Most of us dislike cleaning. Some people are even irked by its mere idea. It is so time consuming and seemingly bland that we would rather be doing anything else. Boring is an understatement.
Not anymore! This list has you covered with 8 genius cleaning tips and tricks that will get things done in no time. Spend less time in cleaning and save more money.
Organize Your Items
The first step to make your life easier is to gather all your cleaning supplies in one accessible place. It is normal to forget where you placed the vacuum or the mop. However, you can easily find it if you always designate a spot for it.
Secure your smaller tools such as sponges and microfiber towels inside a closet. You may also hang all your supplies at the back of the door by using a shoe organizer. Sprays, disinfectants, brushes, wipes, and other products can be placed in each organizer pocket.
Use a Rubbing Alcohol
For nasty stains on your microfiber couch, you can use a generic rubbing alcohol to keep it looking new again. Pour the alcohol in a spray bottle and direct it to the stained area. Rub the stain off with a white sponge. Lastly, smoothen the fibers again by using a white bristle brush.
Do not used multicolored sponges and brushes as it can transfer its vibrance on your furniture.
Press the Low Button
If you are into juicing your greens and fruits, you probably overwork your blender. Let it enjoy a thorough and swift cleaning by pressing one button. Begin by filling your blender with water (halfway). Then, add a few drops of dish soap and press the “low” button to blend for 10 seconds. Wipe off the soap suds in the upper area by using a sponge. Rinse everything afterwards.
Tadaaaa! You have a clean blender to aid your cleansing or detox.
Use a Dry Towel
The quickest way to speed up your dryer involves one thing – a dry towel. Simply add a dry towel along with your wet laundry load to save you a substantial amount of time and money. This handy hack works because the dry towel absorbs the excess moisture surrounding the dryer.
Go ahead and shrink that electric bill!
Eliminate Unpleasant Smells
Vinegar is one of my favorite natural cleaning agents because of its multiple purposes. For starters, it can be used to remove the unpleasant smells in your home. You can fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and apply it on the appliances and countertops. You can even leave a bowl of vinegar overnight to deodorize your kitchen and banish the “cooking” scents.
How much is a bottle white vinegar anyway? Less than AU$2 or PHP100? This purchase is really friendly to your pockets.
Use an Iron
Vanquish the stubborn carpet stains without calling a professional (aka the “guy”), by cleaning it with a mixture of white vinegar and water. Start by combining one part of white vinegar to two parts of water in a spray bottle. Spritz this solution directly on the stain. Afterwards, iron the carpet on steam setting for at least 30 seconds.
This hack will not only remove the stain but also the funky odor that comes with it.
Use a Blow Dryer
After your eventful get together with your friends, you noticed that there are water stains and spills from your wine glasses and bottles. You noticed that last night’s party left some visible “rings” on your wooden furniture. Before repainting or replacing your tables, grab a blow dryer to clean it. Hold the blow dryer close to the rings and see them disappear in a couple of minutes.
You can even add a minute amount of olive oil to recondition your table.
Dry Your Boots
For people who live in the cooler climates (e.g., in Tasmania) or are experiencing recurring rainfall (e.g., in Manila), using boots is a must. Boots dry for a relatively long amount of time and you have no choice because you need to use it again.
So, act fast when you have wet boots. Place a sachet of plain rice inside the shoes to speed up the drying process by absorbing the moisture.
There you go! Thus ends the quick rundown of the eight cleaning hacks that will make your life easier.