Are you OC with your cleaning? What if we told you that you just might probably be cleaning some of your household items wrong because you were so used to seeing your parents do it that way while you were growing up. You’d be surprised to know that there are easier ways to clean certain things from the ones you were accustomed to.
Part of the cleaning process is the efficiency that goes with it. It would be a waste of time if you put all your efforts trying to get a kitchenware cleaned while the rest of the house is a mess. Hopefully, after going through this list, cleaning will be your all-time favorite household chore to do. Or not. Happy cleaning, everyone!
We normally wash the sponge and leave it to dry after use. The thing is, this process doesn’t kill the germs and bacteria left. Microwave the sponge on high for two minutes to ensure bacteria is gone.
An better way to wipe off all the spilled food in the microwave is to mix vinegar and water in a cup, place it inside and let it run on high for a few minutes. The grime will come off surprisingly easier than when you would normally just wipe it off.
The best way to clean the iron is to put some table salt on the board and iron it. Turn the iron off and let it cool down for awhile. Wipe off the dirt afterwards.
Cleaning a painting can be quite difficult because you surely don’t want to ruin it especially if it’s expensive. Use doughy bread to clean your artwork. Pat the painting gently with the bread and when it’s all soiled up, use another piece until the whole painting is clean.
21. Shower Head
Getting rid of the dirt that’s clogged your shower head is pretty easy. Use white vinegar and place it in a plastic bag, and secure it around the shower head. Take it off after a few hours and be ready to wipe off the dirt.
The common way we clean mattresses at home is by beating it as hard as we can. The more efficient way involves applying baking soda all over the mattress and letting it sit there for a few hours. Vacuum the mattress after. Want the mattress to smell good? Apply a few drops of your favorite essential oil scent as you clean.
Cleaning the blender can be quite tricky if not painful lest you get your fingers cut by the blades. Just pour hot water and dish soap into the blender, let it run for a few minutes, and then rinse!
18. Cutting board
Washing the board with running water is not enough. Take a piece of lemon and salt and rub it on the board. Salt dislodges the dirt and lemon rinses the board of the unwanted odor.
17. Hair brush
Got a heavily tangled hair brush? Use a pair of scissors to cut through the hair. It would then be easier to remove the remaining tangles out of the brush.
Wiping blinds with a piece of cloth doesn’t actually remove all the dust and dirt that’s collected. A more efficient way to remove the dirt is to soak an old sock or piece of cloth to a mixture of vinegar and warm water (again) and use it to start wiping. The results will amaze you.
15. Cheese Grater
Using a sponge is not the best option to clean your grater. The best tool is a potato. Yep, you read that one right. A potato’s oxalic acid will instantly remove the cheese debris.
14. Sneaker Soles
Soap won’t do if you would like your sneaker soles to be as white as they were when you bought them. Use toothpaste instead.
Is your silverware looking a bit dull even after all the cleaning? Try this hack instead: Bring to a boil a liter of water, baking soda and aluminum foil and place the silver item in it. Let it sit for around 30 seconds. Slowly remove from the water, and viola! Clean as new.
12. Cast iron pan
The most stubborn food residue will have no match with coarse salt and water. Rub it on the dirty part and be ready to be amazed.
Get rid of the bacteria thriving in your toothbrush by immersing it into a mixture of vinegar and water. Rinse after.
Ensure that the toaster is unplugged first then pull out all the crumb drawers. Remove all the crumbs and dust the outside of the toaster with water and tartar cream.
Using a feather duster to clean your furniture will work, but it would be absolutely better if you utilized a dryer sheet to make sure that the dust doesn’t collect on the furniture, too.
Yes, even your dishwasher needs cleaning. Place a cup of water with vinegar inside and spread baking soda on the bottom. Run it on hot cycle and it will be clean.
You can actually make use of your dishwasher to clean your toys.
6. Paint on glass
Wet the window with soap and water then carefully remove the stains with a razor blade.
Hair that has been stuck in furniture can be quite frustrating to clean. Instead of using a vacuum, employ a squeegee instead. The rubber blade gathers the hair in an instant.
4. Coffee stains
Instead of using soap, use baking soda instead. Or you may also utilize salt, egg yolks and vinegar. Yes, they’re all readily available in the kitchen.
3. Broken glass
Tiny shards of broken glass can cause unwanted splinters. To avoid this from happening, use a piece of bread to pick up the tiny pieces. Make sure to throw the bread away right after!
By using salt and lemon, you can easily remove the rings in your bathtub. Just rub the mixture onto the rings and watch them disappear.
1. Coffee maker
If your coffee tastes slightly off, wash your coffee maker with water and vinegar mixture.
Let us know if any of the cleaning hacks we’ve mentioned helped you in your household chores and if you have others, do share them with us!
‘Hobbit House’ In North Carolina Is The Closest Thing To A Fairytale Home
What’s inside is just breathtakingly awesome!
If you’re a fan of all things fairytale land-related, living in a castle in the middle of a forest would be a dream come true.
You may think that something like that only happens in stories you’ve read as a child.
But somewhere in Asheville, North Carolina, you can actually live in a castle surrounded by lush forests and beautiful scenery. When you see the house, you'll think that it's been taken out of a story book and into the real world.
You’ve Been Washing Your Hands The Wrong Way Your Entire Life, Experts Say
Doing it correctly will require 4 hours of your time per year, though…
All medical experts will tell you that hand washing is very important in eliminating germs and helping prevent the spread of infections. Besides, people frequently touch their eyes, mouth, and nose without even noticing it and so unwashed hands can lead to sickness. Among diseases you may acquire because of dirty hands include colds, diarrhea, as well as eye and skin infections.
So yes, soap and water are your friend.
However, a new research revealed that washing alone isn’t enough – you should also do it the right way. And you know what? The chances are you’ve been washing your hands wrong your whole life.
10 Fun and Practical Uses of Pool Noodles
I gotta try #7 soon!
They may not look like much but aside from being pool playthings, pool noodles can actually be used for many different DIY projects around your house.
So yep, these floating toys can be utilized for more than just water games. If you look at them as a material for your projects, then you’d probably be surprised how handy they can be.
Take it from this mom who shared some practical hacks using pool noodles. Scroll down and see for yourself!
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