I’m not the biggest fan of cleaning, I like to see the house nice and tidy, but the cleaning process is just so boring for me! I bet, many of you feel the same about it. So, when it comes to cleaning, I always try to do it as fast as possible without compromising on quality, though. If after cleaning something still looks dirty or dusty, for me it’s like all the efforts were in vain. It has to be perfect!
Well, today I checked some cleaning tips that don’t require any expensive tools or materials – use everything that you already have in your house. These tricks were shared by bloggers whom I trust, and I’d like to show you their recommendations that I personally will use just as soon as I finish the post!
1. Make your woodwork shine using Lemon Oil and Vinegar…
To remove dust and dirt from your woodwork, and give it a nice shiny look, use a mix of 1 part lemon oil to 1 part white vinegar.
2. To clean your dishwasher use vinegar and baking soda
Add 1 cup baking soda to the bottom of your empty dishwasher and let it sit overnight. In the morning use vinegar instead of detergent and run the hottest possible cycle. This will not only clean but also deodorize your dishwasher. Remember to remove debris from the filter!
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3. DIY Citrus Air Freshener
I love citrus scent! This DIY recipe from Live Simply includes four ingredients that, as she promised, will kill all bad odors. What I also like about this recipe that it’s 100% natural, as it’s important for me what essence my family and I are going to breathe with. You will need a glass spray bottle, 4 cups of vodka, baking soda and other ingredients, just follow the link and check the post on Live Simply.
4. A trick to clean Dirty Window Tracks
One of the most difficult areas for me to clean is window tracks. They are not so visible on a daily basis, but from time to time our eyes accidentally focus on them, and what we see is just as bad as on this image below, right?
So Jennifer from Theintentionalmom offers a step by step guide that will bring you to the bright, clean “After“ image. All you need is white vinegar, baking soda, paper towel, rag or cloth, an old toothbrush and a butter knife.
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5. Clean Microwave and disinfect Sponge at the same time!
The best way to disinfect your sponges is… you will never believe it… microwave them! Put them wet on high for 1 minute. As a result, the water from sponges evaporates and helps you remove the remaining dry food in the microwave by making it soft. Double cleaning effect!
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6. Use a broom with microfiber towel attached to reach everything!
Sometimes you need to dust places that are too high or hard to reach, do you need to buy a special tool for this? No way! You already have everything you need – just attach a microfiber cloth to a broom with a rubber band and get it done fast and easy!
Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady
7. DIY Scented Vinegar for Cleaning
As an eco-concerned person, my sister recently started using natural cleaning materials, such as baking soda and vinegar to save the planet. I respect her choice, but I was always worried about how everything would smell after vinegar. Now with this recipe of a scented cleaning vinegar, I think I found a great compromise!
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I hope this post will help you, just like me, to keep my home clean while saving time and money! I know very few persons who like cleaning (some kind of relaxing therapy for them, I guess), so for the rest of us, it’s important to find the smart and easy ways to complete cleaning in less time.
Did you try these cleaning tips and hacks? Or maybe you could share with us some of your own tricks? Let me know in the comments about them!