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8 Fast & Easy Home Cleaning Hacks

25 September 2020
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Cleaning does not scrape the ‘top-10 favourite things to do at home’ list for the majority of people. And this is not because people are lazy but rather because cleaning is times taking and, sometimes, downright icky.

But what if there were methods to make your home cleaning faster and easier? Next time you jump into home cleaning, give these 8 fast and easy home cleaning hacks a try!

1. For the Love of Dishwashers

If there is one thing that we can all agree with, washing dishes is probably among the most-hated home cleaning chores. If you have a dishwasher in your home then you will understand what a difference this wondrous appliance makes to your life.

That been said – dishwashers are not only great for cleaning dishes, pots and the likes – they are also amazing for cleaning other household objects that you would never have thought of. These include rubber flip-flops, canvas sneakers, makeup brushes, rubber kids’ toys, hairbrushes and even showerheads.

Use your dishwasher to its full potential – it will make your home cleaning faster and easier!

2. Cleaning the Ceiling Fans

Even if you use your ceiling fans all year round, they still have a knack for collecting dust. To avoid sinus and allergies, it is best to keep them cleaning. But that is easier said than done – not only are ceiling fans hard to reach but wiping the blades with a rag or cloth inevitably results in dust landing everywhere creating more surfaces to clean.

This is why it is a great idea to clean your ceiling fans with a pillowcase! Simply slip the pillowcase over the fan blades one at a time and wipe backwards. This will ensure all the dust falls into the pillowcase and not everywhere else.

If there is still some dust left behind, simply repeat the process!

3. Ridding your Home of Pet Hair

While we may love our furry friends to bits they do create one problem that can be nightmarish to deal with: pet hair. If you have pet hair on your lounge suite, bed, clothing or any other material surface then you will know that it is difficult to remove.

Save yourself the frustration and buy a pair of rubber gloves. Once you have donned the gloves, simply slide your hands up and down the affected areas and the pet hair will easily gather onto the surface of the gloves!

To clean, simply rinse the gloves under running water. Repeat the process again until your furniture is pet hair-free.

4. Give the Microwave a Thorough Clean

Cleaning your microwave does not have to turn into a full-on mission – in fact, all you need to fight the microwave battle is some lemon juice.

Add 15 drops of lemon juice to 1½ cups of water in a microwave-safe bowl. Place the bowl inside the microwave and heat on high for five to ten minutes. This will steam-clean the microwave allowing steam to cling to all sides of the microwave.

When the time is up, wipe away any grime or food with a sponge and your microwave is now lemony clean!

5. Goodbye Water Stains

The shower is one of the places where water stains tend to accumulate easily. Getting these stains off can involve a lot of scrubbing and frustration – not to mention a time-waster.

Get rid of water stains in the shower quickly and easily with the help of shaving cream! All you need to do is apply the shaving cream to the water stains and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Once the time has passed, simply wipe it off with a sponge and the water stains should be gone!

For tougher stains, you may need to repeat the process.

6. Removing Ink from Clothes

Did hubby come home with an ink stain on his shirt pocket? Ink stains are one of the toughest to remove unless you know how to tackle them!

All you need to do is soak the stain in warm milk or lemon juice for an hour and then rinse with water. You can also soak the shirt with liquid detergent overnight and wash according to the directions on the label.

7. Cleaning your Glass Stove Top

While a glass stovetop is pretty to look at they do, unfortunately, become dull from use. But you can easily brighten your glass stovetop again with the help of white vinegar and baking soda.

Pour some white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it evenly over the stovetop. Now sprinkle baking soda over the top of the vinegar. This will cause a reaction which will lift the grime from your glass stovetop.

Sprinkle a few drops of dish soap into warm water, soak a dish towel, wring it out so that it is only slightly wet and then place it over the solution on the stovetop for 15 minutes.

You can now wipe off the grease and grime with the cloth. If there are some stubborn marks, simply scrub them off.

8. Removing Burnt Food from Pots & Pans

We have all made the mistake of stepping away from the stove while you are cooking and, next thing you know, that all too well-known smell of burn floats its way through the house.

Getting burnt food off the bottom of pots and pans can be a nightmare but, with the help of some cream of tartar, it doesn’t have to be.

Add two tablespoons of cream of tartar to a cup of water, bring it to boil in the pot or pan then remove the pot or pan from the heat. Allo0w the water to cook before you wash the pot or pan with hot, soapy water.

If there are still some burn marks, repeat the process.

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