We’re all busy and don’t have a lot of time for chores. Or maybe we’re just lazy. No matter what, these cleaning hacks can come in handy for anyone who doesn’t want to spend too long cleaning their home!
#1 Clean your kids’ toys in the dishwasher.
If you’ve got young kids in your home, you know how dirty their toys can get. It’s especially important to clean toys after a child is sick. You can easily throw a bunch of plastic toys in the dishwasher to get them clean!
#2 Give your microwave a nice clean.
You probably just want to shut your microwave door and forget about how messy the inside is. Instead, you can place a bowl of vinegar water in the microwave for 5 minutes. After that, just quickly wipe down the inside!
#3 Loosen up the microwave gunk.
Another microwave cleaning hack is to place damp paper towels in the microwave. Heat them for about four minutes on high power. Thanks to the moisture, any build-up will be easy to clean off!
#4 Use socks as Swiffer cloths.
Make cleaning with your Swiffer easier by placing fuzzy socks over your Swiffer base. Then, you can dust and wipe down any hard surfaces. Of course, fuzzy socks are machine washable and reusable!
#5 Clean your oven without the smell.
Everyone knows the disgusting smell that comes along with cleaning an oven. Instead, you can mix baking soda and vinegar. This will break down any old grime and residue, making it look as good as new!
#6 Remove water stains with a lemon.
One simple way to get rid of watermarks and other stains on your faucets is by using a lemon. Just cut the lemon in half, rub it over the stained surfaces, and rinse! It should take the stains right off.
#7 Use a squeegee to help with pet fur.
If you have a pet, you’re going to end up with fur and hair in your carpet. Simply rub the squeegee over exceptionally furry areas of your carpet. This should pick up most of the hair and fur!
#8 Clean your earbuds with a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol.
It’s important to go easy with the rubbing alcohol! Apply a small amount to a Q-Tip and wipe your earbuds down.
9 Dust with a lint roller.
Due to the lint roller’s sticky texture, you can easily pick up fur, dust, and other gunk with it. Use the lint roller as you would use it on your clothing. It’s especially useful on lampshades and pillows!
#10 Clean your blender quickly.
A fast and easy way to clean a blender is to fill it up with soap and water. Blend as you normally would. Then, all you have to do is rinse it!
#11 Use baking soda on coffee stains.
Coffee lovers know that the stains are inevitable. To get them out of fabric, use baking soda. This will help to remove the stain without too much work on your part!
#12 Clean your hairbrush with shampoo.
If your hairbrush isn’t looking so good, you can easily wash it with shampoo! All you need to do is shampoo it as you would your own hair. Then rinse and let it air dry.
#13 Keep a sponge handy in the bathroom.
If you’ve got kids, you probably know that they spill toothpaste in the sink and on the counter. To keep it all clean, you can wipe the toothpaste shortly after it’s spilled. Better yet: teach your kids to wipe it up!
#14 Use cream of tartar on stainless steel.
If you have cream of tartar on hand, you can use it to clean your stainless-steel appliances. It works pretty well at removing marks without too much work. It’s safe too!
#15 Keep all your supplies handy.
Instead of going up and down the stairs to grab your cleaner, rags, and sponges, keep a set on each level of your home. Then, you can easily access whatever you need. This might help you to clean more often too!
#16 Use chalk on grease stains.
Before putting grease-stained clothes in the washing machine, find some chalk. Rub it into the grease stains and throw the clothes in the washer. When they come out, the stain should be gone or at least improved!
#17 Use laundry baskets instead of hampers.
If you put your dirty laundry in a standard basket, you don’t have to move the laundry from a hamper into the basket to be washed. This will also save you money!
#18 Use furniture with storage.
There are plenty of furniture options that include storage. For example, many ottomans can open up to store blankets and pillows. Look for trendy and functional pieces to keep your home organized!
#19 Remove nail polish from the carpet with rubbing alcohol.
Accidents are going to happen. If you have nail polish on your carpet, use a microfiber cloth with a little bit of rubbing alcohol to remove it. This should work for most carpets and nail polishes!
#20 Use refrigerator liners.
Spills are going to happen in the fridge. It’s best to take precautionary measures. Simply line your shelves with liners or plastic wrap. Then, you can clean them as needed and not worry about pulling whole shelves out of the refrigerator.
#21 Wrap your trays in foil.
Before you cook anything on a baking sheet or another type of tray, line the tray in foil. Then, you can throw it away and not have to scrub a baking sheet!
#22 Pick up glitter with Play-Doh.
If your kids are fans of crafts, you should have spilled glitter everywhere regularly. To clean this up, use Play-Doh. Your kids will be excited to have sparkly Play-Doh too!
#23 Use baking soda and bleach on built-up grime.
Throughout your bathroom and kitchen, you likely have some grime caked on from the soap and humidity. Create a mixture of baking soda and bleach. Apply it and wash as you normally would!
#24 Clean your coffee maker.
Mix equal parts of water and vinegar and then brew them in your coffee maker. After, you should run water through the coffee maker a couple of times. This helps to keep everything nice and clean!
#25 Use hairspray on lipstick stains.
All you have to do is spray the stain with hairspray. Then, rub it in with a damp cloth before rinsing.
#26 Pick up small objects with a dustpan.
Instead of picking up small toys or cards with your hands, sweep them up. Then you can easily pour them into their proper box or bin. This is one way that the kids can help with cleaning too!
#27 Use baking soda to clean your silverware.
To get your silverware bright and shiny, use a little bit of baking soda. This will help to remove any marks or stains!
#28 Remove watermarks with a hairdryer.
If you have watermarks and rings on your furniture, you can use a hair dryer to get them off! All you have to do is hold the hair dryer over the mark for a few seconds. This works for wooden furniture.
#29 Clean your blinds with a sock and vinegar.
Mix equal parts of vinegar and water. Then, dip a sock into the mixture. You can wipe your blinds down with the sock to get rid of all of the dust.
#30 Use a no-wipe cleaner.
After you take a shower, spray the surfaces with a no-wipe cleaner. This will keep the shower looking clean with little effort on your part!
#31 Freshen up wood surfaces with olive oil.
To make your wood surfaces look a bit brighter, you can wipe them down with olive oil. This will make them look newer and shinier!
#32 Use a liner in your oven.
Instead of cleaning your oven, you can use a liner. These liners go in the bottom of the oven to catch any food that might drop. You can just clean the liner as needed! Some are even dishwasher safe!
#33 Remove weird coffee grinder smells with rice.
If your coffee grinder has an odd scent, you should grind a handful of uncooked rice in it. This should help to remove the smell!
#34 Clean burned pans with vinegar and baking soda.
First, boil the pan with water and two cups of vinegar. Then, remove it from the heat. Finally, you can add two tablespoons of baking soda and rinse!
#35 Use tape to pick up crumbs.
An easy way to pick up all of the crumbs on your table is to use tape. Packing tape will work best because of how strong it is. You can also use this hack on the countertops or the floor.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make cleaning easier! Give these hacks a try and let us know which one is your favorite!