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If you are tired of your messy and dirty house, it is time for a change. It is not always possible to clean a house regularly when we have so much going on in our life.
Even if you cannot clean your house, you should make a habit of doing little chores every day.
For example, you should clean your stovetop at least once a week.
Habits like these will make your life way easier than it is now. I have a few house cleaning tips that will help you in many ways.
50 Brilliant House Cleaning Tips
You will only need a few cleaning products and supplies, and to be regular. That’s it. Let’s see what these 50 house cleaning tips are.
1. DIY cleaner to mop the floor
Make a mixture of 1 cup of water, a drop of dish soap, and a drop of thyme essential oil. Thyme oil has antibacterial properties and can be found in store-bought natural cleaning formulas.
Spray this mixture on your floor and mop thoroughly.
2. Take care of the dishwasher
Every time you run your dishwasher, make sure to clean the remaining food particles. Look for leftover food at the bottom rack and remove any food that is left. Once a week, check the filter for debris.
3. Clean refrigerator with vinegar
Make a mixture of white vinegar and warm water. Use a little amount of dish soap as well.
Clean the shelves of your fridge thoroughly with the mixture.
4. Clean humidifier with white vinegar
You can use two cups of white vinegar to clean your humidifier. Wait for 20 minutes and use a brush for cleaning.
It will remove all the build-up in your humidifier.
5. Window squeegee for pet hair
If you are tired of getting pet hair everywhere in your house, it is time to use a window squeegee for removing them.
Use this method to get rid of pet hair from your carpet or couch.
If you’ve got a heavy shedding pet, a real carpet rake like the FURemover will come in super handy. You will notice one end that looks like a squeegee.
6. Restore wooden floor with olive oil
Take 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of water, and a drop of dish soap. Spray it on your wood floor and wipe away any dirt with a microfiber cloth.
7. Hydrogen peroxide as a grout cleaner
Hydrogen peroxide has a bleaching effect. Apply it on the grout directly and scrub the area with a grout brush.
8. Dish soap in the blender
Fill your blender halfway with warm water and add a few drops of non-toxic dish soap.
Run the blender on high for several seconds. Rinsing it with cold water will make your blender clean.
9. Clean kitchen cabinets with coconut oil
Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the paste in your kitchen cabinets and use a brush to remove any stain from the cabinets.
10. Use baking soda for stainless steel sinks
Apply a paste of baking soda and water in the sink and wait for 5 minutes. Apply some olive oil and scrub it down.
Then, rinse normally, and your sink will shine like before.
11. Clean microwave with lemon water
Take a bowl of water and add a few drops of lemon. Drop half of the lemon in the water.
Run the microwave for 4 minutes. After that, wait for another 10 minutes and remove all the dirt inside the microwave with a piece of cloth.
12. Disinfect cutting boards with vinegar
Rinse your cutting board with a piece of rag by dipping it in the vinegar. Wiping with vinegar will disinfect the board and kill all the germ.
13. Sanitize sponge in a microwave
At first, soak the sponge in water. Then, place it in the microwave. Run the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Take a tong and get it out carefully.
Your sponge will be sanitized and disinfected.
14. Unclog a drain with vinegar and baking soda
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda and vinegar in the drain. Wait for 3-4 minutes and use warm water to clean the drain.
15. Make your faucet shiny again with vinegar
Take a Ziploc bag. Fill it halfway with vinegar. Place it in the faucet head and tie the bag with a rubber band.
Wait for 2-3 hours for the vinegar to break down the hard stuck on grime. Then scrub with a toothbrush for cleaning. Rinse with water.
16. Make your glasses shiny again
Take a lint-free cloth and dip it in vinegar. Now wipe the glasses with this piece of cloth. After waiting for a while, rinse with cold water.
17. Use a magic eraser for microwave door
If the door of your microwave is made of glass, use a magic eraser to clean the dirt. With a few wipes, your glass door will be new like before.
18. Baking soda and vinegar for dishwasher
Run a cycle with vinegar to clean your dishwasher. Run another cycle with baking soda as well. If the mold and mildew are hard and rough, run another cycle with bleach.
19. Clean your glass stove top with 2 ingredients
Make a mixture of water, dish soap, and baking soda. Apply the mixture and use a scrub brush.
Wipe the dirt with a piece of cloth after 3 minutes of waiting.
20. Fabric softener in the toilet tank
Pour a generous amount of fabric softener into the toilet tank. As a result, you will get a fresh smell every time you flush the toilet.
It will also keep your toilet bowl clean.
21. The essential oil in the trash can
You can add a few drops of essential oil in the trash can so that your kitchen and bathroom smells good all the time.
22. Vinegar for the toilet bowl
Apply a generous amount of baking soda and vinegar in the toilet bowl. Wait for a while and scrub with a toilet brush. Then flush and voila!
