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Each one us has probably been to a house that appears to have come from a magazine. A friend invites you to their house and the first thing you think of is heaven when you enter the house. Many people are proud of clean and orderly homes. Sometimes it’s all about implementing some simple solutions, some elbow grease, and willingness to adjust your life.
A bad scenario is when someone’s home looks like the hoarder-homes on reality TV shows. Such people should seek assistance from a health professional. People with such homes may experience trauma in the cleaning process. Nevertheless, it is easy to organize and clean your living area and the internet is a useful source of information. You will be able to deal with the messiest home by doing these 25 things done by people who clean their homes thoroughly.
1. Every Item Has Its Own Space
You will have a happy home if you clean and organize everything. If you have an extremely cluttered living room, office, bathroom, bedroom, or kitchen, then you should create space for every item. If there is no space, ask yourself whether you need or don’t need certain items. Perhaps there is no problem if you toss or donate some of them to charity.
2. Use Your Dishwasher
You can use a dishwasher to clean your dishes and other things such as floor mats and air vent grates. The sanitizing temperatures created by the dishwasher clean dirt and bacteria from most surfaces. It is an effective way of cleaning children’s toys. Remember to read the manual before you put foreign objects in your dishwasher.
3. Clean Window Blinds With A Sock
A sock can catch all the soot or dust that accumulates on window blinds. It is effective because it fits your hand well and can reach the inaccessible corners and under your sofa.
4. Seal Refrigerated Items With Press N’ Seal
Dirt and spills can accumulate inside the fridge and this leads to the accumulation of fungus, spores, and bacterial on leftover foods. Therefore, it is important to clean any spills on a regular basis. You can use Press N’ Seal to seal your shelves and peel the lining when the spill accumulates.
5. Use Lint Rollers
A lint roller is like a friend. It is a handy tool that allows you to pull unwanted fibers and lint from a jacket. You can also use it to clean the dust that accumulates on lampshades. Perhaps you know other ways of using this tool.
6. Clean Knife Holders In Your Kitchen
The truth is that the knife holders in your kitchen may accumulate too much residue, crumbs, and debris if you don’t clean them regularly. You can do this by buying a can of air from a retail store. However, you should purchase a powerful hair dryer to reduce the costs.
7. Wash Shower Curtains
It’s hard to believe that many people have too much soap residue and scum on their shower curtains. Curtains are usually machine washable and detachable, but did you wash your shower curtains recently? If there is too much residue, maybe it’s time to buy another shower curtain.
8. Wash Children’s Toys With A Simple Solution
If the washing machine can’t wash your children’s toys, a simple mixture of fabric cleaning solution and baking soda will be useful. Scrub with the mixture and shake it off before finishing with Febreze.
9. Use Toilet Paper Rolls As Vacuum Attachments
If you are having trouble reaching places that your vacuum attachment cannot reach, use an old toilet paper roll or paper towel as a vacuum attachment. All you have to do is to shape it to reach the inaccessible door and window tracks.
10. Get Rid Of Bathtub Rust
Coat the bottom parts of cans with clear nail polish to prevent the accumulation of rust around your bathtub when exposed to water. This is also a great way of cleaning your shower hooks, bathtub hair catchers, and metal soap dispensers.
11. Switch On The AC While Dusting
Turn on your AC (particularity a portable AC) to ensure air flow as you remove dust from your shelves. The air conditioning unit sucks up the air and pushes it out of your window. However, it is advisable to turn off your AC if you want to clean it.
12. Organize Clutter With Trays And Baskets
If you want to organize things around your kitchen, you should consider placing a tray or basket in one corner of the kitchen. Put them in the cupboard if the tray is not big enough to accommodate what you want to organize. All you need is to have the essentials out.
13. Duct Tape And Paint Roller
You can collect and get rid of unwanted pet fur by wrapping duct tape around a paint roller. This is a great technique for corduroy and velvet fabrics where it is difficult to remove pet fur. This is also a useful technique for removing stuck-on dust bunnies beneath your bed frame or couch.
14. Tape Pet Food Bowls
If your messy dog or cat spills their food everywhere, one great way of dealing with this problem is to tape their food bowls to the ground. The bowl won’t slide when your pet is having a meal.
15. Grape Fruit And Sea Salt
Take a large grapefruit and some coarse sea salt and divide the grapefruit into two. Add a generous amount of the salt into the fleshy area of the grapefruit and presto. You’ve just made an effective sink cleanser and your kitchen will have an amazing smell. In addition, the salt mixes with the acid in the grapefruit to form a mixture that cuts through grime and dirt. You can also try an orange or a lemon.
16. Organize Cleaners
If you are tired of sorting through your cupboard for all types of cleaning products, you should try a shoe organizing hanger. Use it for cleaning spray bottles instead of shoes. You probably have one somewhere in your house. Why not use it for another purpose?
17. Use The Tension Bar Under Your Sink
Just like the shoe organizer, you can store and organize your spray nozzle cleaning tools on the tension bar beneath your kitchen sink. You can also add some hooks and hang other products.
18. Giant Tupperware and Garbage
It feels bad to get a ride only to realize that the car is full of garbage. It is even more embarrassing if your passengers have to remove some coffee cups, chocolate bar wrappers, and soda cans in order to sit down. You can clean your car by using a large pasta or cereal Tupperware container lined and sealed with a garbage bag.
19. Use A Squeegee
Use a squeegee to get rid of hair and debris on your carpet. The friction created by the squeegee is enough to pull and suck human hair, animal fur, dust bunnies, and lint from a carpet. The results will amaze you if you try it.
20. Magical Toothpaste
You can maintain clean teeth by using toothpaste, but are you aware that you can clean off foggy headlights with toothpaste? You will be surprised to see the results. You will only need a thick brush (avoid wire brushes), some toothpaste, and some elbow grease.
21. Utilize Power Tools
You can reduce the time needed to scrub your stubborn bathtub by attaching a scrub brush to a drill. Ensure that the tools are not exposed to water. There is no need to use more elbow grease if you take advantage of this fantastic technique.
22. Utilize A Cloth If There Are No Swiffer Sheets
An old cloth or towel on the bottom of a Swiffer may be more effective than the company’s static cling sheets. This technique helps to reduce costs and protect the environment from too much waste. Dampen the cloth or towel if you want to use it for a wet job.
23. Use Tin Foil
One fun way of cleaning after painting your home is to line the paint tray with some tin foil. A thick layer of tin foil protects the tray from the paint and this is a great way of preserving the paint for future use. If you are cheap, you will probably return the paint tray to the store. You didn’t get this idea from us!
24. Utilize Coffee Filters
Chances are there are many unused coffee filters around you and you can use them to wash your electronics and windows. Coffee filters can reduce streaks on shiny surfaces and can be used as dust static clings.