You'll definitely want to bookmark this collection of practical home cleaning tips to help you clean every corner, remove all old stains and make your apartment cozier. Inspires deep cleaning and immediate organization!
1. All Purpose Cleaner
Here's a recipe for cleaning almost any surface and giving it a shine (especially kitchen cabinets, appliances and the inside of a refrigerator). Mix 4 tbsp. spoons of baking soda and 1 liter of warm water, and use a solution to clean surfaces. With this cleaner, cleaning is fast!
2. Shoe freshener
To get rid of the unpleasant smell of sneakers and sports bag after fitness, pour baking soda inside and leave for several hours. Then just shake out the baking soda and you're done.
3. Marker Stain Remover
Toothpaste is an excellent tool for removing stains from felt-tip pens and markers on a wooden surface. Keep it handy if you have creatively active children. General cleaning will become much easier and faster with regular paste.
4. Clean soft toys
Between washes in the washing machine, you can clean soft toys with a Velcro roller.
5. Erase children's drawings from the wall
If your kids have scribbled on freshly painted walls, try removing the scribbles with a wet sponge and baking soda, rubbing them lightly.
6. Remove pet odors
Refresh upholstered furniture, carpets, dog litters and houses again with baking soda. Place it in a spray bottle (4 tablespoons per 1 liter of water), fill with water and spray surfaces. Let them sit for 15 minutes before vacuuming.
7. Refresh the color of white sneakers
The color of white tennis shoes or sneakers can be refreshed with toothpaste. Spread the paste on them, let dry, and then shake off the residue.
8. Untangle the chain
Don't waste time frantically tugging at jewelry or gold chains that are tangled. Loosen the knot by sprinkling it with baby powder, then untie it with a thin pin or needle.
9. Soften hard towels
If you have hard water in your home, mineral rinses can make your terry towels hard. To soften them, rinse towels in hot water with a little ammonia.
10. Clear cutting board
Wipe a plastic cutting board with half a lemon, cut side down - the acid will remove odors and many stains. If that doesn't help, sprinkle the board with baking soda or s alt, rub with a sponge and leave for 5 minutes, then rinse with water.
11. Clear silver
If your silver rings, chains and bracelets get dark, clean them with a cloth smeared with toothpaste, then rinse in cold water and wipe dry.
12. Wash garden furniture
Add some dishwashing liquid to a bowl of warm water and wipe garden tables and chairs with a cloth. Then rinse them out with a garden hose. This home cleaning idea is the advice of an experienced housewife.
13. Vinegar window cleaner
Use white vinegar to clean windows to make them shine. Mix 2 tbsp. spoons of white vinegar and 3 liters of water, pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray the lenses and wipe with a clean microfibre cloth (do not use paper towels as they may cause streaks).
14. Remove sweat stains from blouses and t-shirts
If you want to remove yellow sweat stains from the armpits of white and colored shirts, soak the area with liquid enzyme detergent and leave for 15 minutes. Then sort the laundry and wash the whites with strong bleach and powder at the highest temperature. And color - with a stain remover designed for colored clothes.
15. Herbal air freshener
If you add sprigs of thyme or dried lavender to a bottle of white vinegar, you have a homemade air freshener. Wipe surfaces with this product or spray as a spray.
16. Or try citrus
Create a fresh orange-scented air freshener by adding a few rinds to vinegar.
17. Remove grease from kitchen cabinets
Just like cooking utensils, kitchen cabinets can get greasy when you prepare dinner. Add a small amount of liquid soap to a spray bottle of warm water to remove grease. Then wipe with a well-wrung wet cloth, and then dry. For a quality house cleaning, these helpful tips will come in handy, right?
18. Clean copper with ketchup
Copper dishes and utensils can be cleaned with regular ketchup and then rinsed with water.
19. Cover scratches on furniture
Notice scuffs or scratches on wooden furniture? Wipe them with a shelled walnut kernel to mask any damage.
20. Use liquid soap dispenser
Instead of a soap dish with a bar of soap, which often gets dirty, put a bottle with a liquid soap dispenser on the bathroom sink. It's much more hygienic and lasts a long time.
21. Clean Microwave
To clean the inside of the microwave, put a cup of water and crushed lemon slices in it. Turn on high power and heat until all the water starts to boil and the door glass fogs up. Do not open the door for 15 minutes, then open and clean everything with a cloth.
22. Wipe your wallet
Surprisingly, sometimes we don't clean things we come into contact with on a daily basis, this also applies to wallets for money. Studies have shown that fecal bacteria settle on the wallets of half of the women, so do not forget to wipe the wallet with a disinfectant wipe. The same applies to bags.
23. Dry dirt is easier to remove
Dry dirt is easier to remove than sticky dirt. So if there are traces of dirty shoes on the floor in the hallway, let them dry, and then remove them with a broom. Then wipe the floors with a cloth dampened with soapy water.
24. Making faucets sparkle
Smear your bathroom faucets and faucets with toothpaste and sponge, then rinse with water to make them shine like new.
25. Fighting musty smell
Place an open box of baking soda in your linen closet on a shelf with sheets and towels to help remove bad smells.
26. Hang towels properly
So that wet towels in the bathroom do not acquire a bad smell, do not hang them on hooks, but purchase a special towel rack with slats, on which they will be well blown with air.
27. Use your dishwasher more actively
Plastic toys, toothbrush holders, soap dishes, flower vases, pet bowls and more are all dishwasher safe. Use it more actively!
28. Removing stains from carpets
Dishwashing liquid will come to the rescue. Dissolve 1 tbsp. spoon the liquid in 2 cups of warm water, dampen a clean white cloth and blot the stain. Repeat several times until the stain is absorbed into the fabric and disappears from the carpet. Then rinse the stain with a sponge and cold water and pat dry with a clean cloth.
29. Silence Squeaky Floors
Noise pollution is no joke. If squeaky floorboards in your home are getting on your nerves, sprinkle baby powder on the floor and then sweep it into the crevices and cracks with a broom. Remove excess powder and enjoy the silence!
30. Wood Cleaning S alt
Coarse table s alt will help clean wooden cutting boards and countertops. It can also be used to clean heavy cast iron pans. Sprinkle s alt on the surface, rub and rinse with water.
31. Remove coffee stains from cups
If there are traces of tea or coffee on your cup, remove them with toothpaste, then rinse.
32. Wash Basket
To ensure you don't forget to wash your son's tracksuit or daughter's ballet outfit the day before you need it, put an extra "priority" laundry basket in the bathroom so you don't forget anything.
33. Iron clothes when they are damp
Humidity helps to straighten out creases and wrinkles in fabrics, so try ironing directly from the dryer or use a spray iron.
34. Leaf polish mayonnaise
Use a professional florist's trick: clean the dusty leaves of potted plants (palms, ficuses) with a mild soapy solution, then put a drop of mayonnaise on the leaf and wipe with a paper towel. The leaves will shine.
35. How to remove pilling from a sweater
A rough-textured sponge will help remove lint and lint from a worn sweater. Just rub the sweater with this sponge and shake it.
36. Clean oven
First, remove any crumbs from the oven, then sprinkle everything burnt inside with ammonia from a spray bottle, then sprinkle with baking soda and drizzle with wine vinegar. Close the oven for a couple of minutes. Then scrape off the dirt with a hard sponge or brush and rinse the oven thoroughly with water. We hope that cleaning your home with helpful tips will be easier!