Your toilet will become new like before.
23. Cleaning gel for grouts
If you are tired of those dirty grouts, it is time to use something more effective. Use a small amount of cleaning gel in the grouts and scrub with a brush.
24. Remove water stain with vinegar and salt
Sprinkle a small amount of salt and a few drops of vinegar in the shower fixture. Wait for a few minutes and wipe the area with clean water.
25. Vacuum the bathroom vents
Bathroom vents often get clogged with dust and dirt. Vacuum the vent at first and use a soapy sponge to scrub the bathroom vents.
26. Clean window tracks with a toothbrush
Make a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar. Take an old toothbrush and scrub the window tracks with the paste.
27. Clean your microfiber couch with rubbing alcohol
Apply to rub alcohol in the stained spots with baby wipes. Then use a hairdryer to dry the couch. That is how you clean a microfiber couch easily.
28. Magic eraser for baseboards
You need to clean that dirty baseboard as well. Take a damp magic eraser and give a few wipes on the baseboard. It is probably the easiest way to clean baseboards.
29. Clean window blinds with a tong
Take a tong and wrap the two sides with a microfiber cloth. Tie it up with two rubber bands. Clean the blinds thoroughly.
30. Use a broom for baseboards
Take a broom and wrap a piece of microfiber cloth around the head. Spray some cleaner and clean your baseboard with the broom.
31. Clean monitors with coffee filters
As TV and computer monitors are sensitive, you cannot use regular cleaning products. Use coffee filters to clean your monitors.
32. Washing your kids’ toys in the dishwasher
Place all of your kid’s toys that are dishwasher safe in the dishwasher. Add a small amount of vinegar to disinfect the toys.
33. Clean dirty pots with dryer sheets
Place a dryer sheet in the pot and fill it with water. The next morning, clean the pan with clean water. The chemicals in the dryer sheet will loosen the dirt.
34. Lint roller for lampshades
Get a lint roller and clean the lampshades. There is probably no easier way of cleaning a lampshade.
35. Clean bathroom rags with baking soda
If your bathroom rag smells damp, then you can sprinkle some baking soda in it. Let it soak and remove the baking soda.
36. Use rubbing alcohol to kill bacteria from the basin
Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol in your basin to get rid of any bad smell. Rubbing alcohol will kill the bacteria and germ.
37. Pour a small amount of essential oil in the toilet brush
You can pour a few drops of essential oil into the toilet brush. It will smell nice and at the same time, the toilet brush will stay clean.
38. Remove chewing gum
Get a cup of vinegar and microwave it for a few minutes. Use a toothbrush and dip it in the vinegar. Then remove the chewing gum easily.
39. Use magic erasers for whitening shoes
You can use a magic eraser to whiten your white converse. You won’t need to clean and scrub for a long time if you give a few wipes with the magic eraser.
40. Clean shower curtains
I use a small amount of vinegar to clean my shower curtain. I spray the vinegar directly, and then I rinse with cold water.
41. Blot the wine away
If you accidentally spill wine on your carpet, the first thing you should do is to blot the wine. Blotting it several times will remove the wine.
42. Remove scuff mark from hardwood floor
Apply a small amount of baking soda and rub the area by soaking it in water. Then use another piece of cloth to make the floor dry.
43. Remove marker stain with toothpaste
You can remove any kind of marker stain with toothpaste. Although it depends on where the stain is, it works most of the time.
44. Clean the stuffed animals with a lint roller
Your kid’s stuffed animals also need thorough cleaning. It is not always possible to clean them normally. That is why I use a lint roller to remove the dust and dirt once a while.
45. Clean hair combs regularly
It is a healthy habit to clean your hairbrushes and combs. Soak them in a container with dish soap and use a toothbrush to remove the sticky dirt.
46. Remove marks from walls with baking soda
If your kid loves to doodle on the wall, don’t worry. You can remove them with baking soda. Use a sponge to damp it in baking soda and remove the doddle.
47. Soften towels with vinegar
If your towel has become scratchy, you can use one cup of ammonia to make it softer. Use a half cup of vinegar during the softener cycle while cleaning the towels.
48. Shine your silverware with toothpaste
Rub your silver jewelry and utensils with a toothbrush and toothpaste. You will be surprised to see how they start to sparkle.
49. Clean your patio furniture
If you patio furniture looks dirty, use water and a bit of dish detergent to wash. Then wipe the furniture with a clean cloth.
You can use a microfiber cloth in case you don’t want to scratch the furniture.
50. Use coffee filters in mirrors
You can use coffee filters to clean the mirror. There is no need to use harsh chemicals that can damage the quality of your mirror. A coffee filter will do the work.
These are my top 50 house cleaning tips and each of these cleaning hacks is quite easy to apply.