Ever felt like you’re fighting a losing battle against dirt and clutter? Cleaning shouldn’t be a time-consuming, soul-draining task. In fact, with the right hacks, it can be quick, easy, and even fun! That’s where cleaning hacks come in handy.
These Cleaning Hacks Will Help You Clean Better and Faster
So, let’s explore some incredible cleaning hacks that not only save time and effort but might also make you look forward to your next cleaning adventure.
From common household items turned cleaning superheroes to techniques that professional cleaners swear by, we have a treasure trove of secrets to share. So stick around if you want a cleaner home without the hassle, and let’s make cleaning a breeze!
1. How to keep your garbage disposal unit fresh
Got a garbage disposal that’s stinking up the place? Grab a lemon from your fruit bowl and don’t let that funky smell take over your kitchen!
Here’s a little hack for you: mix a splash of vinegar with that lemon and put it down the garbage disposal. Not only will your disposal smell like a fresh summer’s day, but it’ll run smoother too.
See, we’re hacking the cleaning code one step at a time with these amazing cleaning hacks.
2. How to effectively clean your microwave
Got a microwave that’s seen better days? Caked-on food and lingering odors got you down? Well, here’s a zingy little hack that will help make that microwave brand new again.
Grab a bowl, fill it with lemon juice, and pop it in the microwave for 2 minutes, or just until it’s bubbling. The steamy lemon magic will get to work, softening all that stuck-on mess. When the microwave dings, grab a cloth and clean all that grime with just a few wipes.
Not only is your microwave sparkling clean, but it’s also filled with the uplifting, fresh scent of citrus. Try it and you’ll thank us later!
3. How to clean with your oven glass door – you didn’t know this cleaning hack
Ever looked at your oven’s greasy window and felt a sense of defeat? Fear not because we’ve got a cleaning hack that’ll make you look at a dishwasher tablet in a whole new light.
That’s right, those little tablets aren’t just for dishes anymore. They’re your new best friend for tackling that stubborn oven grime. Here’s the scoop:
Grab one dishwasher tablet and give it a little soak in water. Next, rub it on that greasy oven window until it disintegrates. Take another one and another one and keep doing it until they disintegrate as well. Then grab a cloth and watch as the grime vanishes with just a few swipes. Got some tablet bits stuck in the nooks and crannies? Just use a vacuum to whisk them away.
And there you have it! A clean, shiny oven window, thanks to something you’ve already got in your kitchen.
4. How to keep your broom nice and tidy – one of the best cleaning hacks
Oh, the trusty broom! Whether it’s sweeping floors or banishing cobwebs, it’s always there for us. But let’s be honest, those fluffy ends filled with dust and webs can be a real eyesore.
So, what can you do? Here’s an easy hack. Fill a bucket with warm, soapy water. Dip the bristly end of your broom into the soapy mixture. Let it soak for an hour. That’s right, just one hour to a cobweb-free broom! Give it a rinse afterwards to shake off the excess water and put it away.
Your broom is now refreshed, fluff-free, and ready to tackle the next cleaning challenge.
5. Here’s an easy hack to sweeping the floors
Struggling with stubborn dirt and dust while sweeping? Feel like your broom is just pushing things around rather than collecting them? Grab a spray bottle filled with plain old water. Give the floor a light misting—just enough to dampen the dust without soaking the floor. Then sweep away as usual. You’ll be amazed at how the water helps gather the dust and dirt, making your sweeping more effective and less frustrating.
6. Shine your faucets with waxed paper
Tired of constantly wiping down your faucets only to see water spots and fingerprints reappear like magic? Here’s what you need to do.
Take a piece of waxed paper and simply rub it over your faucet. You’ll create a thin barrier that not only repels those annoying water spots and fingerprints but also gives a lovely shine.
Now, isn’t this one of your favorite cleaning hacks ever?
7. Unclog your drains with a homemade “potion”
Clogged drains got you down? Before you reach for harsh chemicals or call in a pricey plumber, let’s whip up a special potion right in your kitchen.
Start with a ½ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of salt. Pour them into the stubborn drain. That’s the base. Now for the activator, pour a ½ cup of white vinegar and listen to that fizz. Let this concoction work its wonders for about 10 minutes then bring 3 glasses of water to a boil and carefully pour them down the drain. The hot water will wash away the mixture along with the clog.
8. How to whip up a versatile cleaning “potion”
Ever wished for a cleaning spray that’s both gentle and mighty, one that can tackle produce and plumbing alike? Your wish is granted! Enter white vinegar.
The magical mix includes a clean spray bottle, one part vinegar and three parts water. Shake it up and be ready to be amazed!
You can use this solution on fresh fruits or veggies. It will help whisk away bacteria and then you can just rinse them with a bit of water.
But wait, this “potion” is not just for produce. Spritz it on your sink and faucets and then wipe away all that nasty build-up. Your kitchen and bathroom fixtures will shine like never before!
