I've been a housewife for almost a decade. And I pride myself on having a clean home. I actually enjoy cleaning. But there are some chores we all can't stand doing! Or we wish there was an easier way. Here are 10 Cleaning Hacks That REALLY work! To make your lives a little bit easier and your homes a little bit cleaner!
Mix equal parts of blue dawn dish soap and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Use on your tub/ shower, toilets, counters, tile floors... Pretty much any hard surface in your bathroom or home for that matter. I can promise you, it's never been this clean! I was shocked. And now it's my go to!
2. Dryer Sheets For Dusting
I got a tip once to use dryer sheets to dust my baseboards. Not only does it work really well, I swear it keeps the dust at bay for longer! I also use them on my wood furniture. Added bonus, it makes the house smell really good!
3. Vinegar In the Microwave
My microwave can get really gross! Especially with my husband and kids using it more often than I do. But now cleaning it is easier than ever! Pour a cup of white vinegar in to a microwave safe dish and heat it up for 1 minute, 3 for really stuck on stuff. Then wipe it down. It should all come off with ease!
In case you haven't already noticed a theme. Vinegar is a must have in your home!
4. Shaving Cream On the Potty
If you have boys, you know that teaching them to aim can be harder than the actual potty training! And your bathroom always smells faintly of urine. Well not anymore! Put some shaving cream all over the bottom of the toilet and the floor surrounding it. Let it sit for a few minutes the wipe it away. The pee smell will be gone!
5. Bar Keepers Friend
I learned about this product on a Facebook cleaning group. And seriously, I can't believe I had never seen/ used it before. My stainless steel sink and glass stovetop have never ever been so shiny and new looking!
6. Toothpaste For Water Rings (On Wood Furniture)
We all have that one gorgeous piece of furniture that someone left a glass on and now theres a ring! Well now I know a fix! Put a little toothpaste on a cloth, wipe it on in a circular motion, let it sit for a few mins and wipe it off... Goodbye ring!
7. Baking Soda And Essential Oils
Mix baking soda and a few drops of your favorite essential oil (I love lemon because it just smells so fresh and clean!) then sprinkle on your carpets, upholstered furniture and mattresses. Then vacuum! It will remove odors.
8. Essential Oils In Your Vacuum.
Pour a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and vacuum it up. As you vacuum the rest of your house (or car) the vacuum will release the scent into the air.
9. Lemon For Your Drains
Not for your drinks! For your drains. Squeeze lemons down your kitchen sink drain... It will kill bacteria and get rid of odors.
10. Baking Soda And Vinegar
Speaking of drains, sometimes they get clogged. And no one wants to use harsh chemicals. Pouring vinegar and baking soda down the drain will remove it! Remember the volcano experiments? Well, there you go.. A volcano in your drain!