Last Updated on February 26, 2021
Keeping your house properly clean is not easy work. That’s why most people hate it: cleaning takes a lot of effort, time, and patience. And the worst of all, it has to be done regularly. Now that we think about it, isn’t it fascinating how quickly a house gets dirty?
Most of us are not fortunate enough to be able to afford a maid. So we have to do it ourselves. Since that’s the case, it is worth improving our cleaning skills and getting acquainted with a few cleaning hacks that can save us both a lot of time and our sanity. With the right tools and cleaning products, cleaning your entire house can become a tolerable task even for those who strongly hate it.
Here are some cleaning tips that will hopefully speed up your deep cleaning process. After all, it feels great to enjoy the comfort of your home when it is properly cleaned. Read on for some good tips!
1. How to clean the dishwasher
If you think that the interior of your dishwasher doesn’t need to be cleaned up every now and then, think again. After some time, the food residues start to build-up, which can lead to two problems: a disgusting smell and damages to the dishwasher itself. Fortunately, this appliance is very easy to clean. Get everything out of the dishwasher (including the accessories) Sprinkle one cup of baking soda all over the bottom of your dishwasher Wait a few hours – ideally, you should let it sit overnight Use vinegar instead of cleaning detergent and set the dishwasher to the hottest cycle available while empty It’s done! Your dishwasher is now as good as new and smelling much better
2. How to clean the oven
Cleaning the oven is a real nightmare. Over time and through its usage, dirt builds up and seeps into the oven, so it takes a lot of effort and rubbing to get it clean. Or does it? Here’s an amazing life hack that will make this task a piece of cake! Empty the oven (including the racks, pizza stone, and any other accessories) Make a baking soda paste by mixing half a cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water Spread the paste in the interior of the oven (wear gloves) and let it sit overnight Clean the racks and accessories Use a dishcloth to wipe out the baking soda paste Spray vinegar where there is still baking soda Wipe everything
3. How to clean windows
Depending on the size of your windows, this can be one of the most demanding tasks in the list. The good news is that it is a relatively simple process and only needs to be done a couple of times a year. Use a brush or vacuum cleaner to remove visible dirt and dust Spritz a generous amount of a specialized cleaning solution for windows Use a microfiber cloth to clean the windows and absorb the excess liquid Pro tip: clean your windows on a cloudy day so that the heat does not dry out the cleaning liquid right away, leaving streak marks.
4. How to clean the floor
YOu should sweep and vacuum your floors at least three times a week and mop them once a week. That’s a lot of work. You should also know that different types of floors require different tools, floor detergents, and techniques. Pick a mop based on your floor type (strip mops for a highly textured floor and sponge mops for smooth floors) Pick a cleaning product specifically designed for your floor type Start by vacuuming the area Fill a cleaning bucket with hot water and add the recommended amount of detergent Submerge the mop in the water, wring it, and start mopping the floor Make sure you apply more pressure in sticky spots Rinse the entire area Let the floor dry properly before walking on it