When it comes to household cleaning, don’t you realize that you spend a huge part of your hard earned fortune on it on a daily basis? Apart from the household cleaning supplies, the aprons, and another cleaning related stuff too cost you a lot. The germs from everywhere lurk inside your home, whether brought in by the breeze, by your pet or just by your own feet. So, cleaning every day is really required.
However, there is no need for you to spend that much amount or money to keep your home sparkly clean. With these simple, effective and inexpensive cleaning hacks, you can get the desired cleaning results at your home in an easy way:
Use of a toothbrush for cleaning the dishwasher
Cleaning a dishwasher is not as easy as it seems. No matter how much time and effort you put into making the things go down the drain, you always end up finding bits of food and another buildup. To remove these stubborn buildups, you can use a toothbrush and then rinse the rest off in the sink.
Scrubbing using power drill
So, using grease is not making your task of scrubbing easier? Take the scrubbing to a completely new level by attaching a brush to your power drill. With this technique, you’ll be able to clean in few minutes what used to take you an hour, and that too with minimal effort!
Clean broken glass using bread
Does this seem surprising? However, it is an effective method of cleaning the shreds of broken glass from the floor. Sweeping up all the pieces of glass when it breaks is a tricky task. Small remnants get easily overlooked. So, once you toss up the larger pieces, just drop a bread slice onto the floor, pressing it down on it to pick up any less noticeable scraps.
A microwave is one thing which is used almost on a daily basis. Cleaning the food remains and treating the foul odor from the microwave becomes a daunting task. Isn’t it? Now, no more! Just put some water and lemon juice in a microwave bowl and set the temperature high till the water boils. Keep the doors of the microwave closed. Once it beeps, set it at a high temperature again for 5 minutes. The steam produced is going to help in losing the stuck food remnants and removing the foul odor as well.
Get rid of red wine stains using white wine
The stains due to red wine are some of the most dreaded cleaning tasks for the homeowners. Removing the set liquid is just next to impossible. Acting on it immediately is vital. So, if you have white wine on hand, quickly use it to dilute the red wine. Now, blot the affected area with some paper towels and cover it with some salt in order to draw the vino out of the fibers. On a final note, soak the fabric in a solution of vinegar and water (you can also use hydrogen peroxide and dish soap).
Use of an old pillowcase to dust the blades of ceiling fan
For this task, a soft pillowcase would work great as it attracts dust easily. You can use cotton or flannel for this purpose. Now, starting from the blade’s innermost part, dust off the fan blade steadily. This technique will make all the dust to fall into the pillowcase instead of onto the floor or on your head!
Washing windows using strokes technique
While washing the windows, clean one side with vertical stroke and the other with horizontal. This way you will know on which side the streaks are (if they are there at all).
So, these are some of the cleaning hacks you can try at your home without any much efforts and make your life a lot easier.