Not many people like doing housework. This is not surprising. It is often long and pretty demanding. Also, people have other, much more interesting, things to do than dusting their home or clean their floors. It is thankfully possible to have an impeccable house without spending too much time cleaning. Here are 15 cleaning tips for busy people.
1. Clean a mess in your microwave effortlessly with lemony water
Fill a bowl with water, squeeze a lemon in it and add the lemon halves in the water; next, heat up for 5 minutes. When time’s up, simply use a cloth to easily remove the grime from the insides of the microwave. You’ll thus save a lot of energy.
2. Clean your toilet bowl
If your toilet bowl is stained, you can clean it with a pumice stone. Simply scrub the stained area and then flush. Ideally, use a pumice stone with a handle: it will be much easier to maneuver.
3. Remove coffee stains with toothpaste
Maybe you have that one mug you use every single day, but you’re a bit ashamed coffee has stained it seemingly permanently. Well, no! Rub some toothpaste in it to remove the stains. Give it a good wash to avoid a minty coffee next time you use it. Unless, you know, you’re into that…
4. Remove water stains
Did you know you could remove water stains on wood furniture with a simple hairdryer? All you need to do is take your hairdryer and point the hot air towards the stain. It should disappear after about 15 minutes. After, put some olive oil on your furniture to hydrate the wood.
5. Remove limescale from your toilet
Surprisingly, Coke can help clean your toilet. This bubbly beverage is a very effective tool to remove limescale. Pour it into your toilet and leave it there all night. The next morning, gently scrub your toilet. Purchase some coke for just a few bucks. A smart investment that will save you a lot of energy when comes the time to scrub that toilet.
6. Clean your oven
Ovens have a tendency of getting dirty very fast. People always seem to avoid cleaning them since it’s an annoying and long task to do. It is actually easy to quickly clean an oven with the help of this simple trick. Here is how to do it:
- Mix some baking soda and water and create a paste.
- Put the paste on the dirty sides of your oven.
- Spray white vinegar on the paste you created. It will create an emulsion.
- Wait a few hours or all night.
- Wipe the area with a sponge to remove the stains.
- Rinse with hot water.
7. Polish your stainless steel objects
If you feel like refreshing your stainless steel objects and making them shine, you can use a mixture of cream of tartar and water. Mix 1 tablespoon cream of tartar with a few drops of water. After, scrub your stainless steel object with a sponge and the mixture. All you have left to do after is wipe the object with a humid paper towel. It will look brand new.
8. Make your glass baking tray shine
To make your glass baking tray shine without using chemical products, you can spray some white vinegar on it, wait 2 minutes and then wipe it off with a sponge or a cloth. It’s definitely a healthier trick: this way, you won’t breathe in chemicals.
9. Remove dust from your lampshades and cushions
Lint brush rollers are great for your clothes, especially when you are having a busy morning. Note that you can also use them to remove any dust accumulated on your lampshades, cushions and furnitures.
10. Clean your cabinets
Your dish cleaning brush can help clean your cabinets effectively. Scrub them with this tool and a little bit of soap and then wipe them with a dry cloth.
11. Remove the tartar from your shower head
Tartar can quickly accumulate on your shower head. You can fix this problem by filling a plastic bag, like a Ziploc bag, with some vinegar and then tying it to your showerhead with an elastic. Make sure your shower head is totally emersed in the vinegar and leave the bag there all night. The next day, your shower head should be tartar-free!
12. Pick up your pet’s hair
It is no secret that pets constantly lose their hair. You can quickly pick up their hairs by putting some rubber gloves and dampening them a bit. The hairs will stick to the gloves so you can easily take hairs off your couch, chairs and other surfaces in your home.
13. Add a softener sheet to your trash can
If you’ve got a smelly bin, pop in a fabric softener sheet alongside the bin bag for a fresher smell.
14. Dryer lint fire starter
Two birds, one stone with this easy trick! Remove your dryer lint (after each cycle, yes!) with the fabric softener sheet you’ve just use. Tie the sheet into a knot, and there you go, you got yourself a fire starter for next time you go camping.
15. Use Vaseline to shine your shoes
Just use Vaseline in lieu of shoe polish. Works like a charm, and will help you look on point for that job interview!