Best Cleaning Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money

By Staff Reporter - 13 October 2020

Home and Garden

Many people find cleaning to be a bit of a drag which is not surprising at all. Sometimes it is so satisfying to see the rewards of a clean and fresh home after spending a whole weekend cleaning it. But is it worth it?

Are there any helpful tasks you can use to avoid suffering through endless hours of cleaning? Read tips below.

Buy Baking Soda

Are you looking or a magical solution to your cleaning woes? Baking soda is your friend.

Available from every market, baking soda is a cleaner, deodoriser, and degreaser. Take a look at these Top 3 cleaning hacks with baking soda:

1. Cleaning grout: Baking soda is a wonderful abrasive and natural whitener which makes it perfect for the grout in bathrooms.

2. Bin deodoriser: Did you know that baking soda has the power to absorb bad odours? Next time you empty the bin, do not forget to sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom.

3. Cleaning the cooker-hood filter: Do you remember the last time you cleaned the cooker-hood filter? The easiest way to get rid of that sticky layer of grease is to soak it with a mixture of baking soda added to boiling water.

Remove Water Rings With a Hair Dryer

Water marks on wooden furniture is a nightmare. Even though these can seem impossible to remove, there is a very helpful hack you can use. You can get rid of water rings using a hair dryer. As water rings appear due to moisture in the wood, using a hair dryer on low heat can cause the moisture to evaporate.

Put Everything in the Dishwasher

Well, perhaps not everything, but you would be surprised by how many things you can clean in the dishwasher, such as dish racks, toothbrushes, plastic toys, makeup brushes, vases, and more.

Use Flour to Clean Spills

To clean up spills easily and quickly, grab some flour and sprinkle it over the spill. The flour has the power to absorb and control spills, making it a lot easier to clean up the mess. For more brilliant hacks, you can follow our end of tenancy cleaning checklist.

Steam Clean Your Microwave

Is cleaning your microwave one of the most hated chores for you? What if we tell you that there is a lot easier method? Cut a lemon into two halves and place them in a bowl of water. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat for 2-3 minutes, and leave it inside for a few minutes. Heating water and lemon helps to loosen the stains and dried-on food. When you take out the bowl, wipe the microwave and that’s it.

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