In your busy life, there are still a lot to do to at home on a daily basis. Have you ever realized how your domestic chores are getting beyond your control day in, day out? How many times have you embarked on a cleaning that ends futile? If you are facing these, then you are fortunate to be here as we have compiled a list of solutions to fix these problems. You will discover solutions for the most regular and time-demanding cleaning issues from these tips. They will save you a huge amount of time and help prevent you from getting annoyed and stressed-up whenever you think about your outstanding domestic chores.
Below are 10 fast and safe DIY housecleaning tricks:
- Pre-treat Stovetops with Wax
You can shine your stovetop with the same wax you use to give your car a brighten look. You need just a light layer of the car wax and then wipe it off using a clean paper towel or cloth. This makes your stovetop shine brighter like when it was new and also helps simplify any future cleaning of spills from the stovetop. You can simply wipe off the food that causes spills on your stovetop when you have a thin layer of wax on your stovetop where the spill drops on.
- Unblock Air Vents
You need to check your air vents if it’s been a while since you check, as they are probably dusty and dirty now. That not only blocks the air from escaping to the outside; it also sends dust into the household.
- Tip: Use a soft vacuum brush tool first to approach the dust removal. If that doesn’t work, get a rag, soak it with any available cleaning solution and wrap it around a butter knife (or something similar) to clean the air vents.
- Use Vinegar to Clean Mini Blinds
There is a general new trick for cleaning blinds, which involves the use of dishwasher, but this tip gets the cleaning job done faster, and you don’t even have to remove the blinds from the window. Mix the same level of water and vinegar in a bowl and then dip an old socks worn in your hand in the mixture and then use it to wipe your blinds. You can wipe away the moisture content from the blinds using another old socks after cleaning each slate on the window blind.
- Clean Stainless Steel Appliances
Fingerprint stains are common on stainless steel appliances. You only need a microfiber cloth or any soft cloth coupled with some rubbing alcohol to give the appliances a nice and shiny clean. You can also make use of a few drops of olive oil to give your stainless steel a great clean.
- Use Vodka to Remove Carpet Stain
You can use clear vodka, rubbing alcohol, as well as white wine to clean off carpet stain. You first have to blot the carpet stain, and then pour any of your vodkas, rubbing alcohol, and white wine onto the carpet stain. This is effective than any over the counter cleaning product.
- Use a Homemade Cleaner to clean Greasy Ovens
Regardless of the magnitude of cleaning required by your oven, this mixture will get it done. Just add five tablespoons of baking soda, four tablespoons of white vinegar, and five drops of Dawn Dishwashing liquid in an open container. Mixing the ingredients should form a thick paste. Now get a sponge and spread the solution on your oven. Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes or more, depending on how you want it. Then grab the sponge and scrub away the grease. You can also scrub using a lemon cut in half with little coarse salt added to it to make it easier.
- Remove Shower Scum
Most people don’t like cleaning their bathroom, but they have to do it anyway. Fortunately, you can easily get rid of soap grime, and scum piled up in the bathroom with a simple trick. Pour half vinegar and half dish soap in a dish wand and start scrubbing. You can as well make use of an old toothbrush or sponge and just dip it into the mixed solution.
- Essential Oils are perfect for a Shining Toilet
Essential oil is recommended as a do-it-yourself toilet cleaner. Just mix a cup of baking soda and fifteen drops of essential oil from tea tree and fifteen drops of essential oil from lemon or orange. Begin scrubbing using a bowl brush after leaving the mixture to sit in the bowl for thirty minutes and then flush.
- Use an Iron to remove Carpet Stains
You can easily use this simple trick that involves using an iron, vinegar, and a little quantity of water with a spray bottle regardless of where the carpet stains come from. A clean rag will also be needed for this cleaning. Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle and then spray in the carpet stain. Once you’ve saturated the rag in the vinegar solution, place it on the spot. Put the iron on steam setting and iron the rag for about thirty seconds or more if the stain is very stubborn. When you remove the rag, you should also remove the stain as well as the odor, as a vinegar solution is also perfect for odor removal. Read our 16 best clean carpet stain removal ideas.
- Safely clean your Computer
There are some chemicals you should never attempt to use on your computer which includes:
- Ethyl alcohol
- Ethyl acid
- Methyl chloride
Normally when cleaning your computer, do not use paper products, harsh chemicals, and do not spray cleaning products directly on the computer screen. Below is a safe and easy method of cleaning your computer:
- Grab a microfiber cloth, pour some vinegar on it, and thoroughly scrub the keyboard.
- Clean most dirty areas that much attention with a vinegar-soaked cotton swab.
- Grab a microfiber cloth and carefully wipe in a circular motion to clean your computer screen.
- Use a vinegar solution (vinegar + water) if necessary.
Have you tried any of the cleaning hacks above? Let’s have your view in the comment section. If you are planning to try out any of the above, don’t forget to gather all the right tools needed, like an inexpensive cordless drill or others before you begin. Contact us today if you need help with your home cleaning tasks. Our professionally trained crew would be happy to help give customized treatment to your home.