As a homeowner, one of your primary responsibilities is keeping your home clean and tidy. Keeping it clean means you and your family won’t be exposed to any dirt or dust that could cause illnesses.
If you always have a hectic schedule and no time to spare for these time-consuming chores, you are in the right place. Read on to find out about 6 simple to-do tips for your house cleaning that can keep you less stressed.
1. Clean Blinds Using Baking Soda
First, you have to close them entirely and dust them in a downward motion on both sides. If you haven’t cleaned your blinds in a long while, there may be stains or grease that has accumulated on the surfaces. Prepare a warm bowl of water and mix it with baking soda, which is a natural stain fighter. Take an old cloth or socks, wet it in the water mixture until it’s damp but not too soaked. Use it to wipe your blinds multiple times until they are spotless, and then let them air-dry.
Keep in mind that there is no need to clean one slat at a time or take the entire thing off the window. Just do it directly. Classic blinds can be a hassle in the long term, so you might also want to consider getting low maintenance blinds for your home.
2. Get Rid of Stinky Garbage Smells Using Lemon
It’s inevitable that your kitchen garbage will produce an unpleasant odor quickly because that’s where you usually throw your food craps or peels. To eliminate, and prevent, these odors from circulating in your kitchen, use lemons.
Take a half slice of lemon and toss it in your garbage. Lemons will help neutralize the odor and kill the bacteria living in your waste bin. In no time, your kitchen will be free from any stinky smell.
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3. Remove Bathroom Mold Using Hydrogen Peroxide
Molds love to grow in warm and humid areas; thus, your kitchen and bathroom have a greater potential for producing these fungi. Before you dive into removing them from your bathroom, you need to wear protective equipment, like a face mask, gloves, and goggles, to avoid having contact with your skin, mouth, nose, or eyes.
While there are various commercial products available that can be used to remove these fungi most contain harsh and toxic chemicals that can be harmful to human beings. As an alternative, you can use hydrogen peroxide instead. This is an anti-fungal and anti-bacterial solution that is effective for mold removal. Just pour a 3% concentration of this solution into a spray bottle. Then apply it onto the moldy surface and leave it there for 10 minutes before scrubbing it off. Once a surface is free of molds and stains, you can then wipe it dry.
4. Make Your Microwave Shine With A Cup of Water and Vinegar
There’s an easy way to clean the insides of your microwave without involving hard scrubbing.
First, prepare a mixture of vinegar and water in a measuring cup. Place it in the microwave and turn it on for 5 to 10 minutes. When the time’s up, carefully remove the cup of mixture. Lastly, grab a clean cloth and use it to wipe the insides of your microwave. The steamed mixture should loosen up all the splatters and smears left inside so there won’t be any scrubbing needed.
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5. Clean the Exhaust Fan With ‘Canned Air’
One part of your home and house cleaning routine that you may not have thought of dusting often is your exhaust fan. Dust can build up in your exhaust fan over time. Thus, it’s best to have it cleaned at least twice or three times a year.
First, get yourself some canned air, which is available in most hardware stores, and simply blow off any dust you see similar to how you clean your keyboard. Then, you can vacuum up all the dust that has landed on the floor. Make sure to wear proper gear when using compressed air, though, so that you don’t inhale it unwittingly.
6.Use A Roll of Tape to Pick Up Loose Pet Hair Indoors
Get yourself a roll of duct tape or packaging tape and have it on hand. Whenever your pet leaves pieces of hair on the floor, simply cut a good amount of tape and use its sticky side to pick up the pet hair. In just under two to three minutes, you’ll have all the loose pet hair stuck to your tape.
House cleaning doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Simply use these tips and tricks to keep your home clean and smelling nice and yourself feeling less stressed.
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