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16 Cleaning Tips To Make Your Home Spotless

I’m excited to try #11.

Admit it – your house could be cleaner. Whether you regularly clean your home or only tidy things up before guests arrive, knowing a few quick and easy tricks can make the process a whole lot easier.

You don’t even have to wait for spring to clean everything up, all you need is a couple of tricks that can help save you some time and frustration. Here are 16 tips to make your home spotless.

1. Remove hard water stains on your faucet using vinegar.

What to do:

  • Soak a paper towel in vinegar.
  • Wrap it around the faucet.
  • Let it soak for 30 — 60 minutes.
2. Remove a tough stain from carpet using an iron.

You will need ammonia, hot water, a spray bottle, a stack of clean and color-safe towels, an iron.

What to do:

  • Preheat your iron.
  • Mix one part ammonia and one part hot water.
  • Spray the mixture onto the carpet stain and put a clean towel on top of it.
  • Place the hot iron on the towel and move it around slowly (this is done to avoid singeing the carpet).
  • Spray more of the mixture on the stain and repeat the process. You might need a few more towels, depending on how hard the stain is to remove.
3. Whiten your old yellow pillows easily.

You will need powdered laundry detergent, powdered dishwasher detergent, and borax.

What to do:

  • Check to see if your pillow is washable, then remove the pillowcase or the pillow protector.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, stir in 1 cup of powdered laundry detergent, 1 cup of powdered dishwasher detergent, and 1/2 cup of borax. Stir until everything dissolves.
  • Pour this mixture into a container large enough for you to soak your pillows in and 1 cup of bleach. Let your pillows soak in this mixture for 30 minutes. Don’t forget to flip them half-way through.
  • Then run the pillows through a full wash cycle in a washing machine.
4. Use frozen vinegar-lemon cubes to remove the smell from your garbage disposal.

What to do:

  • Place a small chunk of lemon into each ice cube mold, then fill them with white vinegar and freeze.
  • Drop a few of the frozen cubes into your running garbage disposal.
5. Keep your dishwasher clean.

What to do:

  • Pull the bottom rack of your dishwasher out, check out the drain area, and remove hard chunks of food, if there are any.
  • Fill a dishwasher-safe bowl with white vinegar and place it on the top rack of your dishwasher. Use the hottest water setting and run it through a cycle.
  • After the cycle is finished, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda around the bottom and run it through a short cycle (with hot water).
  • If there is mold in your dishwasher, add 1 cup of bleach around the bottom and run it through a short cycle (with hot water).
  • Important: If your dishwasher has a stainless steel interior, don’t use bleach. Bleach can destroy it!
6. Whiten your clothes without using bleach.

You will need water, lemon juice, and hydrogen peroxide.

What to do:

  • Mix 12 cups of water, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide in a large container.
  • Add 2 cups of the mixture to each load of laundry.
7. Give your showerhead a vinegar bath.

For regular cleaning, attach a plastic bag with vinegar to a showerhead and let it soak for 30-60 minutes.

Twice a year, disassemble the shower head and soak all the parts in vinegar to disinfect and remove bacteria.

8. Clean a glass cooktop with minimal scrubbing.

You will need a bowl of hot water, liquid dish soap, baking soda, and a cleaning rag.

What to do:

  • Fill a bowl with hot tap water and mix it with some dish soap, then soak the rag in the bowl.
  • Apply a generous amount of baking soda all over the cooktop.
  • Squeeze half the water out of your hot soapy rag and put it on top of the cooktop with the baking soda. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  • Gently scrub away in circles.
9. Clean dusty fan blades using a pillowcase, to avoid mess all over your room!

What to do:

Grab a ladder, take an old pillowcase, and wipe down every fan blade. The pillowcase will help you to catch the dust without letting it fall everywhere.

10. Get your stove burners spotlessly clean.

You will need a gallon-size Ziploc bag and ammonia.

What to do:

  • Pour some ammonia into the Ziploc bag, place a stove part in there, and seal it. Repeat with the other dirty parts.
  • Let the bags sit overnight. The next morning you will notice that the gunk from the parts will be floating in the bag!
  • Remove the parts from the bag and wash them with a soapy sponge.
11. Use paper towels and white vinegar to clean the rim of the toilet bowl.

You will need white vinegar and paper towels.

What to do:

  • Soak the paper towels in vinegar.
  • Tuck the towels up under the rim of your toilet bowl.
  • Let them soak for a few hours, then remove the paper towels, and scrub the rim clean.
12. Remove stains from your cutting board with lemon juice and sunshine.

You will just need a lemon and a sunny place.

What to do:

  • Squeeze some juice from a lemon and use the lemon peel to spread it all around the stain on the cutting board surface.
  • Take this board outside and set it somewhere that it can soak up the sun! Leave it to soak for several hours, then wash the cutting board with soap.

If there is no sun outside, don’t despair! Get a lemon, cut it in 2, sprinkle some coarse salt on your cutting board, and rub it with the inside of the lemon.

13. Steam clean your microwave.

What to do:

  • Heat a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water until it steams.
  • Wipe the microwave down with paper towels.
14. Remove sweat stains from your white shirts.

Just prepare a solution of dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda.

What to do:

  • Combine a 1:2 ratio of dish soap and hydrogen peroxide in a bowl.
  • Apply this paste to the stain, and sprinkle a little bit of baking soda on top.
  • Get a laundry scrub brush (an old toothbrush will also work) to work the soap, peroxide, and baking soda into the fibers of the shirt.
  • After this, let your shirt sit for at least an hour or so, and then launder it normally.
15. Use car wax to clean your stainless steel fridge.

What to do:

Apply a light coat of car wax to the surface, and buff with a microfiber cloth to clean and repel smudges.

16. Get rid of water stains on your dishes with white vinegar.

What to do:

Put a small bowl of white vinegar on the top rack of your dishwasher (you can also put it in your rinse-aid dispenser). Voila, no more water stains!

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