20 Tips That Make Cleaning Much More Simpler
Baked on grit
Your stove-top is disgusting. Take off the grills and wash with warm, soap water. Take a dishcloth and get it hot. Place it over the baked in gunk and let the steam loosen the gunk's attachment to the stove. Scrap away at the gunk to fully remove. Do not place over the burner.
Clean Ceiling Fans with a Pillowcase
Spray the inside of a pillowcase with a water and vinegar solution. Slip the pillow case over each blade to trap dust and wipe off grime.
Remove Dirty Toilet Rings with Baking Soda
Sprinkle baking soda and vinegar into the bowl. This mixture will eat away the stains in no time.
Clean a Dirty Toaster with Cream of Tartar
Use a sponge dabbed with some Cream of Tartar and water to scrub your toaster clean. This method works for all materials including stainless steel.
Easy Water Access
Place a dustpan under the faucet with the handle facing outward. This will aim the water right into your bucket on the floor.
Erase Everyday Stains
Use a dampened Magic Eraser to remove set-in stains for nearly everything in the house. Use gently for delicate gadgets.
Unclog Drains with Salt and Water
Pour a hot saline mixture into your pipes to clear them up. Use half a cup of salt for each quart of water.
Clean Cast Iron Tools Naturally
There's no need to use chemical abrasives. Just scrub your cast iron utensils with salt. Be sure to let them dry completely to prevent rust.
Keep Shower Doors Clean with Lemon Oil
Rub a teaspoon of lemon oil on glass shower doors. This will make the surfaces semi-waterproof.
Remove Water Stains with a Lemon
Cut a lemon in half and use it to scrub away the hard stains on your faucet. Throwing a lemon into the garage disposal can also remove odors.
Remove Pet Fur Like a Janitor
Remove your pet's fur from carpets and furniture by using a squeegee. You can also use a broom or lint brush.
Reach the Ceiling
Tie a towel around the end of a broomstick to clean high, hard-to-reach places. This prevents falls from ladders and steps.
Clean Screens with a Coffee Filter
Remove dust and lint from delicate screens with a coffee filter. Coffee filters also are an inexpensive way to clean windows and mirrors.
Clean Keyboards with a Toothbrush
For those little nooks and crannies that you can't reach, use a toothbrush or cotton swabs instead. Both of these items work great for corners, between tiles, and other areas.
Use a Lazy Susan in the Fridge
Using a Lazy Susan or two will give you easy access to stuff that's in the back. It also allows easy rotation of items.
Use an Egg Carton for Condiments
Place your condiments into the bottom of an egg carton. Invert them to keep them from spilling.
Stack Your Shirts Vertically
Stack your shirts vertically inside your drawer. It lets you see everything at a glance and use less space.
De-Pill Clothes with Everyday Items
Use some masking tape or a razor to de-pill them. These items also work to remove lint and fuzz.
Use Hangers to Keep Track of your Wardrobe
Hang your clothes with the hangers facing into the cabinet. After wearing an article of clothing, turn the hanger facing toward you. After a year, give away anything that's still facing into the cabinet.
Organize Cleaning Supplies with a Rod
Install a tension rod into your cabinet. Hang your spray bottles, beauty supplies, and belts on it.
Remove Dirty Toilet Rings with Coke
Pour Coke on the toilet stains. Let it sit for an hour before flushing. Repeat the action if needed.