Raise your hand if you are a ‘neat freak’ and no amount of tidying is ever enough unless it is a thorough cleaning. I see a raise of hand – and you’re not alone. Many of us just won’t settle for a dirty home.
Don’t you just wish there’s a thing as cleaning made easy? Your wish is my command with these cleaning hackss. They’ll show you what is included in a deep house cleaning and provide some unique hacks to try.
Keep air vents dust-free
Once your air vents become dusty, all of that dust and dirt blows into your home and into your lungs. Keep them dirt and dust-free with this awesome hack from Home Sweet Homebodies. Using a rag, a butter knife, and a bit of all-purpose cleaner, you’ll have clean vents in no time!
Just spritz some cleaner on the rag and use the butter knife to guide it through the slots of the grate.
Disinfect your toilet bowl brush for thorough cleaning
Many of us might not think about cleaning our toilet bowl brush, but think about how much bacteria is on it after giving our toilets a scrub – eww!
Keep them clean and disinfected by pouring a little bit of Pine Sol or other cleaner into the toilet brush holder. Plus, it will help keep your bathroom smelling fresh.
Shine your hardwood floors
Hardwood floors are absolutely stunning, but they can become scuffed and dirty over time.
My Cleaning Solutions has a super easy way to get them shiny and sparkling like new by using just 4 simple ingredients. Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 tablespoon castile soap, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, and 2 cups of warm water in a spray bottle. Spritz, mop, and your floors will be gleaming.
Super clear faucet handles
Have you ever cleaned your sink or tub and realized that your clear faucet handles were still filthy? Yuck!
Get out that dirt and grime with a Q-tip, a washcloth, and a few other supplies. What’s Up Fagans has the full step-by-step tutorial for extra clear faucet handles.
Shine up your glass cooktop
Happy Mama Tales has a super easy hack on how to clean glass cooktops in a flash. The best part is that you probably already have all of the supplies you’ll need already!
Using Dawn dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and a bit of baking soda, your glass cooktop will be so shiny you’ll be able to see your reflection. The full tutorial is here.
Deep clean your garbage disposal
Lots of people throw chunks of citrus or ice into their garbage disposal to help get rid of nasty smells, but really, it’s just masking the problem. In order to truly have an odor-free kitchen, you’ll need to make sure your garbage disposal is hiding grease and food.
The Family Handyman will show you how to accomplish this with an old toothbrush and a couple steps.
‘De-fuzz’ your screen windows
Our screen doors on windows and doors can become covered in dust, cobwebs, and other yucky things. Thankfully, all you need is a lint roller to have a clean mesh screen again.
Using a new sticky sheet, swipe the roller over the screen on both sides. Having trouble reaching? Tape the lint roller to a pole or broomstick.
Fix a stinky vacuum
The Krazy Coupon Lady suggests to vacuum up a couple dozen laundry scent balls like Downy Unstopables or some cinnamon if you find that your vacuum is emitting a funky smell.
This should help freshen the scent for a few weeks.
Super clean your stainless steel sink
For a super sparkling stainless steel sink, “start by making a paste of water and baking soda. Scrub this around with a sponge, let it dry and then wipe it away with a damp cloth. When your sink is dry, sprinkle in a little flour and with a cloth, polish the steel. Rinse out the flour and let it dry. Finally, put a few drops of olive oil on a clean cloth and use that to shine the steel in your sink.”
Soak stove burners overnight
Popular DIY blogger, One Good Thing by Jillee, absolutely swears by this cleaning hack and says it’s one of the best tips she’s found on Pinterest – EVER. It must be amazing, right? It is!
Remove your grimy, dirty stove burners and other parts, place them in a ziplock bag, seal them with ammonia and let soak overnight. All you need to do is wipe and rinse in the morning! Head to her blog for the full tutorial.
Inhale. Exhale. There really is a difference between deep cleaning vs. regular cleaning, isn’t there? And you can feel it in the air. May these room cleaning hacks make thorough cleaning a pleasant experience for you than it is stressful.
Source: Cooktop Cove