August 29, 2014 by ukdesperatehousewifeusa
“Enough of This Mess” — Cleaning Hacks for a Happy Home!
Some people just hate having to clean. It might be nice to keep a tidy house and it might be satisfying to see everything sparkling, but the actual act of cleaning can be enough to bring some people out in cold sweats! You can keep some of the mess under control with a Dyson Hoover to ease the pressure, but what about all the places a vacuum can’t reach?
Here are a few top cleaning hacks that can make your life easier come cleaning day!
The Cyclone is ace!
For a cleaner kitchen
It’s really important to keep the kitchen pristine. But it’s also one of the toughest rooms to do this in! A whole colony of grease and dust can build up on your kitchen cabinets if you’re not careful, but here’s a great tip to get rid of it. Using vegetable oil and baking soda you can scrub the gunk off your cabinets with a toothbrush to get them looking good as new.
And when it comes to burnt pans, why not try boiling some rhubarb in there? The acid from the rhubarb will clean off those ghastly black stains leaving your pan sparkling.
Grease – and lint-free clothing
No sooner have you lifted your fork and the food has slipped off on to your clothes, leaving big greasy stains that the washing machine just won’t get out. The best (and cheapest) way to get rid of grease stains? Rub white chalk over the top of them. Chalk has near-magical absorbing properties and will leave your clothes looking good as new!
Another annoying thing, or rather things, are those tiny lint balls that collect on jumpers and cotton t-shirts making them look old and worn before their time. To get rid of these, take a disposable razor and shave ‘em off! It’s simple, it’s cheap and it’s very effective.
This is genius!
Dispensing with pesky pet hair
Love them as we do, cats and dogs tend to leave our homes dripping with yucky looking hair. If you have pets and your vacuum isn’t getting everything up off the carpet, get a handy squeegee and run it over the floor. You’ll be left with a large, easy to remove ball of hair and a clean carpet.
So there you have it, a few top cleaning tips to keep your house and you feeling and looking fresh. With the help of these and your vacuum cleaner, you can keep the mess at bay for longer.
Now breathe… isn’t that better!