5 great house cleaning life hacks

13th June 2017

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There are many simple things we can do at home to keep the place clean. Many times we often forget that we can use what is around us to do so much. Below is a few life hacks that will make your home super clean.

Use Lemon or Vinegar to clean taps

If those facets around the house or the shower head have become whitish and full of scum this method is great for you. Both Vinegar and Lemon juice are highly acidic. This fact helps to make them great cleaners. Most soaps are full of alkaline and the acid in vinegar or lemon counteracts and removes it. You should obtain half of a cup lemon then rub it onto the taps this will remove them.

Use your newspaper to get the rid of bad smells in your refrigerator

Okay! You have gone out and purchased your daily or weekly newspaper. You have read it and no longer have a need for it. What do you do? You use it to get those awful smells out of your fridge. If you line your vegetable drawers and shelves with newspaper it will suck in all of the smells present. This eliminates those terrible smells.

Our microwave the home steriliser

If you want to get your kitchen sponges hospital clean. Try using the microwave. All you need for this task is a microwaveable container and some water. Place an adequate amount of water into the container. Enough that can cover the sponges. Put the container with the sponges into the microwave for about 60 seconds. When you take them out they will be sanitized.

Bicarbonate of soda for cleaning

If you want to make your stove look wonderful try using bicarbonate of soda. When this product is combined with water it makes a great cleaner. When cleaning the stove you need to wipe it first with a slightly damp cloth. Then apply a very thick layer of bicarbonate soda. Wait a few hours then wipe the grime away.

Ultra Clean With Vinegar

You should know about the strong acidic cleaning power found in vinegar. If you put one cup of vinegar and water into a bowl mixed with water for about 8 minutes you will see wonders.  All of those stains and hard to clean mess stuck to the microwave will just easily be wiped away. The microwave along with the vinegar creates a type of steam cleaning. This then softens those old stains.

  • Katherine Branson 17th January 2018 at 2:08 PM

    I really have no excuse to clean now! I guess I better start following these hacks and get to work! You have really great ideas here like the newspaper to get rid of the odor in the refrigerator, never really thought of that! You made my life a little bit easier for which I am very grateful!

  • Lyndsey Cooksey 20th November 2018 at 8:37 AM

    Great ideas! I like the hack about the newspaper in the fridge! I’m going to try that!

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