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12 Simple Cleaning Hacks

Top 12 Simple Cleaning Hacks that All Moms Can Add to Their Daily Cleaning Habit 

These 12 simple cleaning hacks will come in handy during routine cleanings or when an accident happens. Use them to save time and get tough to clean items looking like new again.

  1. Clean Shower Scum Easily

12 Simple Cleaning Hacks

Cleaning the bathroom is actually not how a lot of people want to spend their spare time. It is hard to keep your house cleaner if you don’t keep your bathroom clean. However, it really has to be done whether you like it or not. But, the good news is that there is an easier way on how to remove grime and soap scum that is building up inside your shower.

Simply fill a dish soap container with half dish detergent and half vinegar and then get back to scrubbing.  In addition to that, you can also use a toothbrush or sponge and simply dip it into a cup filled with the same solution. Or, you can also hire a professional residential cleaning service to do the job for you.

  1. Clean the Couch Using Baking Soda

Cleaning with baking soda

Baking soda can certainly help in removing any lingering smells. They also tend to break up stains on the fabric. The first thing that you should do in this process is to brush off your couch’s surface. Then sprinkle some baking soda on the spot that you want to clean. After that, let the baking soda sit for around twenty minutes. Then you can vacuum it up with the help of an appropriate brush attachment.

  1. Clean Your Computer Safely

Cleaning the computer

As a matter of fact, there are specific chemicals that you must never use anywhere or on your computer and these include:

  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Acetone
  • Ethyl acid
  • Toluene
  • Methyl chloride
  • Ammonia

Also, it’s very important that you bear in mind that when you’re cleaning your computer, you should avoid using any paper products and you should never spray product directly on your computer’s screen and you need to avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning your computer.

Here is an easy and safe way on how to keep your computer clean:

  • To clean the keyboard of your desktop computer or laptop, pour a little amount of white vinegar on a clean microfiber cloth. Then scrub the keyboard but in a gentle manner.
  • You can also use a cotton swab that is soaked in vinegar. This can then be used to clean certain areas that really need attention.
  • When cleaning your computer screen, take a clean microfiber cloth and then wipe in a circular motion but in a gentle manner.
  • Apply a mixture of vinegar and light water if necessary.
  1. Thoroughly Clean Cloudy Glasses Using Vinegar

Tough to clean cloudy glasses

To clean cloudy glasses, simply use a small amount of vinegar and a paper towel in order to get your glasses clean and nice again.

  1. Completely Remove Grease Stains

Stubborn grease stains

In order to remove grease stains from your carpet or from other surfaces. Simply mix one part salt with 4 parts of rubbing alcohol. Then simply rub the mixture into the grease stain. Let your carpet or any surface dry as well as vacuum up all the remaining amount of salt whenever necessary. Grease stains happen from time to time and this should be one tip to remember from our 12 simple cleaning hacks.

  1. Clean Up Dirt, Crumbs, and Dust Using a Lint Roller and or a Tape

Using a lint roller to clean

You can actually use a lint roller or a strong adhesive tape in order to pick up crumbs, dirt and dust almost anywhere around your home. From fabrics to drawers to lamp shades, you can make anything dirt and dust-free with the help of this trick.

  1. Use Toothpaste When Cleaning Sneakers

Toothpaste to clean sneakers

All that you need is a little toothpaste and an old toothbrush in order to get your sneakers look like new again. You can do this with all your sneakers in order to keep the white areas shiny and bright.

  1. Remove Bathroom or Kitchen Cabinet Gunk

Grime in wood paneling

To remove bathroom or kitchen cabinet gunk, simply mix a solution of baking soda and vegetable oil, and then you can use an old toothbrush in order to scrub any gunky stuff out of all the corners of surfaces of your bathroom or kitchen cabinet.

  1. Clean a Burnt Pan or Skillet Using Water, Baking Soda and Vinegar

Cleaning pots and pans

Simply fill the pan or skillet with water and then gradually add one cup of white vinegar. Next, bring the mixture to a boil and then take the mixture off your stove and add two tablespoons of baking soda. After that, let the mixture sit for a while so that it can cool down and then wipe the said mixture out of your pan and see the difference.

  1. Picking Up Small Pieces of Glass

Quickly cleaning up broken glass

You should never attempt to use your bare hands in order to pick up tiny pieces of glass because it is always a bad idea. In order to do it safely and carefully, simply grab a slice of bread. Then press it down all over the area. The bread will pick up those tiny shards that you do not want to get stuck in the bottom of you or your loved one’s feet or in your fingers.

  1. Cleaning Up Spilled Glitter

Cleaning up glitter

If you really like to keep the things in your house tidy and clean, glitters are probably one of your worst nightmare. But, fortunately, there’s a simply solution to your problem. If there’s glitters around your home, you probably have PlayDoh as well. Simply form a ball out of the PlayDoh and use it to pick up every little glitter piece. Or, if you do not have PlayDoh at home, simply use something that is sticky such as a tape.

  1. Getting Your Rings Shining and Shimmering Again

Making jewelry shine

First of all, you need to bear in mind that you should never use any household cleaner that might contain harsh chemicals. As it can only cause damage to your precious ring. Obviously, you don’t want this to happen. As a matter of fact, the safest and easiest way in order to clean a ring. Especially your engagement ring or wedding ring that has metals on it is to simply use a little amount of dish washing soap, warm water, as well as a soft toothbrush. This is one of our favorite 12 simple cleaning hacks.

Mix the soap and water to form a solution. Then let your ring soak for around ten to twenty minutes. After that, use a toothbrush with soft bristles. In order to eliminate any excess makeup, dirt, or anything else that’s still lingering.

 

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