Do you hate cleaning? Does it always take you about an hour and a half just to get motivated to start? Then Check out these tips for your next cleaning spree. This is 26 Genius Cleaning Hack Every Clean Freak Must Know By Peggy Wang 1. Microwave your sponge to kill 99% of germs and bacteria. Just put sponges or plastic scrubbing pads in the microwave on high for two minutes and let it cool. According to studies, this works way better than putting them in the dishwasher. 2.
Rub a faucet with waxed paper to prevent water spots and finger prints. You can also remove mineral deposits easily with white vinegar. 3. Use a binder clip as a sponge stand. This will allow it to air-dry instead of getting all mildewy. 4. Use a seam ripper to get all the hair out of your vacuum bristles. 5. Clean your vacuum filters in the dishwasher. Rather than having to keep buying a new filter, try to wash your filter in your diswasher. Dumped the dust out and tapped your filter a few times to get the extra dust and allergens out. Tossed it all in the dishwasher and you will amazed of the result. Just don’t do it while there are dishes in there. 6. When your toaster gets all sticky and gunky, just use cream of tartar. Mix 1 Tbsp cream of tartar with a few drops of water. Rub the milk like solution onto your appliance. Scrub with a sponge and wipe clean with a damp towel. And enjoy your smooth and clean stainless appliances again. 7. Learn how to clean in between the glass on your oven door.
Then you’ll be able to actually SEE in your oven again. Step 1: Remove the drawer from below the oven. Step 2: Build a cleaning contraption. Use a wire hanger as an easy solution. Step 3: Lay down on the floor and look under the door of your oven. You will see slots between the oven door and the window glass, that look like these. Step 4: Slide the cleaning “contraption” up through the slats. Push it up between the oven window glass, cleaning from side to side as you move it up, farther into the door Step 5: Pull the cleaning “contraption” out of the slots when you are done cleaning between the window glass. If your glass is really dirty it might take a couple of wipes to get it all clean. Step 6: Enjoy your clean, streak-free oven door! 8. Use salt to clean cast iron without losing the cure. Simply Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge then rinse away the salt and wipe dry.
9. You can also use a toothbrush and lemons to fully clean your sink drain. Your sink drain is home to some of the grimiest dirt and germs. Get directions on how to use baking soda, a toothbrush, and citrus fruits to get your sink smelling and looking fresh from Apartment Therapy. 10. Use a bagel to safely clean old paintings. Rub the soft side all over the painting. Don’t push hard, just gently run the bread all over the surface The bread will pick up all the grime and grossness like a sponge. 11. Clean your nasty oven-hood filter with boiling water and baking soda. Haul out your biggest pot, fill it with water and bring it to a boil. Then add 1/2 cup of baking soda, very slowly! Take your caked-with-grease filter and submerge it in the pot. Rinse the vent with really hot water and that’s all it took to get the rest of the grease out 12. Clean your clean machine: the washer. Here’s how to do it: Fill the washer with HOT water.
Add 1 quart of chlorine bleach then let it sit for one hour. After one hour, allow the washer to run through its longest wash and spin cycle Immediately fill the washer with HOT water again and add 1 quart distilled white vinegar. Let agitate for a minute, and again, let it sit for one hour While it is soaking, dip a scrubber sponge in the vinegar water and detail all the nooks and crannies of your washer including the knobs, the lid and the exterior After an hour, run the longest wash and spin cycle again Your trusty washing machine should now be shiny clean and ready for more abuse 13. Get the mold out of your front-loading washer. All you need is some bleach, water and a towel. Start by wiping down the whole rubber gasket with a white rag soaked in a 50/50 mixture of bleach and warm water. soak a towel with your bleach mixture, shove it into the gasket, and let it sit for 30 minutes. After soaking, remove the towel and scrub the gasket gently with an old toothbrush.
14. Start cleaning out your dryer vents. You’ll prevent fires by cleaning out the dryer vent every six months. Follow the full instruction at Pretty Handy Girl 15. Make the steel plate on your iron smooth and shiny again. First sprinkle salt onto the ironing board, turn the iron to the highest setting and set off the steam option and then simply iron over the salt. The dirt sticks to the salt and the iron becomes clean and shiny. 16. Use a cotton swab dipped in vinegar to clean your window tracks. Dip your Q-tip in the white vinegar and wipe out the grime. Run the Q-tip along the whole inside of the track… and then wipe it out with a paper towel. 17. Use baking soda to clean your mattress. Treat stains with a combination of hydrogen peroxide, liquid dish soap, and baking soda. Mix them into a spray bottle and treat the stained area. Blot or rub with a clean rag Once dry, take a pass with the vacuum cleaner to get rid of those cracker crumbs from late night munching sessions, along with any other dirt, pet hair, and dust that’s accumulated over time 18.
Keep your baseboards clean with dryer sheets. Recycle old fabric softener sheets that have already been in the dryer to keep baseboards dust-free. 19. Use an iron to remove REALLY stubborn stains from carpet. All you need is White Vinegar, Water, a Spray Bottle, A Rag, and an Iron Spray the spot with a solution of 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water. Lay a damp rag over the spot. Iron on the steam setting for about 30 seconds. If the stain is really stubborn, repeat the steps, but try it, chances are it will work! 20. Use an orphan sock to clean the blinds. Mix equal parts vinegar + water in a bowl Slip an old sock on your hand, dip your hand (with the sock on it) into the vinegar and water mixture and wipe down each individual slat on the blinds After every couple of slats, dip the sock on your hand into the cleaning solution and squeeze it a bit to rinse off the dirt Simple and easy 21. Use a paintbrush to dust off your lighbulbs. The best things is… you don’t even have to unplug them 22.
Keep a dish wand in the shower filled with one-half vinegar, one-half dishwashing detergent. This will make it easy and convenient to wipe down the walls while you’re in the shower Much better than just a squeegee. 23. Use this common realtor trick to get rid of household odors with vanilla extract in the oven. Simply put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven. 24. While cleaning the bathroom, fill the tub up with a couple of inches of the hottest water you can draw from the tap. Heating up the bathroom 10 degrees above the normal air temperature “doubles the effectiveness” of alkaline cleansers. Let disinfectants sit for at least five to seven minutes, and always rinse off cleaners to prevent buildup. 25. Clean dust off candles with a cotton ball and rubbing alcohol.
26. Get the grime off the front of your cabinets with baking soda paste. You will need: 1 part vegetable oil, 2 parts baking soda Mix all together with a spoon and applied them to your cabinet with an old toothbrush. It works really great as an abrasive cleaner that won’t harm your cabinet surfaces. And… That’s all… For more organizing and cleaning tips, stay tune to our channel. Hit the like button below, subscribe and share our videos with your friends. Thanks for watching and see you in the next videos….