9. How to clean your stubborn grill grates and oven racks
Grill grates and oven racks caked with stubborn, baked-on food can be the bane of any cook’s existence.
But don’t despair! Miracles do happen. In our case they’re called dryer sheets. Here’s how it works.
Lay out some used dryer sheets to line the bottom of your bathtub. Place your grill grates or oven racks right on top of them. Fill the tub with warm water, just enough to submerge the racks, and let the magic happen. That antistatic power in the dryer sheets will break up all the food gunk and make it lose its grip on the metal. Just let the whole setup sit overnight. In the morning, simply wipe the grates clean. You’ll be amazed at how easily the grime comes off.
10. Vacuum Magic for Cabinets
Cabinets can be tricky. The inside corners gather dust and crumbs, while the outside hardware attracts grime. But a trusty vacuum could be your secret weapon in this case.
Reach for your vacuum’s brush attachment and dive into those hard-to-reach corners. Let it whisk away dust and crumbs that have been hiding away. It’s satisfaction guaranteed!
For the outside of the cabinets you can dampen a cloth with warm water and gently wipe around the hardware.
11. Dish Soap: a simple solution for stubborn pipes
Got a slow-draining sink that’s driving you crazy? Before you start taking apart the plumbing or calling a professional, grab that bottle of dish soap sitting by your sink. Yes, the one you use to tackle greasy pans can also be your hero for clogged drains!
Aim the dish soap right down that troublesome drain. Turn on the hot water and let it mix with the soap. Together, they’ll start breaking down that stubborn, greasy build-up that’s slowing your drain. Do this regularly so the grease doesn’t accumulate that much and your pipes can breathe more easily.
12. Don’t forget about your exhaust fans
Ah, the exhaust fan. It silently works day in and day out, helping to keep our homes smelling fresh and moisture-free. But it’s easy to forget about, and before we know it, dirt and dust build up. The solution? A simple can of air!
You can find these at most office supply or electronics stores. It’s a handy tool not just for your computer keyboard but for this cleaning hack too! Hold the can a few inches from the exhaust fan and give it a good blast of air. You’ll be amazed at how the dust and grime just fly away. With the dirt gone, your exhaust fan can work at full capacity again, helping to make your house smell cleaner and fresher.
13. Spice Up Your Vacuuming Routine with Cinnamon
Yep! You’ve heard that right. I mean, don’t you hate that unpleasant odor that greets you every time you turn on your vacuum? It’s a common problem, but guess what? The solution might be sitting right in your kitchen spice rack!
Just 2-3 tablespoons will do the trick. You can either sprinkle it on your hand or a hard-tiled floor. Turn on your vacuum and suck up that cinnamon. You’ll notice the change in aroma almost immediately. Now, as you vacuum, instead of dust and mustiness, you’ll be greeted with the warm, inviting scent of cinnamon. Isn’t that nice?
14. How to keep your kitchen sponge in good condition
Do you ever reach for your kitchen sponge only to find it uncomfortably damp and smelling a bit… off? That’s because leaving a sponge lying flat can lead to a build-up of moisture and, eventually, mildew. But fear not! A creative solution is at hand, and it involves something you likely have in your office drawer: a binder clip! Easy peasy. Cleaning hacks to the rescue!
15. How to Make Your Shower Head Shine Again
A dirty shower head can reduce water flow and spoil the overall look of your bathroom. Here’s the simple and highly effective method to solve that issue.
Combine 1 cup of white vinegar, ¾ cup of baking soda, and enough water to create a thick solution. Pour the mixture into a plastic bag, then carefully tie it around the shower head, making sure the shower head is fully immersed.
Let the bag sit there for 12 hours (overnight works great). During this time, the vinegar and baking soda will work their magic, dissolving the build-up of minerals and grime.
16. Use disposable razor blades to banish denim paint stains
Accidents happen, especially when creativity is flowing, and those paint stains on your favorite pair of denim jeans can be a real downer. But guess what? You can dig out a disposable razor blade that’s lost its sharpness. Dull is better here, so it won’t damage the denim fabric. Hold the stained area taut and gently scrape away at the paint using the dull razor. Take your time and use gentle pressure to avoid harming the fabric.
As you scrape, you’ll see the paint stain lifting off the denim. It might take a little patience, but the results are worth it.
17. Clean your range hood filter in a stockpot – one of the best cleaning hacks
The range hood in your kitchen plays the silent hero, working diligently to keep your air clean and grease-free. But what happens when that filter becomes clogged? It’s time to give it some love and attention, and all you need is a stockpot!
So, take out the greasy filter from your range hood. Fill a large stockpot with water and bring it to a boil. Make sure it’s big enough to accommodate the filter. You can add a bit of dish soap or baking soda to the boiling water for extra cleaning strength. Carefully submerge the greasy filter into the boiling water. Let it boil for a few minutes, or until you see the grease releasing.
So, happy cleaning, and here’s to a home that shines with ease and efficiency! Cleaning hacks can really save our day.