7 Housekeeping Hacks that will Save You a Bunch of Time
Do you feel like you spend a lot of time keeping your home clean? These 7 housekeeping hacks will save you time and even help keep some extra money in your pockets.
Via Of Lisa & Life
1. Clean your skirting boards with a broom
Save your back and clean all your skirting boards in a few minutes with these nifty housekeeping hacks. Just use a broom and slide it along you skirting board. For some extra effect, wrap a dish towel around the broom and secure with an elastic. Then spray the cloth with a cleaning solution of your choice.
Via House Tipster
2. Vacuum the right way
Vacuum like a pro with one of the housekeeping hacks from the cleaners at Simply Spotless. Firstly, always start in the corner furthest from the door. Second, vacuum vertically, and then horizontally. Doing this will ensure that you pick up all the dirt that gets caught up in the carpet fibres. Use this method until you reach the door and then repeat in the next room.
Via I Dream of Clean
3. Leave a jar of vinegar in your septic tank
Sick of cleaning your toilet every week? This is one of those housekeeping hacks that will save you having to do that. Simply fill a mason jar with white vinegar and poke a hole in the lid. Every time you flush the toilet it will pull some vinegar out and keep your toilet clean. No scrubbing required! Try it out if you don’t believe me.
4. Place a ‘catch all bin’ in the high traffic areas of your home
Not an actual bin, but rather a container that you can use to put things in. This is especially helpful if you have pets or young children, both of which tend to leave toys lying around. Simply toss things into the ‘bin’ whenever you pass it and notice something lying around.
Via One Crazy House
5. Use a bowl of ammonia to clean your oven overnight
Don’t like the idea of using harsh chemicals to clean your oven? Try this housekeeping hack instead. Heat your oven on conventional mode to 95% (just below boiling point). Then place a bowl of boiling water on the bottom rack and a bowl of ammonia on the top rack. THEN TURN THE OVEN OFF! Leave it to sit overnight and you’ll be able to easily wipe the oven clean in the morning.
6. Prevent soap scum build up with lemon-power
Lemons are commonly featured in our housekeeping hacks. You can use a real lemon or a bathroom cleaning product that contains some real lemon in it. For real lemons, either rub lemon wedges on the areas that accumulate soap scum, or mix lemon juice with water and a dash a vinegar and spray. If you’re using a cleaning product with lemon in it, spray it on the problem areas after you’ve cleaned them. The lemon will prevent build up of soap scum and water stains.
Via Kissed by a Frog
In a hurry? This housekeeping hack saves tonnes of time. You can clean toys, shoes, and hats (among other things) in your dishwasher. Add a little vinegar and disinfectant to get the job done. I personally always wash my dishwashing tools in the dishwasher (e.g. scrubbing brush)
Enjoying these tips? Want more? Check out this post.
Book a home cleaning service or end of lease cleaner online instantly!
Check Out Our Other Posts
Cleaning a spa bath is crucial. Without regular maintenance, your spa bath could be harbouring unseen threats beneath its soothing jets. Learn how to clean a spa bathtub here.
If you’ve ever wondered how to use a steam mop efficiently then you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll not only answer that question but also provide you with step-by-step instructions and valuable tips.
Cleaning stainless steel isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about maintaining the integrity of these sleek surfaces. Without proper care, stainless steel can lose its luster, making it look dull and dingy.
We’ll guide you through the step-by-step process to clean a coffee machine to ensure that every cup of coffee you brew is as delicious as it should be.
Cleaning a wheelie bin may not be the most thrilling task, but the payoff is definitely worth it. Plus, the more frequently you clean a wheelie bin, the less you’ll have to endure those unpleasant odours.
Knowing how to clean a wooden floor to ensure its longevity and preserve its natural appeal. Regardless of whether you’re wondering how to clean a hardwood floor or how to clean timber flooring in general, this is the guide for you. Let’s explore the step-by-step process of how to clean a wooden floor effectively and safely.
Over time, mattresses become home to grime, mites, bacteria, and allergens, which can impact your health and quality of sleep. But don’t worry – in this ultimate guide, we’ll show you everything you need to know about how to clean a mattress and keep it in tip-top condition.
Looking for a hassle-free way to clean your microwave? Wondering how to clean a microwave without scrubbing it? If you’re tired of struggling with a dirty microwave, you’re in the right place! Today, we’re going to have some fun and learn how to clean a microwave like a pro! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is, and your future self will thank you for the effort.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll teach you how to clean wallpaper like a pro, using a variety of methods and techniques that are safe and effective for all types of wallpaper. Whether you have vinyl, fabric, or paper wallpaper, you’ll find everything you need to know to get your walls looking like new again. Grab your cleaning supplies, roll up your sleeves, and let’s dive into the ultimate guide on how to clean wallpaper, DIY style.
In this guide, we’re going to show you just how easy it can be to clean a BBQ and get it ready for your next delicious meal. You’ll learn all the tips and tricks you need to know for cleaning a BBQ like a pro.