Cleaning can be a drag and time consuming. For those with busy lifestyles, trying to find the time to get the household chores done is difficult.
However, there are ways to make cleaning your home quick and simple. Domestic cleaning service provider, TidyChoice have provided these cleaning hacks, using items you may already have, to ensure your home is spotless in no time!
1. Descaling Shower Heads
Keep your shower heads looking as good as new with this easy hack. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and submerge the shower head inside. If it is unremovable, you can use an elastic band to ensure it hangs upon the shower head.
Let it soak in the vinegar for up to 30 minutes and run the water to wash out any lime scale build-up. If necessary, scrub with an old toothbrush or rag to remove any remaining lime scale.
2. Picking Up Broken Glass
We all have accidents. Occasionally, you might lose grip of one of your glass tumblers and watch it shatter as it hits the floor. Brushing up the debris can be a task and a half.
If you ever need to clean up broken glass quick, take a slice of bread and press it into the ground. The bread will pick up all small and larger pieces of glass without needing to pull out the dustpan and brush, as well as, avoiding any potential injuries.
3. Cleaning Bathtub Rings and Marks
Bathtub rings and other marks can form over time from a build-up of oils from bath products. They aren’t always nice to look at and can ruin bath time for you and others at home.
Using food you may find in your kitchen, you can clean bathtub rings. Take half of a grapefruit and cover it in salt. Use this to scrub along the marks and watch them vanish under the citrus and salt combination.
4. Smelly Refrigerator?
The fridge can develop an unsatisfactory odour. It’s not the best scenario for when you want to grab a snack.
This hack will clear the unpleasant odour faster than it formed. Simply, take sheets of the newspaper and distribute them around the refrigerator and over time, the newspaper will absorb the pungent smell, leaving your fridge smelling fresh.
5. Making Stainless Steel Stainless Again
Are your stainless steel appliances gathering marks, streaks or fingerprints? Just take a cloth and dab a small amount of olive oil onto it. Use this to wipe down any stainless steel surfaces to make it shiny and true to its name.
6. Handy Tip for Removing Pet Hair
We love our furry friends, despite pet hair being a great nuisance. Pet hair can gather all around the household and can be very difficult to properly remove.
A quick and easy way to do this, is by taking a rubber glove and rubbing against any carpets or other surfaces where pet hair may have accumulated. The friction caused by the rubber glove sticks to any hairs which can be later washed or thrown away.
7. Dusting Blinds
Cleaning and dusting blinds can be a tough task due to their odd shape and difficult to reach surface area. To clean blinds efficiently, wear an old sock over your hand and use it to wipe down the dust from each blind slat with one sweep motion. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
8. What do TV Screens and Coffee have in common?
We’re all very hesitant to wipe down TV screens, monitors and other electronics using regular cleaning products due to the fear of liquid damage. Your morning cup of coffee could be the solution.
Wipe down any electronics screens or monitors like the TV and your smartphone using a coffee filter. The filter is perfect for catching any dust on the screen without leaving any wet marks and potentially damaging the electronics.
9. Cleaning Chopping Boards is ‘Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!’
Chopping boards are very often used in the kitchen for those who cook regularly at home. Such constant use can gather filth from various foods.
To clean chopping boards, sprinkle a handful of salt over and using half a lemon, scrub against the chopping board mixing the lemon juices and salt together. Once a slight paste forms between the citrus and salt, leave for a few minutes and rinse under hot water for a clean and fresh-smelling chopping board.
10. Brush your Keyboard instead of your Teeth
With society becoming increasingly digital, a lot, if not all, of our work, studies and daily tasks require the use of a computer. This means that our keyboards can become quite dirty and need a delicate way of being cleaned.
You can do this with a new and clean toothbrush. The fine bristles of a toothbrush can get in between and under the keys and remove any crumbs or dirt.
Baquer is a Marketing Student from City University. He enjoys cooking and reading in his spare time. Currently, he is carrying out a digital marketing internship at TidyChoice where he write articles with a focus on cleaning and housekeeping.