If, for whatever reason, you have avoided getting down to the dirty stuff and giving your home the deep clean it so badly needs, we understand. Why leave it to the springtime though?
To help you out, practically and in terms of encouraging you to get on with it, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 favorite house cleaning tips.
10 Awesome Tips on Cleaning Your Home
1. Descale That Coffee Maker
Does your coffee maker have those unappealing minerals in the reservoir? Although you’ve possibly avoided cleaning it in the past, it’s time to face up to the fact that it’s not that labor-intensive a job. All you need to do is make a solution that’s part water, part reservoir and pour it into the coffee maker.
Now, allow the mixture to brew half the standard time on the machine and then press the stop button and leave it to sit for 30 minutes so the cleaning solution can get to work, before starting the machine up against to finish the cycle. To complete the task, simply rinse by brewing a whole pot of freshwater.
2. Re-organize Your Linen Cupboard
Do you have storage spaces that are overflowing with stuff? Linen closets are usually major culprits of this. This issue can be solved just by adding a simple over-the-door rack to keep the extra towels on. You can also use shelf dividers that stopped folded washcloths from falling about.
3. Brighten Your Sneakers Up
Have you got white sneakers that are more beige than bright, brilliant white? Use a solution of water and mild detergent or soap and use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to clean the sides and rubber soles.
4. Freshen Up Shower Curtains
Get rid of vinyl or plastic curtains to get rid of spots of mold using a little detergent in the washing machine. Additional cleaning agitation can be achieved by adding 2 to 3 bath towels.
5. Use Toothpaste To Clear Maker Stains
Stains caused by the kids can be a pain. However, when it happens, don’t fret as toothpaste can be used to get rid of those pen marks.
6. Give Plush Toys a Freshen Up
When you are not washing them in the machine, give plush animal toys a freshen up by grooming them using a lint roller.
7. Soften Scratchy and Fuzzy Towels
If due to hard water, you have a mineral build up in your washing machines and water systems, you may have fuzzy and scratchy towels. Soften them by washing them on the hottest setting possible with just 1 cup of ammonia.
8. Clean the Grease from Cupboards
Similarly, to your cooking utensils and tools, the cabinets in your kitchen can get sticky and grimy from grease generated when you make meals. You can get rid of this by adding some dish soap with warm water to a spray bottle and using a gentle mist on the grease. Finish by wiping it with a cloth that’s well-wrung out but damp and then drying up with a clean one.
9. Make Your Own Multi-Surface, All-Purpose Cleaner
Take 1 quart of warm water and mix it with 4-tablespoons of baking soda for a cleaning solution that can be used anywhere.
10. Hire a Cleaning Company
For the jobs you don’t want to handle yourself or don’t have time for, avail yourself of professional house cleaning services.