No one likes to clean. Even though this is necessary to keep us happy, comfortable and healthy, the whole process of cleaning can be so tedious. So, what can you do to make the chores more bearable and effective? Well, take a look at the following cleaning hacks – these may turn the most boring chore into a victorious habit.
1. Cleaning a greasy oven
This is definitely one of the most difficult and annoying chores that you’ll probably have to face as a homeowner. Cleaning a greasy oven can be done pretty quickly though. Mix some dishwashing liquid with baking soda and vinegar so that they form a paste and leave the mixture on the greasy bits for 15 minutes. All you need to do then is simply wipe away the grease!
2. Remove annoying water rings from your tables
Who has time to use coasters these days? However, it’s true that coasters prevent water rings from forming. But, now that your entire coffee table is covered with these, do you think you should refinish the surface? Definitely not! Simply hold a blow drier close to the ring and see it disappear. You can polish the surface with olive oil afterwards if you’d like.
3. Carpet stains? No problem.
If you have that annoying carpet stain that doesn’t seem to budge or you simply tend to spill things a lot, you don’t have to stress over it. Thanks to some vinegar and an iron, you can make the stain (and the odor) disappear. Basically, what you need to do is to mix water and vinegar (2:1) in a spray bottle. Then, spray the carpet stain and place a damp rag over it. All that’s left is to iron the rag over the stain for 30 seconds or so, and the stain will disappear!
4. Clean your air con unit
The majority of people neglect their air condition unit and fail to clean it before using it. You probably believe that you have to wait for the professional or simply don’t know how to clean it yourself. Well, keep your indoor air clean and healthy with the following trick. Simply use your vacuum to remove the accumulated dust! Also, replace the filters inside the unit so that you can have clean air flow during the warmer months. Every air con comes with instructions on changing the filter, so don’t forget to check them out.
5. Stains on stainless steel? Oh, the irony!
Even stainless steel bathroom/kitchen elements are prone to hard water stains. So, what can you do when nothing seems to help? The answer is lemon! Forget about expensive cleaning agents. In order to remove hard water stains from stainless steel, all you need to do is cut a lemon in half and rub it all over the stained surfaces. Rinse with water and enjoy your stain-free elements with a lemon scent.
6. Clean your keyboard
You may not even realize, but one of the major sources of dirt and bacteria in one’s home is none other than a computer keyboard. We simply tend to forget about just how much grime and dirt can get in between the keys. Unplug the keyboard and clean it with a toothbrush. You can even vacuum it to suck out the dust as well as spray it with activated oxygen to remove bacteria.
7. Don’t keep it when you know you don’t need it
Even though you may enjoy the process of decluttering and getting rid of stuff you don’t need, there’s nothing that can spoil your game more than neglecting to get your junk out when you’re done with it. You can simply slip back into the habit of having second thoughts about everything. Moreover, keeping garbage bags for long poses a health hazard. So, the best way to keep your word when decluttering and throwing away junk is concerned is to call expert junk removal services. Of course, if you have a donate pile, donate it as soon as possible.
Make the most out of the above-mentioned hacks so that you can actually enjoy your time at home and feel the benefits of a clean and tidy personal environment. Also, remember – if you take the time to clean up just a little bit every day, you won’t have to deal with difficult, thorough cleanup chores later on.