Here are some amazing random hacks that I use. Most of them you wouldn’t think of because I just figured out a few when I was doing my deep cleaning.
Garbage Bins And Walls
If you have a garbage bin that’s close to the wall, then you will know the problem that you can face.
By opening the garbage bin so often and the lid keeps touching the wall, it will eventually make the wall look awful.
You can pull it away as far as you want, but somehow it eventually ends up back on the wall.
You can purchase a clear plastic to put on the wall, which sticks to it and will look like it’s not even there.
Microwave Air Vent Filter
We often forget about that part of the microwave when we are cleaning. It is an important part to clean because if it’s too clogged up by whats stuck on it; it can cause it to not function properly.
You can simply take it out and run it under the hot water and use a brush to clean it properly.
You can do this every two months because it doesn’t get dirty that often and takes a while to clog.
Cleaning Hair That’s In On Your Floor
One of the worst things you can do is to vacuum hear off the floor or try to sweep it up with just the broom. The hair can clog the vacuum and cause it to overheat the motor because it keeps trying to spin.
The broom, on the other hand, will have all the hair trapped in it and will be hard to remove. The trick that you can use to sweep the hair up without it getting trapped in the broom is by placing a bag over the broom and use two elastic bands to hold it down.
If you have pets or hair that’s easily broken or just falls out, you will definitely love this method. I would recommend you using a soft enough bag that is flexible.
Make Schedule To Clean
If you live in an extended family, you know the problems with the bathroom.
Three or more people can be using it each day. Many times it will not be cleaned because the other person thinks the next person had clean it.
What you can do is write a schedule for each month so each person can know when to clean the bathroom and not skip doing it, thinking someone else did.
Clean The Top Jamb
This had happened to me many times; I forgot to clean the top jamb. This is the board that goes across a door jamb.
Sometimes I even forget to clean there myself, and they can be hard to reach just by standing so you can either stand on something and clean it or buy a tool to reach there.
Deep cleaning is great; you often try to clean areas that you don’t typically try to go to.
You can do this twice for the month and continue with small cleaning here and there.
This will prevent you from having to do too much work if you just wait to clean the house properly at the end of the month.
Removing Pet Hair From Carpet
We love our pets, but they can make a real mess sometimes. I’m talking about them shedding their hair on the carpets and furniture. Some people don’t mind it but for me, it is a nightmare when that happens.
I do not like to use my vacuum to clean the hair up because it is really expensive and I would hate for the hairs to break it. The simple hack will save you so much time, all you need to do is get a window squeegee and use it on the carpet and furniture. You don’t have to use it in any special way. Just use it the same way you clean your window with it.
Make The Sponge In Your Kitchen Always Have Sud
One thing that annoys me the most when I’m cleaning a pot or a plate is that I always have to be pouring soap on the sponge all the time. A trick that I came up with was to cut the sponge at the side about two inches long. You can either put a small soap bar in it and you will always have a sponge that suds a lot.
For the people who use liquid dish soap, you can pour a good amount inside the cut you made on the sponge.
The difference with this method is that when you use the sponge the dish soap slowly comes out. If you had just pour it on the sponge, it would have come off as soon as you put it on a plate or pan.
The next trick that you can do is buy a portable hand sanitizer dispenser. You can just pour some of the dish soap inside it, and each time you want more soap just place the sponge underneath it, it’s that easy now.
The Proper Way To Store Non-Stick Pans
Once none stick pans start to have a scratch in them, they are no good anymore. The lining that makes them none stick will slowly start to peel away, that is why chiefs always say not to use scotch brite on them, it will scrape the none stick lining away.
Not only washing the pots with a scotch brite will destroy them, but placing them into each other to store will too. Place a paper plate inside them before you do so.
Heating Things In the Microwave
We know we can cook bacon, sausage, and other stuff quickly by giving them three minutes or four minutes in the microwave.
It’s fast and easy, but the microwave will smell like the food for hours afterward.
To prevent that smell, I decided to wrap the bacon in a piece of paper towel properly.
I wrap it twice; this will prevent any food odor from being in the microwave after your done.
Clean Your Washing Machine
No one really thinks about cleaning there washing machines because the name itself is a washing machine.
You think by washing clothes each time that it will clean its self. Sometimes you will need to clean it your self and make sure everything is going ok on the inside.
You can add some Vinegar to the section that you add your laundry detergent to and give it a full cycle. This will clean and deodorize the machine.
Clean With Pine-Sol
Pine-sol is great for cleaning, and it makes the place smell amazing after your done.
You can either pour some in the toilet tank or in the toilet itself and wash it out.
This will give the toilet a pleasant smell, as well. You can add a little bleach to the water as well to clean it even better.
This is a list of some of the items I use in my house to clean, which are affordable as well. They all make cleaning much easier for me and even faster. I recommend you use these. List of affiliate links below.
To Use Less Liquid Soap
Clean Your Floors Faster
Clean The Walls In Your House Easier
For Cleaning Windows Or Stains Off Wall
To Clean Your Sofa, Car Seat, Bed ETC
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To Clean And Polish Furniture, Grout Joint, Toilet, Car
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Remove hard water stains from Toilet Tank
When water is constantly in an area hard water stain will start to form, and the area will get slimy over time, especially in the toilet tank.
I place my hand in the tank and touch it, and the feeling wasn’t pleasant.
You can add a cup of vinegar to the tank and leave it overnight to remove the water line in the tank as well. The vinegar will slowly remove the hard watermarks as well.