Whether we do it on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis depends on our lifestyle and our financial situation, but it is always a chore that looms over us.
I have a lot of housecleaning to do, but I don’t have time to do it after work, and the last thing I want to do is spend an hour scrubbing the tub or stove. Should I wait until the weekend and then spend an entire day cleaning up the inevitable dust and grime that will have accumulated?
I was about to give a resounding “yes,” but then I talked to some cleaning pros and learned that I can get a lot done in a shorter amount of time and that I can use ingredients I already have on hand for cooking, etc., rather than spending a tonne of money on a brand new set of environmentally friendly cleaning products.
If You’re Like Me and You’re Always Looking for Ways to Cut Costs and Reduce Stress, You’ll Appreciate This List of Cleaning Hacks.
1. Use Olive Oil as A Polish on Surfaces.
The nutritional value of olive oil is high (and can possibly increase longevity). It also turns out to be a useful tool for domestic cleaning!
Cleaning stainless steel with olive oil is a great option. Mat Franken, a CEO, and Founder of Aunt Fannie’s, a manufacturer of whole ingredient, food-based cleaning, and pest solutions, suggests using olive oil on a soft cloth and rubbing in a circular motion to buff out any dirty spots.
2. Use Lemons or Limes to Purify the Disposal After Using It.
Since the Garbage Disposal Is Constantly Getting Dirty, Regular Cleaning and Unclogging Are Necessities.
Franken Suggests Using Fresh Lemons or Limes to Clean and Deodorise Garbage Disposals. Lemons Should Be Cut Into Quarters and Tossed Into the Garbage Disposal One at A Time with The Water Running.
3. Use Vodka to Get Rid of Stains on The Carpet.
You Can Use Rubbing Alcohol, Clear Vodka (which Is Great for Cleaning), or Even White Wine to Accomplish This Task.
“attain the Stain with A Blotting Motion First. Second, Dallas Maids Owner Greg Shepard Recommends Pouring Clear Alcohol (rubbing Alcohol, Vodka, White Wine) Directly onto The Stain. when Compared to Similar Products Sold in Stores, This One Is Far Superior.
4. Get Rid of Water Stains by Using Shaving Cream
To Think that Shaving Cream Could Be Used as A Disinfectant Is a Revelation. Water Stains on Shower Glass Are No Match for This Method, as Endorsed by Shepard.
Shepard Recommends Applying the Shaving Cream, Letting It Sit for 15 Minutes, and Then Removing It With A Damp Cloth.
5. the Combination of Baking Soda and Vinegar Is an Effective Bathtub Cleaner.
The Following Is a 10-Minute Strategy for Tubs Recommended by Jenice Findley, Director of Marketing for The Recently Established Fins Property Maintenance, Which Provides Various Commercial Cleaning Services.
One Cup of Vinegar and Half a Cup of Baking Soda Dissolved in Hot Water Should Be Poured Into a Clean, Empty Tub and Left to Sit for Five Minutes, as Recommended by Findley. Take the Tub and Fill It with Hot Water until It’s About a Quarter Full, Then Let It Sit for Five More Minutes. Then, Turn Off the Drain and Give It a Good Scrub.
6. Disinfect the Toilets Using the Same Solution.
Findley Explains that You Can Use the Same Mixture to Clean the Toilet. After Letting It Sit for A While, Simply Flush and Wipe the Seat Clean.
7. Use Essential Oils to Clean the Bathroom Toilet
Mr. Rooter Plumbing’s President Doyle James Suggests Using Essential Oils for A Do-It-Yourself Toilet Cleaner.
Put Together 15 Drops of Tea Tree Oil and 15 Drops of Lemon or Orange Oil in A Cup of Baking Soda. After 30 Minutes, Give the Bowl a Good Scrub Down with A Bowl Brush, and Then Flush the Solution Down.
8. an Easy-To-Make Aromatherapy Cleaner that Leaves Fixtures Sparkling
James Also Suggests Shining a Sink or Tub with A Mixture of Baking Soda, a Few Drops of Essential Oil of Lemon or Basil, and Dish Soap. for The Next Ten Minutes, Use a Sponge to Spread the Solution Over the Insides of Your Tub and Sink. in The Wake of A Good Soaking, They’ll Shine Like New.
9. Use Lemon Oil to Steam Food in The Microwave.
Cleaning the Microwave with Essential Oils Is Another Option.
Doug Rogers, President of Mr. Appliance, a Neighborly Company, Suggests the Following Method for Disinfecting a Microwave: Add 15 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil to 1.5 Cups Water in A Microwave-Safe Bowl, Microwave on High for 5-10 Minutes, and Let the Steam Condense on The Inside Walls and Ceilings of Your Machine. Once Finished, Use a Sponge to Remove the Pliable Food.
10. Microwave a Soaked Sponge
You Can Also Use a Clean, Damp Sponge or Cloth and Two Minutes on High Heat to Clean the Microwave.
According to Pro Housekeepers’ Chief Hygiene Officer, Jennifer Rodriguez, “this Will Kill Bacteria.” After That, “wipe the Microwave Down with A Sponge or A Cloth.”