Cleaning Tricks for People Who Hate to Clean
For some of us, cleaning is our least favorite part of everyday life. Unfortunately, the chores can’t go ignored for too long before the entire house is looking like a disaster and feeling like a place we rather not be. Lazy cleaners do not stress! We have some cleaning tips and tricks to make those chores a bit quicker and less chore-like.
Lemon and Salt on Cutting Boards
Wooden cutting boards are a breeze to clean and disinfect with lemon and salt. Simply cut a lemon in half and use it to rub coarse salt over the surface of the cutting board.
Clean the Oven Easily
An all-natural cleaner that packs a punch and some scrubbing power is a simple paring of vinegar and baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda all over the oven and spray with vinegar let the bubbles do their work for several minutes and then give a light scrub with a sponge and watch the gunk slip off the surface of the oven.
Breath life back into tired looking leather furniture with a soft cloth and some olive oil.
Ring Around the Tub
Scrubbing the shower and tub takes time especially if you have a ring around the tub. Cut open a grapefruit and grab the salt. Sprinkle the salt and scrub with the open end of the grapefruit and say bye-bye to that ring.
Stop Scrubbing the Microwave
No elbow grease with this microwave cleaning trick. Cut half a lemon and squeeze the juice into a glass measuring cup with ½ cup of water. Place the squeezed half of lemon into the water and microwave for three minutes. Leave the water and lemon in the closed microwave for another 5 minutes. After five minutes remove the measuring cup and simply wipe the gunk off the walls.
Remove Grease with Chalk
Grease and Oil can be a huge pain to remove from clothing. If you drop something greasy on your clothes color it with chalk before dropping it in the wash.
Toys can get pretty germ infested over time. Instead of grabbing each individual toy and wiping it down, get a mesh bag and place things like legos and other toys that can take a small amount of heat and drop the bag into the washing machine. The machine may get a bit noisy but it will save you some time and work.
If your towels are smelling musty sitting in the cupboard skip the detergent next time they go into the wash and use a cup of white vinegar instead. Your towels will come out as fresh as if they were hotel towels.
De-Gunk the Showerhead
Instead of scrubbing intensely when the holes in your shower head get clogged with gunk, soak it in a ziplock filled with vinegar. Tie the bag around the skinny neck of the head and let the shower head soak for several hours.
Don’t grab that old toothbrush and head for the bathtub to give your vacuum filter a tune-up. Instead, stick it in the dishwasher and let it do the work. Once you are done washing the filter run an empty cycle through the dishwasher to be extra sure there is no residue left in the machine.
Hire Professional Cleaning Services
Now this one probably has you thinking, “well, of course, the easiest way to get a house clean without work is to hire a housekeeper.” This is not what we are referring to, though that would solve your work problems. Not everyone can afford to pay someone to do all the cleaning. We are talking about having yearly deep cleanings performed as maintenance. Keeping on top of routine deep cleanings of tile, carpet, and upholstery will make routine cleaning of these items much easier.
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