Let’s come clean: we all love to come home to a clean house. We just don’t like the scrubbing, brooming, dusting and mopping parts about it—and all the other INGs you can think of for that matter. So a few tips to do so quickly and more easily come in handy to anyone who has a desperate housewife in them. Check out these useful tips for cleaning your house in a jiffy!
DON’T THROW IN THE SPONGE
With some soap, try to form some foam in a wet sponge and place it in the microwave on minimum for 30 seconds. Once you hear the beep, open the door and clean it from inside: you will notice stains will come out more easily and funny smells would have stuck to the sponge.
GO TO THE MATTRESSES
Mattresses need cleaning too. Sprinkle them with baking soda, let the mattress absorb it, and vacuum it up after a few hours. This will remove all traces of dirt and old smells.
BE THE TOAST OF THE HOUSE
Are you a clean freak who enjoys cleaning even the most hard-to-reach places? Use an old toothbrush to leave your toaster clean of all crumbles and burnt out melted cheese.
GREASE THE STAIN
Got sloppy eaters at home? Get rid of fresh grease stains by applying crumbled-up chalk on them. The chalk will absorb the grease and help you remove any traces of sloppiness.
Got Venetian blinds at home? If your answer is yes, then you must know how hard it is to clean them well. Put an old sock on your hand and slide it through the blinds for easier cleaning.
NOT JUST ANOTHER SEASONING
Combine one part vinegar with two parts water in a spraying bottle and apply on any carpet stains. Cover them with a wet cloth, set your iron on steam mode and pass it over the cloth for 30 seconds. Bye bye stains!
EVERYTHING AND THE KITCHEN SINK
For a thorough sink cleaning session, use a toothbrush and some soda. Add a few lemon slices into the plug hole and rinse for the perfect final touch.
A WINGLOW OF OPPORTUNITY
Clean your windows as you usually do, but make sure you wipe them dry using a newspaper. This will help remove all stains while giving it a more natural glow.
To keep your silverware like new, place a piece of chalk wrapped in gauze inside the drawer where you keep it. This will help keep each piece of it as shiny as new.
RIGHT OUT OF THE OVEN
For a final touch to your cleaning routine, put one teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl and place it in a preheated oven. In just a few seconds, your home will cover up any funny smells with the amazing aroma of vanilla.