Easy Home Cleaning Tips and Tricks

If you are a home maker, you will be aware of how difficult it is to keep the house in top condition. To maintain the home, one needs to take many steps and ensure that the house is free of dust, dirt and bacteria. While you are at it, we have compiled some handy tips and tricks to help you get rid of some stubborn stains, bad odors and difficult spills. Read on further to make your home cleaning process easier.

  • Color marks: if you have kids at home, we all know how the wooden flooring will get decorated with their little masterpieces. You cannot stop the child from being creative, what can you do? Here’s a tip, toothpaste can be very handy in removing marker stains from wood, so keep it handy!
  • All purpose cleaner: one major aspect of cleaning is making use of effective cleaners that will not just remove stains but also sanitize the area while leaving it smelling fresh. Here is an easy recipe to make homemade all purpose cleaner- simply add 4 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart of warm water and give it a good stir and mix it properly. Now add some mildly fragrant essential oil in the mixture and your multipurpose cleaner is ready! You can use it to clean kitchen counters, cabinets, refrigerator and appliances.
  • Clean the wall doodles: Kids tend to decorate the walls with their art doodles using crayons and color pencils. While it might look adorable, they do make the walls look bad and thus it is necessary to wipe the walls clean. You can simply sprinkle some baking soda on a damp cloth and clean the doodles off the walls.
  • Get rid of pet stink: you will have to deodorize all the cushy places where your pet frequents as pets tend to leave a certain odor. Simply sprinkle the said surfaces, including their bed with baking soda and leave it for 15 minutes. Now vacuum the place for fresh smelling surfaces.
  • Get rid of the clogged drains: if you see that your drain has started to clog and slow down, it is time to give it a good clean. Pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain and follow it with half a cup of vinegar. Now cover it with a wet cloth and wait for the ingredients to take action and then after 5-7 minutes pour hot water in it. This completely clear the drains and let the water pass quickly.
  • Get rid of stains from the cutting board: it is rather common for the cutting boards to become stained thanks to the continued use of its surface for a chopping a variety of vegetables and meat. In order to get rid of the stains, sprinkle the board with salt and then cut a lemon and scrub the surface with the cut lemon. Keep rubbing and scrubbing thoroughly and then give it a good wash with warm water. This will not just remove the stains but also leave your board smelling good.
  • Brighten those windows: simply cleaning the windows will not help as they start losing their shine after some time. You can make use of white vinegar to shine them. Add two teaspoons of white vinegar to a gallon of water and transfer it into a spray bottle. Now spray it on Windows and keep cleaning it with a microfiber cloth. Do not make use of a paper towel as it can  lead to streaking.
  • Shine your copper bottom pans: if you have copper or copper bottom utensils, here is an easy way to make them shine. Use some tomato ketchup and rub it on the pots and give it a thorough clean. This unusual ingredient will give a shine to your copper utensils.
  • Shine your faucets: over the time, faucets tend to become dull and have deposits over them. You need to clean it regularly by rubbing some toothpaste over the faucets using a wet sponge to remove the gunk. This will make the faucets look clean and tidy.
  • Creaking floorboards: if the floorboards at your house are Maki g a lot of noise, here is a handy tip, simply pour some baby powder onto the floor and sweep it into the cracks and wipe away all the excess powder. Enjoy the silence!

All the above mentioned tips and tricks are rather easy to execute and do not require any special ingredients or procedures. If you wish to make your home look clean, neat and tidy, make use of the above mentioned tricks whenever required as it will make your house look clean in a jiffy. After all, everyone wishes to live in a neat and tidy home. Simple efforts will go a long way in maintaining your home.