Indoor cleaning can be an exceptionally tedious task, especially if you don’t know how to do it. Dusting and cleaning has to be approached in a methodical and calculated manner, just like any other job. If you start sweeping away right at the centre without thinking it through, all you’re going to get is more mess and a tired back.
There are a few very handy tips which you can employ at your home to make the cleaning job a ton easier. You won’t have to overextend yourself for this; all the materials are already available in a typical household.
The typical material for washing dishes in most households is a liquid dish soap or infused bar of varying brands. It does the job fairly well and quick but in case it is not available, you need alternate options.
You can make homemade dishwasher by mixing together baking soda and dry mustard. The ratio should be roughly 1:3. Mix the powder with water in a bottle and shake thoroughly. The resulting solution works just as well as any dishwasher.
A lot of people find it difficult to manually scrape away at the insides of a blender for fear of injury. A much simpler solution is to fill it with water and add a bit of liquid soap; turn on the blender and see how the insides clean themselves. After that all you have to do is pour out the gloop and rinse it once more.
Circular stains on wooden tables and desks, often as a result of tea and coffee cups sitting there, can be quite challenging to get rid of. Fortunately, there is a very simple procedure which you can apply; use your hair dryer to warm the place where the stain is located then wipe it away with olive oil. The remedy works surprisingly well.
Carpet stains are a different story. It is advised that you use white vinegar and a little bit of dish soap mixed with water; Spray it over the stain and let it soak. Then use a dry towel and forcefully rub it until the stain is removed.
Vinegar is the key. That’s right; vinegar has a lot of uses aside from a cooking substrate. Mix an arbitrary amount of vinegar with roughly half the amount of water and shake it thoroughly. Spray it over the blinds or window shutters and wipe away with a cloth. This way it will take a much longer time for the dust to accumulate again and you won’t have to dust it every week or so.
Have a handy supply of latex gloves so that you can quickly slip them on when needed. If you’re cleaning up a huge amount of junk in the basement, it’s possible you will be exposed to potentially hazardous or infectious materials. The gloves will protect you from that. They are also very handy if you’re trying to pick up hair stuck on the carpet since the hair sticks to the gloves. So, families that own a hairy pet won’t have to worry too much about the carpet being ruined.
Ceiling fans can be exceptionally tiresome to clean but what’s even more bothersome is the chaos they leave in their wake. You can’t clean the fans without clearing away everything underneath it in a five meter radius.
The simple solution to this is to use a ragged old pillowcase and slide it over each blade of the fan, one by one, collecting all the dust. All the filth will be collected inside the pillowcase which you can dust off outside at intervals before proceeding to the next blade.
To prevent the refrigerator grills from having to be cleaned every month or so, it is advised that you cover them in plastic food wrap. Simply replace the wraps every time they get dirty; No more hassle.
This can apply to windows, or drinking glasses. As previously mentioned, vinegar works really well as a cleansing agent. Soak a paper towel in vinegar and then use that to wipe the glasses. It will do the trick.
Baking soda is an excellent alternative to using a detergent for washing clothes or cleaning shoes. Aside from that, lemon can be used to clean bathroom tiles, get rid of watermarks and give them that fine sheen that’s often missing.