15 House Cleaning Tips That You Need to Know
1. Clean your bathroom vents in under 10 seconds
Next time you’re in the bathroom take a look up at your bathroom vents. If they are filled with dirt and debris it’s time for some cleaning ASAP! Use warm soapy water to scrub the vent and a vacuum to suck away dirt inside the container.
2. Deep clean your faucet handles
Looking for ways to get rid of water and grease stains on your microfiber couch? Grab a spray bottle, some rubbing alcohol, and a hair dryer to make your couch oh so spotless. Scrub the spots until they are damp using baby wipes and voila! you have a nice clean couch to sit on.
3. Clean out your garbage disposal crud with a toothbrush
Funny smell coming from your garbage disposal? Try lifting up the splash guard of your disposer to expose all the leftover food crud and use a toothbrush to brush away the grime.
4. Use Pine-Sol in the bottom of your toilet brush container
Keep your bathroom and toilet brush smelling lemony fresh by using a few splashes of Pine-Sol in the bottom of the brush container. Not only will it help to deodorize your bathroom, it will also help as a convenient disinfecting cleaner for your toilet brush.
5. Clean your bathroom walls with a Swifter or dust mop
Your bathroom walls can get pretty dirty after a while. Use a Swifter or dust mop along with your favorite cleaning solution to get those hard to reach places?
6. Clean your glass stovetop with 3 ingredients
All you need is baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and Dawn dish soap to make your stovetop like new again. Layer on the mixture, add a little “elbow grease” and let it sit for 3 minutes before wiping it all clean. Amazing!
7. Fill your washing machine with hot water and add a quart of bleach
When was the last time you actually deep cleaned your washing machine? We show you how with her amazingly simple 4 step method to cleaning hers. First, completes one full cycle using only bleach to clean and sanitize. Then she runs a second cycle with vinegar to help dissolve soap scum and grime. Next she uses scrubbing pads to clean around the washer’s drum.
8. Use a homemade cleaner for your tub, tile, and grout
All you need is baking soda, peroxide and dish soap to make this budget-friendly tub, tile and grout cleaner. Your bathroom or kitchen will sparkle!
9. Use vinegar and baking soda to clean your window tracks
Using baking soda, white vinegar and a toothbrush you can get rid of all that nasty build up of dirt and grime in your window tracks. You’ll be amazed by how clean your window tracks will be!
10. Clean out your toaster using a paintbrush
Don’t forget the paintbrush when you are getting ready to clean out your toaster! Grab some dish soap, vinegar, and an old dirty toothbrush to get rid of all the food crumbs in and around your toaster.
11. Clean your shower head overnight with white vinegar
Fill a sandwich bag with white vinegar and place your shower head in the solution overnight. In the morning you should have a dirt and grime free shower head.
12. Easily clean your grout with Clorox Cleaning Gel
Get your grout stunningly white and clean using Clorox Cleaning Gel. The gel sticks in place so it makes for a very easy to use cleaning product for your floors.
13. Upgrade Your Furnace Filter
Your home’s forced-air heating or cooling system helps to control dust by filtering the air. A standard cheap fiberglass filter protects your furnace from large dust particles and provides maximum airflow, but it does little to reduce household dust. More expensive pleated filters usually provide a good balance between cost and filtration efficiency. These filters trap 80 to 95 percent of particles 5 microns and larger.
But if you have family members with allergies, consider spending more on high-efficiency filters, which capture 99 percent of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns (bacteria and viruses, fumes and pollen). Be aware that you’ll have to run your furnace fan full time to get the maximum benefit from a high-efficiency filter, and you’ll have to change the filter frequently to prevent damage to your furnace from the reduced airflow. If you go the high-efficiency route, install a filter monitor such as FilterScan, which automatically alerts you when your furnace filter needs changing, or the GeneralAire G99 Filter Gage, which requires you to manually check it.
14. Deep clean your mattress using baking soda, peroxide, and dish soap
If you have children who wet the bed or just a dirty mattress in general, you will want to sprinkle baking soda over your entire mattress, let it sit for few minutes before vacuuming to get rid of any smells. Next, you will want to use a mixture of peroxide, dish soap and salt to get rid of stains from blood, sweat and urine.
15. Clean your blinds by using kitchen tongs wrapped in microfiber cloth
Is your feather duster not doing it for you anymore? Use tongs wrapped in microfiber cloth to rid your blinds of dust and dirt.