Got some serious cleaning to do, but don’t have enough time and resources? Worry not! In this article, we’ve compiled the best, doable cleaning life hacks that’ll make your cleaning routine easier and simpler.
To save some time and sanity, check out these clever life hacks you’ll wish you knew before!
Sanitize your garbage disposal using lemons
Want your garbage disposal to smell better? Just make frozen vinegar cubes with some slices of lemon and throw a handful directly in the garbage disposal!
Unclog your Sink Using Baking Soda and Vinegar
The good old trick never dies. Pour the vinegar down the drain of your sink and add baking soda! Hold it until the fizzing subsides. Remove the drain plug and pour the boiling water into the drain.
Remove Carpet Stains Using Rubbing Alcohol and Vodka
Here’s one common problem we all face when cleaning carpets- the annoying stains that are hard to get rid of! Simply blot the stain and add any clear rubbing alcohol on the stain! Life saver!
Clean the BathTub with Baking Soda and Vinegar
In one cup, pour the vinegar down and add half a cup of baking soda with water. Just like unclogging your sink, it also works best in removing bad odor! Release drain and rinse thoroughly!
Sanitize Your Cutting Board
No matter what it’s made of, stainless or wooden, it’s always good to keep your cutting board clean. It’s usually the source of the unpleasant odors since this is where you cut onions! To disinfect your cutting board, simply use a dilute solution of unscented liquid chlorine. Using bleach can remove the remaining bacteria from your cutting board. Let your board soak in, rinse and dry!
DIY Glass Cleaner
No glass cleaning detergent? No problem! Making your DIY glass cleaner is simple as ABC. Just mix white vinegar and distilled water, shake and it’s done! Free, resourceful glass cleaner for you!
Wear Rubber Gloves when Removing Pet Hair
Cleaning experts know that a standard vacuum can’t totally get rid of all pet’s hair found in your couch or carpet. The best solution is use rubber gloves, slide them on and rub down any areas where your pet stays.
Fix Smelly Bath Towels
Noticed that your bath towels are smelling a bit? That’s a messy problem! One of the reasons this happens is because towels are absorbent and residue builds over time. The perfect way to address this is by vinegar and baking soda! This combo works great because it helps neutralize odors! Baking soda is alkaline in nature- so that answers why it works great!
Clean and Disinfect Your Microwave
What’s the most effective method in cleaning microwaves? You would never have guessed! With VINEGAR! (Again?!) Yup, you’ll only need white vinegar, water, and microfiber cloth to clean and deodorize your microwave. Place the cup of vinegar into your microwave and set the microwave for 5 minutes. Once the timer stops, carefully remove the cup and then wipe the inside using a microfiber cloth! That’s it