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Top 11 Cleaning Hacks To Improve Your Cleaning Routine

Top 11 Cleaning Hacks that Will Help Transform Your Usual Cleaning Routine

Use these top 11 cleaning hacks to help give your cleaning routine a jump start. With our years of professional house cleaning service we have compiled these tips as some of our best to get our stubborn stains.

  1. Re-Using Dryer Sheets

Top 11 Cleaning Hacks - Dryer Sheets

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Even after dryer sheets have been used, it can definitely work magic around your home. Here are great uses of dryer sheets that you can apply to your cleaning routine:

  • It can buff water spots from shower doors, kitchen or bathroom fixtures and mirrors
  • Use it to remove the ring stain inside the toilet
  • It can wipe baseboards clean

2. Tackle a Dirty and Stinky Garbage Disposal Using Lemons

Cleaning with Lemons

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You can then add a fresher scent to your kitchen by cutting up fresh lemons. Then running some small slices through your garbage disposal. In addition to that, this is also a very helpful trick that you can use before your guests arrive. So they will never have to worry about stinky garbage disposal anymore.

  1. Cleaning Your Blender Thoroughly

Cleaning your blender

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In order to thoroughly clean your blender, fill it with warm water as well as a drop of dish soap. Next, turn the blender on as well as let it run for a while. After that, rinse the blender using warm water and then you are all set.

  1. Cleaning the Sponges

Cleaning dirty sponges

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We all know that sponges can easily pick up bacteria, most especially if you are used to leaving them in the sink. Therefore, you want to ensure that all the sponges in your kitchen are thoroughly and regularly cleaned. Often when our professional house cleaners get to a house we find sponges that smell bad and look worse.

Fortunately, cleaning a kitchen sponge is very easy and fast. Simply pot it in your microwave for about thirty seconds in order to remove any bacteria. Then, just wait for one to two minutes before you pull it out since it will still be very hot to touch. Aside from that, you can also put a sponge in your dishwasher in order to get it clean and nice again.

  1. Get the tile Floors of your House Look Like New Again

Making floors shine like they are new

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The moment you have vacuumed up your tile floor, you’ll simply need a rag, some light detergent as well as a bucket of water and you can already start scrubbing. However, you also need to make sure that you clean your rag thoroughly in order to ensure that you are not pushing more dirt and germs around the tile flooring.

Furthermore, if you really want to make sure that you get rid of the stubborn spots out your tile flooring, simply use a toothbrush and it will seriously change your life.

  1. Cleaning the Baseboards

Baseboards cleaning hacks

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If it has been a while since your last baseboard cleaning, then you should use a dry rag or broom. Then to sweep off all the dust. Consider vacuuming the area thoroughly. Also, you can be able to use a wet sock or cloth in order to remove any remaining dirt or dust.

In order to keep your baseboards clean, you will need to use a soft toothbrush or a sponge when cleaning. Also use a  a bucket of clean water with a few drops of dishwashing detergent. The moment you are done with the washing part of your baseboard, you can then use a  clean damp rag in order to get rid of any soap residue or leftover soap. We use tips like and others from our top 11 cleaning hacks during our regular house cleaning service all the time.

  1. Cleaning Your Air Vents

Easily clean air vents

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If you have not checked your air vents in a while, they are probably pretty dusty and dirty by now. Not only because dirty air vents send dust in to your room but chances are it can also hinder the air from getting out.

Fortunately, you can be able to fix it easily through these easy steps. First, try to eliminate dust and dirt with the help of a soft and mild vacuum brush tool. But, if it is not totally effective in removing dust from your air vents, then simply soak a rag using any mild cleaning agent that you already have in your home as well as wrap it around a knife in order to keep your air vents clean.

  1. Use Vinegar So You Can Get Rid of Stubborn Water Spots

Removing water marks

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Vinegar can surely do wonders especially if the faucets in your home have hard and stubborn water spots. Simply apply vinegar on the area with hard water spots and leave it there for a few minutes. After that, rinse and wipe your faucets clean.

  1. Cleaning Your Blinds

Professional house cleaning your blinds

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The blinds in your home are also pretty dirty if you have not cleaned them for a longer period of time. This is the reason why we have came up with an easy yet effective solution to this. Simply combine equal parts of vinegar and water in a large bowl. Then get a clean sock that you can put over your hand. Simply dip the sock in the vinegar solution that you made. Then make sure that you run it over ever slat of your blinds in order to remove the buildup of dust and dirt.

  1. Use Baking Soda for Much Cleaner and Easier Laundry

Baking soda for your laundry

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Simply pour one cup of baking into your washing machine and all your clothes will surely come out even cleaner and brighter.

  1. Clean Stainless-Steel Appliances the Easy Way

Clean appliances the easy way

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Stainless steel appliances are always stained with fingerprints. However, in order to give them a clean and good shine, what you need to use is a clean soft cloth or a microfiber cloth as well as a rubbing alcohol. Aside from that, if you really want to make sure that your stainless steel appliances will be super clean, you can also use some drops of olive oil.

In addition to that, another way to clean stainless steel appliances is to use water and dish soap solution in order to clean the surface. Simply dry any wet spots. Then use some drops of mineral or baby oil on another cloth in order to make it shine. Also, you can simply use WD-40 to make your stainless steel appliance shine. Do this by spraying some of it on the surface of your appliance. Then thoroughly wipe it away using a soft cloth.

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