacuum the entire mattress to remove the baking soda. By vacuuming, you lift any residue, while the baking soda gets rid of moisture and the essential oil adds a relaxing smell to the mattress.
- Water-Vinegar Mixture for Microwave
Microwaves get easily filthy because of frequent use. To clean yours, make a mixture of two cups of water and half a cup of white vinegar in a microwaveable bowl. Heat it the microwave for three minutes on full power. When it dings, remove the bowl and wipe the surfaces of you microwave clean.
- White Chalk on Grease Stains
A couple of sticks of white chalk in the laundry room come in handy for removing grease stains. Before washing the clothes, rub white chalk on the grease stain. This should do the trick on cooking oil, salad dressing and butter. Let the chalk sit for 10 minutes to soak up the oil, and then launder as usual.
With these five professional home cleaning hacks, you can ensure that your home stays clean sans the stress. Not only will you ensure that your home looks and smells great, but you will also love your abode even more now that it’s much cleaner and easier to maintain.